2mmfs Kyle Of Lochalsh (an Extract)

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by BCN-Pete, 29 April 2012.

  1. BCN-Pete

    BCN-Pete Western Thunderer

    Having just joined yesterday I thought I would share one of my layouts in 2mmFS.

    It started as a layout in a boxfile (in 4 x 300mm sections) and I flew it in my hand luggage to the UK to appear at the Burgess Hill model railway exhibition in 2010. Having then sat packed away in the boxfile for 18 months, Dapol released the class 26 and so I decided to give the layout a makeover including building the station building, final detailing and transfering it to an IKEA lack shelf as a permanent layout.

    The detailed build and revamp has been described on RMweb, however I attach a few photos and should they be of interest I can provide more or answer any questions on it.

    The scenic area of the layout is 600 x 122mm...

    KOL 1.jpg KOL 2.jpg KOL 3.jpg KOL 4.jpg KOL 5.jpg KOL 6.jpg KOL 7.jpg KOL 8.jpg KOL 9.jpg KOL 10.jpg
  2. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Hmm, 2mm you say? would not have guessed.

    600 x 120mm you say? go on, you are kidding me.

    Congratulations, a terrific model and some stunning photographs - particularly the second and third from the top where the backscene and the angle contribute so much to the "is it real?" factor.

    Good looking PW and S&Cwork - do tell more.

    regards, Graham
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  3. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Having visited by train back in the day, (it wasn't entirely sunny;) ) I can say that your brilliantly minimalist piece of work has a good deal of the atmosphere of the place.

    A great piece of railway modelling:thumbs:

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  4. This has done my resolve to stay focussed on other things no good whatsoever!

    This is a particularly stunning view:
    KOL 3.jpg

  5. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    I so agree, the backscene contributes oddles of feeling and is very sympathetic to the view.
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  6. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Pete

    welcome aboard - brilliant work - I'm almost smelling the Minches in the background.


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  7. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    I was thinking about the smell of kippers....
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  8. BCN-Pete

    BCN-Pete Western Thunderer

    Many thanks for all your kind comments.

    I can confirm it is 2mmFS and is only those dimensions...shall I post the set of 'photos with a € coin for scale' ;)

    The backscene was courtesy of a photo kindly taken (and stitched together) by Gary of 'Glenuig' layout fame (his layout was an inspiration in my building of this...and of course Ian Futers too who remains a hero...:thumbs:) and it replaces the earlier blue sky backscene which looked a bit 'Club Med Holiday brochure'...I think this one conveys the mood a little bit more...and if you can smell the fish...then I guess its working!

    Here's a few more photos from the layout, starting with a couple of rtr locos that have been detailed mainly the Farish class 24 and the Dapol class 26 (the underframe still needs to be adjusted to suit the no.) The station building is made of card and is a reduced version of the original but I hope it helps convey the sense of place...

    24 - 1.jpg 26 - 1.jpg 24 + 26 - 1.jpg KOL 15.jpg KOL 16.jpg KOL 17.jpg KOL 19.jpg KOL 18.jpg
  9. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    The last photo in the previous post is the one... ok, the hawser of the middle tyre needs some attention. Otherwise:-
    [a] what says that this is a model?
    what fixes the scale?

    Your engines look pretty neat and, to my eyes (squinting because of the smuts from our kettles), only the cab glazing, in the head on shots, says "model".

    Tried Big Blue dieseee-saals from Pete yet?

    regards, Graham
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  10. BCN-Pete

    BCN-Pete Western Thunderer

    Thanks Graham - I had better dig out that € coin photo then :)

    If the photos help to blur the scale of the layout then I take that as a great complement - Many thanks indeed.
  11. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    WOW :cool: :cool::cool:........the layout looks great Pete:), as do the 26 &24 :thumbs:
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  12. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Welcome aboard Pete.

    Stunning model.

    My future aim is to do Kyle in 7mm, in the garage. Getting the 26's & 27's sorted from Heljan bodyshells & got most the other bits to make them. To start with.

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  13. BCN-Pete

    BCN-Pete Western Thunderer

    Here it is...sorry about the quality...it was taken on my phone before I started the weathering - I hope it gives the sense of scale...by the way, I wear extremely strong prescription glasses...:(

    24 26 Euro.jpg
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  14. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    The 2mm track is a huge difference, well worth the effort. I do like 2mm it opens the door to so many possibilities and a total 360 to 1/32 or 7mm.
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  15. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    Could you post a link to the building of this layout on RMweb Pete ?

    Phill :thumbs:
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  16. Phill Dyson

    Phill Dyson Western Thunderer

    With all those tasty diesels becoming available from Dapol & Bachmann, not to mention the new MK1's & MK2A's........... the possabilities for full length trains indoors are becoming very tempting indeed :cool::)

    Building 2mm track is a bit scary though :eek::D
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  17. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    You're talking yourself into it :) I like the idea of the train in a landscape
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  18. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Fantastic piece of work Pete, very impressed :thumbs:
    Are you using natural light for your photos? It certainly appears that way, they look very accomplished.

    Welcome to the forum btw, good to have you onboard :)

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  19. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    I remember seeing this layout 'over there' at the planning stage, as a mock-up - in fact I saved the pictures - but utterly lost track of it; I had no idea it had been completed - and it looks fantastic!!! Those locos are amazing too - I appreciate your hand on them Pete, but even so, N Gauge has certainly come along way in recent years!
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  20. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    Absolutely stunning. And it's blue! :thumbs:
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