I think it is time to re-assess my modelling. I am nearly 70 years old and still making layouts at quite a rate. I realise this can not go on for ever, but even now I have just built three more baseboards for projects I have ‘in mind’. Added to this I have two unfinished layouts and five that are currently ‘on the circuit’, and it doesn’t stop there, I am still involved with three other layouts that have moved on to other homes. That makes a total of thirteen layouts, built or building over the last three years.
I have to admit that Exhibiting is becoming more difficult due to lifting etc. and if it was not for some excellent support from my wife, son, Graham and Shaun, I would have given up some years ago. Having said that, making layouts is a compulsion that does not go away, perhaps obsession is a better word but whatever, planning and making continues.
The following layouts are 95% complete, is a layout ever finished? and are all viewable on this site.
Sefton Yard – O Gauge Shunting Yard —– 1955 – 1970 in various eras
Low Street -OO Sleeper Depot ——firmly fixed 1955-60
Merlins Lane – O Gauge DCC Sound Fuelling Point —–1964 -68
Morlock Heath – O Gauge Engineers Yard — various eras 1970 to 1995
4000yds – Area5 -SM32 WW1 ——– 1916-18
The following are layouts made by myself, but now owned by others
Norton Wood – OO 3rd Rail Station
Norfolk Coke and Tar – O Small Steam Shed (originally Industrial)
Ashwell Moor – O Gauge Fuelling Point (DC)
This brings us to the current batch of baseboards and the two unfinished layouts. All un-named at present.
O Gauge Loco Depot (transition) – Complete up to Electrics – about 50% Complete. I would like to run my Industrials as an alternative.
O Gauge Station Layout (transition+) – Complete up to Electrics – about 50% Complete. 1955 to 1970 various eras and areas.
OO Gauge Modern Station – Baseboard only —- 1985 onwards in various eras and areas
OO Gauge Steam Shed – Baseboard only —— 1955-62 various Regions.
OO – Layout based on a Diesel Fuelling Point or American HO Shunting layout – decision still to be made.
Well that’s about it – I must be mad!
I will post all progress on this site as things proceed.