Share and show

A place to share your Templot designs and layouts. Topics in this section are treated as articles.
Well, after spending what seemed like ages building sections of track, boards, electronics etc, suddenly almost all the flat-bottom sections of track have been laid and rolling stock, well, rolled along it. Right now the track is only suitable for clockwork or live steam locos though! The bridge at the far left is not yet fixed, nor is the track over it. A very late decision means that that section now leads to a 90 degree corner board (Grainge & Hodder) which has only just arrived and been built. As a reminder, the layout is 4mm scale based on, but not a model of, the Festiniog Railway. Track gauge is 7.83mm and apart from the gauge is built to 2mm Scale Association standards. The section in the first photo is 2.1m long. The remainder of the track, mostly bottom right, will be bullhead. Oh, and I’ve still not really decided on a name! I have a working name for the layout but I’m not really happy with it.
This is something I have been pondering ever since I saw this photo on the front of Great Eastern in Town & Country book The plan is to have a cameo layout in EM gauge about 48" x 18" .I wanted a strong lightweight track bed as its on a viaduct and settled on a plastic soffit board. There are no detailed photos in the book, and behind left should be tenements (I think Adolf redeveloped this site in the early 40's) Its going to be my own interpretation of a docklands scene This is showing an early version on a card former, using Wills products to determine heights etc The exact orientation of the track bed is yet to be decided, as are the position and sizes of the warehouses I have and will need to buy. The warehouses are ones I brought on eBay at reasonable prices and are really scratch builders aide, but do come with windows, doors etc I have already decided on something a bit different than shown in the bottom photo I did think about making the track bed interchangeable with both an EM and 00 versions, but that may be beyond my baseboard building skills
Hi Folk, Back in 2018 I posted the start of my O gauge starter layout, so here's the current state of play - I have "found" a corner to enable me to work on it undisturbed but, as you can see, progress is slow..... Progress on Singleton has been even slower though, during lockdown, I have built a couple of engines and am working up drawings for the platform buildings in Inkscape, with a view to using my Silhouette Curio (still not unwrapped!) to cut out the parts. best wishes, stay safe Richard
Share and show, right? Really no problems at all, nothing, everything went very smoot. To call it a success? yes and no. Frogs and safety rails could be wider to receive the wheel/flange (not deeper) better thus the distance between the flange baring surface and the safety/guardrail can be 0.5 mm smaller/shorter, 41mm to 40mm perhaps even 39mm. Does this make any sense? I will make a drawing of what i mean tomorrow. If you see anything that can be improved please share your thoughts. Thanks for reading, with best regards Igor
A selection of 4 buffer stops. Drawn by myself and 3d-printed in 7mm scale by Shapeways. Great Eastern Railway L.N.E.R. G.W.R. T.W.Ward No. 11b Looks like it was a good summer for weeds! The buffer-stop kits are available from here.