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Bankfield Road: O Gauge

By John & Jackie Kneeshaw

Photographs by Paul Bason and used courtesy of BRM

Bankfield Road is an O Gauge finescale Exhibition Layout, set in 1947-8 on the LMS.  It can sometimes be seen with 1952-59 BR stock.

Bankfield Rd is a minimum space O gauge finescale layout set in the Black Country in the immediate post WWII period. The railways may be about to be nationalised, but this is still the world of the LMS. Small engines shunt a factory siding and a canal wharf, while the occasional passenger waits for the ancient six wheel coaches that make up the train at the tiny station. Bankfield Road was previously built and operated with a different title. The track is mainly Peco and all the scenic structures are scratch-built. The locos and stock are mainly kit-built with one modified ready-to-run loco. The layout was originally built in the Midlands; it passed through several hands during which time it suffered considerable distress before being rebuilt and revitalised in its current form by John & Jackie Kneeshaw.

Bankfield Road featured in British Railway Modelling.


The layout is 10ft x 2ft (plus adequate operating space behind). Height 7ft 3in for lighting

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