for many years I've been working on a model railway project in the loft, certainly for the last 15 years. Following retirement from full time employment in 2016 I've managed to spend more time on it. and the last few months have seen quite a change.
The usable space in the loft is 18 feet by 11 feet and the layout is an End to End (nothing to do with LE JoG)
just a couple of pics.
The first picture is a quarter of the whole layout and is the station end of one side, the total length of this section is 18 feet the bit behind the camera is the loco depot and carriage sidings. in the picture is a footbridge over the station tracks, I've just added some detail to it and I'm quite pleased with the result pictured below.
the line runs out towards the loft wall then turns right where there is a small passing loop then it turns right again into the station on the other side of the loft. line length from end to end is about 45 feet.
The project is based on a fictitious preserved railway so I can basically run what I want. There is quite an assortment of rolling stock 35 loco's both steam and diesel, 2 x two car DMU's 30 plus coaches, 40 brake vans of various types and about 40 goods vehicles.
Control is via two analogue control panels which is where the passing loop comes in so that I can run trains from one end to the other or have two operators working together.
All the baseboards are removable and can be taken out of the loft.
if anyone is interested I have more picture and will post them if there is interest.
Percussive maintainance, if it don't fit, hit it with the hammer.