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Port Angustias

This layout was designed after reading the article by Laurie Green in 'Narrow Gauge Downunder' Winter/Spring 1998 issue. He describes the design principles when building Old Ophir Links to a different Web site. . This information is also available online Links to a different Web site. .

Port Angustias Plan

Layout Data
Size:1.6m x 0.35m
( 5'4" x 14" )
Scale:HOn3
Turnouts:#6
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The lengths of the sidings on Port Angustias are carefully finetuned for 24' cars. This tuning has helped getting more operational interest from a smaller space than most of the other layouts shown here. In case you plan to build this layout and use longer cars ( 30' ) make sure that you lengthen track accordingly.

Besides the dock, where usage is obvious, I still have to decide on the type of businesses to put on the sidings. I'm considering an oil/coal dealership and a (very) small sawmill which cuts ties etc. but am still not sure.

The inspiration for the name came from a recent vacation to La Palma, Canary Islands where one canon is named 'Barranco de las Angustias', which means 'mortal fear'. Also, as my friend Alex Zelkin told me, the French translation of the Howard Hawkes movie "To Have and Have Not" starring Humphrey Bogart was "Le Port de l'Angoisse". So there are two good reasons for picking that name.

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