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Features: Norwood Road, 'OO', 2000s

Published 7 June 2019, 15:58

Simon Paley's 'OO' gauge layout is set just to the south of West Croydon in former Southern Region third-rail territory during the 2000s. Modern-era multiple units and locomotives dominate the scene, while a modern tramway features prominently at the front. Buildings are mostly scratch-built, while signalling follows prototype practice and is fully-functional.


Features: Wainthrop Bridge, 'EM', 1920s

Published 7 June 2019, 15:58

Simon Howard's atmospheric 'EM' gauge layout, Wainthrop Bridge, represents the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in the 1920s.


Features: Kings Park, 'N', BR 1980s

Published 7 June 2019, 15:55

Andy Stephney's action-packed 'N' gauge layout, Kings Park, represents the busy West Coast Main Line in the 1980s. At 26ft long, it is based on the stretch of line between Queens Park and Willesden Traction Maintenance Depot (TMD), where main line trains run parallel with London Underground stock.


Features: Dorehill St Stevens, 'OO', BR 1950s/60s

Published 6 June 2019, 14:55

Dorehill St Stevens is an imaginary location somewhere in the North Midlands/South Yorkshire area during the late 1950s/early 1960s. Owned and operated by the Soar Valley Model Railway Club this superb 41ft x 13ft '00' gauge layout features a large through station together with a goods avoiding line. Read the full feature on Dorehill St Stevens in HM103 (January 2016).


News: Four more layouts added!

Published 6 June 2019, 14:29

Soar Valley Model Railway Club’s giant 41ft x 13ft four-sided ‘OO’ gauge layout Dorehill St Stevens (HM103) is one of four new layouts announced for the 2019 Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes on October 12/13.


News: Layout Guest List Expands

Published 3 May 2019, 12:23

The layout line up for the Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13 continues to expand with six more of the 30-layout list being revealed.


Features: Middle Elmton, 'N', BR 1960s

Published 3 May 2019, 12:01

Middle Elmton models a fictional through station in ’N’ gauge. It is set in the 1960s covering the transition from steam to diesel traction under British Railways and features scale length passenger and freight workings on the main line together with branch line trains arriving on a second route. Read the full feature on Middle Elmton in HM116 (February 2016).


Features: Avyn-A-Llyin, 'OO9', 1930s-1950s

Published 3 May 2019, 11:55

Modelling a fictitious North Wales coastal location, Avyn-A-Lyin is set during the 1930s-1950s. Owned and exhibited by Andrew Bailey, this stunning L-shaped layout showcases the splendour of narrow-gauge modelling to the full. Avyn-A-Lyin was featured in HM129 (March 2018).


Features: Caradon Junction, 'OO', BR '70/'80s

Published 3 May 2019, 11:40

Cornwall is the setting for Mike Kelly's 'OO' gauge Caradon Junction. Set firmly during the BR blue era, the layout is based on the picturesque Liskeard to Looe branch line with a mix of passenger and freight operations. Read more on Caradon Junction in HM133 (July 2018).


Features: Wendover, 'OO', GCR 1930s

Published 3 May 2019, 11:18

David Dann-Gibbons magnificent 'OO' gauge layout is set in the Chiltern Hills on the Great Central Railway's London Extension during the 1930s. Read the full feature on this outstanding layout in HM135 (September 2018).