Glenmutckin Shed Area

Glenmutchkin’s shed area is modelled on Kyle of Lochalsh’s (it is a mirror image) and I wanted to capture the typically cramped feel of the inspiration. This is the original OS map for the shed (ie old enough to be outside of copyright).

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Key to this is the way that the whole complex centres around the turntable and the first turnout is almost tight against the turntable’s wall as this photo extract shows (notice there is not even a buffer stop on the far side of the well):

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The first turnout is, you will see, a tandom and whilst it is not visible in this picture, almost certainly it was interlaced (as the Highland always seemed to always use interlaced turnouts). Well, interlacing gets quite crowded on a tandom turnout, as you can see:

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It takes a long time to do all of the sleepers as there are a lot of them but once it is done, it does look rather impressive don’t you think?

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Posted on December 13, 2015, in Glenmutchkin and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Mark

    How do you propose to ballast the model?

    • I am beginning to experiment at the moment.

      I think the basics will be Carr’s Ash ballast in black, but probably with the colour knocked back with grey a little. I may also add some ash, probably coal ash.

      In the shed area I will definitely be adding quite a lot of crushed coal to the mix.

      • Thanks Mark, would you be doing something
        similar in the yard area or do you have a “special” plan for that area; I can’t find anywhere what they used pre WWI other than cinders.

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