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Abercynon Fach

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Abercynon Fach  
Brian Tucker OO gauge 4mm scale
Saturday only

Period: 1957-1967

Prototype: South Wales Valleys

Location: ABERCYNON (a compromise or a flavour of)

Size: Scenic area 48 inches long 16 inches wide, including hidden fiddle turntable.

Track: code 75 SMP

Locomotives: Steam, South Wales tank engines including, panniers, prairies, eight coupled tanks and tender engines, BR standard tanks plus early diesel classes 37, 14, 08s.

Rolling stock: Brake vans, tool vans.

Power and control: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance DCC and Sound Buildings: Engine shed and associated buildings scratch built and retail products.

A lifelong love of Railways (British Railways) led me to recreate those trainspotting days of the late 60s and early 70s, influenced by mainly South Wales transition steam/diesel and later diesel (Western Region first and then the other regions).

When I was a lad of about 7 (1962) my Dad would take me to work with him delivering petrol to garages in the Welsh valleys, one delivery was to a garage above Abercynon, where from the forecourt you could look down onto Abercynon shed still in steam, a memory which has stuck ever since, also the shed lasted into the diesel era as a stabling point and then a crew signing on point, stabling class 375, although a Hymek did visit on one occasion I have been informed.

I had to refer to many books as well particularly "THE SOUTH WALES VALLEYS" by Edward A Evans Pendragon press.

"Maindee East" has been a great inspiration to create this layout


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