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The Brickworks

The Brickworks

The Brickworks - Arthur Budd

This layout / diorama, with a visible area of only 36 inches x 20 inches, is a modification of a plan first published in an early edition of Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review.

The track, most of the rolling stock and two of the locomotives are built from Roy C Link kits. The other locos are from Wrightlines and Nonneminstre kits. The buildings are scratch-built from plasticard, Howard Scenics brick-card or balsa and ply and everything is painted and weathered using the techniques described by Martyn Welch in his book "The Art of Weathering". All the turnouts are switched by Tortoise slow-acting point motors.

Operation consists of loaded skips arriving from the clay pit, with pairs of skips then being drawn up the incline into the pug mill for unloading. Other trains arrive from the exchange sidings carrying materials for the works, fuel for the loco shed or coal for the boiler house, and depart carrying finished products back to the exchange sidings. Once the skips are unloaded, they return to the clay pit and the whole sequence can start again.

Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review, issue 29 & 33.

Published by
Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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