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 Posted: Sun Aug 27th, 2017 04:25 pm
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When we started Crymmych in N gauge, I miss-ordered a box of track, and ended up with Peco 009.
Rather than send it back, I hung on to it.
Then back last November (I think) I fancied having a crack at building a 'rabbit warren' type roundy, and keep it under £100.

This is the belated story of its construction. I have posted some of this on other forums that some of you may have seen, so apologies...

A baseboard, 22" x 48"  using spare ply and timber left over from other constructions, and the track (mostly 009, but some N as well) stuck on to cork/card/ply/polystyrene formers with No-nails adhesive:



Contours were built up using cardboard, stiff paper, bits of plyurethane, and covered with Modroc:





Everything was then liberally coated with lots of 'Martys Gloop'






It's called 'Dyffryn y Tyllau' - being Welsh for 'Valley of holes'...
Total cost to this point was £40. Talking of points, three from the spares box operated by garden wire in that 'coiled tube' stuff used for net curtains (I'm using whatever I can lay my hands on)

I'll leave it now, and post again in a day or two.

Shaun.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 27th, 2017 10:41 pm
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Shaun, the last photo looks like Switzerland !!!



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Oh de lay; boyo.  :lol:

It looks good, Shaun.   :thumbs

Can you get to everywhere to retrieve derailed cars, etc?



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Following along. A good example of what can be done on a budget. 
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Im so sorry - I hadn't realised how long it's been since I posted updates on Dyffryn.

This catch-up is going to be image heavy I'm afraid!

The landscape was painted:



Buildings constructed from card and DAS clay.

A pub:



An agricultural Merchants:



An engine shed with coaling stage and watering facilities:



And to fill in a corner, a shop with a house above:



I'll finish here with this post, and carry on with the next.


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To continue.
A keepers cottage was the final building to be added, apart from the ruin on the hill.



Narrow little village - the house has access to the cliff-top garden from the balcony so that the lady of the house can hang out her washing:





The road winds up the hill past the ruined cottage, and comes to an abrupt stop, where I ran out of inspiration...





Got to load more images - back in a minute...

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Worth the wait, Shaun.  :cool:



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Definitely worth the wait... I reckon the road at the top of the hill would look good disappearing into a wood.
More please...



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Very imaginative and well constructed; nice one Shaun.


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Picture of the week!! :oops: :oops:
Thanks everybody for the praise, and for looking :cheers

I had intended to add more yesterday, but our modem started playing up. Seems OK today, so I'll finish up.


Level crossing gates were added, and the station and platform titivated:





Lights were added to brighten things up, as Annie (of backscene fame) did not approve of the usual blue sky and clouds so beloved by modelers... Consequently the sky was painted dark and a moon added, which can be seen in one of the previous pictures.
The two below show the layout with the lights switched on.
(taken before the LC was added)








That about wraps it up. Total cost, excluding locos came to £75 - which shows it can be done!
We run engines from the 'Teifi Gorge' layout, and have had to scratch build stock, due to the tight curves.
Power for the controller and lights come from two 12V wall warts bought at a local recycle shop for 50p each. The controller is one of our home made ones (£2.50).
'Dyffryn Y Tyllau' had its public debut at the Hermon Model Show last Sunday, and thankfully performed faultlessly all day, with people trying to guess which tunnel the train would appear from next :lol:

This is Patrick fine tuning:



And this is our line-up at the show, with old faithful 'Kilgerran' at the far end, then 'Dyffryn' followed by 'Crymmych Arms' in N gauge, and finally Pats 7mm NG 'Maes Y Gof'




The same line up in reverse...




And there we have it - I'll probably tinker about with it, but at the moment it's laid up in the garage while we do more work on the 'Teifi Gorge', getting it ready for next years expo's (hopefully)

Hwyl fawr
Shaun.

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Congratulations on Picture of the Week Shaun, great little layout :thumbs



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A lovely little layout well done Shaun.

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Love it.Smashing little layout  :thumbs



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Thanks chaps!

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Love the little village squished into the corner, the whole thing really!



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