This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts 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.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
How the plan evolved
The last successful HO version of Pottendorf was alayout that featured an elliptical set of eight boards 3,8m x 3m
This is the earlier single track plan:-
This double track version was developed from the original plan:-
Unfortunately both suffer from a lack of storage in the goods loop, the plan needs length.
This rather scrappy sketch is another development of the original plan but the length has increased to 4,8m and the plan has been flipped horizontally so that the station has moved across the room. The increase in length should cure the lack of storage space in the goods loop.