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Elin Bach Slate Quarry Co

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Elin Bach Slate Quarry Co  
Jeremy Kirkwood

Elin Bach is one of the levels in the extensive Brynmwg Slate Quarry in North Wales. The layout depicts the loco shed where the level's two Hunslet locos live and the sidings that originally served the incline down to the lower levels. This incline has been out of use for a number of years. As the slate tips expanded, a new incline was built clear of the ever growing tips. The old incline has now been partially buried. The locos can be seen shunting wagons of finished slate from the cutting mills, ready to head for the new incline top and beyond - as the quarry company's advertising puts it, "from the top of the world to the roofs of the world".

The layout is built to 009 scale and is an exercise in creating a realistic but minimum space, go anywhere, model using commercially available track, rolling stock, locos and buildings. It is powered by two 9v batteries.


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