That was the weekend that was….

Well the layout made it to and from Scaleforum – possibly I did too!

Last Friday, the inside of the hire van looked like this.  Whilst the cases worked a treat, the dismantling of the layout from being set up on my own took a long time – much longer than I had hoped or expected.

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Once at the venue, I was able to press gang some “volunteers” to erect the layout and this was much easier.

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Getting the beams levelled up was speedy even though none of my press team had any experience of my logic!  Indeed, with their help, it assembled itself quicker than Portchullin does although the jury is out in my mind as to whether this is simply because it as yet has rather less on it!

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The layout’s size quite quickly became apparent; especially its depth – as can be seen here with Chris in the background for a sense of sale!  Please don’t tell my wife this is actually quite big, I have been telling her it is pretty normally sized!

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I did not manage to get front side all that often so I have only fairly limited numbers of photographs.  Fortunately Samuel Bennett has come to my rescue and has provided a number of photographs to show what it looked like to the visitor.

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We only had three correct Highland locos chipped up (and one of these decided to sulk after a couple of hours!) so we did break out the blue diesels to make sure we had a fully operational layout.  Above there are a few of the locos awaiting chipping on shed and below we have the scene 50 years later!

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……..and below is simply confused!

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Although the layout did not operate perfectly, it did behave much better than I (and my operating team) had feared!  The two page list of faults and issues to resolve with the trackwork, wiring or stock is a fraction of the list that would have existed after Portchullin’s first outing (if I ever had one!).

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The signals received a lot of comment, even if there was one missing because I managed to damage it as I was packing the layout.  There’ll be another post on these soon.

About highlandmiscellany

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

Posted on October 2, 2019, in Glenmutchkin, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. If it helps at all, I was surprised at how small it was…

  2. I think you should show your wife some of the monster layouts in North America. Your’s is very reasonable!
    Congratulations on your first exhibition!

  3. I enjoyed your layout very much. For me it was just the right size. some of the big layout are just that, TOO BIG. With yours you can stand and see all whats going on. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished job. ( if finished is the right word. ) I wanted to talk to you but you were far to busy trying to persuade a certain sulky bugger to work. I wanted to know if you had made progress ( if any ) with the GNR twelve wheel underframe and bogies ? I will need four for my clerestories when they are ready. Thanks for the entertainment last saturday, it was much enjoyed.
    Cheers.

    Alan.

  4. Yes looked the part and coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing developments.

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