I am a very new member and have been encouraged by marc smith to post some photos of my two micro layouts, some photos of which appeared on his thread. Rather than hijack his topic I thought I would open my own.
As a brief introduction I have been drawn to micros because I am hooked on O gauge and have only limited space to build a layout. Once I had accepted this I built and finished my first, called Nanpean. This was a success in as far as I actually finished it, a first, and it showed me that I really enjoyed scenic work but otherwise taught me more of what not to do. I quickly consigned it to the bin and planned and built Kestle Mill, a simple shunting layout with a fan of three sidings. The scenic section was 5 feet long by 14 inches. I was pleased with the end result from a visual aspect but operationally it was a disaster.
At this point The O Gauge Guild announced their 2007 Diorama competition and in a mad moment, and based on my experience of 2 failed layouts, I entered the competition. Bude Quay was the result.
Bude Quay proved to me that I was on the right track and eventually started work on Osney Town. The scenic section was 6 feet long and was based on Dursley in Glos. It has a single platform road and a stub of siding using the goods shed as a view blocker.Having exhibited once locally I switched to DCC control, not difficult on a micro, and invested in sound on the locos
Having built two small layouts in quick succession the bug had really taken hold and as I had always fancied building a small loco shed, The Shed was born. I think I like modelling dirt and it also covers a multitude of sins. This is 6 feet in total including a 1 foot fiddle yard. I couldn't find a suitable subject so the shed is freelance.
Which almost brings me up to date if you are still with me. The urge to build has been on me for a while but I have run out of storage space so after going around in ever decreasing circles I realised that something had to go and decided the only solution was to dismantle Osney Town and reuse the boards. So stealing myself the demolition and salvage team came in but, hopefully, Osney will arise from the carnage. To be continued.. Hope you like the photos.
Edited by rcf, 08 November 2017 - 08:55 .