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PAGE 116 – July 2014

Finally a new Scrapbook Update after almost a year. The development of the new website took a lot of time, so I postponed new Scrapbook updates. I did keep all the submissions I got...
Troublesome website launch! 11

Troublesome website launch!

You have probably seen that the new website has seen a lot of downtime since it’s launch. The demand for checking out the website, in combination with a heavier codebase made the old server...

Layouts Using Sector Plates (Cont’d)

Layouts Using Sector Plates (Cont’d)

A popular space-saving device is the sector plate — a track or tracks mounted on a board that is pivoted at one end so it can match up with several approaching tracks. Here are...

Single-Level Micro Layouts (Cont’d)

Single-Level Micro Layouts (Cont’d)

Page 2 of 2 A Pacific Island Sugar Mill The late Frank Saunders built¬†Pacific Isle, which was exhibited at the narrow-gauge railway competiition at the 2002 Chelmsford Model Railway Club exhibition. It’s a sugarcane...

An Easy ‘Starter’ Micro Layout

An Easy ‘Starter’ Micro Layout

Robert Michael Shemilt designed this layout, called Hylton (Town) using standard sectional track to fit in a bookshelf space 64″x9″ (1625×229 mm). It makes an excellent “starter” micro layout — an easy-to-build, fun-to-operate introduction...

Our 200th Layout!

Our 200th Layout!

Gallery Menu/ Bicentennial Page Our 200th Layout! Two hundred layouts in two years … it leaves me breathless! It would not be possible to summarize all the ingenious and exciting ideas that have graced...

100th Layout!

100th Layout!

When this Micro Layout Design Gallery was founded in March 2002, I never dreamed we could reach 100 micro layouts … I wasn’t even sure there were 100 different micro layouts — displays under...

A3 Sized Layouts

A3 Sized Layouts

A very handy size for micro layouts is the metric A3 paper sheet, which is 297×420 mm, or about 11.7″x16.5″. Just open out any A4-sized magazine, and you’ll see an A3 sheet. There have...

Multiple Micros

Multiple Micros

Several readers have noted that a number of micro layouts could be connected, like dominoes, to form a larger “super-micro” layout. My feelings about this idea are mixed, as the essence of micro layout...

Make-Overs

Make-Overs

Any good layout design can be interpreted in a variety of ways — in fact, in about as many ways as there are interested modelers! I think every track plan in this gallery should...

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