A good idea and its time
This is an account of the webmaster's participation in the Modular Layout Grand Plan.
The modular layout concept has been around for some time, and can be used to encourage modellers to turn up at an exhibition or other meeting venue with a modestly-sized section of layout. Miraculously they all fit together, and an instant and possibly quite large, composite layout ensues.
No stranger to pinching ideas, and on occasion less nebulous articles, Chairman Peter decided it would be a Good Thing if the Society did likewise. To encourage participation, and give at least some chance of everything working together, the Society would produce the blank templates for participants to model on. A small but surprisingly heavy prize would be offered for the best one, and all the entries would be displayed, and hopefully run, at the 2008 exhibition.
So it was said, and so it was done. Only five made the 2008 deadline, but over the years the numbers have increased and for 2011 Frank made two landscaped corner pieces, so we could operate in a U-shaped format. And new for the 2012 exhibition, two more corner pieces, so a complete rectangle with continuous running is possible.
Some photos are here.