Layout Features

LAYOUT FEATURES

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.

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Cornwallis Yard

Cornwallis Yard models a fictional Great Western Railway setting in the Plymouth area between 1935 and 1936. DAVID AND ALISON BARKER reveal the story of this superbly modelled ‘EM’ gauge layout which was originally started by Bob Haskins. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Smallwood

This multi-level digitally operated ‘OO’ gauge layout is the latest to be completed by the Redditch Model Railway Club.GUY CRADDOCK takes us back to the 1970s – the era of British Rail blue, rattling DMUs and steam heated Mk 1s. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Churminster and Stowe Magna, Southern Railway

The Southern Railway in the final decade before nationalisation is the setting for TONY TEAGUE’S huge 32ft long ‘OO’ gauge layout. In this introduction he reveals the first completed sections of his lifetime project. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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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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Chilcompton Tunnel

A gorgeous recreation of the Somerset & Dorset Railway in 'OO' gauge was Steve Jones' aim, and this beautiful exhibition layout recaptures the days of the S&D before its premature closure. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Norwood Road

An unidentified operating incident has given SIMON PALEY licence to offer a wonderful variety of trains on this ‘OO’ gauge South London layout. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Burdale Quarry

Inspired by a visit to Yorkshire, this compact Scale Seven layout depicts a typical industrial scene of the 1970s, as its creator TONY KELL describes. Photography, Mike Bisset.

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Bournemouth West

The former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway southern terminus was selected by ROGER SUNDERLAND, DAVE BAYMAN and friends to create this stunning ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout. Roger reveals its story and explains how it works. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Barmouth Junction Part 2

In the second part of our feature on Barmouth Junction, GEOFF TAYLOR takes us behind the scenes to explain how this complex railway system operates using digital control and computers.

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Mossdale

The spectacular scenery of the Settle & Carlisle line around Garsdale gave COLIN FISHER all the inspiration he needed to develop this impressive ‘OO’ gauge loft layout which models the route in the days of corporate blue. Photography, Mike Wild.