Friday, 22 September 2017

Art of the Compromise on the road

Now that the AotC is semi-booked for  the WRG show in the spring a little work was needed to get it to a point where it could be shown. The basic premise is that it is front operated at home, so there was no provision for rear operation. An earlier trial on the usual trestles proved that they were too high to reach over, and the alternative would be to stand right in front of it- not ideal. As this will probably be its only show I didn't want to do too much, but a set of shorter trestles have been knocked up out of lolly sticks set at a traditional, and to my mind a better height. Wednesday saw the trial to see if that would work. Now I just need to get the stock sorted.


  1. I had a similar problem with the folding 009 layout when I made a backscene for it; it was only intended for table top use but I found that I couldn't see over the top to operate (quite critical when most of the locos are les than 2" long and the rolling stock even smaller). I couldn't sit at the front as the point rods are at the back. Solution? Remove backscene, just temporarily positioning it if someone wanted a photo.
    Looking forward to seeing this as I don't think I've ever seen an AoC actually built.
    Must get on with my APA Inglenook as it's also booked.
    Are you short of anything rolling stock wise? I have quite a bit of GWR stuff, only problem is I haven't built it yet!

  2. Seems a shame it may only be shown once...I get the feeling that it's easier to get narrow gauge layouts "out there", if only due to the number of group open days.

  3. It's an open invite, but this is most likely. It's a toss up between this and Orne.