Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

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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ESNG meeting 17 October 2018 – and On my Workbench

A good turn out of 10 members at last week’s meeting – but missing the Cha(I)rman who is camping in Mayday Hospital (hopefully out now) with gall stones.  They say they are just observing him – it’s a tough job … Continue reading

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Where is the ‘wow’ factor?

My visit to TINGS and the various forum discussions that followed provoked a certain amount of thought.  The NGF threads on the exhibition really just showed that everyone is different, and different people like different things.  So some people disliked … Continue reading

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Victoria East – another Minories PS

It’s been a while since I looked at urban termini.  Looking at London Victoria in the 1950’s there seems to be an interesting ‘bitsa station’ design that is possible. The distance between the road bridges is about 4′ in ‘N’, … Continue reading

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On my workbench #9

It’s been a month of modifications.  It started when I tried to show off the railway to son Michael, and found that when I changed the points, there was a dead short.  So the first task has been to rewire … Continue reading

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On my workbench #8

Not much to report on the workbench….  Too much thinking and not enough modelling over the past month.  And too much exhibition organisation.  But I have thought again about my N-club modules.  I decided that I really did want to … Continue reading

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