Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Distraction grows

When I’m fired up with an idea, things can move rather quickly. Shortly after I posted the last entry in this blog, I pulled out some 4mm scale wagons and a locomotive to gauge how things would look and function.  The answer would appear to be quite well. The long siding will take three 16T mineral wagons, and as the wagon turntable will dictate that wagons can only be moved singly, thus adding to the amount of movements that can be made.
A quick test

Emboldened by all this success, I committed pen to paper, (OK, stylus to iPad. But that just doesn’t sound as good,) to produce one of my little sketches that should help everyone visualise the scene.

Quite a likeable looking project
I think that the concept has a lot going for it. Especially for the modeller who likes to work on highly detailed models of locomotives and rolling stock. With the layout being so small, the focus can be on these things.
It might even work best in 7mm scale, as the items would be bigger. Of course, the layout would be bigger too, but quite likely still under 3' 6" square. It's a good job that British O scale is difficult to get hold of in the USA otherwise I'd be in a lot of trouble.
Anyway, that’s quite enough to be going on with for now. If I come up with any further ideas, I'll let you know.

1 comment:

  1. Mail order from the UK will be your friend. Been doing it since 2004