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Geoff Money's Altburgbahn
Author: Geoff Money
What you see also relates to my earlier article on backdrops and I hope it may give you some ideas on what can be done with a little imagination. There is more of an in depth look on this in my new video.
The layout was started around 1980 with various stages of rebuilding and expansion and it probably would not have worked out well with designing the total layout from the outset as I learn as I go. This is better explained in my newer video that starts with the track plan in the Decmber 1997 Continental Modeller.
One thing that I have learned is that it can be easy to overlook what should have been obvious such as greener grass along with the other major shortcoming being the limited backdrop concept. Another shortcoming was inexperience in layout design with accute S curves and sharp hidden curves in tunnels ending up in trains suddenly running in the opposite direction and making the sharp curves obvious. I try to give the layout a feeling of continuity with roads connecting town sites and going through city gates near the backdrop.
I think that I have made enough comment for now and will try to answer any further questions you may have.
Here is a brief photo visit to my layout, "The Altburgbahn"...
[ last updated 31st Dec 2003 ]