Tag Archives: Layout design

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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Prototype for everything?

From Facebook ‘Small layout design’ group…. This may be easier for us to model.  How many health and safety contraventions can you spot?  I know that H&S gets (sometimes rightly) a bad name, but after 40+ years of civil engineering, … 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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A Minories of my own – 11 – roads

Well, the vapour-free impact glue dropped through the door, and I was able to get going on the railway again.  I had already put together the roof sections for the bridges under the station.  Just a simple girder representation from … Continue reading

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Some excellent viewing

Unfortunately, I’ve never seen Kier Hardy’s Hornsey Broadway at an exhibition (remember those?)  It is, though, one of the best models that I’ve seen for a long time.  If you’ve got a little time to spare, these two videos make … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 10 – housekeeping

A little snow in Earlswood meant a lot of modelling time….. I built the simple box that will represent the concourse end of the platforms.  Easy to uncouple a locomotive, too, if it’s not under an overall roof.  The boards … Continue reading

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