Layouts

Check out all the latest model railway layouts announced for Key Publishing's new National Modelling Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on April 27/28 2024 - Model World LIVE. New displays are being added to the show line up regularly - get in touch if you want to be a part of the show.

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Model World LIVE 2024 model railway layouts

Little Ashton

DAVID SMITH.

Little Ashton was based on a layout called Ashton. The original layout was 'OO' gauge, but this created the basis for an 'N' gauge modern era layout which is purely fictional and allows me to run my extensive collection of EWS and DB Schenker locomotives.

DAVID SMITH.

Patrick Lane Flask Terminal in 'O' gauge

Neil Mason

Patrick lane is a 7mm 'O' gauge layout based on a small nuclear flask unloading terminal in the 1980-1990s and during the sector period. Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 will the first exhibition appearance for this new layout.

Neil Mason

Rumbling Bridge - a Scottish byway in 'OO'

NICK SKELTON

The idea for this layout came after reading Ian Futers’ excellent book Modelling Scottish Railways and models the Scottish station of Rumbling Bridge in 'OO' gauge. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

NICK SKELTON

Northbridge - railway preservation in 'OO' gauge

CHRIS FREETH

Northbridge is a fictitious heritage railway loosely based on the Severn Valley Railway Bridgnorth station. The layout was started in 2015 by the Warley Model Railway Club and is modelled in 'OO' gauge.

CHRIS FREETH

82G (Bristol) Templecombe Road Shed

JOHN EDWARDS, NIGEL SMITH, KEITH BLAKE and ROGER SCANLON

82G (Bristol) Templecombe Road Shed is the work of John Edwards, Nigel Smith, Keith Blake and Roger Scanlon to create a stunning and detailed replica of a working steam era locomotive shed in 'O' gauge.

JOHN EDWARDS, NIGEL SMITH, KEITH BLAKE and ROGER SCANLON

Dublingham Goods Sidings - a three-rail shunting layout

TONY HARRIS

Tony Harris set out to see if he could follow the railway rulebook accurately as a Hornby Dublo three-rail model collector. Dublingham is the result which will be displayed as part of the Double Gauge Association presentation at Model World LIVE 2024.

TONY HARRIS

Ruston and Hornsby Sheaf Ironworks

MICHAEL SHARPE

Michael Sharpe will be exhibiting his new model of Ruston and Hornsby's Sheaf Ironworks at Model World LIVE 2024 alongside two 7/14in gauge Ruston locomotives.

MICHAEL SHARPE

Kinlochloggen - Scotland in 'N' gauge

MICHAEL LE MARIE

The layout is based on a rural station somewhere in Scotland. The station has a passing loop and limited freight facilities. Trains frequently pass here and the layout can be operated in the steam/green diesel, BR Blue or Scotrail eras.

MICHAEL LE MARIE

San Clemente - Southern California in 'HO' scale

Nick Palette

San Clemente is set in Southern California in the period around 1959. It portrays operations on a secondary line served by two separate railroads – the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe - and is built to 'HO' scale.

Nick Palette

Grindley Brook in 'O' gauge

PETER STOREY

Grindley Brook models the now closed ex-LNWR line between Whitchurch and Chester in 'O' gauge and is presented by the Hillingdon Railway Modellers. See it at Model World LIVE 2024.

PETER STOREY

Fence Houses - North East coal operations in 'OO'

IAN FORSYTH

Fence Houses models a busy National Coal Board shed in the industrial North East to the south west of Sunderland with an eclectic collection of industrial locomotives operating alongside main line BR motive power.

IAN FORSYTH

Fareport Wharf in 'OO' gauge

LYNDON FORD

Fareport Wharf models a dockside scene on the Southern Region of British Railways where the railway meets ships exporting and importing goods. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

LYNDON FORD

Providence Colliery - the Dean Forest in 'OO' gauge

THEO THOMAS

Providence Colliery is based upon several collieries in the Forest of Dean in the late 1950s. It represents a drift mine, as most of the ‘gales’ (coal measures) follow a shallow slope into the hillsides. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

THEO THOMAS

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