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Patrick Davey

An NCC Narrow Gauge Diorama

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Here are a few photographs of an LMS-NCC narrow gauge diorama that I have been working on or a few months (on the QT).  It's a representation of the small halt at Capecastle on the Ballycastle line in North East county Antrim - the location was notable for having one of the few tunnels on the Irish narrow gauge.  The layout is more of a diorama as it is not currently intended for it to be operational - building the appropriate motive power being the biggest obstacle...... It actually grew out of a desire to get back into the modelling groove by trying out a few techniques which had become a bit rusty.....the plan is to follow this post with more details of how the diorama evolved - every stage was photographed.  Hope you enjoy!

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The photos wouldn't post in chronological order but you'll get the sequence ok!

I should also point out that the diorama is not finished - lots of scenic work still to be done.

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Looks very interesting, I think the QT is the way to go! Sometimes too much advice can be an obstacle.

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3 hours ago, GNRi1959 said:

Looks very interesting, I think the QT is the way to go! Sometimes too much advice can be an obstacle.

Thanks Tony - what I meant by 'on the QT' was that I have so far managed to protect herself from unnecessary worry about himself returning to the hobby.......

26 minutes ago, Galteemore said:

Very nice Patrick. What track gauge are you using? 

009!  First excursion (ha) into this area!

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Superb!

And the passenger shelter will be easy - I think it’s still there - standard NCC concrete box!

jhb171Senior surveyed the line in 1947 for the NCC with a view to costing its conversion to Five Fut Three.

Once the UTA came along, it was all scrapped!

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I like the idea of a diorama we can expect the buildings and structures to be to a similar standard to you GNR (I) signal box and waiting shelter.

Are you planning to complete the model in 3mm or 4mm scale?

Brian McCann modeled the County Donegal in 3mm on 9mm track, Worsley Works produce suitable coach sides for the Ballycastle in NCC days, though the Compound Tank locomotives used on the Antrim narrow gauge would be a challenging model in either scale.

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Very kind Mayner, thank you! It’s 4mm, I wasn’t planning on tackling coaches or locos but now that you have told me about the WW coach sides that might change things a bit......!!!

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Am a big fan of dioramas. Fairly quick to do and a great way to try out new techniques. Will look forward to following progress!

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