Small lay­out, big fun

Brian Will­cocks

Model Rail (UK) - - The Club Room -

This is a 3ft by 2ft mini-lay­out which I built over six months for The 2017 Need­ham Mar­ket lay­out com­pe­ti­tion. The brief was to build a lay­out within that space, and to in­clude as much move­ment as pos­si­ble. About this time, in Model Rail, Paul Lunn pro­duced an ar­ti­cle on hol­i­day camp lay­outs, and the idea took shape. I wanted to try DCC, and per­haps Bri­tish outline with sound. Bachmann had just in­tro­duced their DMU, and the whole con­cept was start­ing to crys­tallise. As an as­so­ci­ate mem­ber of a lo­cal club, I en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion. I wanted to try as many new scenic prod­ucts and ways of do­ing things as I could. I used Shaper Sheet from Wood­land Scen­ics for the con­tours, which was a great suc­cess. I tried mod­el­ling var­i­ous water ef­fects (with less suc­cess!) and I added many ac­ces­sories and bits from my ‘use­ful parts’ box. It was great fun.

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