The Model Village would be nothing without our miniature g-scale trains. Every day our eight g-scale trains travel the miniature West Cork Railway line.
How do the miniature trains run?
The railway in the Model Village, Clonakilty, is G gauge scale and runs on live track 0-24 VDC.
Each train is controlled by computer and run on a “first come first served” logic. The trains use electric motors with pick-up shoes that pick up the power from the track. Because of this the 500 metres of track has to be cleaned daily to remove tarnish. The model engines and goods carriages seen travelling around miniature West Cork are typical 1940 style.
The miniature railway has been running since 1994.