Layouts: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge layout features

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FURNACE 5

The South Wales steel industry inspired KYLE HUMPHRIES, who created this fascinating and compact layout in ‘OO’ gauge. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Yorkshire Dales Model Railway

The Keighley and Worth Valley and North Yorkshire Moors railways were part of the inspiration for LEWIS BUCKNELL’S superb ‘OO’ gauge loft layout. We visited this brilliant 32ft long model to discover how it all goes together to create an 80ft running line. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Smallwood

This multi-level digitally operated ‘OO’ gauge layout is the latest to be completed by the Redditch Model Railway Club.GUY CRADDOCK takes us back to the 1970s – the era of British Rail blue, rattling DMUs and steam heated Mk 1s. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Churminster and Stowe Magna, Southern Railway

The Southern Railway in the final decade before nationalisation is the setting for TONY TEAGUE’S huge 32ft long ‘OO’ gauge layout. In this introduction he reveals the first completed sections of his lifetime project. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Chilcompton Tunnel

A gorgeous recreation of the Somerset & Dorset Railway in 'OO' gauge was Steve Jones' aim, and this beautiful exhibition layout recaptures the days of the S&D before its premature closure. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Norwood Road

An unidentified operating incident has given SIMON PALEY licence to offer a wonderful variety of trains on this ‘OO’ gauge South London layout. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Bournemouth West

The former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway southern terminus was selected by ROGER SUNDERLAND, DAVE BAYMAN and friends to create this stunning ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout. Roger reveals its story and explains how it works. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Barmouth Junction Part 2

In the second part of our feature on Barmouth Junction, GEOFF TAYLOR takes us behind the scenes to explain how this complex railway system operates using digital control and computers.

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Mossdale

The spectacular scenery of the Settle & Carlisle line around Garsdale gave COLIN FISHER all the inspiration he needed to develop this impressive ‘OO’ gauge loft layout which models the route in the days of corporate blue. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Barmouth Junction

Barmouth Junction was a beautiful station in West Wales. In the first of a two part feature GEOFF TAYLOR explains how he created this impressive railway system in ‘OO’gauge which models three other Cambrian Coast locations in one layout. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Rannoch

Inspired by the lonely West Highland Line outpost, MARK DARRAGH set out to build this pretty but isolated station in ‘OO’ gauge. Photography, Nigel Burkin.

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Tonbridge West Yard

This inspirational ‘OO’ Southern electric layout was a popular exhibit of the 1990s and early 2000s show circuit. After a lengthy absence from the public eye, PAUL WADE reveals the story behind this fabulous layout, and of its recent and warmly welcomed revival. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Bath Green Park at home

Taunton Model Railway Group is best known for its spectacular model of Bath Green Park which will be attending Hornby Magazine’s Great Electric Train Show. However, as DAVID BUTCHER explains, at its home base at Bishops Lydeard it forms part of a complete railway system... Photography, Trevor Jones.