- Fellows,Don,the size of my layout is 170cm x 85cm.Basicly it consist out
of two modules (85cm x50cm)and a fiddle yard/return loop of 170cm
x35cm.I plan to finnish this 'two modules layout ' completely and sqeeze
in a thirth module in between,later on.I also will have to extend the
fiddle yard by an equal board of 85cm x35cm.Sounds complicated no?The
idea behind this is to have a layout asap but with the possibility to
extend it as i go along. I also have a single turnout on the left
module.For now this will serve as a very simple 'station' ,in fact this
is just leavin the door open for a possible extension (on regular
modules ) Then again this may well never be build ,time will tell. The
best part is still to come tough, the legs under this construction are
salvaged from an discontinued Hoe project, time and money saved! In
fact,i can still use this underframe for an other project(in any scale)
i only need to build the modules the same size as this ones.As you can
see in the pictures i put small wheels (like from an office chair) under
the legs, this allows me to pull the layout out of its corner and place
it in the middle of the garage.
Unlike most other people in this group i am not aiming for a pure
industrial layout (i just dont like factorys) but a more touristical
operation. I think this will give me more freedom in building the layout
and the rolling stock.In my original plan i placed the layout in the
south west of France in the Tarn region and i think i will stick with
that.I have the book by Sarah Whright (Oakwood Press) on the subject
wich gives me all the information i need.
On the left module, the trains will ride in the middle of the street. I
need to build a couple of houses there to give the impression of a
town.On the right module there is a small hill and the tracks are in an
incline .There is (or will be) a wooden bridge over this incline, this
will also camouflage the "hole"in the backround.
I will try to make a nice (pencil) drawing of all of this so you guys
can see better what i mean.
Gerrit Van Roy