Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

Very minimum radii

Again trawling the Traction Facebook site. Volkmar Meier has some interesting 3D printed interurbans and streetcars on Shapeways.  But here he looks at getting the trolleys to go round in ever decreasing circles…. Tomytec drivers, have you ever wondered about … Continue reading

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Two traction micros

A few weeks ago I posted a link to the little micro-layout of the Japanese Gakunan line.  I’ve included the track layout and another picture below… I recently joined the Facebook ‘Traction Model Railroading’ group, that is full of inspiring … Continue reading

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A video and some interesting loops….

Brian has been testing his Brighton Belle…. “This is not supposed to be a spoiler, but I couldn’t help but be impressed by the detail on The Brighton Belle 5BEL from Arnold – it shouts quality” And how about these … Continue reading

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End loop ideas

I have been continued to think about the best design of end loops for our N-club modules.  I was impressed by this loop next to us in Stuttgart this year, with its internal sidings.  I have also been spurred into … Continue reading

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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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