|. Hammeston Wharf .|
Wharf - Macclesfield MRG
Hammeston Wharf is three related, but unconnected railways, plus a tramway, each operating on its own level. The result is a layout which is full of operational interest along its whole length - despite having fiddle yards at both ends of the mainline to enable a high level of train movements. The multiple levels give rise to two of the features of the layout, its retaining walls and rock faces. Many hours have been spent scribing foam board and carving plaster.
On the top level, at the left-hand end hiding one of the mainline fiddle yards, are the quarry buildings. here stone is loaded into narrow gauge wagons for the short journey to the wharf, where it is transferred into mainline wagons.
The layout is set in the early 1920's around grouping. On the mainline, in addition to Midland and occasion LNWR trains you will see LMS stock and maybe some "foreign" stock.
Published by Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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