Sunday, June 29, 2014

Twice a month

Well, its been a while hasn't it. I wonder what its doing to my page hits...

Things have been a might trying at work this month. That and a few other things have meant that there has not been much blogging done.I've had yet more ideas for layouts from the comfort of my armchair, but nothing has made it to the work bench. I have been distracted somewhat by a small diversion to another scale as well. I have however got back into making beer, so the time has not been completely wasted.

The latest plan is  based on a photo out of the latest Railfan (which continues to be a source of inspiration despite its detailed discussion of the Auckland region rebuild).

Please acknowledge 'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R965' when re-using this image. And done
A nice simple track layout with an interesting split level and no massive banks of ferns in sight. I think it could be made into a nice wee shunting layout, with the only problem being an empties in/loads out set up. Which leads me to my next point.

Something I have noticed is that all the track plans I have come up with are end to end layouts, with no provision for roundy-roundy running. Now I don't have a problem with this as running a train in circles for an hour or so bores me to tears. However I feel that I'm in a minority of 1 in the NZ120 community. Possibly why I'm having a flirt with a larger scale.

'Yes, I've gone mad...'


Anonymous said...

An electric model railway rather than Motorised Dandruff...

Anonymous said...

I come back less often, reflecting your more infrequent updates. BUT am deeply indebted to you and your cohorts' previous posts for inspiration and guidance. Really appreciated over the years, and still look forward to more. SteveF.