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Ardlorn Ferry

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Ardlorn Ferry  
Rob Newman OO gauge 4mm scale

Ardlorn Ferry is located on the west coast of Scotland. There is a small single platform terminus which serves the car ferry, distillery and Elkin's fish smokery. The time is late 1950s / very early 1960s, when steam was just giving way to diesel, but this area was the last haunt of Caley 0-4-4Ts, 'Jumbos' and other old Scottish steam locomotives. These are seen at Ardlorn Ferry, but any suitable Scottish locomotive may appear.

The rolling stock features mainly kit-built examples, many built by Aidan Houlders or Peter Whyborn, and the latter built the ferry and some of the road vehicles too. Some of the buildings are those recovered from the original Ardlorn layout which sadly succumbed to a flood a few years ago.

Nothing runs on Ardlorn Ferry straight from the box, and every attempt is made to match the correct locomotives to location and period. The same is true of the rest of the rolling stock, with plenty of kit-built coaches, freight stock and service vehicles on display. Of special interest are the boats and road vehicles, many of which are also kit-built.


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