Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

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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Layout design – redux – different voices – simple layout, complex operation

The third post, a long way behind the traction ones, is about small, switching layouts. Another interesting voice in the layout design world is Lance Mindheim, who most originally posts at http://www.lancemindheim.com/. He has built a number of very interesting … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – redux – streetcars and trolley layouts

As I’m in Stuttgart this week, I thought I’d repost the three most popular posts since I started blogging three or more years ago.  I’ve updated them a little, too.  One difference I note from starting blogging – I cut … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – a new module – the Club House

You will recall a while back, I posted Allan’s holiday snap of an interesting building in Switzerland made out of old containers….. And how I had bought a bag of cheap containers at TINGS….. Well, I found the site of … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – should I make some changes?

Over the past three years or so, my N-club modules have made slow progress.  Totalling 3.6m in length, along the loft wall, they represent Rochelle Park on the Lehigh Valley.  The layout has got to the point when it is ready … Continue reading

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That was the week, that was…..

Well, it’s been quite some week…… The new budgie has been named ‘Busta’, as he spends his whole time trying to break out of his cage….. And sit on the lampshade….. Chantelle, my youngest, completed her music course at the … Continue reading

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