The layout that is intended is shown in the track-plan below (excuse the rather iffy quality of drawing) and the two photos show parts of progress to date, the first the area that is supposed to be "Birlstone", and the second "Paltry Circus", as it is currently. Alterations and additions are needed to the platforms at both.
The fiction is that Birlstone is a town in The Weald, on the northern edge of Sussex, which is served by a rail route that initially ended here, but was extended to the coast at Sanditon, while Paltry Circus is a very low-grade terminus on the eastern fringe of the City of London, being a sprig off the East London Line.
The fact is that everything is 0 scale, the track being to "coarse" standards. The trains are a mixture of 1950s Bassett-Lowke, and modern Ace, with the odd things from other sources added-in. There is a timetable, and, when I've finished fiddling about, there will be a full set of signals, so while the wheel-standards are slack, operating practices are (supposed to be) tight. And, as buildings and other things grow, there will be a pretty strict limit, which says that they must be made using materials and methods that were available no later than the early 1950s. Apart from the sleepers, plastic is almost entirely unknown here!
Welcome, old friends, and, I hope, new.
For a quick guide to “ modern tinplate” suppliers, see Post 699.
Old threads, so that I can find them
Edited by Nearholmer, 24 February 2018 - 22:15 .