19 years ago
big clean space to build that layout I've always promised myself.
I was born in Welwyn Garden City and I remember my first primary school
being within sight of Digswell Viaduct, and seeing the Flying Scotsman
crossing the viaduct. Years later my wife worked for Tony Marchington
and our first son was born on the day Tony vested Oxford Molecular Group,
making him enough money to buy 4472. So I want to base the layout on the
ECML, and model Digswell viaduct, station and tunnel.
Digswell Viaduct is about half a kilometre long, which by my reckoning is
slightly longer in OO scale than the longest straight I can manage along one
wall of my loft!
Presumably people usually manage this problem by artistic licence, missing
out the odd arch? Or should I just buy a bigger house? ;-)
 I am now old and crumbly so that memory could easily be faulty - please
don't tell me if it is!
 We made diddly squat from the IPO, of course, and ended up paying more
tax than we made profit.