Locoyard Model Railway January 2016 Update

Here we are in 2016, almost 2 years since the original locoyard model railway was dismantled and still there’s no version 2. But we’re getting closer! In December an update for the model railway was published in the link at the foot of this blog post and since then there’s been progress. On a Saturday…

Locoyard Model Railway 2.0 Update

In what admittedly is probably the longest model railway development in history, things have unsurprisingly been progressing slowly.  There are plenty of reasons for this, the most obvious being life getting in the way!  But I thought it time for an update anyway. The layout is to be located in a box room – a room…

Locoyard Model Railway Working Towards Version 2.0

Newer followers of this blog may find it hard to believe that this website started life as a model railway diary.  The focus and involvement of this blog has almost exclusively switched to the real thing.  The subject of the blog, the original layout, was dismantled over a year ago and will not be resurrected. …

A Pug’s Home?

No, I’m not talking about a kennel!  Those who have been keeping track of what feels like an odyssey in my search to find a idea for a layout will know that the scale of my ambition has been reduced to something achievable and I have decided to create a small shunting layout.  The idea…

A Change in Tack

Far too much time seems to go by whilst gathering thoughts for a new model railway (or dithering as some may say!)  Over a month ago I had resolved to look for a model railway plan that didn’t involve being too big a project and something that had a scenario or story that could be…

Guildford 00 Scale

You may recall that, prior to having a reality check; I had grand plans for a new model railway.  My plans have downsized somewhat since then and a mini-project is budding, if still someway from blooming.  Despite that, one potential large project that is on the “possibly might do in the distant future” list is…

A Different Point Of View

With the principles of project planning in mind, my train of thought (if you excuse the pun) has continued in it’s lateral thinking.  A new thought came from an excellent blog post from Albion Yard (please visit here) that put across very well the concept of having a train that does something and.or go somewhere…

Somerset and Dorset joined up thinking…

So far, the model railway idea series has had two doses of Southern Inspiration (click here for part one and here for part two) followed by some Western Pondering (click here) where I promised another look at the south west and this is it!  The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway is one of the most fertile…

Project Planning

Building a new model railway is a process which can be approached in different ways. For many it can be quite an organic process that begins with receiving a train set as a prezzie and evolves to end with a layout of considerable quality.  However, for those of you who like me are juggling multiple…