During February the Hornby Magazine team took on construction of a series of four micro layouts using an assortment of spare baseboards in ‘OO’, ‘OO9’, ‘O’ and ‘N’ gauge. MIKE WILD and MARK CHIVERS reveal what we built and how we went about creating these compact scenes.

MORE OFTEN THAN not we see micro layouts being built in ‘OO’ gauge. That’s not to say that there aren’t compact layouts in other scales, just that 4mm scale seems to be the primary choice for this type of model railway. This got us thinking about what we could make in other scales and the space that would be required and the result is a multi-layout build using a collection of four spare baseboards which were waiting for their moment.

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