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Wow what a beautifully executed concept. Utterly breath taking. Sublime. Absolutely love the filled in turntable. This just reeks of atmosphere and those times. You’ve achieved something rather special.  Love it. Well done too to Dave Linfield. Scenic so subtle. It looks photo realistic. Wishing you many years enjoyment operating it and just looking at it too. Mission accomplished I’d say.

 

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Nice to see the subtle weathering of the Tin Van it must be  5-6 years since they left the Carriage Shops in ex-works condition!

The open un-cluttered nature of the place with no goods shed or station building reminds me of Fenit which I first visited in the summer of 78 several months after the last train (beet special)departed.

Have lots of fun!

 

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11 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

On a Saturday night in 1965, extra stock for tomorrow’s trip to the GAA B5C2C24C-E666-4600-A641-6B6ACA4C6235.thumb.jpeg.5c7c382a4adf6e2b8ecb0ee80256f5e6.jpegquarter finals is scattered about the place, having arrived tacked onto the daily goods. Shunting manoeuvres have left two vans in the cattle loop, and two Park Royals in the former loco shed road.

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Absolutly top class layput, detail is sublime

 

If any, it draws very much parrallels to macroom terminus in its dying days in 1953

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Westcorkrailway said:

Absolutly top class layput, detail is sublime

 

If any, it draws very much parrallels to macroom terminus in its dying days in 1953

 

 

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Perhap Macroom and its surroundings can provide insperation for dugganport. It also was an only freight line since 1935 with only very few excursions for gaa and such Cant help with the Harbour though!

 

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4 hours ago, Westcorkrailway said:

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Perhap Macroom and its surroundings can provide insperation for dugganport. It also was an only freight line since 1935 with only very few excursions for gaa and such Cant help with the Harbour though!

 

Yes, very much so.

There actually will be a station building - I've only just started it. It will be single-storey corrugated sheet building similar to several on the Valentia line.

And yes, it could well be a Macroom extended west to a fictitious harbour and fishing village somewhere about Glengarriff or Sneem. The idea is that the nearby "big" station is the "real" terminus, and Macroom or somewhere like it about half way, with a short extension to "Dugort Harbour".

It's far too hot to be sitting outside today, so I can in to the peace and cool of the study to peruse timetables of the 1955-65 era for inspiration.....

Thanks for your comments!

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4 hours ago, the Bandon tank said:

Its funny you mentioned Castleisland, It reminded me of Castleisland with the gated entrance, and the spacious yard.

Pretty much every detail, both on the layout and what will become its extension, is pulled from somewhere real!

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5 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

Concept early ‘18, arrival the other day. A delay occurred with (a) Malahide casino issues, and (b) my house move, which took four months (long story)……!

And covid!!!

Layouts like these with scenery with that detail take a lot of time to build. Also its hard to work on one layout day in day out, it needs an artistic eye and time to plan the next stage. Kevin that worked for me did wonders with ths layout.

 

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1 hour ago, Dave said:

And covid!!!

Layouts like these with scenery with that detail take a lot of time to build. Also its hard to work on one layout day in day out, it needs an artistic eye and time to plan the next stage. Kevin that worked for me did wonders with ths layout.

 

True! The Covid is holding everything else up; speak to the Dept. of Domestic Matters and lectures on the subject regarding curtains, garden people and carpet people will abound.......

I just pity anyone starting to build a house about now......

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A few views from 1963, as B141 makes its first appearance on the branch on the 10:35 Saturdays Only local train to Castletown West.

 

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The following day, the solitary Sunday service at 5.10 p.m. has the same set with a brand new Craven added, and making a rare appearance on the line.

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A thing I’m noticing with the pics is the lighting isn’t tight. Daylight means a skylight above the layout, and evening means a spotlight which is irretrievably ABOVE it. 

Different lighting called for when taking pics…..

I’ve quite a few of Leslie’s wagons at this stage!

Might need more eventually…..

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