Category Archives: Layout design

Modular model railways – the pros and cons?

Dave emailed me recently about exhibiting our ‘N’ gauge modular layout at local exhibitions.  His comment was (in part)…. Hi – not having much success with exhibitions at the minute. The larger ones don’t seem interested in modular layouts….  We … Continue reading

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Holborn Viaduct

This is a layout idea that has been bumbling around for a few months.  It all started with a thread on RMweb, describing some possible ideas for the 2mm Association Diamond Jubilee layout challenge.  This involves developing a cameo layout with … Continue reading

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More on the detail trap

More on the detail trap from The Erratic and Wandering Journey…. Out of Context? I recently re-blogged René Gourley’s post, in which he quoted Marty McGuirk’s comment on Georgia O’Keefe: “Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It … Continue reading

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On my workbench #2

As Christmas approached, I found the time to tidy up the railway room, and have made a list of projects and tasks for the weeks and months ahead.  Some might be considered as overambitious….. But as a simple warmup exercise, … Continue reading

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Avoid getting caught in the detail trap

Following on from the last post, an amusing little tale from Marty McGuirk…. Recently I attended a corporate retreat day where one of presentations that stuck in my head was titled “How to Measure Progress: Moving Forward Toward the Big … Continue reading

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The Pundit Has His Notions And So Does Joe Average

Another gem from Mike Cougill’s OST Blog.  I wish I could express my thoughts as well as Mike does…. There are a lot of definitions imposed on model railroading. Look here and you’ll get one view. Look over there and … Continue reading

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ESNG on the road – again!

As you read this, we should be preparing for the doors to open in Stuttgart, and getting ready to run trains for four days.  Or to put it another way…. European N-Scale Convention Beim internationalen N-Spur -Treffen, gibt es riesige … Continue reading

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