My Huia dairy factory layout turned out less interesting as a thing in itself than I hoped because:
- it could all be seen at a glance
- the horizontal and vertical lines of the building, baseboard and track seemed to resist my adding curves and diagonals (which can make things interesting).
These things seem to be inherent in the small 'picture frame' layout, which is fine if you are modeling a yard or sidings, but not so good for me because I like layouts that go from one place to another. For example, Carl Arendt's Les Peupliers
(a picture frame layout which must be looked at from the front) does not seem to me as interesting to look at as his square foot estate railway
(a squarish layout which can be looked at from two sides).
Smith's dream is a small layout for me to practice modelling water and bush, and to try making a curvey layout that can be viewed from all directions (though some views will be more interesting than others). Here is my mock-up. It is under 60 x 20 cm; about a square foot. The lollypops will become bush.
A loco and V-skip take crushed copper ore from the bins to unload at the wharf. Here is the loco at the bins:
And now they has arrived at the wharf. In between they passed a cutting, a bridge and another cutting.
Any comments or suggustions ?