IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THIS LAYOUT THREAD, WELCOME, AND THANKS FOR LOOKING. MY ADVICE WOULD BE TO FAST FORWARD TO THE LAST PAGE (p.11 at time of writing) AND THEN BROWSE BACKWARDS, AS THE LAYOUT HAS SEEN A NUMBER OF IMPROVEMENTS SINCE THIS FIRST POST, ESPECIALLY IN REGARD TO THE APPEARANCE OF THE TRAINS THEMSELVES. John C. 14 March 2017
After 4 years I've just (almost) finished my layout, a loft-based affair in 4mm scale using 00-SF standards. So time to take a breather and post a few pics.
Stoke Courtenay represents a small GW junction station in the 1930s, the track layout being based on Brent, south Devon, with a few variations. If there's any interest, once I return from holiday in a couple of weeks I'll post a bit more info and some more pics.
Unlike many retired returnee modellers I have no lifetime's collection of stock, just a rag bag of new and second-hand items, and unbuilt kits, gathered together over the last four years. I've been exercising a self-denying ordinance on these pending completion of a layout to run them on, so at present they're all more or less as I bought them. So I look forward to spending the next four years detailing, weathering, kit-building, repainting and general tarting up.
I can see I'll also have to investigate some better lighting for layout photography. A lot to learn there, and indeed in all other areas, having been out of this game for 40+ years until 2012.
Edited by checkrail, 02 April 2017 - 12:43 .