"Tree Roots Estate Rly"

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© Emrys Hopkins

The idea behind this layout dates back to the start of Carl Arendt’s Micro Layout Design Gallery and his ‘Layouts with 1 turnout’ category (although this category has since been dropped from the Gallery).

I started wondering how extensive a layout could be built with just one turnout and, being fond of ’stretching the rules’, allowed myself to use a three-way turnout for a little extra possibilities.

At six feet by two feet, there’s plenty of room for imaginative scenery - disguising the simple trackplan would be a good idea! I imaging a small passenger station at the front of the layout, on the long straight, but I’d probably be wise to leave these sorts of decisions to you …

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