Tag Archives: Layout design

Model Railway Journal no. 274 – Wise words

I took the day off from visiting exhibitions last Saturday – nothing very close, and I had already posted flyers to all 5 of them.  So, a more reflective blog today. I’ve started to get just the one model railway … Continue reading

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Odds and ends….

A few bits and pieces as a change from exhibition reports (although people seem to like pictures from an exhibition more than me wittering on…..)  All are from that wonderful time waster YouTube…. First a car journey up the A20 … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #456 – Believe it or not?

Or what to do with an old roundhouse…. From Facebook and originally Google Earth, this car repair shop has been adapted from part of a roundhouse.  The turntable has been replaced by some rather tight curves.  This would make such … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #70 – An interesting project?

From Facebook, Micro/Small Railroad group.  It’s not Photoshopped, but from Englewood Logging Ry, Vancouver Island, BC.  Anyone game to model this in ‘N’? It makes the ‘Pacer’ units positively modern, and I suggest that a Dapol Pacer could be a … Continue reading

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The Cromford Canal

Thursday morning, we walked down from the hotel to Cromford Mills, less than half-a-mile away.  These mills were the site of the first cotton-spinning machine invented by Richard Arkwright.  This whole stretch of the Derwent Valley and its mills has … Continue reading

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Minories #2 – Out in the suburbs – repost

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

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A small shunting layout – repost

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

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