Tag Archives: Layout design

Modelling different eras

I wondered about visiting the Longfield show yesterday, but after a busy day on Friday trotting around Chinatown (and discussing wedding plans with my eldest), inertia set in and the armchair was more attractive.  And whilst I should have written … Continue reading

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Very minimum radii

Again trawling the Traction Facebook site. Volkmar Meier has some interesting 3D printed interurbans and streetcars on Shapeways.  But here he looks at getting the trolleys to go round in ever decreasing circles…. Tomytec drivers, have you ever wondered about … Continue reading

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Two traction micros

A few weeks ago I posted a link to the little micro-layout of the Japanese Gakunan line.  I’ve included the track layout and another picture below… I recently joined the Facebook ‘Traction Model Railroading’ group, that is full of inspiring … Continue reading

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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  The turntable has been replaced by some rather tight curves.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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