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Glaslyn Junction

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Glaslyn Junction  
Frederick Lea TT gauge 3mm scale

Glaslyn Junction is my attempt to portray the beautiful Cambrian Coast line in Wales in the 1950s and 60s. It is a fictitious place, set somewhere in the Porthmadog area and features a typical Cambrian line wooden trestle bridge. The branch line leads to another fictitious place, Caergwyddno, which is bound up in Welsh myths and legends!

3mm Scale (formerly known as TT) is much under-rated these days, and I hope this layout shows its potential, being larger than N Gauge (2mm) but smaller than 00 (4mm), giving the modeller the opportunity to create a fair amount of railway in a reasonable space.

The baseboards are constructed from plywood on a softwood framework and a cassette system is used in the "Fiddle Yards" at either end. The buildings and structures are scratchbuilt mainly from card or DAS modelling clay, and then painted with watercolour or acrylics. Scenery is by Woodland Scenics including the River Glaslyn for which their "Realistic Water" was used. Locos and Rolling Stock are mainly kitbuilt and many can be obtained from the 3mm Society.


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