Fairlie Syniad Da is Hornby Magazine and Key Model World's 'OO9' narrow gauge layout. Last seen in May 2023, Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 will be this popular layouts next event.
Gauge: ‘OO9’ | Period: Preservation| Region: Ffestiniog | Operating team: Hornby Magazine
Above: Fairlie Syniad Da takes inspiration from the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales. Mike Wild/Hornby Magazine.
THE ARRIVAL of Bachmann’s new ‘OO9’ narrow gauge model of the Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0Ts in December 2021 was all the catalyst the Hornby Magazine team needed to build a narrow gauge layout.
Having previous built a terminus station in ‘OO9’ this time we set out sights on a more ambitious project to create a continuous run scene in an 8ft x 2ft 6in footprint which encompasses a main line run, passing loop station, a goods yard and a locomotive shed.
The result is Fairlie Syniad Da – a Fairlie Good Idea translated from Welsh to English. The layout was built for features in Hornby Magazine and online through both Key Model World and its associated YouTube channel where the team illustrates the build in words, pictures and video from start to finish.
See it at Model World LIVE 2024 on the Hornby Magazine and Key Model World stand.