Model Railways · Small P4 Layout

Evolving the plan…

As with all such things when designing a layout, plans evolve and change. A quick run down on what has occurred: Boards have been given a coat of while emulsion to protect them from damp (living in an old '60s council house it is a bit of a problem in some parts). All boards have… Continue reading Evolving the plan…

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P4 Layout changes, MERG, and shows

Not done a great deal on the P4 layout plan due to other committments recently. However, the plan has evolved a bit more to better reflect the prototype location and avoid problems with carriage siding being too sharp. Adding an extra 1 ft x 2ft and 1 ft x 3ft boards shouldn't cause a problem… Continue reading P4 Layout changes, MERG, and shows

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Further curvature thoughts…

A bit of further planning has resulted in some plan changes around the curves, mostly around the case of the points/crossover areas. The image below illustrates the changes made. The notes on it are for using it as a print out to discuss things at ExpoEM tomorrow and Sunday. The sidings at the bottom right… Continue reading Further curvature thoughts…

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Thinking about curves…

I have been giving some more thought to the plan in terms of the right hand side, and some changes have been needed to fit the curves in (as expected, trying to fit them into 3ftx2ft was too tight!). All part of the learning curve I guess! Anyway, with an extra 3ftx2ft board forming the… Continue reading Thinking about curves…

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An untitled P4 project

As previously mentioned in the previous post, I've been working on a new plan recently. It has as yet not got a name, but a plan has been drawn up. I've been discussing progress over on rmweb as usual. However, to recap here: The Origins of the plan: Originally it was envisioned it'd fit in… Continue reading An untitled P4 project