Features: Avyn-A-Llyin, 'OO9', 1930s-1950s
Published 24 September 2019, 14:31
After six years of success with the fictitious layout Llandovnodd, we decided to model the next fictitious village up the coast called Avyn-a-Llyin.
The layout has Welsh origins, hence the name, although you will realise that it is not Welsh if you say it the English way.
The grounds of the ruined castle on the hill now belong to the local golf club, who have constructed a very scenic golf course. The pier is of timber construction, with each upright individually screwed into place. Most of the buildings are scratch built in Linka and Plastikard. Two of the roofs are genuine hand-cut Welsh slate, and three roofs are thatched with plumbers hemp in Pendon style. The sea is dozens of coats of non-drip varnish on a mixture of sand and ballast. The beach is real sand from our local sand quarry and is about 20mm deep.
There are over 200 figures on the layout. The track is Peco crazy track with Seep electrics ballasted with a mix of granite, limestone and sand. Most of the stock is kit built with a few scratch built items. Avyn-a-Llyin was first exhibited in October 1989 and has since won numerous trophies.
We hope you enjoy looking at the layout, as much as we did building it.
Avyn-a-Llyin featured in HM129.