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Welcome to my model railway layout build thread. The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway was a narrow gauge railway built between those two North Devon towns. It opened in 1897 and ran as an independent company until the Grouping in 1923, when it came under the control of the Southern Railway. It was closed in 1935, but a 1-mile section of track has been re-opened by the new Lynton & Barnstaple Railway as a heritage steam railway. The new company fully intend to rebuild the whole line and is making great strides with that purpose. Have a look at their website here if you're interested in this amazing project. This layout is/will be a micro/cameo layout portraying a small fictitious quay scene ostensibly in a Barnstaple backwater. Track will be Code 55 flat bottom rail, a combination of paved (i.e. inset) PECO N track and hand-built track. Hopefully, the latter will look a bit more like the real thing than the usual Toytown narrow gauge track available commercially, and avoid the "RSJ rail" look! The intention is to set the layout in two distinct time periods. Firstly, 1905 when the line was relatively new, and secondly around 1930 when it was in its declining years. This will allow a wider variety of locomotives and wagons and a nice contrast in independent and corporate liveries. Locomotives and rolling stock will be mostly RTR PECO and Bachmann with a few 3D-printed and kit-built wagons thrown in; A/M chopper couplings that look a bit more like the real thing are planned. Overall sizes: scenic board is 1m x 0.3m, fiddle yard board is 0.45m x 0.3m. Cheers for now, Mark