As I'm moving, doing anything with my main layout is pointless at the moment. So I'm hoping to build a small shunting/branch line station terminus layout. There a number of points that I'm hoping to include:
Good operating interest, eg. goods yard for shunting
Be able to expand if needed
Portable; maybe exhibitions and for moving house
I've operated on an O gauge layout that was very similar to this and spent quite a few hours on it until my mum came to fetch me. My only suitable loco at the moment is a Bachmann Ivatt 2mt (the tender version) but I'm hoping to get Bachmanns 4f and J11 as well as Hornbys new Sentinel if it's any good. Other locos may also be added funds permitting.
This will be first proper layout so I'm hoping to learn base board building, wiring, ballasting and scenery as well as whatever else needs doing. It's probably going to end up as an Inglenook puzzle, but with a small station. It will be steam era, but I'm hoping to keep it general for other eras that I may get into such as BR blue. I'll be posting progress, although the layout isn't even in planning stage yet.
Latest photos, like the one below on page 12 http://www.rmweb.co....-photos/page-12
Edited by hornbyandbf3fan, 13 April 2015 - 17:27 .