My 9 year old daughter has a new name for the fiddle yard. We have talked about the "hand of God" descending on our layouts for years. The fiddle yard is the natural home of the hand of god so it has now become known as "The Yard of God" in our house thanks to our daughter Eleanor!
The pub in my previous post is the former Albion at 86 Armley Road in Leeds. This is what it looks like now:
This is the Google Maps reference: https://email@example.com,-1.5723353,3a,75y,33.46h,97.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sR3k-CLrmyuA9zxl5DT2Eew!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
This is a Google Maps shot from a few years ago when it was still a pub:
I have only been to Leeds a couple of times and I have never been to the Albion.
I never got back to posting after Christmas. First a job change and now ...
So here is something I did earlier. Not my best modelling but I am curious to see who recognises it. If you do recognise it perhaps it looks a bit different.
If I can build a Billy Bookcase layout, then perhaps I can build a Billy Bookcase fiddle yard.
Adjoining the 80cm Billy Bookcase on which the layout lives is a 60cm Billy Bookcase. I do not think that the 60cm version is made anymore, however, I have one and it is the ideal place to locate the fiddle yard.
Although the layout itself will only accommodate short trains, I did not want the fiddle yard to be restrictive length. I therefore decided to build a traverser rather