‘Welcome to Isle Ornsay’
This week I’m on Skye, we’re having a family holiday but I’ve managed to fit in a few brief moments of ‘railway time’, including taking the photos for the backscene for the layout. I was hoping to take some photos from the actual location that I’m modelling, but sadly that would mean standing in a rather deep area of the sea! Its just not possible to get the right angle from anywhere on land. So I’ve compromised, I’ve taken images from immediately next to the site of the station in the actual village of Isle Ornsay. More on photographic backscenes soon.
I’ve also spent an hour here and there exploring some of the railway sites on the island. First the Ord Quarry Railway, and then the far end of the Skye Marble Railway – which I’m off to walk the length of tomorrow between Kilchrist and Broadford.
See this page for more details on the Ord Quarry Railway, I’ll do the same for the marble line in the near future.
During our travels around the island I’ve seen many sites where the Hebridean Light Railway would have run – it’s the first time that I’ve been back since having a look at the documents in the National Archives. I feel that I’m going to have to do a little more homework before I come next time so that I can fully explore the route and see exactly what it would have looked like. I’ve had a few thoughts about the line and the way to represent it with the layout during the week – I’ll outline these when I’m home and I’ve had more time to digest.
I’ve just realised that I’ve neglected to post the photos from my recent trip to Wales to play trains for a week – I’ll do so in due course.