This is what a 490 foot Brio train set looks like

David Harper’s wooden railway is a epic work of love created over many, many, years and has now got so big it’s outgrown his house! 

I love my trains and railways, I’ve got every type of toy and miniature model, from Brio to Lego to Hornby but none compete with this and I can only dream of one day having something this great. With over 100 pieces of rolling stock and countless accessory pieces spread over 490 feet of track it’s Brio bliss for any small child.

Photos and more information on this amazing wooden train layout can be found at, click here.

Brio railway

The Victoria Cross Junction

Brio trains

The Denistone River river section with the Golden Gate arches and lifting bridges, port, and ferry.

Brio railway layout

Click on the the pictures for a bigger view, alternatively, if you’re looking for help and ideas for your child’s railway, see wooden trains for children.

How many pieces does your child’s railway have? Does it have a river? Jump in, share the info on your wooden railway in a comment below and let’s compare.


Founder of ModelRailwayEngineer, Andy Leaning

Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.

Afflliate disclosure:The links on this page may take you to carefully selected businesses, such as Hornby, Amazon, eBay and Scale Model Scenery, where you can purchase the product under affiliate programmes. This means I receive a small commission on any orders placed although the price you pay does not change. You can read my full affiliate policy here. I also sell my my own ready to use, pre-made and painted buildings and terrain features. browse the range.

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