Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club
The home of Railway Modelling since 1930
Hornby Dublo Section (disbanded)

Hornby Dublo section disbanded in 2007 - see News

Creating a pre 1956 layout is an act of pure nostalgia. The layout is designed to put as much track and stock on the converted table tennis table as possible. This isn't about 'modelling' in the accepted sense of the word; it is designed to lead people into saying "I had one of those!" If club members' reactions are anything to go by, this is exactly what will happen.

Old three rail Hornby Dublo was, however, never designed to appear on large, mobile displays and there has been a lot of head scratching to get round some of the problems involved.

For example, how do you make tin plate track that's been screwed down go across the gap in the two boards and still have some sort of electrical connection? The other headache has been getting enough components to create an expansive layout. Platforms, isolating rails, electrically operated points - long live eBay!

At the time of writing (August 2006) track wiring is now complete and it is time to create the control table. As a section of just one member, the extensive help of other section members has been more than gratefully received. Fancy getting involved in Antiques?

Coming up...


Our 62nd Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Sun 29 Apr 2018




Sun 01 Jul 2018
Sun 05 Aug 2018
Sun 02 Sep 2018

Train rides, model railways and cakes!


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