Category Archives: Layout Design

Layout Design: Beckleysville

In a previous post, I discussed some of my ideas about layout design that need to be discussed before you jump to pencil and paper. In this post, I’m going to use my latest project, Beckleysville as an example. (1) … Continue reading

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Layout Design: the vital forgotten questions

Layout Design. I was going to do a search and count how many books are dedicated to this one concept of layout design. I decided against it, far to many and I suppose it would only prove one thing…layout design … Continue reading

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A new type of C

The first module for Beckleysville is using the new  C design that can be transported or attached to the wall (once a French Cleat is applied to the back). Why the change? I wanted to have a little more flexibility … Continue reading

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Beckleysville-Module 1-The South Wye Switch

I have always like the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad for it S curves, numerous trestles, and its predominantly rural right of way. The Northern Maryland, like the Ma and Pa also, uses S curves, cuts, and trestles along its right … Continue reading

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Alive, Well, and Back!

Hello everyone, My apologies for once again letting the blog go silent. Believe it or not, in my few spare moments over the past few months I have been doing a small amount of modeling on Beckleysville’s first module. My … Continue reading

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The “C’s” have it!

No, I am not talking about grades in school. The “C’s”, what I have nicknamed my “new”, at least to me, bench work design has what I am looking for in going forward with my layouts. I have not attached … Continue reading

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Introducing the “C”

Woodworking is another hobby I enjoy, but getting time to do woodworking, well there is even less of it than model trains. When I recently spoke of issues with “Keeney Creek” needing to be cleaned so often, it set me … Continue reading

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