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When Your Fiddle’s a Faff….

Mile End Mr P?

Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

My layout ‘First’ will be appearing at the Steam in Miniature event at the Bure Valley Railway on the 9th and 10th September. I’m really looking forward to the event.

However, the current fiddle yard arrangement with it’s reverse curves (see picture above) is a faff. It works, by I have to run trains in and out of the fiddle yeard at a really low speed. And, to be honest, I don’t fancy working operating the layout like that for two whole days.

This has spurred me on to finally bite the bullet, rip up track and organise better access to the fiddle yard.

After much gazing at the layout I came up with a plan. A purple plan.

I decided to move the fiddle yard to the other side of the layout and install a point on the left hand side so that the access to the fiddle yard…

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2 thoughts on “When Your Fiddle’s a Faff….

  1. Richard Preece on said:

    What is Mile End
    It’s Mole End
    Richard

  2. Auto correct strikes again!

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