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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.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Schleching - Perchance it is not dead, but sleepeth.

For those puzzled by the sudden turn of events, it turns out that 1:45 was not the answer, it may work for some folk but my perception of a model railway is a landscape with a railway within. There simply was not enough space to allow a workable scenery to track ratio whereas the 4,8m x 3m space will be perfect for HO but only if the amount of track is kept to a minimum. 

The bad news

Pottendorf, the O Scale layout, has been stripped in order to be re-cycled, it is hoped that it will emerge as a new layout in due course. Almost all the stock, buildings, scenery have been sold. Btw a steam wall paper stripper is a wonderful device for removing track without damaging either the track or baseboards.

The good news

A new home has been offered for the baseboards and a new(ish)idea has emerged for their use. It is based on an old plan for Schleching, which was where all this began seventeen years ago hopefully the concept of a small junction station is more enduring than the actual layout which had to be retired.


  Schleching - where it all started but only 3,4mx3m

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