Saturday, August 21, 2021

All good things must come to an end...

 So all good things come to an end and so it is for my layout. For reasons that I don’t want to go into here, the Bogong & Geehi is coming down. It isn’t all bad news though, as it will be reborn in a new layout. 

There’s some lessons that I have learnt building this layout that will hopefully help me build a better and more satisfying layout. 

The first is finishing the room housing the layout before starting layout construction. I have a new space that is fully insulated, has a ceiling, floating floor and reverse cycle air conditioning. 

The new layout has been started, and I am planning to reuse as much of the old layout as I can. It will still be the Victorian Railways narrow gauge but with more of the broad gauge 

I am hoping to provide more updates as construction continues


  1. Always a hard thing to pull down a layout especially seeing how far you had come with this build. I hope you do regular blog updates so we can follow along. We need more VR narrow gauge layouts!!!
    All the best on the new build

  2. Murray, I really enjoyed watching how your old layout was progressing. Having been in a similar situation a few years ago, I think it’s fair to imagine you will be happier with your new layout at some stage soon. Like most things in life, every time you attempt something it gets done just a bit better (or more thoughtful).

    Looking forward to more blog posts from you!

  3. Really enjoyed seeing the progress of your layout. Can totally understand why you would move into a purpose built train room. Looking forward to seeing the progress on your new layout.

  4. Life gets in the way at times. Hope to see what you are going to do soon.

    Ray P

  5. I can empathise, especially with your point about making the layout room more comfortable and inviting! Good luck with the new rendition.
    regards, Brad

  6. I can certainly empathise, especially your point about wanting the layout room to be more comfortable and inviting. Look forward to hearing about the new rendition.
    Regards, Brad

  7. All the best with the new layout build Murray. We all have those 'shut it down' moments, and usually something better takes its place. Hoping this is the case for you. Cheers!