Busy couple of days, and didn’t get around to blogging – I did something useful instead!
Thursday’s ESNG meeting didn’t really happen. Our hall had become a polling station, so we moved into the church itself (of similar size) to meet. By 7:30 there were just the three of us, and by 7:45 that had grown to five. So we didn’t bother with running, but had a useful chat about future exhibitions – and a lot of other things.
Inspired by Little Aller Junction at the NESCOTT show, I have been continuing to play with Smallbrook Junction on the Isle of Wight as a simple junction layout. With a little compression between junction and road bridge, I came up with this 5 x 1 ft design. I am still playing with the fiddle yard design. A train turntable at each end would be one option, but for exhibitions looping each end to make a continuous circuit might be best.
With it, one could model scenes like this….
Or really run trains from any region with a touch of Rule 1.
But there’s nothing new under the sun – a modular layout with end loops on an LMS signal training layout in 1925.