The Sandhills Estate Railway
Along with some members of the gn15 info website, I've have been making/acquiring Gn15 modules, based on the IKEA APA flat-pack boxes, available from their stores, but not as yet on online buying.
The Workshop, Sandhills Estate
This module was acquired from fellow modeller, Bob Hughes, as it was more or less the module I was going to build. The picture above shows it as it was acquired, without any modification.
The Wharf, Sandhills Estate
Another of Bob's modules.
Holmes Farm Junction, Sandhills Estate
The idea is to make a 'layout' of these modules, as an estate railway, along with a couple of my own (currently in assembled APA boxes form! - and a fiddle yard each end.
As a further thought, I may well make the fiddle yards as APA Boxes, with scenic areas and the fiddle part behind. I'll get my 'blank' APA box from storage and give it a try! So, I might be visiting Ikea shortly...
10th November 2015
I've been looking it my APA Boxes and I'm sure I can get the track to run through from each box to the other without too much trouble, but I really need to get them out and place them togther to see if it's actually feasible.
A few nights ago, I converted a 7mm narrow gauge diesel to Gn15, for use on McHale's Yard, which will also run on Sandhills Estate and I've ordered a Gn15 kit of 'Katie' from Smallbrook Studio, which is currently in the postal system.
22nd November: Now my operation is over and I'm fast recovering, I'll get these boxes out and see how well they will line up. Yesterday I completed a Gn15 Pepper7 4 wheel coach which will be used behind Katie which has now arrived and is on my 'to do' pile. So with my Gn15 conversion of a Bachmann Davenport, I'll have Katie and the diesel shunter, along with a Pepper7 'Hawk' Motor truck (still to be built), I'll have enough stock for now!