Layouts: 'N' gauge

'N' gauge layout features

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The Spirit of Swindon

Neil Mason.

EXTRA IMAGES! The very end of Western Region steam and the transition to diesel-hydraulics is the setting for this expansive ‘N’ gauge exhibition layout which shows how Swindon was more than 50 years ago, as NEIL MASON explains.

Neil Mason.
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Roxby Town - Modern multi-level ‘N’ gauge layout

This action packed multi-level ‘N’ gauge layout is one of 30 booked to take part in the 2022 Great Electric Train Show this October. GEOFF BUTTLER explains its story and how it operates.

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Boscawen Junction - Cornish inspired 'N' gauge

The railways of Cornwall in the 1990s were the inspiration for DANIEL HARRIS to build this compact and attractive ‘N’ gauge layout which could easily fit in a typical home environment. Dan explains how it was built.

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Eastern Inspiration highlights gallery

The BR Eastern Region has been the subject of many layouts large and small. Hornby Magazine highlights a handful of the best in this gallery of inspirational scenes.

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Little Aller Junction - diesel-hydraulic era in 'N'

Aller Junction, near Newton Abbot, was the inspiration for CHRIS MORRIS’ ‘N’ gauge layout, set firmly in the diesel-hydraulic era in the summer of 1963. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Dawlish Warren - Devon in 'N' gauge

With just a hint of sea wall, red sandstone cliffs and a four-track section of main line, CHRIS MORRIS explains how he set out to model one of Devon’s most popular holiday locations in ‘N’ gauge.

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Middle Elmton

Impressed by the quality of modern ‘N’ gauge models, PETER BRACKENBURY recreated the railway scene of the East Midlands for his latest exhibition layout creating a trackplan with subtle differences to the norm.

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Marsh Chipping

DAVE WESTWOOD drew inspiration from childhood daytrips to create this wonderful pastiche of Cotswold railways in ‘N’ gauge.

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In the beginning this outstanding ‘N’ gauge exhibition layout was known as Acton Mainline, but following more than 100 show appearances it was retired. GEOFF BUTTLER is now the owner of the renamed and restocked marvel of the 1990s. Photography, Mike Wild.

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STANLEY JUNCTION

This famous Scottish location has been modelled before closures and rationalisation took place by the East Kilbride Model Railway Club. BILL CAMPBELL describes how this attractive ‘N’ gauge layout was built, and how it operates.