72 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Drighlington for Adwalton

    Steve Hall

    Issue 201 (2010)



    Steve Hall explains the background to his current project, a large 4mm layout based on an ex-GNR prototype, looking at the prototype timetable and operations, the moving on to explain how he has gone about starting to turn the dream into a reality.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, GNR / Great Northern Railway, layout design, layouts, operation, prototype

  • Grassington and Threshfield

    Stephen Ross

    Issue 48 (1991)



    Most new recruits to 7mm scale have moved up in size, but Stephen Ross came to it from the live steam model engineering fraternity. A famous layout discovered at an exhibition convinced him that the Senior Scale was the ideal vehicle for an exercise in nostalgia.

    Tags: layout design, layouts, MR / Midland Railway

  • Inkerman Street

    Bob Barlow

    Issue 15 (1987)



    The MRJ team is building - or perhaps 'organising' would be a better word - a minimum-space exhibition layout in 7mm scale. It's radical in concept, experimental in nature - and it worries us all to death. Editor Bob Barlow tells of the uncomfortable birth-pangs of 'Inkerman Street, LMS' and, in committing it to print, ensures that we finish it.

    1940 LMS (ex-L&Y).

    Tags: layout design, layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, minimum space

  • Junctions on the Essex Border

    Richard Chown

    Issue 106 (1998)


    In another of his occasional looks at layout plans designed with operation in mind, Richard Chown heads east to Barlow country.

    Haverhill - interchange between GER and Colne Valley & Halstead Railway.

    Tags: GER / Great Eastern Railway, layout design, operation