Model Rail Scotland

Squinty Bridge

Looking up the Clyde from the Bells Bridge towards the Squinty Bridge.

The annual jaunt to Glasgow for Model Rail Scotland is over for another year. Wheal Annah turned out to be an absorbing layout which was fun to operate. It was so busy that there was little time to get round the show with a camera.


Mark Chivers puts a shift in on ‘Wheal Annah’.

Mark Chivers was a great help with the layout, allowing me some time to pick up some supplies and some more wagons for the layout including a couple of Peco CDAs and some 5-plank open wagon kits. The latter will make the perfect stand-in for 1970s clay liner wagons after some details have been changed and detailing added including tarp covers. Layouts that did catch my eye included Scottish Modellers’ ‘Newlands Park’; Brian Thompson’s ‘Kilbowie’ and the massive extension to ‘The Maxwell Colliery Loading Point’ – the layout that never stops growing. Old favourites include ‘Outon Road’ and Ayr MRC’s ‘Perceton’. In all, a great weekend with a great cross-section of layouts to enjoy.


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