Grosvenor Square's second coming

Grosvenor Square is the biggest of the Hornby Magazine layout fleet measuring 29ft x 10ft. In 2018 it made its debut at the full length at the Great Electric Train Show. MIKE WILD explains how it all happened.

BUILDING A model railway against the clock is always a major challenge and at times you have to move the goalposts to make a project achievable. Grosvenor Square fell into that category during its initial build for HM Yearbook No. 9. We had originally planned that the initial phase would consist of a 16ft x 3ft scenic section, to be followed by a storage yard for its debut at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in November 2016, but ultimately time got the better of us and rather than create a layout which wasn’t complete we reduced its scenic length to 12ft.

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