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Thursday Club Nights

Good News, our usual Thursday evening club nights have re-started. However, please don't come if you are feeling unwell or are self isolating. As the windows in the Church halls are open and the weather is cool, please bring somthing warm to wear.

Grindley Brook at Tolworth Showtrain Exhibition

Showtrain cup winners

Showtrain Cup Winners 2021 [Photographer: Peter Storey]

Organised by the Hampton Court Model Railway Society, Grindley Brook appeared at the Tolworth Showtrain Exhibition where it was awarded the best layout in the show. Many thanks to all those who voted for us.

Next Test Track Open Day

OO gauge test track

OO gauge test track [Photographer: Gary Kerr]

Our next club open day is being held 10:00 to 15:00 on Saturday the 4 June 2022, (confirmed, subject to any further Government restrictions), and we charge £5.00 per person to cover the rental of the hall.

These are not exhibitions so please bring along your own locos and rolling stock and try them out. We have three test tracks, one each with N, OO/HO and O gauge track. Our N-, (three loops that can be made to operate on DC or DCC); OO-, (four DC loops and one DCC loop) 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 also 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.

'Residents only parking' now only applies Monday-to-Friday so on-street parking for our open days on Colham Avenue and other roads nearby is now permitted. Please see our Contact Us page for our location, bus and rail information.

Grindley Brook at The London Festival of Railway Modelling

Grindley Brook appeared at the The London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace held over the weekend of 19/20 March 2022. The following are links to some YouTube videos of the layout in operation:

YouTube Videos Alexandra Place 2022
YouTube Channel Link
That Model Railway Guy Grindley Brook - A 7mm Finescale Model Railway
dcc125 The London Festival of Railway Modelling 2022 - Part 1
Trent Valley Model Railway London Festival of Railway Modelling 2022 - Part 1
Western Signalman London Festival of Railway Modelling 2022 Alexandra Palace Exhibition
timsytanker London Festival of Railway Modelling 2022
TLF The London Festival of Railway Modelling 19th March 2022
Bognor Regis - Chris's N gauge The London Festival of Railway Modelling, 20th March 2022 at Alexandra Palace

Many thanks to all those who took the videos and the time to edit them.

Grindley Brook in Railex Virtual Exhibition

Grindley Brook was due to appear at Railex 2021. Unfortunately the physical show had to be cancelled, however they did hold a virtual exhibition (Railex Virtual Model Railway Exhibition, 29th May). As part of the virtual exhibition, we were asked to give a presentation on the construction of Grindley Brook. This presentation can be seen on YouTube.

General

Canal bridge construction is completed, bushes and trees added

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.

The club usually takes its completed layouts to exhibitions throughout the year. Two new layouts are currently under construction, one in OO (not yet named) and another in N (Exceat Bridge); 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 in the South of England; occasionally further afield, and last but not least, our annual Christmas dinner for members and their partners.