Category Archives: Layout design

A Modeling Hierarchy

Yet another thought provoking post by Mike Cougill on the OST blog.  Here he focusses on how to compose the scenes on our model railways, and how there might be a “hierarchy” of detail in our modelling.  He introduces the … Continue reading

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Rosamund Street (Low Level) Sidings

Came across Rosamund Street on RMWeb.  Only 5′ long in 4mm scale (plus sector plate and fiddleyard, but a very attractive design.  It also contains the classic ‘Inglenook’ shunting puzzle.  The builder describes the concept: As a trainspotter in the … Continue reading

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West Sussex N Gauge MRC : 4-5 November 2017 #2

Sunday morning, Mr Dawes’ milkman’s nose again tracked down some bacon and eggs – this time at the ‘Portuguese Grill’ in Littlehampton town centre.  Then it was off to play trains again.  The advantage of a two day show is … Continue reading

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West Sussex N Gauge MRC exhibition: 4-5 November 2017

Friday afternoon, Allan, Derek and I loaded up Allan’s truck, and headed for the West Sussex show.  We put together a joint N-club modular circuit with the West Sussex boys.  The actual layout went together very well on the Friday … Continue reading

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ESNG on the road

Three final shots from the Croydon show, that Paul took of his Kato Racetrack.  It took some time to set up, as they couldn’t find the tables, but the end result was, once again, an eye-catching display. And Stuttgart is … Continue reading

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Not quite a Minories

Last layout to describe from the Uckfield show is ‘Surrey Arms’ in EM.  I found this an interesting design concept, a sort of mini-Minories.  Here’s the description from the show guide: And here are some photographs of the layout. The … Continue reading

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Uckfield MRC show 2017

On to my third model railway exhibition in three weeks.  Uckfield was another excellent show.  It was a contrast to Farnham.  Farnham was larger with more larger layouts.  Uckfield seemed to have more small layouts.  There were a few old … Continue reading

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