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.
Grindley Brook at Warley 2017
Warley 2017 7mm Trophy [Photographer: Gary Kerr]
Grindley Brook was exhibited at Warley 2017 over the weekend of 25/26 November. Our many thanks to the organisers of the event for their invitation to exhibit and hospitality. During the event Grindley Brook was awarded the Crécy Publishing Trophy in the 7mm category. If you were unable to attend the show there are some YouTube videos of Grindley Brook, (and other layouts), from EpicPenguin Rail Videos, bluebellModelrailway and dcc125.
Next Test Track Open Day
Our next club open day is being held on Saturday the 16 December 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-, (three loops that can be made to operate on DC or DCC); 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 exhibitions throughout the 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. For the latest updates on the layouts see our Facebook page.
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.
Future Test Track Days
We are holding a club open days on 16 December and 17 February, (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.