Monday, 26 May 2014
Inspirational layouts 5 Berrow Branch
The plans were published in RM and also in at least one of the 60 Plans' books. Though the warning was and is, that it used not only tight curvature points that would be pretty unacceptable today, but also the dodge of the underscale coaches that were produced at the time. Meaning that thinking that it would be possible to replicate Berrow now, probably wouldn't work due to the raising of RTR standards. however a lot of the stuff IS still around and an upgrade to modern running would be possible. Though whether you would want to stick a Bachmann Jinty or 3F next to Triang stock is a whole other question.
It would however be possible to get close to the ethos of Berrow now, and the appeal of a non-exhibition (although it was exhibited from time to time) is great. Though due to the points made above I can't help thinking that the way to go now would be to go 3mm and use the PECO 12mm track in the same space to counteract the short stock issue.