84 results found for 'layout design'

  • A home for your layout

    Martin Goodall

    Issue 226 (2013)


    Marthin Goodhall addresses the issue of town and country planning that might be required to build a home for your layout.

    Tags: layout design, storage

  • An Introduction to Hemyock

    Chris Lamacraft

    Issue 230 (2014)



    It was in MRJ 31 that Chris Lamacraft described the building of Ashburton; now he returns with an account that considers his thoughts behind the design of his latest layout Hemyock

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • An O Gauge Convert Confesses

    Bob Essery

    Issue 1 (1985)



    Author, enthusiast and modeller par excellence Bob Essery explains how, with the passage of time, his modelling interests have grown upwards in size and backwards in time.

    Bob charts the development of his modelling 'career' from 00, through EM, to P4 (and the construction of 'Heckmondwike') to his 'conversion' to O gauge, his preference for the pre-grouping era and his initial plans for a 7mm model based around Dewsbury.

    Tags: layout design, MR / Midland Railway, pre-grouping, scales / gauges

  • An Update on Llanfair

    Roger Lycett-Smith

    Issue 242 (2015)



    Roger Lycett-Smith has kindly sent in a few recent pictures of his EM gauge Cambrian Railways Llanfair terminus which, despite being squeezed into a tiny space, even incorporates two private sidings serving a quarry and a mill. Since it was last featured he has replaced the station building with a more authentic design.

    Tags: Cambrian Railway, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Arun Quay - an introduction

    Gordon Gravett

    Issue 239 (2015)



    Eagerly awaited, and not only by us at MRJ, is news of Gordon Gravett's successor to his beautiful Pempoul. Here, with original and thought-provoking clarity, he explains his reasoning that lay behind his design for Arun Quay and a return to Sussex in the 1950s.

    Tags: baseboards, BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, SR / Southern Railway

  • Blea Moor: Decisions

    Peter Kirmond

    Issue 145 (2003)



    Peter Kirmond steers his OO Settle and Carlisle project towards a definitive plan without losing sight of basic requirements.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layout design, layouts

  • Cassette Yards

    Michael Walshaw

    Issue 136 (2002)


    Most layout descriptions pause only briefly to describe their fiddle yards and Michael Walshaw decided to investigate a few alternative designs until he came up with one that suited his requirements.

    Tags: layout design, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Copenhagen Fields - the baseboards

    Tim Watson, John Birkett-Smith, Mike Randall

    Issue 18 (1987)



    The layout under construction by a group of the Model Railway Club's 2mm scale modellers is one of the most talked about modelling projects for years. Everything about 'Copenhagen Fields' is radical and needs to be - for 'Chiltern Green' is a hard act to follow. Here, Tim Watson, John Birkett-Smith and Mike Randall discuss the layout's remarkable baseboards in the first of several articles which will trace the project's development.

    Tags: baseboards, layout design, layouts

  • Dark Satanic Mills

    Karl Crowther

    Issue 230 (2014)


    In MRJ 224 we introduced Karl Crowther's new layout, Hebble Vale Goods. Here he describes the construction of the mill buildings and other structures, and shares the experience he has gained in learnign to use Corel Draw to produce laser-cut sides and windows. He concludes with a detailed and valuable guide to painting new and weathered sandstone

    Tags: buildings, computer-aided design, laser cutting, paints / painting, software, techniques

  • Derwenthaugh: Stretched realities, unexpected bonuses and hard-won truths

    Dave Bradwell

    Issue 152 (2004)


    Dave Bradwell argues that the best way to design the perfect layout is to start building it.

    Tags: layout design