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A possibly foolhardy attempt to combine British and Swiss outline modelling in one layout

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Where Nations Collide

This is an ambitious project, which is an attempt to combine my British and Swiss modelling interests in a single layout. The idea is for a fixed track plan that will work either as a British or a Swiss outline layout, with scenery and buidings as swappable modules to enable the layout to be run in either mode. Time will tell whether or not this approach will actually work or not, but the intention is an operation-based layout rather than a exhibition-quality display layout.   It centres aroun

Tim H

Tim H

 

First photos of work in progress

Some pictures of work in progress. Nothing's wired up yet, but I've got some rolling stock out to test siding length and gove some idea of how things will look. The idea is to keep stock to a single era for a given operating session, not the mix of transition and far more modern stock you see here!     One end of the layout, with the junction for the branch, and a down express. There will be a road bridge here, at the point where the curve gets dramatically sharper on the branch.     F

Tim H

Tim H

 

We have progress!

After far too long a delay I've finally got round to getting the baseboards assembled, and a lot of the track laid.   Largely following the original proposed track plan, although nothing's fixed down as yet (The beauty of Kato Unitrack is you can rearrange things very easily if you realise the trackplan isn't quite working.   Photos to follow.

Tim H

Tim H

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