Elegant

The Scheme, The Team, The Dream

The noted author H.G. Wells revolutionised popular thinking of time travel as far back as 1895 with the publication of his classic science fiction novel The Time Machine. Doctor Who has been nipping back and forth as will on our TV screens since the early 1960s by using his TARDIS. And now, as the 21st century gathers pace, time travel will soon be a reality in OO scale on the McKinley Railway. We hope you’ll agree that it’s been worth the wait. Of course, if you’re actually reading this in 1955 you’ll have to wait a little longer than the rest of us…

Once we had an alternative plan, and realised that we could use the room to extend the layout as well as to store trains, we decided into Yorkshire. There were two reasons for this...

Owner David Townend and track designer Steve Davies sat down and started devising alternative solutions. On about the 39th iteration, they hit on the idea of a huge under-layout storage helix...

It took a while to persuade the guys at Model Railway Solutions (MRS) that our design was buildable. After a few beers down at the Dog and Duck, we persuaded Martin and Steve that it would be straightforward and easy to build...