Whilst building Crowley I jotted down a few ideas for other layout designs with slightly different track plans which would allow alternative features and model landscapes to be developed.
After preparing the track bed detailed in my last blog post dated 26 November 2014, I pinned the track back in place to help confirm which sidings I would keep or omit in accordance with ideas for the surrounding scenery. Ideas for creating model scenery which had been sketched out on paper required thorough investigation before the track was permanently fixed to the layout baseboard.
I decided to create a flat area of tarmac around the front edge of the sidings which would allow model railway accessories to be swapped and changed to create different scenes. I have a number of Ratio models including a yard crane, coal staithes and yard huts which are not fixed to any of my layout baseboards. To help maintain interest on small layouts the small collection of accessories can be used in alternative combinations.
Rounford Halt is one of my N gauge scenic model railway layouts. To see more model railway layout baseboards I have designed and built visit my website www.brianford.co.uk