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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner
The North British Railway was eager to get a connection on to the island of Mull, to rival the Oban and Callander railway. Construction started to provide a railway from Lochailort to Ardslignish on Loch Sunnart. Construction started but was soon met by protests from local land owners, the area being prime hunting country, and the lairds had friends in high places.
The project was doomed from the start and the line only progressed as far as Glenuig. At Glenuig the line was prematurely terminated, but was opened to serve the remote community. With the arrival of reliable transport, the village became an important fishing community, and a ferry service was established to the small islands.
The local "water of life" distillery, "Moidart", soon had its own siding and this traffic, fish and timber helped the line survive.
The scene is set in the early to mid 1980's, the transition between BRCW type 2s and EE type 3s. The traffic consists of 2 coach train, with the occasional mixed, two coaches and oil tanker, a small goods service, timber, grain, and fish, and an engineers train. The freight stock is a mixture of unfitted and fitted short wheel base and the longer wheel base air braked wagons.
The model is 4mm, EM gauge, the space of the scenic part is 7 feet by 18 inch. occasional mixed, two coaches and oil tanker, a small goods service, timber, grain, and fish, and an engineers train. The freight stock is a mixture of unfitted and fitted short wheel base and the longer wheel base air braked wagons.
The track is constructed using C&L components. All buildings and structures are scratch built. Stock is a mixture of modified RTR and kit built.
Operation is DCC with sound fitted locomotives (just trying to get a decoder in a seagull for the ultimate effect!)
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