PROJECT UPDATE: Making Tracks for Model World LIVE

Making Tracks: The Final Frontier is progressing towards its debut at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 when this giant 208ft long layout will be presented with its new extensions for the first time. Watch the latest video update here.

Making Tracks: The Final Frontier - Bushey station under construction.

Above: Accurascale Class 66 66004 leads a container train through the newly installed laser-cut platforms for Bushey on the extensions to Making Tracks set to debut at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

Surely 152ft was enough? Definitely not. Pete Waterman and the Railnuts are targeting new heights for the Making Tracks layout at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 by creating four new extensions which will join the original Making Tracks 1, 2 and 3 layouts to offer an unrivaled 'OO' gauge model of the West Coast Main Line.

It will stretch 208ft along Hall 12 of the NEC at the new April event and features brand-new scenes recreating Blisworth north of Milton Keynes followed by Watford Junction, Bushey viaduct and Bushey station. It will be an incredible spectacle with scale length Class 390 Pendolinos passing through three stations, stopping Class 350s calling at the locations, freight trains hauled by classes 37, 56, 60, 66, 70, 86 and 90 running in between and with a total scenic length of more than 250ft following the addition of an extra scenic board on the approach to Carpenters Park bridge after Bushey.

Pete Waterman lays track through Bushey Station on the Making Tracks extensions.

Above: Pete Waterman lays track through Bushey Station on the Making Tracks extensions.

Behind the scenes, Pete Waterman's workshop is full to the brim with layout baseboards under construction as the team work briskley through track laying, construction of bespoke laser-cut platforms and a unique model of the fascinating viaduct on the approach to Bushey and all the details in between.

In this latest video we take you behind the scenes at Pete Waterman's workshop to see the latest progress on construction of the layout to show you what goes into creating the Making Tracks layout. Watch the video today discover more of its story so far and don't forget to book your discount advance tickets for Model World LIVE today to see the finished layout first hand. We can't wait to see it all come together as one!

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