Tag Archives: Layout design

The three-point trick

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

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Scaleforum 2020 – online

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

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Minories – what’s in a name?

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….

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  All’s well in the Bartlett household, but modelling has been replaced by gardening for a day or two.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

I think it’s sinking in that this social distancing is here for the long haul.  Maxine has just popped out to wave – from the car – a bride off to her wedding – that will consist of vicar, bride, … Continue reading

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