The canal bridge and surrounding area now entering its completion stage as 9F 92008 exits the tunnel [Photographer: David Brocklehurst]
Welcome to Hillingdon Railway Modellers club web site.
We are 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
N, OO and O.
Next Test Track Open Day
Our next club open day is being held on Saturday the 18 February 2017 (confirmed) and we charge £4.00 per person to cover the rental of the hall.
We now have a N-gauge test track.
Our N-, (two DC and one DCC loops); OO-, (four DC and one DCC loops) and O- (four DC loops but one can be run on DCC if requested) gauge test tracks will be set up for operation. In busy periods we may have to
introduce a time limit on occupation of a track to allow everyone a fair turn.
Setting Up of the O Gauge Test Track [Photographer: Brian Hodgson]
There is usually someone around to give advice on a poorly running loco and some small fixes may be possible (for a small donation to club funds). We can also supply, install and program DCC chips to suitable locos.
Bacon rolls, teas and coffees and other refreshments will also be available
throughout the day.
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.
Work is still in progress but the weighbridge at Grindley Brook is starting to take shape [Photographer: Peter Storey]
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
Future Test Track Days
OO gauge test track [Photographer: Gary Kerr]
We are holding a club open days on 18 February (confirmed) and
8 April (confirmed), (both 10:00 to 16:00). Our N, 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.