Steve’s been in touch with his OO scale layout:
Wondered if you guys might be interested in a smaller 00 British layout project that I’ve been working on.
After a house move I down-sized and have very limited space. This layout is about 6’6″ x 3’6″, so VERY compact for 00 Scale. Some would say too small for a viable layout.
I considered N scale but I have so much investment in 00 with DDC sound locos, rolling stock and buildings etc. that it was too expensive to change.
The layout is very much a work in progress and nothing is fixed down because I need to dismantle everything when I need the space. The board is in two pieces, made of 9mm plywood and 2″×1” bracing.
It’s far from perfect but gives me a lot of pleasure with plenty of running options.
Hope that you like it.
That’s pretty much it so far. I’m married to an American girl so live between the two countries. Its been interesting looking at the HO layouts and comparing them to my 00 things. Considering a HO layout for our US base now.
There’s often a lot of negative comments on other forums dismissing anything small as insignificant so I’m hoping that it may buck the trend.
My previous garage layout was 12’x12 sort was a real challenge.
This project is limiting because it has to be packable when my wife needs to invite dinner guests !!
She’s a very tolerant and patient wife but she has her limits 😉
I’m in the US at the moment but will be back in England in a couple of weeks.
Thank you for all your hard work. The site is fascinating.
Withernsea, East Yorkshire”
A huge thanks to Steve – it’s another layout that just goes to show lack of space is never a problem with a bit of thought.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get going on your layout, the model train Beginner’s Guide is here.