Explore the amazing model railways built by talented individuals and clubs which feature in the pages of Hornby Magazine. This section covers 'OO', 'EM', 'P4', 'N', and 'O' gauge model railways and more in all eras. Plus many now feature exclusive online video content which you can only find here on Key Model World.
Sometimes a new model can prompt a new wave of interest, and for COLIN CHISEM, Bachmann’s ‘N’ 2-6-0 saw him switch to the Southern Railway from his lifelong passion for all things Great Western.
Modelling the Victorian railway is not for the faint-hearted, but EAST OF SCOTLAND 4MM GROUP has done just that with this stunning layout based in Fife just before the Forth Bridge opened.Photography, Mike BissetEAST OF SCOTLAND 4MM GROUP
The sleepy railway byways of Buckinghamshire are the subject of Three Counties Model Railway Society’s atmospheric ‘OO’ gauge layout. WILLIAM THOMAS explains how it was built and operates.Photography, Trevor JonesWILLIAM THOMAS
Based on the heritage railway station on the Bluebell Railway, MATT WICKHAM built this atmospheric ‘OO’ gauge layout in a garden shed. Photography, Trevor Jones.MIKE WILD
Rekindling happy childhood memories, IAN WOODWARD opted for a fictitious urban location in Yorkshire as the basis for his first ‘OO’ gauge layout.Photography: Jonathan NewtonIan Woodward
There is always a plan for a new project layout at Hornby Magazine - and this issue marks the debut of our latest build to create a multi-era depot in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD introduces the project in the first of four features which join our new video series on KeyModelWorld.com – and an exclusive laser-cut building kit.MIKE WILD
New Southern Region and Somerset & Dorset models gave BOB PETCH the inspiration to shift the time period of his home-based 'OO' layout forward by 30 years and change the location from Great Western to Southern Region. As he explains, the changes were simple but have made a big difference.BOB PETCH
‘N’ gauge is a great way to increase the amount of operation available in a limited space, but it doesn’t have to be confined to home layouts in this way. The City of Canterbury Model Railway Society choose ‘N’ as the medium for Dydley – a 4ft x 2ft 6in continuous run layout. ANDY HOPPER explains.ANDY HOPPER