Hello RMwebber's. Snitzl is a nickname I've had from very young, used by my mother to describe the mess I used to make whenever I made something. These blogs will illustrate whatever I've been obsessed with, whether it be sctrach building, electronics or venture's into the unknown. I tend to model whatever I like, with little thought as to location. For instance, the illustrated lattice bridge is based on a bridge that existed at Kimberley Station, Notts, which was G.N.R. and later became Midland and the engine pictured alongside it is a scratch built L.S.W.R. by Stephenson ( 7 foot driving wheels ).
Below are examples of some of my work taken from the two layouts that I am currently working on, these are 'Snitzl Town' and 'Fun Town. I take my inspiration not only from the real world but also the model press and films. The terraced cottages below are based on structures found on a layout called Eaton Gomery, by Peter Thomas, the Mart, also pictured below actually existed in the early 1900's on Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham. The track plan for Snitzl Town is similar in design to Iain Rice's Tregarrick, which was a North Cornwall Minerals Railway, Fun Town on the other hand, is a very simple micro layout which breaks alot of rules. On Fun Town, none of the rolling stock ever existed in the real world and many features such as Jules Vernes Tower, Vernes Flying Machine, Monorail, Railway Market and Steam Tram are pure modelling fun. I started scratch building in the early 1980's and have included a few images below of my efforts.