Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club
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O Gauge Section
Section InfoTaw MagnaBovey Manor 
No of Members13
Section HeadTony Spencer
Meets onFriday evenings

Club Layouts


Taw Magna

7mm/O gauge, GWR branch line, circa 1950

End-to-end branch line serving a small town in the west country

Available for 1 or 2 day exhibitions


Members' Layouts


Bovey Manor  by Tony Spencer, O Gauge section

7mm/O gauge, GWR

End-to-end branch layout depicting a ficticious GWR station, based on Watlington

Available for 1 or 2 day exhibitions



The section has worked long and hard to achieve the holy grail of the O gauge world - continuous running!

Former end-to-end exhibition layout Kirkby Grandfield was converted to a permanent fixture, and a continuous loop added, affectionately nicknamed the 'roundy' (see picture top right). Then more recently, we sold the layout but kept the extension!

Les Hoffman (left), one of the longest serving members of the Ilford & West Essex MRC (who sadly passed away recently), seen here on the occasion of his 90th birthday with Harry Flatman of the O Gauge section.

Coming up...


Our 62nd Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 28 Apr 2018
Sun 29 Apr 2018




Sun 01 Apr 2018
Sun 06 May 2018
Sun 03 Jun 2018
Sun 01 Jul 2018
Sun 05 Aug 2018
Sun 02 Sep 2018

Train rides, model railways and cakes!


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