Connaught Road O Gauge

This 7mm Finescale layout is under construction by the Weymouth MRA O Gauge Group. Whilst totally fictitious, its aim is to represent a British Railways Southern Region main-line station in a 1950s to 1960s urban setting. The four track station has its main building at high level on a road over-bridge – a feature common to many Southern stations around London and its suburbs. The layout also includes a small goods handling facility principally for parcels traffic and a factory that has its own sidings. There is also a small loco depot with coaling stage. The layout is designed to be inserted in the O gauge Test Track such that stopping and high speed non-stopping trains can be run.

Southern Railway, ex LBSC, class L Baltic tank 329 ‘Stephenson’ heads a train of birdcage coaches

British Railways 30512 of the S15 class awaits coaling

Southern Railway, ex LBSC, class C2X 2544 stands by the goods office

Southern Railway, ex LBSC, class K mogul 343 heads a train bypassing the station on the goods road

Connaught Road station is seen from above

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway class D1 no 250 waits on the coaling road

The signal box is floodlit in this night time scene as a train passes underneath

Southern Baltic tank no.329 is seen passing uder the station footbridge

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