Putting the second chunk of landscaping in place on RMM’s project N-scale layout brings an opportunity to appraise where everything else might eventually fit, particularly the harbour and its surrounds that will feature next month, writes Pete Kelly.
As the construction of any model railway layout progresses, there comes a time to pause, take stock and start thinking seriously about how to join everything together in a logical fashion.
On a largely scenic layout like ours, the track itself is the least of the worries save for deciding where level crossings, bridges and the points where roads and railways come together (such as goods yards, station entrances and so on) should be placed.
The kind of questions that have arisen with ‘St Ann’s Cove’ are: “Where do the roads that bring people to the cove and harbour come from, and go to,” and: “How will the Land Rover and trailer from Lighthouse Farm up on the hill get down to the main road with the milk churns, lambs for market, or simply to do the shopping?”
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