Site seeing – the Second Hand Inglenook edition – September 20, 2018

I admire modellers who can get to the meat of a project, quickly and with vigour. Gazmanjack (Gary) on RMWeb used second-hand track, wood and other parts from his modelling left-overs to create a stunningly good small layout for operations. Read on for more. Linden Ford – the second-hand layout Gazmanjack (his handle on RMWeb) … Continue reading Site seeing – the Second Hand Inglenook edition – September 20, 2018

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Site seeing – 10 September – All you ever wanted (or needed) to know about Inglenooks

Since we’re on somewhat of a roll with the Inglenook this week and it’s uses in small layout design let’s go to the source of all things Inglenook. Site 1: Adrian Wymann’s “The Model Railways Shunting Puzzles website” If you’ve not heard of Adrian’s site before then you are in a for a treat. This site has … Continue reading Site seeing – 10 September – All you ever wanted (or needed) to know about Inglenooks

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Site seeing – September 09 (the follow-on Inglenook folio edition)

Yesterday we looked at Yandilla Sidings, an excellently presented Australian Inglenook exhibition layout (read more about that post here). Today we have another Inglenook that jumped out at me on the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts group on Facebook. Site 1: Ben Gray’s “Rozelle Street” layout First we need a little context before we get to the … Continue reading Site seeing – September 09 (the follow-on Inglenook folio edition)

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Site seeing September 8 (Inglenook folio edition)

The reason the Inglenook is such a popular subject for small layouts is simple: it works on many levels to enable operations. Today let’s look at one recently found Australian design. Site 1: Yandilla Sidings Captured and photographed by David Bromage at the Gold Coast Model Train Show in or around June 2016 at the Carrara Indoor Sports … Continue reading Site seeing September 8 (Inglenook folio edition)

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Site seeing – May 11 (the Shelf layout Inglenook post)

It’s been some time since my last post, due mainly to work and other real world commitments. Recently while enjoying a little downtime, I cam across a great set of posts and the layout blog. I wanted to share that with you. Site 1: Burbank Branch Layout A simple Inglenook track plan, this layout has some … Continue reading Site seeing – May 11 (the Shelf layout Inglenook post)

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A Texas Inglenook prototype – The ADM Mill facility New Braunfels

Originally published on the old HVL Blog January 28, 2013 Occasionally for the small layout builder a prototype comes along that you simply cannot forget. The ADM Mill located in New Braunfels, TX is a perfect example. A simple Inglenook switching location that could be built as a standa lone, or incorporated into an existing … Continue reading A Texas Inglenook prototype – The ADM Mill facility New Braunfels

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Jack ‘Shortliner’ Trollope – RIP – April 27, 2019

For those of you reading, who did not know Jack “Shortliner” Trollope, AKA Shortliner Jack, you really missed out on an experience. Jack was a courteous and caring man, modeller and mentor. Always giving of his ideas, and time, with many across the world of model railways. His passion for small space railroad modelling ignited … Continue reading Jack ‘Shortliner’ Trollope – RIP – April 27, 2019

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Site seeing – March 06 – Bruce Petty’s Glendale Freight house Module Redux edition

In a post on January 18, 2017 I made mention of Bruce Petty’s excellent module of the end of the Union Pacific’s Glendale Branch and the freight station located there. Bruce’s Module is 5 feet (1500mm) x 18 inches (450mm) but to my eye looks much bigger because of the great use of the space … Continue reading Site seeing – March 06 – Bruce Petty’s Glendale Freight house Module Redux edition

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Site seeing – January 18 – the ‘Perfect Storm’ but in a good way edition

I’ve had an idea for a small layout, running around the mouse wheel that I use for a brain, for a while now. What kicked the idea off was a 2013 plan published in the Model Railroader for the Glendale Freight House that Union Pacific built there during what I ‘believe’ was the early 1950s. Bruce … Continue reading Site seeing – January 18 – the ‘Perfect Storm’ but in a good way edition

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Site seeing – November 4 – The ‘I got track plans coming out my ears’ edition

Small layouts are my thing. Like most modellers in Australia space here is at a premium. So a small space layout, offering lots of operating potential, is the way to go. Recently a long time model railroad friend Shortliner Jack shot me several links over to look at. We’ll be coming back to look closely at … Continue reading Site seeing – November 4 – The ‘I got track plans coming out my ears’ edition

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