Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sorry Chaps

Things have gone a bit quite here lately. I must apologise for work getting in the way. I've been put on a new project and there has been a fair bit of time playing catch up with some of the stuff being completely foreign to me. It is slowly starting to gel and hopefully I can make more progress next week. I hate sitting and planning as it tends to lead to over thinking problems, which just leads in a downward spiral to complete inactivity. best just to get out and do, which hopefully I'll get a chance to this weekend, assuming I don't get drafted into the garden.

The peanut gallery have been tossing a variety of ideas for module plans, which have started expanding somewhat. I must get them to put some ideas down so that the rest of you can have a look and see what you think.

Without further ado here's something from left field for me.

I've tossed around a plan for a wharf which I think would be quite interesting for a small shunting layout that could fit onto a shelf. It sort of took on a life of its own and soon I had this.

I'll point out that the plans are not to scale, just an indication of possible track plans. The idea stems from the overall layout of Port Chalmers. The station at the bottom could be a bit more complex. the boards are all intended to be 4' by 1'. The top module has a dock on one side, and a series of sheds on the other. This could be placed beside the center module for a shunting layout.