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Kinlochmore – West Highland, 4mm P4

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On 26/12/2018 at 10:40, Ramblin Rich said:

I can see why you use the "truncated branch" scenario to fit with the space available but it's almost a shame it's built into the space available; another full length fiddle yard would allow the through service to be reinstated.

 

In my unrealistically stretched imagination, part of the original line is still open and allows access to the aluminium smelter and whisky distillery (don’t ask me how because you’ll only get the answer: “Rule No. 1”). In order to increase the operating potential of the layout I have built a second ‘fiddle yard’. It has just a single road because it is built over a bed, which sees use by guests and myself occasionally, so I can truly say I sleep under my layout!  :lazy: 

 

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Just like the other fiddle yard this one has a dust cover but this one also serves as a handy shelf for bedtime reading matter.

 

David

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Here are a few more shots from my rather hurried pre-Christmas photo session. 

 

 

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A short freight train on it’s way towards North Ballachulish and ultimately to Fort William.

 

 

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5414 engaged in a spot of shunting. I still need to change those snowploughs for the correct ones.

 

 

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A solitary Prestwin stands in the yard. This is more or less a standard Airfix kit with new ladders (and buffers too, If I remember correctly) but it's still missing some ‘ALUMINA’ decals.

 

 

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5414 is collecting empty passenger stock from the rear siding.

 

 

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A general view of the layout looking towards the west and the engineers siding.

 

David

Breath-taking!  What a wonderful model - there is absolutely nothing (to my eyes, at least) that gives the game away that this is a model, or jars in the slightest.  Thank you for your sharing your pictures.

 

Best wishes, 

 

Paul

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It's layouts like this that inspire me the most, and make me want to build my own layout.

 

It's the way everything ties together, nothing stands out as being an afterthought and even the smallest details are modelled to the same high standard.

 

Amazing work.

 

E_R

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It's the way everything ties together, nothing stands out as being an afterthought and even the smallest details are modelled to the same high standard.

 

Thanks a lot for the kind comments, but you flatter me too much!  :blush:

 

If only you knew how much of it is the result of afterthoughts, changes of mind and general 'corrections'. In fact, it might amuse you to learn that when I started laying track the layout was intended to be an urban goods yard (hence the rather unprototypical track layout).  :scratchhead:

 

David

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Here are a few more shots from my rather hurried pre-Christmas photo session. 

 

 

attachicon.gifKinlochmore_12-2018_8.jpg

 

attachicon.gifKinlochmore_12-2018_10.jpg

A short freight train on it’s way towards North Ballachulish and ultimately to Fort William.

 

 

attachicon.gifKinlochmore_12-2018_9.jpg

5414 engaged in a spot of shunting. I still need to change those snowploughs for the correct ones.

 

 

attachicon.gifKinlochmore_12-2018_11.jpg

A solitary Prestwin stands in the yard. This is more or less a standard Airfix kit with new ladders (and buffers too, If I remember correctly) but it's still missing some ‘ALUMINA’ decals.

 

 

attachicon.gifKinlochmore_12-2018_12.jpg

5414 is collecting empty passenger stock from the rear siding.

 

 

attachicon.gifKinlochmore_12-2018_13.jpg

A general view of the layout looking towards the west and the engineers siding.

 

David

Backscene makes this shot.

 

Brilliant - been on the WHL Morar Fort Bill a few times and its pretty well nailed

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In my unrealistically stretched imagination, part of the original line is still open and allows access to the aluminium smelter and whisky distillery (don’t ask me how because you’ll only get the answer: “Rule No. 1”). In order to increase the operating potential of the layout I have built a second ‘fiddle yard’. It has just a single road because it is built over a bed, which sees use by guests and myself occasionally, so I can truly say I sleep under my layout!  :lazy: 

 

 

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Just like the other fiddle yard this one has a dust cover but this one also serves as a handy shelf for bedtime reading matter.

 

 

David

 

Snap on the reading material - the Kyle book was just that last night. Great works shown here  and inspirational with the uncluttered natural effects you have achieved - many thanks . 

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A short freight train on it’s way towards North Ballachulish and ultimately to Fort William.

 

RMWeb picture of the year for me.
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OMFG :swoon:

 

These pictures just keep getting better and better...keep em coming David... :good:

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Brilliant set of photos and a superbly crafted layout.  A great example of less is more!

 

You really have captured the look of the West Highland Line. Inspirational work reminding me of visits to the WHL. 

 

 

Mal

 

 

 

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Great to see more of this. These latest pictures fit the idea that you should be able to tell a location without any trains being present. :D

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17 hours ago, Kylestrome said:

Kinlochmore has been subjected to a few small modifications of a botanical nature.

 

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The Scots Pines have a habit of moving around and multiplying when nobody is looking.

 

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The area around the cottage Croft has gained a fir tree of some description and another large bush.

 

The layout is now just about finished apart from a few small details like a station barrow and some odd and ends by the platelayers hut.

 

David

Wow I found some thing to complain about :D.

Modail sgoinneil,  Amazing modelling, looks just right, from when I used to catch the ferry from Oban or Mallaig

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18 minutes ago, TheQ said:

Wow I found some thing to complain about :D.

Modail sgoinneil,  Amazing modelling, looks just right, from when I used to catch the ferry from Oban or Mallaig

 

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Let's just say it's a cottage on a croft. Or a crofter's cottage? ;)

 

Thanks for your kind comments.

 

David

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Fantastic and very atmospheric layout, a credit to you.

Unless I missed it somewhere, what are the approximate dimensions of it?

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15 minutes ago, pete55 said:

Unless I missed it somewhere, what are the approximate dimensions of it?

 

The scenic section is 250 x 45 cm (8' 2" x 1' 6" in old money). There is a four road fiddle yard traverser which is 96 cm (3' 2") long that can accommodate a maximum length of train equal to a Class 37 and two coaches. At the other end is a single track fiddle yard which represents off-scene industrial sidings.

 

David

 

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Hello David, and thankyou for that information, very useful.

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5 hours ago, Kylestrome said:

 

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Let's just say it's a cottage on a croft. Or a crofter's cottage? ;)

 

Thanks for your kind comments.

 

David

But ‘n’ ben?

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Fan-bloody-tastic!

One has created a masterpiece David. Small, perfectly formed and built the way you wanted.

Whooooosh!

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modelling at its best.   who says you need to go big or go home?   this small layout is superb.  I could shunt all day.....

 

is it set up for dusk or evening working with lighting in the coaches or buildings etc?

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18 minutes ago, ThaneofFife said:

is it set up for dusk or evening working with lighting in the coaches or buildings etc?

 

Unfortunately not. That would have been nice but I would have needed to plan it like that from the start. The layout actually started off as something completely different and just sort of evolved into what it is now. :rolleyes:

 

David

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