Monthly Archives: September 2008

1 in 6 Turnout Template

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review issues 63, 64 & 65 featured a series of articles by John Clutterbuck on building finescale 7mm narrow gauge track. This included a template to aid construction of a Robert Hudson 1 in 6 turnout template in O14 which is included here for group members personal use: O14 1 in 6 Turnout Template (PDF). Permission should be sought from John Clutterbuck and Roy Link for further publication or use by commercial track makers.

O14 Standards

The first published O14 standards appeared in ‘Model Railway Constructor’ magazine, September 1951. The article was titled ‘A Narrow Gauge Layout’ and was by Douglas Clayton. He advocated HO standards, less 2.5mm coupled with coarse scale ‘OO’ wheelsets set to 12.5mm back to back. A subsequent article in 1953, provided details of his layout. Very little more happened regards the development of O14 until Roy Link published a new set of standards (1993 – revised 1994) in his magazine Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review. They were developed for his range of O14 kits – now produced by David Janes under the name KBscale. They are based on the proven 4mm scale EM standards (BRMSB) and are reasonably close to exact scale especially considering the variations to be found in prototype nominal 2′ gauge railways.

Roy has kindly made the revised standards available here as a download: O14 standards (pdf)

K1 Garratt

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