TAKE IT A STAGE FUR­THER

Model Rail (UK) - - Masterplan: Inspiratio­nal Layout Ideas -

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.

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