Got this in from Alan – he’s busy with a N scale folded dogbone.
Have a look and leave a comment below!
“Dear Alastair i am not a big train modeller but every 5 or 6 years i seam to get the bug, so at Christmas I decided to start a fresh project hope you find it of some interest.
A superb layout – a big thank you to Alan for sending in his N scale folding dogbone layout.
I think it’s a really popular shape / track plan because you get a lot of running options and plenty of space for scenery.
But perhaps the main reason is access – it’s easy to reach everything on the layout. It sounds such a small point, but as we all learn, access is everything…
Some folk have all the space in the world, and it’s still a good track plan to use – like Dick’s G scale dogbone.
Just goes to show, a little planning can go a long way. Will’s benchwork for his folded dogone springs to mind.
And of course, there’s the name. Just makes me smile.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget, the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to stop dreaming and start doing.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.
Alan, great layout. One question, do you have access to the tracks inside the tunnel since the “mountains” back up to the corner walls.
Alan, I love your track plan for a relatively small space; lots of operating opportunities for lots of trains! I too wondered about accessibility since you seem to be tucked into the corners of your room, br sure you can reach all areas of track for future problems and/or development. Great start to what looks like a great layout. Please keep us posted on your development.
I’ve been asking this question for several months and haven’t recieved an answer for anyone:
Who is the maker of the large bridge seen in part in pictures 6 & 7 and where was it purchased? I’ve seen other model RR using a similar bridge and it makes me jealous. LOL
Terry, if you mean the suspension bridge seen in some of the pics here (and also featured in Dangerous Dave’s famous layouts) it’s a Hornby model, ref R8008. Looks impressive, and I have on myself purely because I always wanted one as a kid but couldn’t afford one on my pocket money. Mind you, suspension bridges are rarely used on real railways I think?
Impressive! How did you handle the return loops?