I've been quiet for a while as I took a break after finishing and exhibiting Crundells Estate - I had intended a few months break and ended up taking nearly a year
I first encountered Gn15 through Smallbrook's Emett kits so it was obvious that an Emett inspired layout would appear at some point. That point has now arrived. Inspiration came from this cartoon : https://punch.photoshelter.com/image/I0000jfAW5p7DBeM
showing the smugglers at the beach.
Stock wise, I already have a Nellie and a Hector, 2 coaches and 3 wagons so little stock building will be evident on this thread.
The layout is just under 7 feet long and 2 feet wide using baseboards rescued from previous layouts (another board from the 00 fiddle yard that supplied the board for Crundells Estate and the board that Macfeegles Distillery was on). The shorter 3' board is dropped 2 inches below the 4' board so I can model the beach, the track sitting on "sand" pillars and probably a lighthouse.
Track plan will be a simple oval with passing loop and I plan to automate the operation using Heathcote Electronics control boards.
I'm not expecting progress to be fast as my 00 gauge layout is being exhibited later in the year but I will post as things progress.