QUOTE Transport - I live up at kings cross so this was literally a 15 minute train ride.
I wish I had thought of that when I lived in Muswell Hill. I used to tube it to Finsbury Park and then take the W7. Took a lot longer than that, but then again I didn't have to walk across Alexandra Park.
As regards Ally Pally, there used to be a pretty good pub there called the Phoenix. Good views from the front.
The Burntisland layout, is that modelled on Burntisland in Fife? Thats near where I grew up and the train line is pretty spectacular when it passes through. The train goes along the coast and there is a dock at the Aluminium plant. Good place to model.