3. Kyle of Sutherland Layout

Kyle of Sutherland is my interpretation of the Scottish station of Culrain, an ex-Highland Railway passing loop on the Far North line from Inverness to Wick and Thurso. Culrain Station is modelled as it was in 1960 during the time of British Railways. The layout is close to scale with a 30’ radius curve through the station, equivalent to just under half a mile on the prototype.

Scanned Postcard 150924       “Culrain Station in 1960” (August 2015)

I published this postcard to coincide with the first public showing of the scenically complete Kyle of Sutherland over the weekend of September 19th and 20th in Culrain Village Hall.

An exhibition sequence of 10 prototype trains is nearing completion, including rolling stock provided by other members of the Devon Finescale Modellers Group. The stock is a prototypical mix of HR, CR, LMS, LNER and BR, with a sprinkling of SR and GWR. The period of operation, 1955 to 1962, includes the transition from steam to diesel traction.

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    The epic struggle to build a model railway exhibition layout at 4mm to the foot


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