Ruston Layout Scenery

Adding realistic scenery to a micro model railway layout gives the miniature trains some scenery to run through, and increases operating pleasure. On micro layout, scenery seems to be more important than it might seem to be on a much larger layout. This might be partially because of the sense Read more…

Reach for the sky!

High rise model railroading, 2 HO scale micro layouts in 4 square feet using a bookshelf Since my last blog post, I have been enjoying operating my 3 micro layouts, but have also been busy with minimising layout space. To that end, I built a bookshelf specifically to house the Read more…

And then there were 3

Continuing conversion of single model railroad to multiple micro modules in HO scale. Following the Pizza Layout reaching operational status and it’s scenery being more or less finished (except for extra detailing work), I recently got the Box Street 4×1 feet micro layout operational and some basic scenery completed on Read more…

Micro Layouts progress

Pizza and 4×1 feet HO scale micro layouts for minimal space model railroading. 4×1 feet micro layout plan finalised, track laying started. Pizza Layout scenery. Over the last couple of weeks I have made good progress on the first 1200mm x 300mm (4×1 feet) micro layout, tentatively called “Box Street” Read more…

Big changes towards Micro Layouts

Big model railroad layouts equal big headaches to move, small or micro layouts lessen the brain strain! With the possibility of a house move, even a long distance one, always threatening on the horizon, I had only recently finished the scenery changes to an extension to my Dolton / Illinook Read more…

A Little Motivation

A visit to my layout by a local model railroader motivates me to complete some half finished model railroad layout projects. There’s nothing like a visit by a fellow model railroader to motivate someone to pay some close attention to their model railroad layout. That’s what I found over the Read more…