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Author Topic: Isle Skye Railway modular layout  (Read 98036 times)

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #525 on: January 25, 2017, 05:29:25 AM »
Very sad to hear this, Markus. Your layout is one I have followed for a long time :(

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #526 on: January 25, 2017, 08:11:22 AM »
Hi Markus,

As others have said, very sad news as such a lovely layout.

Thanks for the video, must have been hard to do.

Hope your move goes well and very much looking forward to the new build.

 Try and think of it as an exciting new start.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #527 on: January 25, 2017, 08:17:33 AM »
Very sad to hear this, Markus. Your layout is one I have followed for a long time :(
Me too. All the best with the new one!  :beers:
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #528 on: January 25, 2017, 08:39:37 AM »
Good luck with the house move.
Looking forward to the new layout in due course.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #529 on: January 25, 2017, 09:41:11 PM »
 :hellosign: Very sad to hear Markus, good luck for the future
        regards Derek.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #530 on: April 08, 2017, 04:39:54 PM »
Hello,

these afternoon I could spend a few hours in the new railwayroom. For the benchwork of my new layout I used Ikea Ivar shelf system. Today I wanted to install a second layer on which I plan to install an US HO layout. But because during the the housemove everything modelrailway related was stored in the room without using the shelf, I first had to clear the room and use the shelfoard for storing. Now I could start with the construction of the upper layer. When these is done I could begin with the construction of the new N gauge terminus.

https://goo.gl/photos/FKhYQipviKbhQLFf7

https://goo.gl/photos/V63aUszCmy5w1uEK7

https://goo.gl/photos/HiXG5v6t2jzF2j6UA

https://goo.gl/photos/vCy2thhATGC1u4d58

Sorry, that I can only insert the link to the pictures, but when I use the image function to insert the pictures with the google adress the pictures are not shown.

Markus
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 04:49:58 PM by McRuss »

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #531 on: April 08, 2017, 05:07:26 PM »
Thanks, Markus.
I hope the house move went well and that nothing got broken!

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #532 on: April 09, 2017, 09:50:18 AM »
Yes, a great pity, indeed. Still, I hope that you can save / reuse as much as possible of your excellent scenic layout.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #533 on: April 09, 2017, 01:10:01 PM »
Looking forward to seeing your progress.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #534 on: April 09, 2017, 09:33:36 PM »
Thanks for the wishes.

I had to sell Ullapool and Inverlael, because, There wasn't room for them in the new location. But the standard modules and Lekmelm could be saved and reused.

Markus

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #535 on: May 19, 2017, 10:37:54 AM »
Hello,

after most of the house move is done. I can now spend some thoughts on my modelrailway. First I planned to reuse my Ullapool theme for the model railway. But with the given room and position of the benchwork I was not satisfied with it. Because it won't seems right to me. So I decided to find a new scottish theme for my railway. So I settled for Lochdubh (which is known from the Hamish Macbeth books) In my twistest history there is a junction at Achnasheen on the Kyle line and the line to Lochdubh is going form Achnasheen, Kinlochewe, Torridon/Annat, Shieldaig, along Loch Lundie, the fictious Duncraig and ends at Lochdubh Lochdubh which is where Appelcross lies in reality. The name Duncraig was inspired by a german youth book series from the 60s to 90s. For the trackplan I used the trackplan of Mallaig, but I changed the position of the engineshed and I added sidings for a Whisky distillery. On the platforms is place for a train with 6 Mk1 coaches and with 5 Mk1 coaches on the bayplatform. At the pier goods are transloaded between the ships and the trains. Also there will be fish traffic, and some cattle traffic. I also included some fuel tanks. At the goods facilities freight from the small town and the surrounding community is handeled. The distillery receives grain, empty casks, bottles and packaging  by rail and ships bottled whisky by rail. I'm not sure if I will try to replicate the Mallaig station building, I've got a plan from the  National Register of Scotland but the drawings only contain the elevation drawings of the ground and second floor, but not from the outside.Line Bahnhofsgebäudes enthalten. I attached the trackplan as PDF.


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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #536 on: May 19, 2017, 12:22:13 PM »
Sorry to see the old railway go, though I don't remember seeing one on Skye :D. The last time I saw snow on Skye I was travelling home from school (early 1970s) in Inverness via Kyle to Uig we had a snow blower running in front of the bus and the snow was so high you couldn't see out!!!

 I look forward to seeing your future developements..

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #537 on: May 19, 2017, 08:18:12 PM »
Marcus

There is a real Duncraig station

It is on the Kyle line and served Duncraig castle. This became a college which is now closed and the castle is now a luxury bed and breakfast.

I visited the station in the late 90's and still have the photos



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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #538 on: May 19, 2017, 10:22:28 PM »
Hello,

I knew that there is a real Duncraig Castle with a railway station. But the inspiration came from a german youth book series written from the 1960s until the early 1990s by Oliver Hassencamp. The book series was called "Burg Schreckenstein" which could be translated to "Castle Horrorock" In these series the pupils of a school which is located in an old castle in southern Germany experience a number of adventures. And in one of the books they travel to Scotland to a School calles Duncraig Castle.

Markus

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #539 on: May 20, 2017, 09:07:43 AM »
Markus

It is surprising that I have not seen a model of the real Duncraig station. It would make a great micro layout with lots of interest. It even has a bridge at one end for a break plus the octagonal waiting room is very unusual

Unless anybody knows of a layout in 00

Thanks


 

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