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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 11 December 2021, (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.

Thursday Club Nights

Good News, we have just started our usual Thursday evening club nights. However, please don't come if you are feeling unwell or are self isolating.

Grindley Brook at Tolworth Showtrain Exhibition

Organised by the Hampton Court Model Railway Society, Grindley Brook will be appearing at the Tolworth Showtrain Exhibition on 13th and 14th November 2021 at the Tolworth Recreation Centre. Please check their web site in-case it has to be posponed at short notice.

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.


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 O (Grindley Brook) that is nearing completion; 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.