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I don't have a suitable outside space for a garden layout, so I just have a raised oval round a yard area.  This is 32mm gauge and was originally used for electric operation of American 0 gauge. The track plan is seen below.

Over the winter another six 7/8" scale Penrhyn wagon kits have been constructed


These are from David Bailey kits - 4 slate wagons and two fullersite wagons, seen below.

A brief account of their construction was posted on the RMweb forum here:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/133709-penrhyn-railway-wagons-in-78-scale/ - entry3148045


Below, work is now underway to modify six LGB skip wagons to go with the Accucraft Bagnall.  Unwanted material has been removed from the frames and they will be fitted with Talisman Hudson axleboxes and couplings and Slaters wheels.


It may be relaid to 45mm gauge, or possibly mixed 45/32mm gauges, but in the short term I'll probably leave "as is" and just modify or remove the points to make it more suitable for running 32mm gauge live steam. The photographs, below, show part of the line.

If you are interested in what I'm doing indoors you might like to follow this link:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/76110-moving-coal-a-colliery-layout-in-0-gauge/page-1

Phil's description of the enhancements he has made to his Roundhouse "Charles" locomotive are described in the Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Model of the Month for July 2016 which may be found at https://www.16mm.org.uk/2016/07/01/july-2016-modifications-to-a-roundhouse-charles/