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Category Archives: Layout design
Having visited the Farnham show, next stop was Warlingham School for the Croydon MRS show. It was an easy run, overshooting Redhill by a couple of junctions on the M25, then a quick drive up the A22. Strangely, Warlingham School … Continue reading
Recently, I came across this rather fine little trolley layout. Unfortunately, there are no sizes or track plan given. The plan is pretty obvious, though I’m not sure what happens around the back of the layout. As for size, it’s … Continue reading
Number 4 is my second Minories post. Back to normal (whatever that may be) next week! If you leave London, and head to the other end of the commuter lines, a Minories like design, sort of ‘mini-Minories’ is another option. … Continue reading
Interestingly, Number 3 is this little American switching layout. Model Railroad Hobbyist has a very nice ‘shunting plank’ in its October edition. It’s in ‘O’ gauge, but the dimensions are a very reasonable 11’- 6” x 17’–19” with a 6’ … Continue reading
Number 2 is this one on the classic Minories design. There are few model railway plans that can be deemed ‘classic’. One surely must be the late Cyril Freezer’s ‘Minories’ plan. The plan was the result a flash of inspiration whilst … Continue reading
Whilst we’re on holiday this week, I’ll repost the all-time top four posts on the blog. Still the most popular post is this one trolley layouts. If it’s so popular, why don’t we see more layouts??? Again we need a … Continue reading
I realised that, having just written my post on expoEM and Llanastr, I had already blogged this little layout. As it’s a busy week, I’ll repost this earlier screed. It’s coming up to holiday season again, so I may well … Continue reading
Last layout from the Southampton show – Spanker Lane, a Minories layout under construction in ‘N’. The show guide states that: Spanker Lane is found in the north of England, where green DMU’s are the order of the day, although … Continue reading
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