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Postby StanierJack » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:52 pm

Hello. I am considering building a small exhibition layout based upon the ficticous Skarloey railway in O-16.5. The Skarloey railway is the twin of Talyllyn railway in Towyn. Can someone point me in the direction of where to get suitable stock kits? I only have a W.I.P smallbrook studios Eros.

Also, are there any 0-16.5 kits for the ffestiniog Prince?
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Postby Mike Bellamy » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:48 pm

There are a lot of Talyllyn kits from Wrightlines http://www.keykits.net/Shop/Catalogue.aspx?c=WL

and Festiniog from Port Wynnstay Models http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Port_Wynn ... nnstay.htm

Suggest you go to the 7mm Narrow Gauge show at Burton upon Trent on 10th May as they will both be there along with Smallbrook and many other 7mm NG manufacturers

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Postby pete12345 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:48 pm

Sounds like a good idea for a layout- a change from the usual types of 'thomas' layout too. Should be quite an easy project as NG goes, as kits for the talyllyn railway are readily available, the nice thing being that it's 'prototypical' stock for the line.

Not sure how you would do the loco faces though, maybe using epoxy putty? Could be made to look good.

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Postby StanierJack » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:57 pm

pete12345 wrote:Not sure how you would do the loco faces though, maybe using epoxy putty? Could be made to look good.


I will make the faces myself. I have done so in the past with OO models. Milliput seems to work best for me. Here is a unfinnished model I still have to do. :oops:

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I started work on SR number 8, aka Duke. The loco is based upon Prince of the Ffestiniog. To keep costs down, he utilises a Hornby 0-4-0 chassis. I shall try and create a rough body from plasticard tommorow, and see how that goes. :P

I think the following has helped me with ideas, and you should see it:

http://www.pegnsean.net/~railwayseries/skarloey.htm
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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:38 pm

Mike, will have a rummage thru my old books..
Slate wagons were 3 rails high... I think.
definatley Corris brakevan.
Also one brakevan with a guard's lookout on the side. narrow version of Parkside DM 17, (009 version)
Liverey of guard's van was deep slate blue..
Also goods vans.. (009 version..DM 35)
Don't forget the Dolgoch water tower, and the slate sleuce that fed it, which I remember full well breaking over Skarloey's head, and soaking him, when he had a taller cab, and funnel fitted... and would not fit..
Now there's a photographic memory for you!
Doing a bit of loco research, but you are looking for..
Sir Haydn.
Skarloey. Scratch built..
Rhenus. (Dolgoch?)
Douglas.
Peter Sam.
Rusty the diesel.
And 2 visiting engines that took over from Skarkoey and Rhenus, when they went for a re-fit..
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:45 pm

Forgot 'Duncan' and 'Sir Handyl'.
I am gonna have to start dragging some piccies out!
I think Duncan was Rhenus's little brother.
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby pete12345 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:15 pm

Skarloey (aka Talyllyn), can be bought as a whitemetal kit from peco.

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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:39 pm

Couplings were not chopper couplings.. Greenwich or DG is your best bet...
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby Krislights » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:40 pm

Duke was standard gauge!!!!!!
Same as Percy. not NG.
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
"Awkward thinking".

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Postby StanierJack » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:21 am

Well, Duke was 2ft 3 inches...

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shown here(left to right):
Top - Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel
Bottom - Duke, Ivo Hugh, Duncan


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Another shot of Duke with Sir Handel, on the Mid Sodor. (Sudrian version of the Corris/Ffestiniog.)

The livery carried by engines will be SR red.

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None of the TV series rubbish, but a tribute to the Rev. Awdry.
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Postby Krislights » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:10 pm

Sorry, my mistake..
The colour of the loco got my mind going all Percy!
I think in colour..
A great mind trick of remembering things, taught to me in primary school..
Pick the centre of a picture, and the most vibrant colour.
That was nearly 30 years ago!
On that note...
I seem to remember slate wagons in fawn Brown, with matt black strapping and iron work, and not the standard Grey, at one point...
Top marks on Skarloey, and well done for remembering the lining was Blue and Gold!
If the wheels don't fit...
it's probably narrow-gauge.
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Postby StanierJack » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:41 pm

I've decided on a location now, Crovans Gate. Also, the period will be the 1870's. I'm ordering Talyllyn now, so Skarloey will come soon.
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Postby HonestTom » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:41 pm

Will you be modelling the interchange with the Sodor and Mainland Railway?
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Postby pete12345 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:34 am

O gauge Thomas... That would be a rarity!
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Postby StanierJack » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:17 am

HonestTom wrote:Will you be modelling the interchange with the Sodor and Mainland Railway?


To an extent, yes. Neil, and a few wagons will be on show, but not motorised. This is how the layout may look.

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Much of the stock is available as kits, but the Hopper/Tipper hybrid?[/list]
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