Smith's dream - a short bush tram layout

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Postby Artizen » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:39 am

The front should be the unloading chute where you can add animation for interest. Therefore the second module needs to be added at the left hand end so the wagons have somewhere to come from (out of a mine?) under the loading chute and then unloading into a boat.

Good. Fixed. :lol:

The backscene can be removable like mine so I can photograph the layout from both sides.
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Postby PeterH » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:23 am

Thanks for all the positive comments. They encourage me for the next layout, along the lines of:

Glen A wrote:Build another module to go on that end, and extend the railway with the bins relocated

but starting afresh rather than reusing Smith's dream. And either a landing for materials for a dam or a steam tram seaside line.

I'm being inspired by Chris Nevard and in particular his Catcot - about 1.5 m long and probably 4 mm scale, which I think looks great.

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