BEGINNER'S GUIDE Model railway layout designs

There are many different styles of model railway you can build ranging from circuits to terminus and through stations with different levels of operation. Hornby Magazine explores the main options.

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Above: A model railway can be designed to occupy part of a room while including space for storage and a workbench. The actual track design can range from a simple branch line terminus to a complex main line scheme.

If you are following this guide from the start you might already be thinking about where your layout will fit into your home and what gauge of track you want to use. The chances are you already have a leaning towards one era and region or another and that will be steering your ideas as to what type of layout you want to build.

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