Bryn Goch (2002)

Jaap Stuurman

Since about 2000, Jaap Stuurman had been working on what eventually became Bryn Goch: a narrow gauge railway in Mid-Wales which unavoidably had slate transport as its main theme. An interesting variation on the theme however was a canal basin and narrowboats around which the layout was designed.

Jaap uses card construction for his buildings. During the summer of 2001, Jaap completed the layout's construction and added the styrene scenic contours. When Jaap was away on Autumn volunteering work at Tywyn, our scenic wizard Henk Wust had a go at the layout. The result was an astonishingly spacious narrow gauge scene reminiscent of the Glyn Valley. The atmosphere around the canal basin and lock was captured very well.

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