Building a layout
Of an unusual prototype, based on a layout described in articles in Continental Modeller & Scale Model Trains International
Although the fictional prototype is located in South America, it is very much a “British railway”.British managers, British designed & built equipment in a country developed by British finance and expertise.
FIRMING UP SOME BASICS
The layout will be set in Welsh PATAGONIA . (Chubut Province of Argentina in the far southern region of Patagonia.) The model will depart from fact, in that the colony expanded & remained a successful Welsh speaking area.
Following articles in the Continental Modeller and in Model Trains International the layout will be as the general arrangement of Puerto Paseo, an 0n30 layout by Giles Barnabe set in a fictional island in the Caribbean, called Isla Blanca.
Additionally it will have a tramway in a short section of elevated track.Stock will be a mixture of British & American
Size Approx 3500 x 600 including rear fiddle yard.
RAILWAY COMPANY NAMES
FCP Ferroviario Cambrian de la Patagonia
RCP Rheilffordd y Cambrian Patagonia
HARBOUR BOARD RAILWAYS
FPVJH Ferrocarriles de Puerto Victoria Junta Harbour
RPBHV Rheilffyrdd Puerto Bwrdd Harbwr Victoria
PVCT Puerto Victoria Compañía de Tranvías
CTPV Cwmni tramffordd Port Victoria
SMALL HARBOUR SECTION TO BE INCORPORATED
The baseboard may be increased in width to say 800 to maximise scenic treatment of harbour, whilst retaining a reasonable sized FY.
PLANS TAKE SHAPE
The control method will be DCC. Stock will initially be Bachmann, but in time this will be anglicised.
Whilst not exhibited it will be mounted on Ikea timber shelving system (Ivar).