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'The End of The Line' 0-14
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Layout Factfile: The Loop
Gauge and scale: O-14 (and ‘O’) Scale 7mm / ft
Time to build: 1 year
Period: Early ‘60’s
Prototype: …..not really….
Location: West Midlands towards the Welsh Borders,
Size: Scenic 5’ x 3’ plus two Fiddle Yards, operated from front
Track: KBScale O-14

Locomotives: Narrow Gauge:
KB Scale Lister
Simplex
Roy Link Bagnall 0-4-0
Marshall Diesel Wrightlines

Rolling stock: KBScale
Signals: None
Power and control: DCC

The End of The Line is a whimsey based on a small off-stage colliery, where the coal is brought to the standard guage railway for transport elsewhere by a small narrow-gauge line. Unusual for its reversing triangle, the 0-14 line feeds to either a shute into standard guage wagons below, or into a motorised conveyor. This in turn loads radio controlled lorries, which cart the coal off to more local destinations, after having been weighed on the weigh-bridge.

I bought 1:43 scale die-cast models of a Morris Commercial and a Ford Thames, fitted them with motor/gearbox, built steering axles, and fitted them with 2.4Ghz radio control receivers.

The layout has subsequently won a succession of awards at exhibitions.

The excellent photos below are by Chris Nevard


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