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2019 Layouts

Layout: Bournemouth West, 'OO', 1959-1962

Published 4 July 2019, 13:01

Bournemouth West models the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway terminus during the late 1950s/early 1960s. Measuring 33ft x 15ft, this outstanding 'OO' gauge layout is Digital Command Controlled and is an accurate portrayal of the station site in the period 1959-1962. Read the full feature on Bournemouth West in HM146 (August 2019).


Layout: Shelvington, 'P4', 1970s

Published 4 July 2019, 12:59

Shelvington is set deep within BR Southern Region third-rail territory in the mid-1970s, close to Guildford in Surrey. An imaginary location, the station is served by a plethora of Electric Multiple Units (EMUs), Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs) and the occasional loco-hauled/propelled service too. Modelled to 'P4' standards, Lee Polson and Matt Farrell's stunning layout captures the feel of a busy commuter belt station on the former Southern Region in the 1970s.


Layout: Bradwell Point, 'OO', 1990s/2000s

Published 4 July 2019, 12:56

Bradwell Point models a modern-era nuclear flask terminal during the colourful 1990s/early 2000s Sectorisation/Privatisation period in 'OO'. Owned by Marcus Lambert, this superbly detailed DCC micro-layout measures just 6ft x 1.5ft (plus storage yard) and enables prototypical length trains to operate to/from the terminal.


Layout: 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.


Layout: Wainthrop Bridge, 'EM', 1920s

Published 7 June 2019, 15:58

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


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

Published 7 June 2019, 15:55

Celebrating its 20th year on the exhibition circuit, 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.


Layout: 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).


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).