Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is set to host a model railway event at Highley this Autumn.

The ‘O Gauge Together’ will be held on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 at The Engine House.

It is set to display an impressive collection of award-winning model layouts along with trade stands including Dapol and Ellis Clarke Trains.

A total of seven 1:43.5 scale layouts will be on show capturing the sights and sounds from the early days of the railways through to the modern era.

Volunteer event organiser, Tom Clarke, said: “For the first time, we’re welcoming the ‘Newchapel Junction’ layout. It’s absolutely huge and takes seven hours to set up.

“It’s fully signalled and needs five people to operate. It’s run like a real railway system depicting the 1930s on the Great Western Railway.”

Worcester News: Bridgnorth O Gauge layoutBridgnorth O Gauge layout (Image: Tom Clarke)

Another award-winning layout will be ‘Central Works’ which shows the railway’s involvement within a car factory complex.

It can be run as either Ford Dagenham or BMC Longbridge and features a coal tippler, which turns fully loaded wagons upside down to empty them.

The organisers have also commissioned a special Dapol O gauge wagon which will be on sale at the weekend event.

Volunteer Harry Bradley said: “The Dapol O gauge features Edward Russell coal merchants of Kidderminster and Netherton and we’ve kept this to a limited edition of just 50.

“We’ll also hold a raffle for thousands of pounds worth of O gauge prizes with proceeds going towards the SVR’s Survival Fund.”

Entry to the event is free but parking is very limited. Tickets are available at