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Offline r711zzr

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small & simple
« on: May 03, 2015, 12:08:36 AM »
I am looking to start a new layout over summer, it will need to be small and simple:
- due to space & spare time restrictions,

I caught a look at this layout titled Rhiw in an old Railway Modeller and thinking I could build something similar in a small shelf space ie: about 5 ft by 8 inches in total including fiddleyard.
- layout is on net see above, but has since been broken up. It is OO gauge of course but think it would work in N

I already have a track points - and a class 108 in Blue/Grey 1980's
- I think thought this original layout set in South Wales a NW England scene would look good perhaps with a class 25 or 40 handling the freight.

plus points are
spacious and simple
swap wagons for full empty off scene
no uncoupling on scene
uncomplicated wiring/operation

- because of the points I already own the plan would become a mirror image instantly :)

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Re: small & simple
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015, 10:25:47 AM »
Excellent idea!!  :thumbsup:

Here are some threads that may be of interest:

A general discussion of "small and simple" layouts:


NeMo's superb atmospheric Nuclear Flask Layout:


(Neal) Cooper's "Horseblock Lane" (N Gauge Society Graham Farish Trophy Winner)


For layouts like this you might consider Wire in Tube (rather than point motors) for extra simplicity


Cheers  Jon  :)
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