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2019 Layouts

Layout: 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).


Layout: 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).


Layout: 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).


Layout: 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).


Layout: Crossley Scrap, 'OO', 1990s

Published 3 May 2019, 11:08

Crossley Scrap is based on a real scrap yard location in West Yorkshire. Modelled in 'OO' gauge, this superbly detailed layout is owned and operated by Barrie Jones and Josh Lovell who amply demonstrate just what can be achieved in a limited space. Crossley Scrap appeared in HM142 (April 2019)


Layout: Addison Park, 3mm, LT 1950s

Published 3 May 2019, 11:01

Modelling a busy what-might-have-been location in West London, Addison Park is set in the 1950s and represents a busy London Underground station with authentic motive power and rolling stock. Owned and operated by Phillip Hutchings, you can read more about this superb 3mm scale exhibition layout in HM144 (June 2019).


Layout: West Coast Cement, 'OO', 1990s/2000s

Published 18 April 2019, 18:03

West Coast Cement is Hornby Magazine's modern-era 'OO' gauge exhibition layout modelling a fictional location on the West Coast Main Line. Set in 1995-2005, the layout features a wide variety of colour schemes, from shadow privatisation freight companies, outgoing BR passenger sectors and the introduction of the newly-privatised freight and passenger colour schemes. The main backdrop to the layout is an extensive Cement Works - hence the name. Read the full feature on West Coast Cement in Hornby Magazine Yearbook No. 11.


Layout: Little Aller Jct, 'N', BR 1960s

Published 18 April 2019, 18:02

Little Aller Junction was inspired by the full-size Aller Junction at Newton Abbott on BR's Western Region. Set in the summer of 1963, this 7ft x 3ft 'N' gauge layout represents the diesel-hydraulic era with plenty of 'Hymeks', 'Warships', 'Westerns' and more on passenger and freight workings at the height of summer in the South West. Read the full feature on Little Aller Junction in HM123 (September 2017).


Layout: Old Elm Park, 'O', BR 1950s/60s

Published 18 April 2019, 18:00

Old Elm Park was inspired by the now-closed Old Oak Common roundhouses. Exhibited by Mark Pollard, this stunning 4ft x 4ft 'O' gauge layout aims to recreate the atmosphere at one of these 'cathedrals of steam' in the 1960s. Designed for eve-level viewing at almost 5ft off the floor, nearly 30 'O' gauge locomotives can be stabled on-shed at one time. Read the full feature on Old Elm Park in HM141 (March 2019).


Layout: Polcombe Depot, 'O', BR 1950s/60s

Published 18 April 2019, 17:59

Polcombe Depot depicts an 'O' gauge steam motive power depot at an imaginary location on the South Coast and is presented by Mark Pollard of the Marlow, Maidenhead and District Model Railway Club. Set in the 1950s and 1960s, visiting Midland and Western Region locomotives can be seen taking water and coal together with a staple diet of Southern Region motive power too. Read more on Polcombe Depot in HM145 (July 2019).