. Aberdale .
Aberdale 1

Aberdale 2

Aberdale 3

Aberdale - Dave Gillard

Aberdale is a freelance layout depicting a Welsh slate mining village, set in the mid 1960's.

As the name suggests, it is in the heart of the mountains of Wales, at the junction of two rivers (Aber) in a beautiful valley (dale), where the slate is mined by the local residents and transported out by the railway.

All trackwork and points are Peco 009, laid on cork. Once the track was laid and tested, the contours of the landscape were built using expanded polystyrene, covered with plaster and knifed out to give contours in various places. Dried mosses, flock etc. are used for foliage. The water is resin poured in depth. All buildings and tree are scratchbuilt.

Locos and rolling stock are 90% kit built.

Published by
Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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