Aultbea Revisit

A year ago, I posted a few photographs of one of my friend’s layouts, Aultbea.

Peter has been making progress with the layout and now has the bulk of the trackwork laid, so it is worth having another look at it:

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As you can see, it is a bit of a beast because this is only the passenger station complex, the MPD and sidings for the military are not even on show here!

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The full extent of the layout can be seen in the previous posting and you will see he that even the bay is conceived for a seven coach train.  Looks like Peter will need to be building/converting and otherwise acquiring a fair amount of stock!

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in the views you will see that a some of the buildings have been finished – the signal cabin and the water tower.  I think station buildings are next and before too long, he will mention signals I suspect!

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About highlandmiscellany

Just playing trains; my weekday life is a bit more serious though!

Posted on September 27, 2015, in Aultbea and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Aultbea seems to have very extensive facilities. Looks like the north side of Inverness in reverse, must be expecting a heavy traffic.

  2. Peter’s idea is that this became the major supply point in both the world wars, so that the WW1 military sidings at Duirnish in fact got themselves built at Aultbea and then revived in the second war. Then he also decided that the Corpach aluminium smelter was found to be sited on a geological fault line and needed to be moved northwards too!

    All is fair in the “its my model so i’ll……….” stakes!

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