Small Goods Yard Layout, Railway Modeller February 1979

I like the corner compactness of this layout, gaming as I often do tucked away onto a corner table. Another vanished Short Line, this time in Stiperstones, Shropshire.

Another stray article that caught my attention in old Railway Modeller magazines I was lent, this one by Roy Link from Railway Modeller February 1979.

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on his occasional Sidetracked blog, December 2020


Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

2 thoughts on “Small Goods Yard Layout, Railway Modeller February 1979”

  1. Great little tramway Mark. I have been thinking on and off about tiny railway set ups indoors. I got some books on it around five years ago. Also been looking at ON3 layouts too. Small indeed can beautiful. I used to like seeing the corner fortifications for wargames tables that people create in the corners of their gaming tables. Often north west frontier forts are depicted thus. I found a n effort of mine made from junk and rendered in glue/sand the other day. Battered but maybe repairable. I am thinking of ways to add height to the wargaming stage set. It sits in front of a window and I don’t want to block the light by too skyscraper like creations. Also working towards the occasional game on the dining room table next year with bigger forces in play.



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