Grosvenor Square Phase 1: the completed layout

Layout complete, it’s time to learn the ropes for how it will run. Mike Wild discusses how the original version of Grosvenor Square operated and what it ran with on its debut in 2016 at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition.

IT'S ONE thing to build a layout, but it’s another to make it run and get the most from its potential. With its five entry/exit tracks, multiple sidings and sprawling station there is a huge amount of operational potential in Grosvenor Square which we are all itching to discover and enjoy.

It is a big layout, even in its initial form with a 12ft scenic section, and that is set to get bigger in the future with the addition of a planned fourth scenic baseboard. This will include the rest of the approach junction allowing trains from the two inbound tracks to reach any platform as well as the reverse being possible for departing trains.

Grosvenor Square in OO gauge.

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