This shelf layout has been created by Chris of Boxfile Dioramas in British N gauge to prove you can build a basic layout in a small area.
It will also fit on a shelf in any room in the house, except the bathroom, and would become a focal point of the room.
The fully automatic layout measures 37in (94cm) long by 8in (20cm) wide and is called Watersmeet.
It is loosely based on a branch line in Devon; you see railcars running up and down. Chris says that his forte is scenic detail, as you can see a lady hanging out the washing and her husband mowing the lawn, plus there are fishermen and ducks and swans in the river.
He says that it’s his idea of an idyllic scene.
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