I hadn’t thought to use raw polystyrene as a snowscene! It’s supposed to be modelled as being July… It’s looking a bit different now – I shall post some more pictures as soon as I have time, Danny. Interestingly, the companion layout, about which I shall also blog as soon as I get a moment, was originally modelled in a winter setting. One of the tasks we have is to re-weather it into a sunny summer day! It is will be called Craigellachie Brickworks.
The gauge is the same as N – nine millimeters between the rails, but the scale is the same as 00 – 4mm to the foot. This equates to 2’3″ gauge; it’s a convenient way of modelling narrow gauge since you can use chassis from N gauge stock and utilise 4mm scale scenic kits and accessories. And although 2’3″ is a relatively unusual gauge (with the celebrated Talyllyn and also the Corris Railways being the only Welsh examples I know of in a country bursting with narrow gauge lines) it was used by one of the few Scottish NG lines: the Campbeltown and Machrihanish railway. There is in fact no narrow gauge prototype for Dufftown, so I shall use modeller’s licence to declare that the Glen Fiddich Railway too is 2′ 3″ gauge.