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Off my trolley – an excellent little layout

Recently, I came across this rather fine little trolley layout.  Unfortunately, there are no sizes or track plan given.  The plan is pretty obvious, though I’m not sure what happens around the back of the layout.  As for size, it’s … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – streetcars and trolley layouts – repost

Whilst we’re on holiday this week, I’ll repost the all-time top four posts on the blog. Still the most popular post is this one trolley layouts.  If it’s so popular, why don’t we see more layouts??? Again we need a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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In defense of the roundy-roundy #3

In my earlier ramblings about continuous layouts, I missed out one excellent example, and a concept for such designs.  Chris Morris’ Little Aller is based on Aller Junction in Devon in the early sixties.  The area of the layout is … Continue reading

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In defence of the roundy-roundy #2

It was before Stuttgart that I posted some thoughts on ’roundy-roundy’ layouts.  In the past month I have been looking at my modelling direction yet again.  I’ll explore my thoughts a little more over the next few posts – and … Continue reading

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On my workbench – a little distraction

With Stuttgart two weeks away, I had to admit that my modules just weren’t going to get finished.  Actually, I was beginning to lose interest in them again.  But I wanted to take something new along, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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In defence of the roundy-roundy

You may recall that I have recently been rather critical of continuous run (roundy-roundy) layouts, especially at exhibitions.  The criticism has perhaps been less of the concept, and perhaps more of the fact that there has been a ‘sameness’ between … Continue reading

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