Monday, February 7, 2011

A micro-layout is born....

Looking at all the left over materials from the construction of the framework and base boards of my HO scale "home" layout and after a  few hours of planning, cutting & drilling - the basis of a micro-layout is born.

Here is a photo of the top and frame work that will host a minimum space, micro-layout. The top is 1200mm in length and 450mm in width with a height of 1200mm - frame work of pine and a top of plywood for strength and more importantly - lightweight and portability!

Why such a small layout? Well not only did I want something that could be completed in a short amount of time, but I also wanted the opportunity to show to the modelling world that just because you might think that you dont have the room for a model railway layout, that a small, minimum space layout isn't out of the question and that no matter what scale or gauge you model in, or no matter how large or small your home or flat is - anyone has room for a model railway!

Anyway - this is just the beginning, the framework is there - now for painting to seal the timber and getting the track plan finalised and some track work laid.

Please enjoy and feel free to post any comments.

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