Stars of the Show 5: Glenuig
Glenuig came to the show in 2013. It is owned and operated by Gary Hinson of Cradley Heath model railway club.
Here’s what Gary has to say:
Imagine sitting outside an idyllic cottage on the Isle of Skye one morning, with clear blue skies and a view over the Sound of Rhum to the mainland. There beyond the Isle of Eigg, just on the coast, was a village called “Glenuig”. What if the West Highland extension had gone south at Lochailort as originally proposed? Could it have had a terminus at the village of Glenuig? So out came the sketch pad and pencil which is where it all began. I chose EM gauge for this one, no particular reason, but because I had no stock to start with and I had decided to have a play with DCC, mainly for the sound capability. The era, well there was only one for me, the 1980’s blue diesels, a personal favourite as it bought back memories of holidays equipped with a ‘Freedom of Scotland’ rover ticket.
The layout packs away into two crates which easily fit in our car and also leave room for our luggage. Construction of Glenuig started in May 2009 and the completed layout appeared at its first show, in my home town of Stourbridge, in April 2011. Since then the layout has appeared at 30 odd shows spread all over the UK, the furthest travelled was in 2013 when it was exhibited at Model Rail Scotland. The layout is stored at the moment but it is still operational and available for exhibitions.
Now some photos:
You can almost hear the screech of the seagulls and smell the fish!