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Hallside was built by Clyde Model Raiway Club (CMRC) and made its debut at Modelrail Scotland in 2016.

There is no station called Hallside but, if you travel about 10 miles south from Glasgow on the WCML, you wil pass Newton.

Newton serves commuters on both the Hamilton and Cathcart circles. This fact along with the WCML gives ample opportunity to run an interesting cross section of stock all of which could plausibly be seen in the early years of the 21st century.

the pictures below give a flavour of activities at Hallside

 

The layout also features here

https://youtu.be/N6ix0GHUCxw

 

Prior to its return to Glasgow (hopefully in 2020) the layout is undergoing an upgrade.

On its earlier outing our version of the WCML was not electrified!

Work is starting to correct this.

 

There will be further news as work progresses, but please don’t expect very rapid progress

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I should have pointed out that the Hallside footage starts @ 2.07 in the YouTube video.

 

Also the third of the pictures was taken last night and features the first few portals which have been constructed from N brass locos etches

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Good Afternoon,

 

I remember spending plenty of time to watch this layout in 2016 and did wonder what had happened to it. It stuck me as Newton straight away and am looking forward to seeing this once again, especially with it's ohle added. Do you have any more shows lined up or just Glasgow for the time being?

 

Benjamin

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Will look out for you next year remember it from2016.

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Guys

thanks for the comments.

Hallside will not be out before next February as there is quite a lot of work involved in installing the spaghetti!

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A couple of shots showing prospective rolling stock.

In the first we have classes 303 & 318 from the Bratchell kits.

Secondly class 86 and a very short rake!

The observant out there will note the extra trees in the second shot between the Hamilton circle and main lines.

Also the strategically placed masking tape showing the approximate location and type of portal.

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Another couple of piccies from the undergrowth around Hallside.

So far there’s not a lot to show on the OHLE front.

As you can imagine retro fitting on a scenically “complete” layout involves some destruction before construction!

Hopefully something will emerge over the next couple of weeks.

 

In the meantime

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I told you that progress would not be quick!

Malcolm P has been building the portals and learning on the job.

The work is fiddly but straightforward.

The problem arises when the time comes to “plant” the portal as the kit makes no provision for this.

A couple of options have been tried as can be seen from the attached photos.

Malcolm has now settled on this:

1 - Assemble portal as per kit instructions

2 - Take a regular 8mm diameter woodworking dowel and insert a small screw into one end

3 - Solder kit to screw

4 - drill a 21/64in hole in the baseboard 

5 - The assembly is now a tight fit in this hole.

 

This will allow a little vertical adjustment. The final step will be to paint the dowel resemble a concrete pad and glue everything in place.

 

Progress will now accelerate to sedate!

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