Life changes …

Hi all,

It’s been quite a while between updates, but that’s what happens when you are building an exhibition layout, then moving house.

The time leading up to the June long weekend was very hectic with all spare time taken up trying to complete the P87 exhibition layout a mate and I were building. It was a bit of a rush, but we finally made it to the Epping Model Railway Exhibition on the June long weekend.

Being its first showing, we had the inevitable teething troubles, but by the end of the weekend, we had a lot of them ironed out, or if not, had worked what we needed to fix before the next show. Anyway, we had fun, so that’s the main thing.

Anyway, back to the purpose of this post.

In the last few months I have moved in with Jodi, my partner, and her five year old son, Connor. We have bought a house together, not far from my other house. And yes, it has a train room!! Albeit not the same shape as before, but at around 73 square metres, a touch larger in area.

It will mean a redesign of the layout, but that’s OK. I may even be able to incorporate a double deck design, where I couldn’t before.

I have already drawn up the room in CAD and have started playing with layout designs, but this will be put on hold for a while, as there are more important jobs to be done around the house. The first job is to tidy up the “train room” and pack away, or unpack, all the stuff that is currently in boxes.

Over the next few months, I will try and keep things updated with progress on the layout design.



Posted on August 13, 2009, in Miscellaneous. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. liverpoolrange

    Hi John,Yes, I have "Units in Focus", and yes, it is an excellent book.Cheers.

  2. Unfortunate but not the end of the world. Do you have or looked through a book called 'Units In Focus'? It has some great shots of trains over the Liverpool Ranges in the late 70's. It also has some awesome shots of trains around my area.Great book recommend getting it.Keep up the great work btw.Cheers.

  3. liverpoolrange

    Hi John,Unfortunately, I will still only be able to fit in what I had originally designed for the old house ie Kankool to Pangela, but the bonus is I may be able to fit in the bridge over Chilcott's Ck at the Kankool end, and the Pages River bridge at the Pangela end.Cheers.

  4. metalhead0889

    Good to see that you are considering a double deck layout, might be able to fit Willow Tree in now. Would you still like the old signal books?

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