Our group of merry modelers tends to concentrate on O gauge model railways, however, there are a few exceptions to this.

Last weekend we attended a show at Bury St. Edmunds with Norton Wood, a OO gauge small terminus layout with modern image 3rd rail stock.

This got my mind working…

Brace yourselves but don’t get over worried! I am not changing from O gauge to the smaller trains but I have purchased a small scenic baseboard from Tim Horn and will be producing a small industrial shunting layout.

I was inspired to to do this partly by the new Peco bullhead track and points and a desire to get something of my own onto the exhibition circuit.


Since this picture was taken, I have taken delivery of some more rolling stock and kits and things will move quite quickly I hope. I have also been fitting some 4mm Spratt and Winkle Couplings to my new wagons as I want this layout to have hands free operation.

It will probably be a DC controlled layout as I have a good controller and the layout’s size doesn’t really demand a complex DDC approach.

It won’t come as much of a surprise to many people that I want to have a grubby 1970’s BR blue look and so I’ve got my trusty 08 shunter purchased and have been getting a few more BR blue engines for the layout too.

I’m hoping to get this layout build by next summer so learning more O gauge skills may have to wait for a little while.

At the end of the day, my priority is O gauge, but this layout will be movable and available for exhibitions and that was what I really wanted at this stage of my modelling career.

Come back soon to see how things develop!











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