Fairlight Works

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

Let's go round again

009 cranbrook fairlight model-railways narrow-gauge planning track-plans

Having said in January I didn’t have anywhere to run my own product(s), its taken a further two months to rectify that. But here it is.

Narrow Planet test track

You may note the Peco goods stock, picked up at Shepton Mallet while helping Tom operate Isle Ornsay, and very nice it is too. Southern Railway livery is not outside the bounds of possibility for a 2’6″ gauge railway in the Kent/Sussex borders.

Which brings me on to…

Planning again v1.2b

The as-yet-unnamed plan for a new 009 incarnation of the High Weald Light Railway, picking up from where the first attempt at Fairlight left off but at the country end of a growing preserved line. Time period “now”. Think Welsh Highland-style “interim” infrastructure with Welshpool & Llanfair or Sittingbourne sized stock.

After much reflection 4mm:ft is the scale I’m most comfortable in, and the subject matter an itch I really want to scratch. Coercing Cranbrook, despite how much I have enjoyed looking after it, to be what I wanted it to be never felt quite right. So its moving on (a good home has been found, I think) and the space will then become available to go the way I want to.