Glenfinnan is a 4mm scale exhibition layout set in the 1970’s / 1980’s Blue diesel era.
The layout is DCC operated and all stock is ‘ Sound fitted ‘.
Measuring 4.01m x 2.24m ( 13’ 2 x 7’ 4 ) the layout forms a unique U- shaped end to end design having a fiddle yard at both ends.
Operation of the layout follows closely as possible the workings of the period and features scratchbuilt buildings and scenic details typical of the West Highland Line
Glenfinnan made it’s debut at ModelRail, Glasgow in February 2016 and was voted 3rd Best layout in show and also featured in Hornby magazine in May 2017.
Glenfinnan is scheduled to appear at the following shows ;
Bonnybridge - April 2018
Ayr – September 2018
Great Electric Train Show – Gaydon 2018.
**Pictures copyright of Nigel Burkin**
The layout was constructed by and shown by
Bill Wood until purchased by Jim Reid in late 2014. It is based upon the
station and layout of Mallaig in Western Scotland after the implementation of
RETB signalling. DCC control is used for train running with a conventional
panel for control of the points. The usual operating period is the mid to late
1980's with BR blue and LLB locos and blue grey coaches. Freight comprises
timber, oil and infrastructure traffic. The scale is 1/76 with code 75 OO gauge
track. Layout size 16ft by 2ft with 4ft operating space behind. A table is
required for cassette storage.