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Category Archives: Layout design
I’ve always appreciated Ian Futer’s layouts, and their underlying designs. Some of his best designs are his three-point specials. Very simple, but with enough operation built in to be reasonably interesting to operate. This month’s Railway Modeller brought these plans … Continue reading
Was this really published 30 years ago? I still think this is the most influential book on railway modelling ever published. It introduced a string of new concepts into modelling – for example the ‘cameo’ layout, and ‘staged’ layouts with … Continue reading
I am a firm believer in looking at other scales other than ‘N’. And I can’t cope with criticisms of exhibitions that moan about, “Not much ‘N’ there.” Surely, one can take inspiration from any scale or gauge, and they … Continue reading
Thanks, RMWeb. Now I know! Names have some strange origins. I recall hearing that ‘Tooley Street’ next to London Bridge started off as ‘St Olaf’s Street’. Go figure….. There are some good videos posted by this guy, including….
Try this – hours of watching and some brilliant layouts.
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
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
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
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 All’s well in the Bartlett household, but modelling has been replaced by gardening for a day or two.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