So I thought I'd start posting work my potential layout. It's been on the plan for the last three years, since I've moved into a new house and had to put my long term layout (a potential loft layout) on the back burner.
Gossey Lane is a fictional BR/LNWR layout, inspired by a Gavin Thrum's Great Moor Street, fold-up layout. https://thrumlington.blogspot.com/2015/06/great-moor-street-minories.html
Its will be my test layout, for easy storage, transportation and for making mistakes along the way. I need to run some trains!!!
It's 3 metres long, by 400mm deep, that folds into 3 sections, so like Gavin Thrum's Great Moor Street, it should fit on the back seat of an average car. The hedgehog above will give you an idea of how I would like it to look like.
The name is up for grabs, but Gossey Lane was my main stomping ground as a young trainspotter, as my Grandparents just lived across the road from the London to Birmingham Line.
The track will be old Hornby track, I collected as a young lad of over 30 years ago (I hate seeing things go to waste). It's a bit knacked, but I didn't want to use my new Peco Code 75 track, as that's for my future loft layout… one day. And if I knacker the old Hornby track up, I won't feel so bad.
Here's a few shots of the baseboard…
The hinges will be the abutments of the bridge.
And here it's folded.