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Dalry Road (O gauge 7mm fine scale)
Featured in the April 2010 issue of Hornby magazine

Welcome to Dalry Rd. A Scottish layout based in the green diesel era, the chosen period of 1965 to 1970 is a rarely modelled era, which is a great pity as it was one of the most colourful. If you were that way inclined, you could run steam locos alongside diesels in green with either small or large warning panels (or none at all) and rail blue.
Coaches could be a mixture of maroon or regional liveried mk1s and even blue and grey.
Wagons were a real mismatch of grey, bauxite and private owner liveries together with the white or blue of insulated stock.
It is hoped that Dalry Rd. captures some of the essence of this although only open to freight and parcel traffic only.
Steve Thompson built the layout, and it is now owned and operated by Ian Atkinson With the help of some friends

Left: A busy moment

Left: A busy moment

From the track plan you can see the simplicity of operation. There are two roads in the fiddle yard and two in the arrival/departure sidings. When the train has entered the fiddle yard the loco is isolated and uncoupled, the brake van moved by hand to the other end of the train, alight engine is sent from the loco depot to the fiddle yard and coupled up, at an appropriate time in the sequence this is then taken to the arrive sidings. A trusty “08” then crosses-over and pulls the train into the yard for shunting and also releases the loco, which then moves to the stabling point. The released loco in the fiddle yard is then moved to the loco depot, as a result there are a lot of light engine movements but when these are incorporated between other train movements, its not so obvious. Operation can become very intensive   at times. Whilst all this is going on the depot has to be shunted, as does the yard. No firm sequence of moves has yet been devised, so it’s all made up as we go along, and its great fun trying to get out of a pickle when we get it wrong, ”and we do.

Contact and layout details
IAN ATKINSON…. 07768833473…. 012538825455

Size 24ft long by 4ft wide. Please allow an extra 4feet behind for operators and a table

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision of a jumbo transit van + fuel for van and 1 car as well as lunch and vast quantities of tea for 4 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over approx 1 hours travelling. Requires a table, 2 sockets, consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £5000 excluding stock

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