I haven’t posted any track plans for a while. So here are a few that have captured my imagination recently.
Alan Whitehouse’s ‘Mini-MSW’ model of the trans-Pennine Woodhead line, a delightful 5′ diameter 2mm fine-scale layout has a successor. Same size, and concept, but I’m looking forward to seeing Sovereign Colliery Junction.
Two ‘old-school’ layouts. The first is ‘Gutter Lane’ in coarse-scale ‘O’. Continuous run, tight curves, but a rather satisfying design. A lot of fun to run, I suspect.
Then there’s the Potwell Mineral Light Railway. Again in ‘O’ and loosely based on the KESR and similar light railways, this dates from way back, and if I remember correctly, was clockwork powered! But a fun little line.
This is an old Iain Rice plan that I rediscovered. A UK themed switching layout – originally designed to use a 3-way point and an outside single slip and no other pointwork. But a neat little layout, representing a yard at the end of a yard, with the main station under the road bridge.
Two US switching layouts, one in HO and one in O. Both offering a lot of switching fun in a small area.
Finally, from Japan a minimum space scenic loop. A chance to develop your modelling skills at low cost in a small space?