COOMBE BRIDGE, Yorkshire Dales.   009


Coombe Bridge, Yorkshire Dales.

This layout is now situated in the Skipton/Settle area of the Yorkshire Dales and represents a narrow gauge railway that has been rebuilt on a long abandoned standard gauge trackbed (think Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West off the Penistone line from Huddersfield to Sheffield).

It is set in modern times and uses narrow gauge locomotives and stock that run on 2 foot gauge and feature diesels and steam locomotives, along with an odd collection of diesel/petrol powered trams....

Tony

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Below: Most of the layout in its assembled format...


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TRANSPORT

Just like Brian, I've now got a more suitable car for transporting it, along with our art projects! - well it will be by the time the rear seats are removed!


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AMENDING THE LAYOUT

One of the first things to do is replace the cockled backscenes (with a painted version which won't cockle!), which I'll do one at a time when working on the boards. At the same time, I will be adding more mill type buildings, some of which will be apartment conversions, which seems to be the 'thing' to do around the Dales at the present time.



Forget Corbyn's and May's hoped for landslides, this is mine when the bookshelf and books collapsed on "Coombe Bridge"

The above damage has now been repaired and everything is back on strengthened shelves. The fiddle yard had returned to two sections and was difficult to reattach the two sections together! Obviously, Brian had never considered that they needed to come apart and put together again!!!!