Dufftown and Craigellachie Brickworks depicts a fictional narrow gauge whisky railway on Speyside in North East Scotland. The railway and licensing changes lead to the whisky industry thriving in the 19th century (though in fact Dufftown’s distilleries were served by standard gauge, despite the the sharp curves and steep inclines along the Fiddich gorge). In the 1880s and 90s six distilleries opened in the small Scottish town. By the 1930s depicted here the whisky industry has begun to decline. However,
there is still sufficient mixed traffic to sustain the railway and many of its branches.
The layout comprises Dufftown station, the adjoining distillery (served by its own sidings), and the brickworks at Craigellachie. Rolling stock is a mixture of club and members’ stock, much of it in the fictional Glen Fiddich Railway livery of blue and red.
Craigellachie Brickworks has had a previous life but in a different guise: originally built by club member Doug Hill as Chickerell Brickworks it has been transposed from a Dorset winter to a Scottish summer! Development is underway on a Cooperage at Craigellachie to supply barrels to Dufftown’s distillery. Photos and trackplan will follow shortly.