SMOOTH RUNNING THROUGH STAGING FOR EXHIBITIONS OR A PRIVATE BOTTLE OF STOUT…US WHAT A ROUNDY IS ALL ABOUT! 🙂
You may recall that I have recently been rather critical of continuous run (roundy-roundy) layouts, especially at exhibitions. The criticism has perhaps been less of the concept, and perhaps more of the fact that there has been a ‘sameness’ between many of the designs.
I’ve continued to think about layout design – in relatively small spaces, not the expanse of amazing layouts like James Street, Copenhagen Fields or Fencehouses – and have come up with some examples of typical ‘types’ of layout.
We’ll start with the working diorama, and Mike Cougill’s newest layout. This is in Finescale ‘O’ and is 24′ long by 15″ wide. This isn’t that small in British eyes, but this would be about 7′ long in ‘N’.
There are some interesting ideas here. The visible section of the layout is only 1/3 of its length, with staging areas at either end. The aim is not to…
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