Category Archives: Layout design

Some smallish layout designs….

I haven’t posted any track plans for a while. So here are a few that have captured my imagination recently.  Alan Whitehouse’s ‘Mini-MSW’ model of the trans-Pennine Woodhead line, a delightful 5′ diameter 2mm fine-scale layout has a successor.  Same … Continue reading

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No internet to guide us?

From the “Micro/Small Model RR Layouts” Facebook page, with permission. Attributed to Al Judy, On30 Railroading. ‘Some very wise words from a long time modeler.  It is a very fair assessment of things by someone who has “been there and … Continue reading

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A Swiss layout under way

Not mine, I hasten to add!!!!  I thought that I had better email Ian Milroy and tell him what I had done with his original Kuritu.  Fortunately he was complementary about the changes, and also sent me some pictures of … Continue reading

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Stewarts Lane – sort of

Amongst all my other projects ongoing, I have two N-club boards that need some railway on them.  So how about squeezing a quart into a pint pot?  Stewarts Lane lay just south of the River Thames in Battersea and was … Continue reading

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Return of the roundy-roundy

Picking up on those posts from the end of 2018 (was it really over two years ago?), I’m not sure whether I have posted these excellent layouts on here before – at least my tagging and indexing isn’t good enough … Continue reading

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Size matters?

Reading the latest Model Railway Journal, a letter from Alan Fell caught my eye.  It’s quite long, but I’ve quoted it in full, as it could be helpful to us modellers.  There had been some discussion in previous editions as … Continue reading

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Some small layouts

Three little layouts caught my eye recently. The first two come from this month’s edition of British Railway Modelling.  Both are in 4mm scale, and both are just 5′ long (say 3′ in N.)  Some of you have probably seen … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 14 – slow

Not much to report.  I’m back to fighting fit after my vaccination – little in the way of side effects – but haven’t been able to get much enthusiasm for track laying. I’ve added some more rails…. Added the bases … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 13 – a big decision?

And can you guess what it is, from the picture below? I’ve decided to go DCC for this layout.  I’ve already got the point operation bits to operate them on DCC, but I’ll also go for digital train operation.  Why, … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 12 – first track

First, a contrast in packaging….. Believe it or not, these two packages, each from a well known box-shifter, have the same contents.  Namely, two of these aquatic creatures…. They’re lovely models, but I wish that I had remembered that I’d … Continue reading

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