It's a few weeks since I found this:
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... ge-layout/
and I can't quite remember what led me to it.
I suspect I was having a 'Hymek' moment. It was a Hymek, you see, that first trundled before my delighted eyes as a Christmas present when eleven years old. I received a Hornby 00 gauge Freightliner set and some additional track. The loco only had one power bogie and thus frequently stalled on the points at the low speeds I liked to run at even then. Frustrating. Equally frustrating was only having the dining room floor to run on. Ah, how hard done by I was!
Still, Hymeks have held a certain fascination for me ever since. And I really like the great modelling on the layout linked to.