Cardiff Canton

Cardiff Canton

This was my first proper modelling project in 7mm scale.  I was invited to bring a layout to a local model show & only had 6 months to do it.

I’ve always heard people say you need a lot of space to model in 7mm. I wanted to prove you could effectively take a real location and model it in a small space or the Hollywood Approach IE take reality and bend it to suit your needs.

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I settled on 6 foot X 2 foot as that was the exact size I could accommodate in my car.

I had a timber tracks coaling stage kit from a stalled project & my dad & I scratch built the engine shed.

The most iconic feature of Cardiff Canton is the foot bridge that I scratch built out of plastic I & T section.  Jon Fitness again made  the signal based on pictures of the actual prototype.

The project accumulated when it appeared in Model Rail Magazine.

This layout has now since been sold

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