NICK DIBBEN resisted the urge to add too much detail. The result is a contemporary Cornish layout that appears much bigger than the modest space it occupies.
Refrain from jumping ahead to the track plan for a moment, and estimate just how big you think ‘Molinnis’ really is.
Before you do so, bear in mind that Nick Dibben’s contemporary Cornish layout contains the following: the outskirts of a town, a large factory, a section of main line, part of a housing estate, clumps of forest, a seemingly vast expanse of countryside (including a river) and a branch line flanked by a disused china clay dries.
That’s a lot of stuff to fit on a large layout, but at 8ft by 3ft (including fiddleyard) ‘Molinnis’ isn’t particularly big, even if it’s built in 1:148 scale. But Nick’s modelling genius doesn’t stop there. Not only has he managed to cram a lot on to his baseboard, he’s managed to create a real sense of space too...
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