MILLHEUGH

THE SCENE

Millheugh is a ‘OO’ gauge fictitious layout representing the motive power depot for Machan and Machanhill .  This was in response to club members’ request to unify the two, thus enabling the trio to form a standalone layout.

THE MODEL

The layout consists of three baseboards with a six road loco shed, with each road being capable of holding six locomotives.  There is also a turntable for turning the steam locomotives which are still part of the day to day operations.  Magnets are distributed throughout the layout to enable hands-off shunting, provided the rolling stock is fitted with “Sprat and Winkle” couplings.

The period displayed is the transition from steam to ‘green’ diesel, reflecting the stock from club members.

THE LAYOUT

As usual, each baseboard is constructed from 3” X 1” dressed pine making up and “L girder” frame topped off with Sundeala.  Peco streamline track, on a cork track bed, has been used with predominately large radius turnouts.

All buildings and scenery are scratch built, with much kit built rolling stock in operation.  Rolling stock which is not kit built, has been modified to take “Sprat and Winkle” couplings.

For full operation of the model, two persons are required, one of whom oversees the fiddle yard, which consists of a turntable holding up to ten trains on five pairs of tracks.


The layout was left behind in 2005 when the club was forced to re-locate.