Hello All, I’ve been working (incredibly slowly) on a little project for a year or so now and have finally started moving my backside into gear to get it finished. Having hit my thirties I finally have a bit of money to “play trains” again, but living in London I still don’t have a great deal of space. The answer came along after seeing Chris Nevard’s building of Brew Street in a back issue of Model Rail. Added to this was inspiration from OTCM’s Six Quarter and Simon Glidewell’s St Mary Hoo. I wanted a small industrial railway/yard, a little run down, that could fit in a Tim Horn 2’x1’ baseboard box. The first building for the project is a pub named The Idler of Tangier. This will lend its name to the layout and will sit opposite a siding serving the small G. Steadman and Co Pottery Works. It doesn’t really have a prototype, but with some careful reimagining of history, it could be somewhere on the outskirts of Stoke on Trent on one of the many colliery lines that once existed. I’ll admit, I’m learning as I go (thanks to all you guys on here) and have very limited skills, but I’m enjoying the process of learning how to scratchbuild building and lay track and wire it properly. Anyway, I’ll keep a few updates coming on here sharing any slow process I make!