After many years under a dust-sheet, I started work again on the layout during the Covid-19 lockdown, inspired by one of our Scouts who had a layout of his own. It’s been an ideal distraction in the autumn months of lockdown.

The first thing I did was purchase the electronic track cleaners. Trains just would not run without a vigorous rub-down of the track sections, and I didn’t fancy having to do that every time I ran trains. Next was the main part of the scenery – the hill, Bryn-y-Castell.