Patrick Davey Posted May 25 Share Posted May 25 Following on from my 'Rumblings' thread...... I now have a plan for a new layout. Staying with the GNR(I), I'm heading down to County Louth for a fictional seaside terminus, at Clogherhead. The idea is that the history of this branch closely mirrors that of the nearby Ardee branch, being a late opener and early closer to regular passenger services, but the seaside location gave an advantage in that excursions remained fairly consistent until final closure in 1975, and there was also a steady traffic in sand which the GNR (and later CIE) were licensed to extract from the nearby beach (probably totally implausible but works for me!) The layout will be set in the decaying 1970s, a perfect setting for my black & tan IRM & MM stock. The layout will have the following: * 6ft x 2ft baseboard (built a long time ago for a previous layout) * DCC - chips have been acquired! * Passenger terminus - GNR(I) polychrome brick * Derelict signal cabin - built (pic below) * Sand store * Seaside pavilion - under construction (pics below) The branch would have been worked from Drogheda, and left the GN mainline a few miles north of Drogheda, to swing east and enter Clogherhead from the south, with the terminus being located beside the beach: I can already hear the seagulls........ 17 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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