Category Archives: Layout design

Repost – Layout design – different voices – micro-layouts

Another repost today.  All’s well in the Bartlett household, but modelling has been replaced by gardening for a day or two.  After Maxine’s epic pruning work, fortunately the shredder still worked.  And the results were spectacular! Back to the post…. … Continue reading

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LVRR – Dorothy

This would make an interesting model!  No. 1, the private car of the Lehigh Valley Railroad’s superintendant.  Must have been a bit hot inside during the summer months! But imagine the comments you’d get as this trundled past on a … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different!

All still OK in Chateau Bartlett!  I’ve done more modelling in a week than the previous 6 months (though my better half will probably soon mention the garden.) But I thought I’d mention this link on Facebook, for those who … Continue reading

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Down by the seaside

We’ll start the post on the beach at Lancing.  A grey day, but bracing rather than unpleasant.  But why was I there – and what’s this doing in a railway blog? Well, the beach car park was recommended for the … Continue reading

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Kuritu is back!

Several years ago, I bought Ian Milroy’s little Kuritu, an N gauge Japanese tram layout, as he was retiring it from the exhibition circuit. I finally got space in the railway room for it, and having put it up, to … Continue reading

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De Graafstroom

I’ve seen this stunning layout at a couple of shows, and taken a few photos to post, but having seen these videos it’s worth another look. The layout is in HO (3.5mm ft) scale but is 12.26mm (scale 3′ 6″) … Continue reading

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The Alton exhibition 2020

A visit to the Alton MRG show last Saturday.  I realised that I hadn’t been to this show since 2016 or 2017 – I recall that last year’s show was hit by snow!  It turned out to be an expensive … Continue reading

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