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42774 waits in the signal box loop for an approaching train

42774 waits in the signal box loop for an approaching train [Photographer: Peter Storey]

Hillingdon Railway Modellers is a group of railway modelling enthusiasts based to the West of London in the West Drayton/ Hayes/ Yiewsley area.

Interests of our members cover the majority of the smaller gauges, (N, OO, HO, O and narrow), with club layouts and test tracks in OO and O.

News

O gauge test track in use on 23 February

The O gauge test track [Photographer: Gary Kerr]

Our next club open day is being held on Saturday the 22  February. Unfortunately we charge £4.00 per person to cover the rental of the hall. OO and O gauge test tracks will both be set up and DC and DCC locos running on both tracks. Bacon rolls, teas and coffees and other refreshments will also be available. Some photos of previous open days appear in the gallery section. As a reminder this is not an exhibition so please bring along your stock to run.

View of the coal yard on East Dean

The coal yard on East Dean [Photographer: Peter Storey]

East Dean made its last scheduled exhibition appearance at the East London Finescale Exhibition in November 2012. As construction of our new layout 'Grindley Brook' is continuing apace, East Dean has been placed on sale. Included in the sale will be the scenic section, fiddle yard cassette storage system, lighting, control panel and power supply. Not included will be the rolling stock, controllers and curtain. For more information and if interested in purchasing East Dean please contact Club Secretary, Tony.

General

The club usually takes its completed layouts to three or four exhibitions a year. Two new layouts are currently under construction, one in OO and another in O (Grindley Brook); so if you've never built a model railway, come along and pick up some tips on how (and how not) to do it. March sees our annual modelling and photographic competitions.

On the social side, we enjoy the occasional day out to places of railway interest to in the South of England; occasionally further afield, and last but not least, our annual Christmas dinner for members and their partners.

Test Track Days

OO gauge test track

OO gauge test track [Photographer: Gary Kerr]

We are holding club an open days on 22 February, (10:00 to 16:00). Another date has been confirmed for 12 April. Our OO and O gauge test tracks will be set up so you can come and run your own locomotives (sorry but no live steam). DC and DCC will also be available as will refreshments. It should be noted that these ARE NOT exhibitions, so bring your own locos and rolling stock to run. At busy times we may have to introduce time slots so that everyone can get a chance to operate their stock.