Layouts: 'N' gauge

'N' gauge layout features

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Barnetby to Wrawby

Barnetby in North Lincolnshire was known for its spectacular array of semaphore signals. STEPHEN RICHARDS explains how this ‘N’ gauge replica was built as a permanent exhibit at Immingham Museum.

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Neely

Scunthorpe Modern Image Group acquired this ‘N’ gauge electrified East Anglian layout from Terry Metcalfe – and fettled it up into a superb exhibition layout, as RICHARD BOOTHBY explains. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Best layouts of all time

More than 470 layouts have graced the pages of Hornby Magazine since our first issue in March 2007. For this special feature we went back into the archives to pick an outstanding crop of 10.

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Ambleton Vale

The transition years of the 1960s have been captured delightfully in ‘N’ gauge by RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS, who reveal the inspiration for their joint creation. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Brinklow

The former station on the Trent Valley section of the West Coast Main Line caught the imagination of the Milton Keynes Model Railway Society’s ‘N’ gauge group. BOB TAYLOR explains the creation of this superb ‘N’ gauge exhibition layout. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Vale of Oxbury

Taking inspiration from real locations in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds CARL WOODWARDS developed this stunning ‘N’ gauge layout which models the Western Region in transition in the early 1960s. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Melton Mowbray (North)

Steve Weston remembers the long gone LNWR/GNR joint station, and some years after building a beautiful 2mm scale diorama, he and John Spence turned still life into a moving recreation of the past.