A handful of sidings?
They may be compact in size, but that doesn’t mean inglenook layouts need to be short on ambition too, says PAUL A. LUNN.
They may be small, but that doesn’t mean inglenook layouts need to be short on ambition, says Paul A. Lunn.
Alan Wright’s ‘inglenook’ shunting layout concept is a railway modelling cornerstone. It has been replicated and modified many times, and continues to find favour as part of the model railway planner’s armoury of solutions. The reason is simple: it’s quick to build and interesting to operate. There is, however, much debate about what actually constitutes an inglenook. Are you one of those people who is highly specific about the number and length of sidings, how many points are used and the size of the baseboard? Or are you more flamboyant, perhaps adding a run-round loop or additional sidings? I don’t propose to go into that debate here. What I’ve done is far more exciting: provide you with eight inglenook ideas based on various prototype locations, but the same common track plan.