Warley Model Railway Club

Railway modelling in most scales and gauges


Warley Model Railway Club, Unit 1F Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2RA

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4mm/ft is the most common modelling scale in the UK.

Often associated with Hornby Dublo, Triang, Hornby  & Bachmann as well as other well known manufacturers

3.5mm/ft is used in Continental Europe as well as other parts of the world; commonly known as HO scale, information on this is found on the other scales page


4mm/ft comes in a variety of forms:


       OO is the most common and uses a track gauge of 16.5mm (16.5 mm does not equal 4ft 8.5in standard gauge.)  It was used in early days because it was available for use with continental HO models

Awdry St Nicolas - OO Thomas style layout for the kids to operate

Dalby Wood - OO continuous run 1950/60’s BR

Halston Junction - OO oval with fiddle yard

Horton Junction & Glascott Central - OO oval layout with hidden fiddle - DCC and analogue

Yardlea – OO oval with fiddle yard


       EM uses a track gauge of 18.2mm which is closer to standard gauge - EM models are not available ready to run (RTR)

Hadley Town - EM end to end fiddle

Halesowen - EM based on now defunct station area - end to end with two fiddle yards

Warleigh - EM oval with fiddle yard


       P4 uses a track gauge of 18.83 mm which equates to standard gauge - P4 models are not available RTR