Heaton Lodge Junction

Phase Two

Having already wowed thousands of visitors at shows over the last two years, the giant 200ft long ‘O’ gauge layout is set to get even better! Owner Simon George commented: "Whilst the prototypical scenic side will remain much the same, work is about to start on creating new scenes on the 150ft fiddle yard at the other side. This area of the layout has always been very popular with visitors and it offers a blank canvas to model something industrial.” Simon continues: “As well as being doubled in size widthways, the fiddle yard will now become a fully operational marshalling yard complete with one metre high lighting towers. "We’re also adding a near scale size coal-fired power station loosely based on Eggborough in Yorkshire. Three huge three-metre high cooling towers will be the most striking feature of the new scene, plus a working merry-go-round coal train unloading facility, a large motive power depot and a nearby main road complete with moving vehicles." The new scenes are expected to take around 12-14 months to complete. Ben Jones, UK Representative of Danish model railway manufacturer HELJAN, which sponsors ‘Britain’s Biggest Model Railway’, added: “We can’t wait to see these new scenes come to life. The marshalling yard and loco depot will add even more activity and interest while the power station will be an awesome demonstration of what a skilled and dedicated railway modeller can achieve. They are the perfect showcase for HELJAN’s superb range of O gauge models, which have proved their quality over thousands of hours running on Heaton Lodge Junction.”

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What the Press say

"I've seen many model railways, and the sheer scale here is completely new to me. If you get the chance to see 'Heaton Lodge Junction' on its tour, do it. This is a spectacle you don't want to miss!"
Phil Parker - BRM Magazine

More about Britain's Biggest Model Railway

Over 3 miles of track
Modelled in large scale O gauge
Staggeringly realistic scenery
25+ Full length trains
Modern and Classic Locomotives
Fully automatic operation
Overhead 'platform' timetables

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Heljan A/S is a family run business based near the city of Odense in Denmark. The company has been a major player in the British model railway industry since the early-2000s. Producing high-quality models of classic locomotives and trains in 009 narrow gauge, 00 and the larger 0 gauge seen on Heaton Lodge Junction. Heljan is proud to be the official supplier of locomotives and Rolling Stock to 'Britain's Biggest Model Railway'.