16/04/2019 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

VIDEO: Barmouth Junction in OO gauge

bec371e0-d42d-4bcf-a001-96490a43ea8e

In our latest layout profile video, professional modelmaker Geoff Taylor introduces his scenic layout Barmouth Junction, which is set on the Ruabon to Barmouth route in BR steam days.

Based around the Welsh coastline, this 7ft x 15ft layout is 4ft high and incorporates some impressive scenic sections. Geoff has always been a fan of Great Western and the layout incorporates many locomotives seen during the 1950s. The largest locomotives used on the line were ex-GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0s and BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0s. A variety of smaller locomotives was also seen, such as GWR 43XX 2-6-0s, ‘Collett Goods’, Collett 58XX 0-4-2Ts, ‘Dukedogs’, 74XX Panniers, Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0s, BR Standard 3MT 2-6-2Ts, 4MT 2-6-4Ts and 4MT 2-6-0s amongst others.

Barmouth Junction is only a part of the layout, which also includes Penmaenpool station, Dolgelley goods yard and a long scenic section. The section from Dolgelley to Barmouth was built by the Cambrian Railways before being absorbed by the GWR. Although BR Western Region took over in 1948, the line was managed by the London Midland Region from 1963 until closure. 

Here Geoff takes us through the intricacies of the layout and offers insight into how it came into creation. 

Do you want to see a selection of the best model railways in real life? Visiting a model railway exhibition allows you to see a variety of top quality layouts and speak to their creators. Click here to find out about three of the UK’s leading shows.

To view more layouts in 00, visit our dedicated section

Model Railways

16/04/2019 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

The Biscuit Tin Railway

Larry Sampson describes his friend Rod Smith's unusual outdoor railway ...


Famous model train layouts and their creators. Part 1

BRM regular Tony Wright reveals his five favourite model train layouts. ...


Kingstorre in EM gauge

Kingstorre is an EM gauge home-based model railway layout by Robert Dudley-Cooke. Set in post-war South Devon ...


Liverpool Lime Street in EM gauge

Liverpool Lime Street is one of the most advanced DC-controlled EM gauge layouts on the exhibition circuit. ...


Other News

Retford in EM gauge

Retford is a large EM gauge layout built over a period of 20 years by Roy Jackson. It depicts a section of ...


Botleigh North Old Shed in OO gauge

Botleigh Old North Road is an imaginary steam shed and diesel depot in an urban setting on the Southern ...


Loch Oran in N gauge

Loch Oran is a Scottish-inspired N gauge layout built by David Harrison. ...


Woodhead in N gauge

Woodhead is an N gauge layout based on the station of the same name on the now closed Manchester, Sheffield ...