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Cynwyd in N: based on closed station/goods yard on the Llangollen line; BR/GWR etc

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Worth going just to see that, irishrailwayman. Though I'm sure there will be other amazing stuff there too. The way technology is going, in a few years we'll be able to have the whole range of stuf that we can get in 00, only in N. And 3D printing will facilitate a lot of it.

 

Someone of my vintage will remember times not that long ago when it looked as if the writing was on the wall for model railways as a hobby, just like stamp and matchbox collecting has all but vanished. Modern technology has brought about a very welcome growing interest. Look at the numbers of people who read tis forum, even if they haven't got layouts.

 

In all reality, when I moved here all my old 00 stuff was sold. I retain a single MM 141, but it's in its box. I have a lot of 009 continental stuff awaiting a time when I can get it all put together again, but to be honest when I see some of the recent releases, I've been doodling to see if there's ANY way I could fit even a terminus / fiddle yard into a modern town house. Doing the lot in N gauge would change the goalposts completely and the 009 would be up for sale and swopped for Provincial N gauge "H" vans, N gauge MM 141s, and N gauge Cravens! Sorry, leslie, not trying to give you attacks of the Screaming Fits, Multiple Conniptions and Heeby Geebys....

 

I look forward to whatever appears on your layout in Irish outline! What's Irish for Cynwyd?

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Absolutely stunning

 

Thanks guys. Cynwyd is my 4th exhibition layout following Ballybeg (OO Irish), Llangollen (N GWR/BR) and Shunters Yard (OO GWR) - all featured on IRM.com with kind comments from many enthusiasts. I am planning to build a locomotive display "Diesel Depot" (OO CIE/IR/IE/BR blue) and an O-gauge shunter demo layout "Buffers Lock" (GWR) over the next few years. Onwards and upwards.

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I put some finishing touches to Cynwyd over the Christmas. Operational testing is well underway with Peco uncoupling system yet to be tested.

 

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All set for the Exhibition. Here are a few shots of Cynwyd with rolling stock. The setting is early British Rail but the odd GWR item may appear as if the station had be preserved! Note that the scenic section is only 9 inches deep in old money.

 

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A great looking little layout. Just shows big isn't needed to look well. Loads of action, well done!

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The level of detail is absolutely sublime. Hat's off to you Gerry. I really enjoyed following this layouts progress.

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Brilliant Gerry, I lived in North Wales and know the area which you have captured the feel of very well. I have also enjoyed watching your build. =D

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Cynwyd is now displayed on some rather fine bespoke "Inglenook" shelving from Komandor in Wexford. It also garnered the Best N Gauge (Stephen McNally Memorial) Award at the Wexford Easter Show.

 

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I believe compact/minimum-space layouts can now be referred to a "Shelfies"!

 

If only somebody did a compact layout of a fictitious station at Delphi..

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Thrilled that Cynwyd won an Award at the South Dublin show this weekend: Best Layout -Scenery. Many thanks lads and well done on a great show!

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Congrats Gerry on winning the award. The detailing and subtle blending of the scenery on 'Cynwyd' was such a high standard, and photo realistic yet 'alive' in multiple micro scenes of human and animal life beside a working railway. Cynwyd is an inspiration to the rest of us and shows what is possible. It was an honour to see it in your home earlier this year.  Well done.

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20 hours ago, Noel said:

Congrats Gerry on winning the award. The detailing and subtle blending of the scenery on 'Cynwyd' was such a high standard, and photo realistic yet 'alive' in multiple micro scenes of human and animal life beside a working railway. Cynwyd is an inspiration to the rest of us and shows what is possible. It was an honour to see it in your home earlier this year.  Well done.

 

Thanks very much Noel. I really enjoy sharing my work and happy to offer any help to others who want to have a go. Gerry

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