Now that’s settled: Victoria Park revisited

I’ve not seen this layout before, but being a fan of passenger rail, and really wanting to model a smaller (read portable) layout, I really rather like the look of Victoria Park. Take a look at this one I think that you will enjoy it.

Prince Street

I think I’ve settled on a plan and it’s time to start talking about it. As I mentioned in the title, I’m going to build a second version of Ian Futer’s Victoria Park plan. This was the same plan I used for the first of the micro layouts I built last winter. Here’s a quick view of the plan:
Victoria Park actual
I’ve shared it before, but here’s a superb Youtube video of the layout in operation:

And, finally, a photo of what I built the first time:
While it doesn’t show in my photo, the top of that baseboard wasn’t exactly level. This was more from my inadvertantly leaning on it than any structural issue with the foam core-based structure. Worse, the length of track designed to exit the board and connect to the staging sidings was some of the worst I think I’ve ever built and it was really almost too…

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About Andrew Martin

After a long IT and Telecommunications career in the USA and Australia, I've decided I need a break, I've changed focus and now work in the public transport sector - a complete change of pace. Hobby wise I'm focused on model railway layout building and modelling. I blog, write and publish as often as I am able.
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