Browse Author Geoff Quelch


Once a beginning track plan has been developed, probably the first item to be considered and built is the benchwork. Benchwork has the following options: Framing: This is essentially building a framework of legs, cross-ties and horizontal members to create a surface for placing the sub-roadbed. L-brackets: These are mounting brackets on studs with probably […]

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Design Considerations

I’ve been thinking about how to start the design. Watching Youtube videos from railroad modellers and doing lots of reading I think the following are the major categories that need to be considered. Of course, having the space defined and then the track plan are required, but they will be handled in another post. Benchwork: […]

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Some History

I was probably eight or nine when I saw my first model railroad. My best friend in primary school, Martin, had an OO scale (close to the same scale as HO in the US) layout with a Great Western Railway (GWR) theme. I was hooked. Later that year my Mother bought me a train set […]

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