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Introducing my new layout to replace Aberforth and incorporating elements of one I had planned but never built due to space limitations - Railtech. As with the preceeding layout, it is a modern image (2014) Welsh terminus station, being an amalgamation of the real life Pembroke and Milford Haven stations and featuring a small T&RSMD to serve the various freight flows originating from the nearby oil refineries. As can be seen below construction is well underway with the scenic board measuring 6ft long by 1ft 2 inches. The line enters from a single portal tunnel on the right with the platfrom line located along the front and two depot sidings behind this. The fiddle yard will be 4x1 foot in size. Passenger trains will consist of Class 150 & 153 DMU's on local stopping services and a 67/Mk3/DVT set on the twice daily working to Manchester Piccadily. The depot will be home to Class 60 and 66 locos plus the residents 08 shunter that assists at the refinery sidings. Tanker wagons will also come and go for maintenance.

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The industrial units in the back right hand corner will be elevated slighlty to blend in with the raised ground for the tunnel.

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Not done too much on the layout over the last couple of months other than building the fiddle yard board ready to be connected. I picked up this low relief building last week at the Stafford show and have been working on painting this and completing the platform today.

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The first siding that runs behind the platform is now in place although not fixed down yet. It looks like the large fuel tank from a previous layout can be utilised and I'm thinking of having a retaining wall around the raised section rather than a grassed bank down.

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Here is another view of the factory area.

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And here is 66152 buffered up to 08865 on the new siding.

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I've been having a look at what length and quantity of sidings will fit onto the 4 x 1 foot fiddle yard board today. I already knew that the 67/Mk3/DVT wouldn't fit without an extension but it turns out it would need quite a long one so I'm considering having a shorter 2 coach set as pictured. Everything else should fit in more or less.

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