The layout is in a 12' square room (with inconvenient chimney
breast jutting out) and was started nearly 5 years ago. I started with two
layers. The upper was to be US outline and the lower UK outline. Over the
years I have given up on the UK and gone wholly American.
My layout was originally envisaged as based on the New Haven
in the 1950s on one layer. A few years ago, a friend suggested going down to the
lower level and I also bought a couple of South River roundhouses. These then
lead to a never built lower level with a steam servicing facility. This was
to be set in the 1930s. You can see it here.
However, the upper level just wasn't working so I have now pulled
it down and rebuilt it.
You can see the build pages for my current layout here:
January 2013 - A few more odd jobs on the layout.
December 2012 - Little men and finally the layout!
November 2012 - Still on the dark side (otherwise known as non-railroad modelling) which you can see here.
October 2012 - I know I should finish something...
September 2012 - Thomas Yorke Bordello and the fascias are finished. Now onto those curtains...
August 2012 - Thomas Yorke Bordello continues - how to light those little people... and a fascias again
July 2012 - Holidays and fascias
June 2012 - Schmidtchens and the Thomas Yorke Bordello
May 2012 - Just starting a few small projects to keep my hand in.
April 2012 - Change of work means no modelling really :(
March 2012 - I finally got going again at the end of the month but did also did a bit on my FremOn30.
February 2012 - I went on holiday and fell off the modelling wagon...
January 2012 - Finishing off some of those projects
December 2011 - Laying the upper track and then videoing it from a little video camera
November 2011 - Finally working on the layout
October 2011 - Transformers
September 2011 - Distractions!
August 2011 - Boats and harbours
July 2011 - Harbour area
June 2011 - New projects
May 2011 - Martin Machine getting
near the end and back on the layout river.
April 2011 - Martin Machine...
March 2011 - Martin Machine carries
February 2011 - DIY gets in the
way a bit!
January 2011 - New Year, new
bits of the layout.
December 2010 - Yippee - back
to scenery and structures
November 2010 - Wiring and more
October 2010 - Still laying track...
September 2010 - The sky is finished
- hallelujah! On to track laying on the lower level.
August 2010 - Mostly backdrops
and sky painting with some new lights thrown in
June - July 2010 - New plans
and the beginning of the backdrop epic saga
February - May 2010 - To helix
or not to helix
January - February 2010 - The
loft and plans
November - December 2009 - Ripping
out the old layout and moving the staging yard down