Havil Junction (00 gauge)

60 Years and still going strong!

Click HERE for The Railway Modeller article from 1984

Click HERE for The Raiway Modeller article from 2013

Click HERE for a trip around Havil Junction

Click HERE for a brief history of Havil Junction

It is now over sixty years since work on Havil Junction was started by members of the De Havilland Model Railway Society. Though many years have passed since then and the club has moved twice - forcing major modifications, members have come and gone but the layout is still a central part of the club.

Reflecting our unique linkage with an Aircraft Company a few examples of De Havilland aircraft may be seen flying above the trains.

Often visitors say "I remember seeing this years ago with my Dad", which we find satisfying for two reasons - (a) it obviously impressed them years ago so they still remember it but also because (b) the many changes and modifications made over the years have managed to keep the original character and style so that viewers still compare it with the original. In fact looking at the layout today not one single board of it has not had major changes made to it!

Despite its age, the Society is continuing to evolve and develop the layout. Recent work includes the electrification of the hidden siding points, some adjustments to the hidden siding sections to facilitate improved running and more variety of trains, whilst a new scenic half relief back-drop has been built behind the loco shed and goods warehouse.

Havil Junction Gallery - The many changes during the last 60years.