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Jim Read’s O scale micro layouts and cardstock work

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I’ve been a fan of Jim Read’s work and have thoroughly enjoyed reading his threads on RMWeb.co.uk for some time. I never realized he had a website to go along with those threads until finding it yesterday:
http://www.jasread.com/micro/index.html

Each of his layouts is in British O scale and each in a very small space. The draw here isn’t so much the big trains in a really small space idea but in his approach. Quoting from his site:
“My layouts are scratch built; the track made from card sleepers and 00 rail, the points from copper clad strips, the locos from card and styrene, the wagons and vans from card and paper, the back scene from photographs and the locos are powered from a homemade controller.”

I love working in cardstock. Something about the medium just feels so good to me. I don’t know why and I’ve long since stopped wondering…

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