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Track laying on the shunting layout...





Progress on the shelf layout has stalled; mainly due to the lack of suitable storage causing a bit of damage and the restrictive track layout. It doesn't mean it hasn't had a lot of use though; our 5 year old loves driving the Legobiffoman equipped 37, and even Thomas has been chipped. I'm happy to play shunter and couple up the 3 links and change points whilst he drives!


So I thought it was time to go back to a proven design, one that has plenty of play value; the classic inglenook! A delivery this morning has produced a flurry of activity, leaving what you see in the picture above. It's designed to fit my air braked Railfreight stock, so the siding lengths are 5 / 3 / 3 and a bit. We can use the card system to give our shunting a bit of purpose and I can throw in the occasional Cargowaggon to cause a bit of chaos.


Hopefully it will hold our interest long enough for me to actually get somewhere with the scenic this time out. We shall see!

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