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This rambling blog is about building a simple layout in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Destruction and re-birth

OK, what's going on? This is supposed to be a blog about a nice German O gauge layout?

Well, I decided that I wanted to return to what I enjoyed and any further prevarication was wasting valuable time and over a weekend the layout was stripped, the stock sold off...........a new start.

The strip-down has begun, an old bread-knife and wallpaper steamer are the main tools to reduce the layout to bare boards.

The next job is to allow the baseboards to dry, then fill and sand to a flat surface.

Changes will be:-

1. New track plan  
2. German 1:45 to be replaced by an HO layout.

With me so far?


  1. Jeez didn't finish Beaministerand you're going to German railroading....after selling all your German stuff a few years ago...what gives?

  2. it seems such a shame to see this dismantled. I hope all the bits going to good homes

  3. Very dissapointed Beaminster is gone - but that's railway modelling for you. Sometimes an impass is reached where the motivation and interest in a layout evaporates. It's an uncomfortable feeling when it happens resulting in either complete abandonment of the hobby or diversion to a new layout project. Happened to me but I have always kept to the 'Southern' theme.


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