Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

Wisbech & Upwell doodles

Been doodling around with track plans for the Wisbech & Upwell tramway, home to GER tram engines and latterly O4 shunters with side skirts over the motion. It all started with Iain Rice’s ‘Creating Cameo Layouts’ book, where I was … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – Clubhouse additions

Before continuing with my new module, I took time to complete the ‘Clubhouse’ module.  I’d bought some Oxford vehicles in the NGS sale, and some figures elsewhere.  Some of these have been added to the module to bring it to … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – Gapmasters

A few months ago (well actually 15 months), I posted about the ‘Gapmaster’ range of etched PCB sleeper sections, pre-tinned to solder the track to.  The original post is here.  I got hold of some of these neat fittings from … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – Mojo come, Mojo go….

The modelling mojo comes and goes!  I’ve had a bit of free time over the last few weeks, and I should have been starting my new module for Stuttgart.  I was going to use a Watlhers art-décor rail bridge, as … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules (and layouts) – A new(ish) layout

As I write this, I’m looking at a large black box parked in the lounge, and waiting to go into the loft.  What could it be? Kuritu.  At our 2017 show in April, I noticed that Ian Milroy had a … Continue reading

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Hours of fun with maps – and two interesting designs

I was recently reading an RMWeb on building an ‘O’ gauge layout based on the King’s Cross loco stabling point.  This thread is very interesting itself, with track layouts and some excellent photographs of King’s Cross in the steam and … Continue reading

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Shopping list 2017

Bachmann announced their 2017 (and probably well beyond) release at the weekend, and also the unfortunately much smaller number of Farish N gauge releases.  I have put a few pre-orders in, for if and when they arrive.  I just hope … Continue reading

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