The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association aims to encourage the modelling of
narrow gauge railways at a scale of or around 7mm to 1 foot (1:43)



Diorama in a Drawer (Graham Watling) Picture Gallery

An operating diorama built in an upturned drawer. The “baseboard” area was only 20in x 4.5in, but it would give me the opportunity to try out my new chosen scale, O-9, and also have something on which to run and photograph new models.

Pictures from an artist’s watercolour calendar were cut out to use on the backscene to give more depth and, as usual with my layouts, my wife made the greenery. A rigid LED lighting strip was fixed into the top to light the scene. My first O-9 models were Unit Models kits, but I built the first two coaches using the bodies of OO scale Hornby GWR 4-wheelers.

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