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Category Archives: Layout design
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
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
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
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
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
Well, it’s thanks to Allan and Ron for entertaining us for the past month with pictures of Switzerland, and giving me a break from blogging. I’ll try and get back into the swing of things now, starting with two quotes … Continue reading
Somehow, the mojo has been sorely missing over the past month. I’ve had a rethink about my N-club modules – nothing major – and have been thinking this through. And life has been a bit busy – too many days … Continue reading
Mojo not in good shape this week, so another interesting quote from Mike Cougill’s OST Blog…. How do you choose between two or more equally compelling options? That’s the situation a number of us will face at some point in … Continue reading
One benefit of blogging is being able to write about one’s thinking and planning of the next project. It helps me at least to have to set down some ideas in a logical manner. Of course, these ideas may change, … Continue reading