So we rented a small house in Kings Somborne near Stockbridge and weathered out the lockdown. Then we started to look again and found the "Motor House with Bungalow Attached" to the north of Winchester. This has proved to be a most interesting purchase as it has an amazing living area extension which reminds us of Frank Lloyd Wright's work in America. Also the prize winning garden has been allowed to out grow its surroundings for at least five years. So we have our hands full.
Hi Paul, not far from me now then Paul.
I'm just doubtful about the future of rtr plastic O gauge let alone the lastability of the steam outline locos.
Several images have been floating around in my head for some time now including Newcastle Emlyn station, Presteign-Kington goods with a 14xx, Trevor station on the Dee Valley line and Captain Kernow's Bethesda Sidings diorama.
Ideas are pretty sketchy, but it will be GWR on the Welsh borders as usual and entirely fictional.
A small single platform terminus with run-round.
Minor goods facilities with freight boosted by traffic to and from an off-stage brickworks.
A 14xx loco definitely, which means O gauge.
Wow Larry! Just wow!
I am in awe of your determination to crack on, it makes me look lethargic.
Back to O Gauge then. This time make it so you can sell the layout when its done, I can think of a few who would be interested ;-)
The 14xx's I had no time for were both 4mm scale. I'll be buying a 7mm scale Dapol 14xx, in fact I think I had one at one time.Will this be the Dapol 14xx, Larry?
Has your opinion changed then or will the 14xx be from a kit?
Only mention this following the above comment left on the Sheep Chronicles.
Either way, will be interested in how this develops.
Larry, Will any Track run from the Terminus, outside to the other side of the Shed to form ''U'' and a Fiddle Yard down the Window side?
Hi Muddyblues, Newcastle Emlyn demands lots of width as you say. It is just one of those locations that appeals to me. But 'freelance' gives me plenty of scope provided I keep within the realms of reality and plausibility. The GWR architecture I prefer means my branch was built in the late 1890's. It is popular with walkers like Llanfyllyn.
Jintyman has been quiet this year.