In defense of the roundy-roundy #4

For my last post of 2018, a few final comments on layout design.

As a member of ESNG, a modular club, where do parts 1-3 of the series leave me?  It sounds very much as if I have abandoned the modular concepts!

But that’s not entirely fair.  Despite my realisation that I do rather like small layouts, our club nights do offer a chance to:

  1. run my longer trains, and test stock, that I can’t do at home.  (At least, when I can find a spare track); and
  2. just sit and enjoy watching the trains go by.

And I have very much enjoyed making my N-Club scenic modules – perhaps just because they have been simple and without points or electrics to go seriously wrong.

So I remain committed to modular layouts.  I don’t see that I will be making any 4′ x 2′ complete layouts as a module – this doesn’t thrill me – but that’s not a criticism of the concept if you are building one at the moment.  But I hope to continue to make simple modules for exhibition use.

Always assuming that I find the time along with all the other projects that are ‘in hand’ at home!  I spend a happy few hours this week repainting a coach Lehigh Valley red.  But then found out that the carefully selected Halfords rattle can is just too deep a red.  So back to square one, and possibly a written off coach.  But it’s been FUN.

[PS, a little later.  Please to say that Halfords’ red and plastic primer totally removed in 15 minutes by Superstrip liquid.  Coach rescued!]

And that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?

About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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