Creating a layout or diorama based on a real place or event with members of the Luton O Gauge Group
The Luton O Gauge Group have a wealth of experience to share about designing layouts based on real locations. Examples include:
- Central Works is based on the Longbridge Car Plant and can be seen at Guildex 2022.
- Harpenden East is based on the real place that existed between Leighton Buzzard and Welwyn garden City until the Beeching cuts in the mid 60s. It is, in its entirety, 54 feet in O gauge.
- The Great Train Robbery diorama was created, not to glamorise the event but to depict the specific railway location and what happened.
Members of the group will discuss considerations made when choosing a real location. What research has to be done and how you get started. In the case of The Great Train Robbery, there were ethical dilemmas to consider and they thought long and hard about what to include in this diorama. They will also discuss how you might have to choose part of a site and, how authentic you may or may not get.
The event takes place on Friday 26th August@ 20:00 BST
The event is FREE to members or £2:00 for non-members.
You must register for this event as places are limited.