TAKE IT A STAGE FURTHER
Having built an inglenook, that doesn’t mean that you can’t develop it further. Why not expand it when circumstances permit? Here are a few ideas to illustrate potential inglenook development: Basic inglenook of around 4-6ft long by 1-2ft wide. Basic inglenook with an added scenic/part non-scenic headshunt. Pair of inglenooks, end-to-end. A coal disposal point, such as British Oak, with exchange sidings would be ideal. Pair of fictitious inglenooks, sharing a common central headshunt for added, two-operator complexity. Pair of different-sized inglenooks with a reversing junction. Liskeard (fiddleyard) to Moorswater China Clay, with reversal to Looe, would be a useful prototypical example. Perhaps the most ambitious option: an organic arrangement, for a large room or exhibition hall. Angled boards allow us to follow a ‘twisting-turning’ prototype route, like the Wisbech & Upwell Tramway. A series of in-line inglenooks, in L- or U-shaped format, to fit a particular room. Inspired by the Clayton West Branch, West Yorkshire. A fictitious pair of inglenooks contrived into a traditional oval. Please note, suggested prototypes are inspirational only. Areas coloured in mustard yellow represent non-scenic sections.