Welcome to Banbury Connections British Outline 00 Scale Model Railway
Founded in 1974, Banbury Connections has grown into a diverse, captivating and complex operational railway featuring 35 stations in an area of 16m x 7.3m. The railway models a cross section of Britain with a focus on the Great Central and Great Western mainlines. Generally set in 1962, apart from brief running periods in 2012 mode, the railway captures an interesting time in British Railways history with the changeover from steam to diesel. This is set against the backdrop of 5 of the 6 regions of British Railways which trace their roots to the Big Four private railway companies of the inter-war grouping period.
The railway is described in the section entitled 'About Us'. Information about how the layout operates is covered in the 'Operations' section while 'Videos' provides videos of general running as well as a drivers eye view of all routes.
'Gosport Tramways' is an 8 metre (26 foot) long tramway feeder service from Gosport railway station.
If you are interested in seeing the railway in its 2012 guise check out the link '50years on'.
The 'Blog' page is a regular feed about progress made on the model railway.
'Rolling Stock Update' refers to rolling stock maintenance and acquisitions.
Click on the 'Resources' tab for access to the Complete Guide to Banbury Connections, station sign and number templates as well as full size maps of the model railway.
'The Prototype' includes a number of videos of the locations modelled as they were in the 1960's.
The 'Links' tab gives access to more photographs of the railway found on the NMRA site as well as any other useful information.
If you wish to contact us please fill in the form on the 'Contact Us' page.
I hope you enjoy all that Banbury Connections has to offer. An overview video of the railway can be found below: