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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner
Prototype: South Wales Valleys
Location: ABERCYNON (a compromise or a ﬂavour of)
Size: Scenic area 48 inches long 16 inches wide, including hidden ﬁddle turntable.
Track: code 75 SMP
Locomotives: Steam, South Wales tank engines including, panniers, prairies, eight coupled tanks and tender engines, BR standard tanks plus early diesel classes 37, 14, 08s.
Rolling stock: Brake vans, tool vans.
Power and control: Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance DCC and Sound Buildings: Engine shed and associated buildings scratch built and retail products.
A lifelong love of Railways (British Railways) led me to recreate those trainspotting days of the late 60s and early 70s, inﬂuenced by mainly South Wales transition steam/diesel and later diesel (Western Region ﬁrst and then the other regions).
When I was a lad of about 7 (1962) my Dad would take me to work with him delivering petrol to garages in the Welsh valleys, one delivery was to a garage above Abercynon, where from the forecourt you could look down onto Abercynon shed still in steam, a memory which has stuck ever since, also the shed lasted into the diesel era as a stabling point and then a crew signing on point, stabling class 375, although a Hymek did visit on one occasion I have been informed.
I had to refer to many books as well particularly "THE SOUTH WALES VALLEYS" by Edward A Evans Pendragon press.
"Maindee East" has been a great inspiration to create this layout
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