Morlocks Heath

The latest creation out of the workshop – Morlocks Heath, is an O gauge engineers yard based in the late 1980’s. This layout again has been inspired by an imminent  O gauge release by Dapol. The 08 was announced several years ago and I ordered one straight away. Sadly the delivery has gone back and back, lets just hope the latest predictions of July 2016 come true. Having seen the latest photo’s of the loco I can only say how really good it looks, if it runs as well it deserves to be a major success. I model O gauge transition Diesels, but this is my first ‘tops’ adventure. Heljan have certainly pushed me towards the engineering yard with their recent releases. These wagons and some GJH kits form the bulk of the wagon stock. I have modified some and one is scratch built apart from the bogies. I found it difficult to get ‘plant’ in 1/43 so have purchased a 1/35 JCB back hoe and a fork truck. these will be placed at the very front of the layout to minimise the scale differences. The hard standing area was covered in 1/16 solid cork, I then cut out squares of 1/16 cork to represent concreted sections. When I glued them down I left a small gap to show the sections more prominently. The surface was then painted a concrete colour, it took three coats, then weathered.

Modern Shunt O Gauge 3











2 thoughts on “Morlocks Heath

  1. Mr T never knew that you built so many layouts,what a wonderful trip in to the world of Model Railways
    by one of my favourite Modellers.

    Speechless,Thanks Kelvin for all your help friendship,Brilliant.

    Ah Kyd.

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