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Hi all, i thought i would add my old layout pilot road, this was probably one of the first box file layouts on the pages of RMWEB and also featured in Model Rail no:143

this was a great project and really got me back into the hobbie without blowing lots of cash and getting great results and was always well recieved at exhibition

Here is the link for you to read about the build.

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/2651-pilot-road/

 

cheers

 

Neil

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Some years ago Carl Arendt challenged a modeller to build a layout in an Ikea "Snackbox".

 

It seems this was done "tongue in cheek" and that he didn't actually think much of the idea himself, but some modellers took up the challenge and a Yahoo group was established. The group never really took off, possibly because the Snackbox dimensions are in fact more constraining than they first appear.

 

Nevertheless I liked the idea, and am having a go at building a pre-grouping goods depot in a Snackbox, as part of the "Farthing" series of small layouts:

 

* This link brings up the entries related to my Snackbox layout ("The depot"): http://www.rmweb.co....age__tag__Depot

 

* And this link is to some general reflections on the design concepts used:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/page/index.html/_/featured-content/the-farthing-layouts-design-principles-r27

 

In terms of inspiration for micro-layout shunting puzzles, here is a link to The Model Railways Shunting Puzzles site:

http://www.wymann.in...ll-layouts.html

 

And here is a link to an RMweb thread on exhibiting boxfile layouts: http://www.rmweb.co....post__p__311355

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Here's a micro layout which I really like, The Brickworks by Arthur Budd http://arthurbudd.webs.com/thebrickworks.htm . There was a thread about it on the previous version of the forum http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7716 .

 

And my own micro layout under construction, Claverton Engineering http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/3355-claverton-engineering-0-165-micro-layout/page__p__24433__fromsearch__1&do=findComment&comment=24433 . It's now got a website at http://clavertonengineering.wordpress.com/ which is a bot more ordered than the topic.

 

Paul

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Layout links as requested

 

http://zeniv.linux.org.uk/~alan/BootLaneGoods/

 

Is my shoebox in N

 

http://zeniv.linux.org.uk/~alan/Hat/Hat1.jpg

 

was abusing my hat slightly in N (and something which others have gone on to do with far more style putting entire scenic layouts on their head)

 

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=37569&p=575952&hilit=llanast

 

on Rmweb 3 has pictures of Llanast which is a Piano Line I built some time back.

 

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=43872&hilit=aeonian

 

is Aeonian hills - my current pre-grouping plank

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My current layout project is a narrow gauge line in 1:87 scale called 'Castell y Bwrdd', built on a hobby table from The Range.

 

I have written a page of notes on the railway at

http://www.castellybwrdd.co.uk

 

and there is some discussion of it on the Layout Topics forum:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/52540-castell-y-bwrdd/

 

At the moment I am concentrating on building the layout ... the trains are for the future, and will probably start out as Roco and Liliput RTR.

 

Regards,

Richard.

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In this forum. Phoenix Yard

 

Pebbles End ( a work in progress) - see my own website.

http://www.island-publishing.co.uk/son of card_challenge_07.htm

 

Abbotsea Gardens - Christmas fun pizza layout

http://www.island-publishing.co.uk/abbotsea.htm

 

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On 6/24/2011 at 9:05 PM, Ian Holmes said:

Far be it from me to blow my own trumpet but I have a fledgling blog about small model railway layout design for those of you who haven't seen it. Its here http://smallmodelrailwaylayouts.blogspot.com/

Ian

Does your website still exist?

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