O Gauge 7mm
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. With a change of stock and vehicles the layout can also be operated as BR in 1954/5.
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.
Company LMS or BR
Period 1947-8 or 1954-4
Dimensions 9ft 6in x 2ft (plus adequate operating space behind)
Height 7ft 3in for lighting
Number of operators 3
Power Required Max 3 amps
Expenses Fuel for 2 vehicles
Overnight accommodation if more than two hours away
Insurance Value Please request valuation
Tables 1 small stock table required