Layouts: 'OO9' gauge

'OO9' gauge layout features

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Orista Harbour - a multi-level narrow gauge layout

Wanting respite from cold winter operation of his ‘O’ gauge railway, CHRIS SPRING opted for narrow gauge to sustain his interest. This fascinating three-level layout is the result - read the full feature and watch our exclusive Key Model World only layout tour video.

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St Judes - a Southern branch in OO gauge

Starting from a small Southern Region layout, CHRIS BONE explains how he developed and expanded his project to recreate the atmosphere of Devon and Cornwall’s railways in the 1950s and 1960s in ‘OO’ and ‘OO9’ gauges.

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Bron Hebog

Narrow gauge railways aren’t all short-distance affairs with tiny locomotives. DAVID WALLER explains how this delightful Welsh Highland Railway layout was created in ‘OO9’ - complete with its mighty Garrats

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Launceston Steam Railway - Cornish narrow gauge steam

The 2ft gauge Launceston Steam Railway in Cornwall was an instant choice for RICHARD HOLDER for his charming ‘OO9’ narrow gauge layout. He reveals its story and unique features.

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North Wales narrow gauge railways and the Bachmann ready-to-run Baldwin 4-6-0T were all the inspiration STEVE JONES needed to build his first ‘OO9’ layout. Tal-y-bont is the result.

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Kinwardine Wharf

Evoking the appeal of narrow gauge railways in an industrial setting, CHARLES INSLEY’S superb ‘OO9’ gauge layout captures the essence of a quintessentially West Midlands scene. Photography, Mike Bisset.

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Ashbury Wharf

Lying almost forgotten for years, this vintage ‘OO9’ gauge layout was resurrected by its home club Astolat Model Railway Circle and is now returning to life for a brand-new audience. Photography, Trevor Jones.