(How I Did It)
Build a Model Railway Layout from scratch.
I am a novice modeller; I am NO expert;
I just want to tell you, in layman’s terms, exactly …
How I Did It.
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Back in 1998 I started to build a large (17½’ x 6½’) model railway layout called STROLEY CENTRAL.
I have neither belonged to a Model Railway club nor any other organisation. I built the whole thing from scratch using the internet and books / Model Railway magazines to source my knowledge and applications. Explained elsewhere on my website, STROLEY CENTRAL was "
I am now in the process of building an even bigger layout (24’ x 12’) called STROLEY INTERNATIONAL, again from scratch with just a few scenes / cameos recycled from the previous layout. Armed with my “wealth of experience” from building the previous layout, in July 2008 I started the new layout, again from scratch.
Whilst I would never be “pig-headed” enough as to pass myself off as a connoisseur in railway modelling, I would like to put down my experience of building a model railway to aid ANY modeller wishing to start building a layout but hasn’t a clue where to start or how to proceed.
I shall explain How I Did It … often NOT the “correct” way as recommended by the hierarchy of our hobby!
Whilst many websites / articles tell you the theory of how to do various aspects of our hobby, none SHOW you exactly HOW to.
Through this article, which I shall endeavour to write alongside my building of the new layout, I hope to show exactly how I’ve done everything, from the concept of a layout onwards.
Throughout this article I shall recommend books / magazines / websites from which I have purchased and gleaned information. I shall tell you the obvious, and the confusing (to me) and how I overcame any and all problems that I encounter along the way.
I shall proceed through the article via the following pages; to which I may return at a later date to add further advice if corresponding problems reoccur. Each page will be accessible from this listing plus a link at the foot of its previous page.
I sincerely hope it is constructive, entertaining and above all, helpful for all layout building beginners.
If any of these pages do not have a LINK attached to them, then I have not got that far yet!!
Do you have any comments / questions / remarks? Please e-mail me at the following address:-
Have you come directly to this page?
If you wish to view my other model railway / railway photography sites …
please click the following:-
ORIGINAL LAYOUT WEBPAGE:- www.stroleycentral.co.uk
NEW LAYOUT WEBPAGE:- www.stroley-international.co.uk
RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY WEBPAGE:- www.flickr.com/photos/steve_boley
Thank you for your interest and I hope these pages are of great assistance.
STEVE BOLEY a.k.a:- STEVIE B