Just thought I would bring this topic up again.
Wondering if anyone new is building an APA box module.
There have been no new invitations, and I am thinking I wish I had worked out how to use the APA box to build a circular layout before I started.
In fact thinking whether I should convert
two to 1/35(1/32) to extend the circular layout I am building and building 2 new modules for Gn15. It won't be for a while as I am a bit busy with the other project at the moment.
That project will take me through to 2014 (start of WW1 commemoration) .
I know war is a touchy subject for some here, but being based in Accrington it is going to be impossible to ignore. The new circular layout should be ready next year, and will test the concept, but I am also building a simple 3ft by 2ft layout, initially set in 1919, but with a few changes can represent other post war time periods. I am not wanting to glorify war(hence the post war dates), but show the negative consequences, and how things don't change.
Once this project is complete I should be able to get back to Gn15 APA box building again. Hopefully others will have dipped their fingers in the APA water by then.
In the mean time I plan to exhibit one module as a shunting layout, in preparation for France next October. Just trying to find a suitable motorized chassis for auto shuttle to run at same time(Bachmann bogie tram is a contender as new motor is far far better than old and should be able to shorten to fit under Tuk Tuk.