Fortunately common sense has intervened and I have taken a look back at some of the Layouts which tend to inspire me.
At the top of the list is Rev W. Awdry's 1959 Layout of 'Ffarquhar' in OO Scale which he built in an area of some 4' x 6'.....please see the photos below. The Layout was portable for Charity Exhibitions.
I have to keep Rev W. Awdry's delightful layout of Ffarquarh in mind - his efforts certainly show what can be achieved in a relative small space and particularly testifies that we don't need huge amounts of space for our OO scale Model Railways.
C.J. Freezer suggests in his book for beginners that when starting out on a Model Railway that we should begin with a rather small Layout first - and also suggested we could even go as far as considering it "expendable" - as few Modelers seldom stick with their first efforts after learning a great deal and then go on to bigger and larger constructions latter on. This is good advice....however, I have found that I have spent a considerable amount of my funds so far- and as yet have not progressed to laying track - my Budget is very limited and I must conclude that I will be modelling my Layout just once - and that will be that - it has to be done right the first time.....also, I am running out of time - that old Life-Clock keeps ticking away and I am certainly of the mind that I must make good of the time I have left on this Project.
Well- that is about it for to-night.
Until next time.