Layouts: 'O' gauge

'O' gauge layout features

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Hope Street - the pre-grouping era in 7mm scale

A pre-Grouping goods station is the setting for JOHN BUCK’S evocative ‘O’ gauge layout, which brings to life a long-gone but once commonplace scene.Photography, Jonathan Newton

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Norman Colliery

After a chance kit purchase converted him to the merits of ‘O’ gauge, GEOFF BRAIN built this superb exhibition layout focused on a colliery, keeping the memories of this now disappeared industry alive. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

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Allerby - recreating the 1980s in 'O' gauge

The latest exhibition layout from STEVE THOMPSON and family models a freight scene in ‘O’ gauge, demonstrating the tremendous presence this scale offers and you can see it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

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Conyer Creek Signals - an SECR branch line in O gauge

A sleepy Kent Coast creek is the setting for GREG COOMBER’S debut ‘O’ gauge layout, set in the pre-Grouping era.

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Bath Green Park in O gauge

The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway’s northern terminus is the subject of ANDREW PEARCE’S stunning ‘O’ gauge layout. He explains how and why he built this giant layout.

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Heaton Lodge Junction - The Grand Plan

One of the biggest model railways in the UK is set to expand further with conversion of its storage yard into a facility recreating the likes of Tinsley and Healey Mills yards. Owner SIMON GEORGE talks to MIKE WILD about the latest evolution of this ‘O’ gauge behemoth.Photography, Mike Wild and Jonathan Newton

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The Charnwood Forest Branch – Part 2

In the second of our two part feature on Soar Valley Model Railway Club’s stunning ‘O’ gauge layout, JOHN ELLIOTT looks more closely at how the buildings and scenery were created.

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The Charnwood Forest Branch – Part 1

An ‘O’ gauge spectacular based on a real railway, Soar Valley MRC’s layout has been a long time in gestation. JOHN ELLIOTT introduces this stunning layout in the first of a two part feature.

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Norton Saint Somers - the Somerset and Dorset in 'O' gauge

The famous Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway is deservedly popular. STEPHEN FAY explains how he and his father created a distinctive slice of the route in 7mm finescale in a single 6ft long scene.

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Coverdale - pre-grouping steam in 'O' gauge

A fascinating never-built railway is the subject of Keighley Model Railway Club’s pre-grouping ‘O’ gauge layout. JOHN BUCK explains how history was altered to bring this route to life.Photography, Jonathan Newton