It's been a decade since Gwynraven & Cwm Lanod was completed (See video in link below my signature) and I have had two further, sadly abortive attempts at rekindling the layout. Each of those was scuppered by a house move. So here I am on attempt Four!
Six new base boards have been built but they are only 12 inches across. When assembled, they have a length of 7 1/2 foot and a width of 5 1/2 foot so that they fit into my garden shed. Two boards have been fitted with track to date representing the colliery and it's attendant Halt/Platform. All the track is recycled from my previous attempts. As before, points are operated by wire in tube. The layout is DCC controlled with a simple Bachmann EZ Controller for power. The plan is to have an oval so that the Western Region trains can rumble around whilst indulge in a scotch and shunting.
Scenically, The old colliery has been re-purposed and sits over the sharp (train set 2nd radius) curves that are necessary with such a small layout. This section also features the exchange siding between the Western Region Branch and the National Coal Board lines. These sidings can handle a 7 wagon coal train and a brake van and feature a modern weighbridge and an old loco shed and water tank. The Platform/Halt is on the left of the section and the sharp curve is again disguised by the road and edge of the village.
I have big demands of my small space, a colliery, exchange sidings, Two stations, A goods yard, a viaduct and two rail served factories! Well I did it before so watch this space for progress.
Edited by Gwynraven