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Divide et Impera! The scenic divider helps to cope with different scenes

You may find the idea of having different scenes on a micro layout somewhat strange.  But it is not! There is one great tool to use: the scenic divider. 131 more words

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Organised chaos!

My work bench during the construction of the distillery buildings for my current micro-layout project: Loch Dhu Distillery.

Strangely enough, I can usually find all my tools…


Loch Dhu Distillery...

…the other side of the layout:

With only four by two to play with, the operating potential of this Scottish-based distillery themed micro-layout is doubled by dividing it into two scenes – at the cost of narrower scenes. 205 more words


A (small) bit on the side...

Whats this all about then? Well for a while now I’ve had an itch to do something slightly different but still based in Sussex. One thing I’ve been looking into and planning is some 16mm narrow gauge in the garden, but apart from building a few items of rolling stock and knocking up a couple of points the rest is a long way off yet. 383 more words

It´s all about operating...the house of cards

Why do we build model railroads? For operating, aren´t we? Ok..there may be some model railroaders who only like to plan, to build and to regard their own creation. 208 more words

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Save Your Time - Take A Switching Tour

That´s one of the iconic micro layouts: John Allen´s Timesaver. Originally designed as a non-scenic training ground, the Timesaver transformed more and more into a scenic switching layout. 134 more words

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...out of sight - out of mind ...the mystery of sneak-off tracks

Compact bookshelf layouts have one problem in common. If you are not satisfied with a naked switching puzzle, you will need a track leading your trains into the big, wide world. 318 more words

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