CUPAR MODEL RAIL 2018
21st & 22nd July, 10:00 - 16:30
Corn Exchange, Cupar, Fife.
The fourth featured layout attending Cupar Model Rail 2018 is “St Adrian” from East Neuk MRC.
St Adrian depicts a typical section of double track electrified CFF main line leading towards Brig and the Simplon Tunnel in the upper Rhone Valley of Switzerland. This line was built as single track but doubled in sections after the Simplon Tunnel opened. Our model depicts a line widened about 1960, just before ferro-concrete became the norm for new engineering works. At this point the line is raised above the valley floor to avoid the flash floods found in this area.
It is modelled in Z gauge, until recently the smallest size for which model railway equipment is commercially available. This is a dry landscape with few of the forests found elsewhere in Switzerland, but note the vineyard near the centre of the layout. The time is the closing years of the twentieth century.