Melford was my first Exhibition Modern Image layout and I have fond memories of making it and displaying it. After exhibiting this layout for over five years, it was eventually sold. I kept track of it for about two years longer, then it disappeared. I have no idea where it is now or even if it exists.
When I was designing the layout, try as I may I could not get the design to fit the proposed two even sized baseboards of 5′ 6″ X 2′. Whatever I did a point ended up on a join. I don’t know whether I made the right decision but – I made the base boards two different sizes, one was 5′ x 2′ and the other was 6′ x 2′. I never mentioned this is the MODEL RAIL article, mainly because I was a bit embarrassed. I really did not know whether you should do things like that! Now, 15 years on, would I do it again – ‘yes’ if it still went in the car.
This layout has appeared in MODEL RAIL No.15 JANUARY 2000.
Also on a MODELRAIL DVD/VIDEO