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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 07:09 am
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I have mentioned Cardigan layout in other threads, and as it is shown in conjunction with my Kilgerran layout, I thought it deserved a small thread of its own, although it's not really a 'members layout':)

Built by Patrick Browne, proprietor of Castle Kitchen restaurant in Cilgerran, it's on two 5' x 2' boards, and modelled in 3mm gauge to prototypical scale (almost...) to represent the Cardigan terminus of the Whitland to Cardigan branch line during the '50s.

DC, with wire-in-tube points, and remote manual control of the turntable. All structures are scratch built, and as near to prototype as possible. (Only the goods shed and a small section of platform are all that are remaining of the original station).

This is the layout, with Patrick the gentleman in the middle:





The goods shed and cattle dock, with the engine shed to the left:






Mixed freight leaving for Whitland:





Looking Eastward with the Teifi river to the left:




Finally one more shot from the Drefach Felindre show:






Any queries, I'll do my best to answer.

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Shaun.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 09:44 am
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Manual turntable? A long crank handle to some gearing at the turntable?

Sounds like my level of technology.

Thanks for posting Shaun, very useful.

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What a lovely railway Shaun.
We don't see a lot of 3mm scale models.
It looks a very handy gauge to fit a lot in without crowding.
Plus it seems a mite easier to work with than 2mm scale.
Sorry Marty no offence intended.
Also a manual TT is very prototypical!
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I would have thought 3mm is something of a hair shirt scale.  Not very common and no RTR support that I'm aware of, although I see that the society has a lot of stuff (your post moved me to check the 3mm society site).  Those points look like Peco - H0m?.  Your layouts are a tribute to what can be done.

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Hi everyone.

Spot on Marty. Long crank and some gear wheels under the board!





Derek and John - hair shirt is right - though most of the hair gets torn out... Peco 12mm H0 track and points, and there is still quite a lot of RTR locos and stock available. Nearly all accessories have to be scratch built, though some N gauge stuff like signals appear to be in scale when viewed from a distance:roll:

I'm currently building Boncath, the next station in line from Kilgerran, and thats in 3mm as well, but I think that will be the last in that scale - fingers and eyesight being what they are:???:

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Here is a good site for 3mm scale supplies, Plus 4mm and other gauges.
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http://www.worsleyworks.co.uk/

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