I’ve been enjoying your site for a number of years now and noticed that a lot that has been published have been very large model railways.
Although they are absolutely brilliant models not everybody has the room for a large layout.
Also I feel it’s a bit daunting for someone new to this great hobby.
I’ve included a few photos of two builds I’ve done to show being small doesn’t have to be a boring flat layout.
The first pictures are on a base of 5ft x about 3ft 3” with the sidings.
The second is 5ft x 3ft I built for a severally mentally handicaped young lad. It was built to keep it simple as not to confuse him with points, lights and switches ect.
Although it’s quite basic with a tunnel and water fall gives it that little bit more interest.
With this size layout I put on castors so it can be slid under a single bed when not in use.
I hope these few photos can give a few people some inspiration to give it a go.
With a bit of imagination and possibly the help of your “How To” book there’s no limit to what they can achieve.
A huge thanks to Bill – he really does demonstrate something I’m always banging on about: it’s not lack of space that stops people creating a layout, it’s lack of imagination.
You’ve just got to roll your sleeves up and have some fun.
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 get going on your own layout.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still going strong.