Aultbea Update

From time to time, we have dropped in to see progress on a layout being built by Peter Bond, called Aultbea.  As we dropped in to see him yesterday, I have some update photographs.

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Most of the progress has been on the buildings including the centre piece which is the train shed and station building.  As you can see, this is a pretty big structure as it consumes two full length coaches.

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The view inside the trainshed is particularly impressive; I think you can smell the diesel fumes and sea air!

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The builder in a characteristic pose, talking…………….

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Although the layout is based on one of the proposed schemes to open up the north west of Scotland (of which there were a number) it is also firmly inspired by Oban as you can probably see, plus chunks of Kyle of Lochalsh including the goods shed and a bit Fort William with the train engine coming beyond the station and idling on the station approach.

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About highlandmiscellany

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Posted on January 28, 2019, in Aultbea and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Impressively sized! The station at Oban could have served as a “template” for Aultbea, as although the Caledonian Railway was heavily involved with the C&O, there was a large degree of independent spirit on the part of the latter, such that the first proposals for a line between Oban and Fort William were developed without the Caley’s knowledge, leave alone consent.
    Please pass on my regards to Peter: he and I had quite a chat at Spalding about speakers, DCC, etc.

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