Since Hornby Magazine last looked at this busy ‘OO’ gauge steam era layout in 2017, major expansion has taken place. TOM SNOOK reveals all as we pay a return visit to the much larger 45C Westlands.
MY MOTHER WAS quick to remind me that when I was two we reached Southend from Leyton Midland and as we passed by the locomotive it blew off steam and I was beside myself with excitement. And so started my passion for trainspotting until I joined the Royal Marines aged 17. After an injury and out in ‘civvy street’ I restarted spotting in 1969 and 44 years later modelling.