Layouts: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge layout features

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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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Seven Mill 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.

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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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GRINDLEY BROOK

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.

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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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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 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.