Welcome to a thread on my layout, Portchullin. The first few postings are dragged over from the old RMweb, then we will get around to some real updates.........
For those that wish to see pictures of my layout, Portchullin, I have created a Fotopics site for it. Some of the later photos are a bit ropey at present but they will get updates as I do have some better ones.
For those of you who did not get to see it at Scaleforum , it is an imaginary station, on the Dingwall & Skye Railway, the Highland Railway's arm to Kyle of Lochalsh. It is set in 1974, which is when I first went there as a nipper; but at this time, whilst it was well into the blue & grey era, the remaining infrastructure was all 20, 30, 50 years old or even original. It is thus a traditional railway, without steam trains!
It is modelled in P4 and was entered into the Scalefour Society and DEMU's D&E Challenge, for layouts that are capable of being transported by a family car (fortunately trailers were allowed!) and had at least 75% diesel or electric traction. The layout was fortunate enough to win this on the public vote.
It will be venturing out for some more shows, but not until well into next year as it does need finishing and I do have a day job..............!!!!!
View at Scaleforum 2008 - looking east, it is a long way yet to Inverness!
View at Scaleforum 2008 - looking west, not to far to Kyle now!
A sulzer idling at the station - a common enough sight (and sound!) on a single track line.
Edited by Portchullin Tatty, 20 January 2013 - 11:40 .