Project Planning

A word on Time, Budget & Specification. A post by Loco Yard.

Loco Yard

Layout from aboveBuilding a new model railway is a process which can be approached in different ways. For many it can be quite an organic process that begins with receiving a train set as a prezzie and evolves to end with a layout of considerable quality.  However, for those of you who like me are juggling multiple demands, interests and schedules, an organic process is not the best way to get anywhere.  We enthusiasts have a habit of thinking big rather than being realistic and this is something I have been guilty of.  So, I’m going to borrow some generic processes to move forward a little quicker

Any project has three variables – time (when it is to be completed), budget and specification.  These all link and rely on each other.  For instance, if you have a lot of money and little time, you could buy a layout outright with the specification…

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