About I ‘Ad That


Launched in 1938 as the perfect table railway, I ‘ad that is a homage to the Hornby Dublo three rail system, which ceased production in 1964.
We have created a scenic layout that incorporates many original accessories and is sympathetic to the original designs, with some modern tweaks.
You may still have a three rail train set stored away in your loft.


-or you may just recall… “I ‘ad that!”
  •    21ft x 5ft layout (operating space required 25ft x 8ft)
  •     Operating room required 25ft x 8ft approx
  •    Fully scenic, illuminated layout
  •    Two low level and one high level continuous running loops
  •      Large main station and village terminus with automated shuttle
  •    Buildings & platforms salvaged from scrap / poor repaints
  •    Signal box, level crossing, footbridge customised from original Hornby Dublo items
  •    Fully operational TPO mailbag system
  •    Motorised Hornby Dublo turntable
  •    Automated single level crossing
  •    Extensive rear fiddle yard
  •    Large selection of original HD rolling stock, many salvaged from scrap and “Neverwas” repaints
  •    Conversions of modern two rail stock from Bachmann, Hornby, Lima & Wrenn
  •    Bespoke control panel
Please be aware that we regard the layout as a train set and not a model railway, therefore the following rules apply:-
  •     No scale speed – if trains are running slowly it means we’ve had too many derailments
  •     No timetables
  •     No rivet counting
  •     No bells 
  •     We run whatever stock combinations we like!