Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

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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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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