16mm in the garden

A longer term project is the provision in our garden of a small demonstration 16mm line, which consists of a simple L shape with balloon loops at either end. Enabling works in the garden have been carried out and tracklaying should commence in summer 2012.

Motive power comes in the form of slaters’ 16mm locos – a de winton vertical boilered 0-4-0 and an open cab quarry hunslet by the name of rough pup. Control is by 2.4GHz radio control and points will be self operating. The scenery will be based on the slate quarry scene in North Wales.

In addition visiting locos may be seen from time to time as Dad has an L+B Manning Wardle and a Slaters Prince both under construction. For fun, I am also constructing a model of Ivor the engine!