The story actually started with a plan to build an industrial style O9 layout, using the green battery loco illustrated in the last entry. After a short period 'on hiatus' the scheme grew a little in size and became a 18" gauge Lincolnshire fen tramway, serving the potato fields and other agricultural needs of the area.
The original industrial version had been about 12" x 14" - the scenic section was to be the same size as a box file. The agricultural version grew (pun only marginally intended) to about 19" x 12". I created a full blown mock-up in cardboard....
|The MFT mock-up in cardboard.|
|Cararama garage set - all for £5.99!|
|Workshop under construction.|
|Completed workshop - water butt belongs to an Airfix 'Rocket' kit.|
Alas the MFT has not progressed since, due to the amount of time I'm currently spending on what I term "1:1 modelling" - i.e. progressing work on our recently bought house. This week it has been real 1:1 modelling involving various bodges around an elderly coal shed door...
I actually lifted the track on the MFT board several months ago in a bout of dissatisfaction, I did relay it as an end-to-end run but it still doesn't hit the mark. When the time comes, should I still desire an 18" gauge agricultural tramway I'll start afresh. Even the workshop building is for sale, details on NGRM-Online or please do get in touch via the blog.