POPPIT SANDS  00 gauge

This is an idea for a new 009 gauge layout based on the Pembrokeshire based 'village' of Poppit Sands, which at one time had the idea of a extension of the railway through Newcastle Emlyn to Cardigan onwards to a small port based at Poppit Sands, which could have been developed for tourists in Victorian days. It is popular in present days as a beach to go to and relax...and have nice ice cream! 

Undecided whether to build it looking out to sea or from the sea to beach

I've just been given a couple of sections of a 00 gauge layout which is ideal for Poppit Sands, so now it will be 00 gauge. I'm collecting it over the weekend, so details will follow shortly...



Bellow: These are two 00 railcar bodies - on one the left is a Billard AQ50DL and the other body, a 'Caminhos de Ferro Porugueses' narrow gauge railbus. They both need a bit of fettling (but not much!), painting, glazing and seats. I thought these were 009 but it seems that they are 5.5mm scale, so they will be fitted with N gauge chassis and will become part of Fathew Valley stock...






A "Bah Humbug" day present was a Roden kit for a Opel Blitzbug Aerobus, which may (?) become a railbus for an 009 layout...