Five interesting additions for layouts

08 September 2022
The Gauge O Guild's Autumn trade show offered a look at new products for 7mm:1ft scale, and 4mm:1ft scale, too.

Seeking a layout addition out of the ordinary? Look no further than the five models below, as discover during our visit to the Gauge O Guild's 'Guildex 2022' exhibition, held at Stafford, last weekend...

Nissen Hut kit

Buzz Models Nissen Hut kit

This laser-cut wooden framed kit with corrugated plastic covering requires assembly and paint to complete. Ideal for most post-WWI layouts, more-so post-WWII as production of these low-cost structures continued. After military use, many were sold into private ownership finding many uses from garages to workshops, or to house small businesses. 

  • Manufacturer: Buzz Models
  • Scale: 7mm:1ft
  • Price: Wooden-ended version, short: £75, long: £85
  • Also available: Replacement resin brick ends: £15

Brick office

This brick office is quite versatile and is of the type often seen around a goods yard, weighbridge or coal yard. The building is of laser-cut MDF and card construction, and measures 100mm wide, 70mm deep and 90mm in height to the ridge of its roof. In addition to this model, the manufacturer also undertakes commissions for buildings.

Monks Gate Models brick office

  • Manufacturer: Monks Gate Models
  • Scale: 7mm:1ft
  • Price: £55

Highlander figures

Supplied unpainted in whitemetal, this range of Victorian and Edwardian figures is best portrayed in the below diorama. 16 figures are available, ranging from Junior and Senior Officers, to an NCO, Quartermaster, Piper, Drummer and numerous figures in seated and standing positions, either with mugs, holding rifles, reading, or relaxing.

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PLM Castaways highlander figures

  • Manufacturer: PLM Cast-A-Ways
  • Scale: 7mm:1ft
  • Price: from £3.00 each

Wagon turntable

This scale 15ft diameter wagon turntable is of the type often sited inside or outside warehouses, or compact sites with insufficient room to locate points. Popular around docks, and many small industry sites.

Poppy's Woodtech turntable

  • Manufacturer: Poppy's Woodtech
  • Scales: 4mm:1ft and 7mm:1ft
  • Price: 4mm:1ft scale: £5, 7mm:1ft scale: £6.50


Do you have a small garden on your layout or diorama that could justify a small pair of beehives? Perhaps you'd just like to test your model-making skills? Supplied as an unpainted flat etched-brass kit, it requires assembly and painting.

Severn Models

  • Manufacturer: Severn Models
  • Scales: 4mm:1ft and 7mm:1ft
  • Price: 4mm:1ft scale: £5, 7mm:1ft scale: £12.00

For further information on the above models, visit their respective websites.

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