Layouts: 'N' gauge

'N' gauge layout features

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Alston in 'N' gauge

This classic branch line terminus is the subject of PETER BROWN’s ‘N’ gauge layout, bringing to life a distinctive location which is now the headquarters of the South Tynedale Railway - and you can see the layout at the 2024 Great Electric Train Show.

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Crianlarich - Scotland in 'N' gauge

This well-known West Highland Line junction was Renfrewshire Model Railway Club’s exhibition mainstay for many years. KEITH BATHGATE explains its fortuitous start and plans for a successor.

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New Dalby - Research Division

Network Rail’s Leicestershire-based test track inspired ANDREW PORTER to capture the spirit of innovation in his fabulous ‘N’ gauge layout. Watch our video trailer below and sign up or sign in to watch the full layout tour video.

White Meadow Quarry in 'N' gauge. Feature Premium

White Meadow Quarry 'N' gauge layout

Childhood memories from the Croydon area inspired RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS to build White Meadow Quarry. This busy 'N' gauge layout combines main line and industrial railways in an unusual setting. Discover its story in word, pictures and video.

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Lockwood Street - a 2mm finescale terminus

The former Hull and Barnsley Railway terminus at Cannon Street in Hull was the inspiration for the Hull Miniature Railway Society to build this enthralling 2mm finescale railway. PAUL DERRICK explains all.

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Dentdale - the Settle and Carlisle in 'N' gauge

‘N’ gauge offers the potential for a really expansive layout, and Wayne Webb, Tony Frazer and Bob Taylor have exploited its potential to brilliant effect in their impressive Settle and Carlisle railway layout.

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Scarlington - the North of England in 'N' gauge

The distinctive atmosphere of North East England in the 1970s and 80s is the setting for the North of England Line Group’s ‘N’ gauge layout. KEITH SMITH explains how it was built and how it runs.

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Newvaddon Parkway - modelling Cornwall in the present day

Based on a fictional new town in West Cornwall, father and son team NIGEL and DARREN GLASSON set out to show what a busy parkway station in the area could look like in ‘N’ gauge. Photography, Trevor Jones

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The Spirit of Swindon

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.

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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.