Fairlight Works

Official blog of the High Weald Light Railway (1977) Co. Ltd.

Scaling error in North Cornwall

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Scaling error in North Cornwall

Last night I took some of the stock from Cranbrook on holiday to North Cornwall. Well, actually it was to a standard gauge OO layout in a shed at a friend’s house but it was great to give the Paul Windle loco and the railcar a longer run than is usually possible. Suddenly the train of four cattle vans that looks long on Cranbrook disappears into the scenery and my thoughts start to turn towards the rest of my own shed.

There were a few near misses with signal boxes and in the run-round loop of Summerborne station but overall there was enough space to run the 7mm scale stock up and down with some amusing photo opportunities alongside the 4mm structures. In fact my friend said a couple of times that he was tempted to strip the buildings off and convert it!

You can read more about this developing and very nicely presented layout, Summerborne, here.