Puerto de Victoria-1:48 NG (On30)- AR

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.

 Set just before the 2nd World War, before loss of British influence, nationalisation & enforced “localization” of management and the increased American political influence.
IT IS HOPED THAT THIS WILL BECOME A SMALL EXHIBITION LAYOUT AT SOME POINT
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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.

patagonia 1
Welsh Patagonian flag- Welsh dragon applied to Argentian flag

 


RAILWAY COMPANY NAMES

In English, Spanish & Welsh
CAMBRIAN RAILWAY OF PATAGONIA
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
TRAMWAY COMPANY
PVCT   Puerto Victoria Compañía de Tranvías
CTPV    Cwmni tramffordd Port Victoria

SMALL HARBOUR SECTION TO BE INCORPORATED

Unlike  Giles Barnabe’s layout Isla Blanca, I intend to have the harbour as part of the scenic layout. It will be on the LH side of the layout when viewed from the front. This will hide a rear facing fiddle yard representing the rest of the system.
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 layout will be constructed to allow easy transportation. It will be a maximum of 4 sections “packed” in 2 “boxes” 1100 x 300 x 400 high max.
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).