Category Archives: Permanent way

Decisions: Scale and gauge

The decision on scale is fairly straightforward for me. Having seen layouts at exhibitions in 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 7mm, I can summarise my thoughts thus: 2mm – Although this allows an awful lot to be squeezed into any space, the models are tiny. For me, this compromises the whole look of a layout, and… Continue Reading

Layout planning and Templot

Have you ever tried Templot? I’m sure its very powerful, but the user interface is … is … words escape me. I’ve worked in IT most of my life, and the only nothing which is more difficult to grasp is assembler. Dave Smith said “All you have to remember is that each formation is a… Continue Reading

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