The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.
One may wonder why a layout of this vintage still needs new rolling stock. When the main Happisburgh layout was sold to MRC and GOG member Martin Long, most of the stock was passenger vehicles. A lot of what freight stock we had was returned to its original owners and what we had left was …read more.Oct 11, 2016
“Narrow Gorge” is Tom Cunnington’s entry in the MRC’s 2015 layout challenge.
Although not his first layout,, it is a first attempt at a number of techniques, including narrow gauge (all the kit-built stock is new for the layout), modelling cliffs and water, and trying to give depth in a very small footprint. It was also a bit of a rush, having previously decided (several times) that it would be a distraction from other projects.
It’s built at 1:76 scale, the same as OO, but with narrower 3′ gauge track – normally called “OOn3”
Here’s the diary of how it was built over 18 days, mostly an hour or two later in the evening (with apologies for viewers on some mobile devices – the photos keep rotating back)Dec 5, 2015