Finally finished the tiniest
layout I’ve ever built. Just 14x4 inches
without fiddle yard. Designed to live in a
small plastic storage box. Working in such a
small scale and footprint definitely
sharpens up my act, the camera getting a lot
closer than the eye! This was a commission,
the owner supplying the baseboard with a
length of track pinned down - my job was to
decorate it to make it look ‘West Country’.
I’ll miss this one when it goes on Monday.
Could such a small layout (if it can be
called that) be a new sub genre #nanolayout
? Rule: 2 square feet?
Another layout in a box! A tiny N gauge
depiction of the Kyle of Lochalsh for a
customer - all designed to fit in to one of
those plastic storage crates. The photo above
shows it awaiting a proper backscene which is
currently at the printers. Excuse the ropey
mobile phone snap above - I'll do a proper
shoot of it before handing it over.
The owner, being deeply smitten with Pete
Matcham's stunning 2mm fine scale layout,
asked me to build something similar - but with
my own slant - it would be wrong to build an
exact clone. The baseboards were supplied with
the track already laid, my job being to
decorate it with buildings and scenery - the
station building being a complete
Lochalsh in February - what a lovely
backscene! Click to enlarge
Also on the work bench is a 4mm scale model of
Gateshead fueling shed, a stalled project
originating from a rather rough laser cut kit.
It is currently in the hands of
miniature metalwork expert Graham Bone having
some intricate brass work added to the roof -
before coming back to me for completion. Here
is is halfway through the build.
Below, some previous
projects, follow the links for the proper