Category Archives: Layout design

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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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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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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Bembridge, Isle of Wight

I keep returning to Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight, as a near perfect small branch line terminus.  A scale model fits within 4′ in ‘N’ gauge. And with the beach directly to the left, a sea backscene would be … 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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