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Layout: Grosvenor Square, BR (WR), 1960s

Published 25 September 2018, 16:49

Grosvenor Square is presented by the Hornby Magazine team in its new extended format for the first time at the Great Electric Train Show.

The layout was built in 2017 for Hornby Magazine Yearbook No. 9 and models a BR Western Region terminus in the 1960s. Severn platforms make up the terminus which has now been extended to include a motive power servicing depot taking it from 21ft (including storage yard) to 29ft.

The extension was documented in our latest 24hr challenge build in HM136, October 2018 issue, and includes expansion of the four-track main line for arriving and departing trains and more.

Grosvenor Square uses Gaugemaster Prodigy DCC handsets to drive the trains as well as Hornby’s RailMaster software to control points and signals. In addition the extended depot area including a fully working ADM Turntables indexing turntable allowing arriving locomotives to be turned before being used for future departures. We will also be demonstrating the Prodigy Wifi connection, as featured in HM136.

Locomotives and rolling stock are drawn from the Bachmann, Dapol, Heljan and Hornby ranges covering Western Region steam and diesel locomotives from the first half of the 1960s – with a few locomotives which stretch the period back into the 1950s. The vast majority of the fleet is sound fitted using ESU or Zimo sound decoders including sound files from Digitrains and Howes Models.

Grosvenor Square featured in HM136.

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