Category Archives: Layout design

If you’re suffering exhibition withdrawal symptoms….

Try this – hours of watching and some brilliant layouts.

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Odd modelling ideas #721

This lovely picture is in the Bournemouth/Poole area.  Taken in the 1950’s or early 60’s by that ancient Hillman Minx at the crossing.  For the modeller, this is just what you need as a prototype for everything – two level … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #6512 – these are totally prototypical!

First, one for the station…. Second, one from pre-lockdown.  Model this and neither the trains, nor the rail replacement buses need to move. Lingfield Station crash: Four injured as rail replacement bus crashes  

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Too true (from somewhere on Facebook)

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Minories – the next generation

There’s been a flurry of ‘Minories’ discussion again on RMWeb.  And here are a few of the new ideas. Probably the optimum Minories arranagement, using two ‘Y’ points to reduce the reverse curves and straighten the platform. An ‘almost’ Minories … Continue reading

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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  All’s well in the Bartlett household, but modelling has been replaced by gardening for a day or two.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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