'O' gauge layout features
Newton Grove 19F
A visit to a friend’s ‘O’ gauge layout was all the inspiration JONATHAN NEWTON needed to switch scales and start a new collection. Newton Grove shed is the result – a compact portrayal of the final years of steam in the North West.
Old Elms Park - The Yard
Having built a stunning ‘O’ gauge roundhouse to display his locomotives, MARK POLLARD created an extension to breathe new life into this BR steam era scene. Photography, Trevor Jones.
Best layouts of all time
More than 470 layouts have graced the pages of Hornby Magazine since our first issue in March 2007. For this special feature we went back into the archives to pick an outstanding crop of 10.
Orpington and District Model Railway Society chose a multi-gauge scenario for its busy 7mm scale industrial layout. MARTIN COOMBS and the operating team reveal how and why it was built - and what is next for its future. Photography, Trevor Jones.
HEATON LODGE JUNCTION
Billed as Britain’s Biggest Model Railway, this epic ‘O’ gauge layout of a famous junction is nearing completion. Builder SIMON GEORGE explains the creation of this 1980s scene. Photography, Mike Wild.
It is almost 30 years since RON BAILES embarked on the creation of this impressive 7mm scale layout which combines standard and narrow gauge operation. He explains how it has tripled in length from the original design to deliver an impressive 36ft long exhibition model of an East Anglian brick works.
Seven Mill Depot - building an 'O' gauge diesel depot
With just three weeks available the Hornby Magazine team set out to build its first ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout to form part of a multi-scale display at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in November 2019. MIKE WILD reveals how it was done and explains the story of this compact depot layout.
Fast running and a continuous circuit were essential criteria when it came to developing this ‘O’ gauge layout, which was one of the star attractions at the 2019 Great Electric Train Show.
The golden age of the LNER provided the inspiration for John Ryan’s glorious ‘O’ gauge masterpiece, which has been more than two decades in the making. Hornby Magazine’s MARK CHIVERS reveals all. Photography, Mike Wild.