Welcome to "The Journal of Layout imaginings". The section of iholmes.com given over to my model railway designs. Here you will find sketches of concepts for model railways that I've considered building over the years but I've never found time to build. The concepts are both standard gauge and narrow gauge. Maybe you will like one of the concepts presented here and would like to build a model based on one of them. Help yourself. Each concept is presented here complete with links to websites to give you inspiration to develop the idea.

Index of Imaginings

Introduction - Just what is a "Layout imagining"

Narrow Gauge

Standard Gauge

Goods Cowbit Nursery (Horticultural railway) Sheffield Peake Street (British Railways)
Underground Armaments Store (Monkton Farleigh) Concrete Canyons (US modern image)
Wartime Art Store (Manod) Hiawatha (US Modern image)
  Breakwater Railway (Holyhead)
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