But, all this shows that you could start a lifetime of railway modelling using a book published in 1988.
What has changed in the thirty years is the quality of the illustrations. This is the pre-1988 "loft layout" in the permanent Peco exhibition at Beer.
fbb guesses that today's modelling team at Peco would want better than the modified Airfix footbridge in the 1988 illustration!
Not that he will need it on his "end to end" layout, but it is good that your elderly bodger can look up how to wire reversing loops.
Bus Spotting Department
Travelling back to Abergynolwyn from a village near Llanbrynmair (lower right) ...