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Friday, 9 November 2018

A Model Railway - Coal Staithes

The coal yard is located at the end of the goods siding. The coal staithes design is based on those at Edenbridge Town (LBSCR) including the nicely rounded coal heaps.

It is a sleeper built facility. It could be made from card, styrene, wood and even Peco sleepers cut from track. I opted for plywood as I already had some abandoned plywood sleepers to hand. For authenticity they should be 1.66 mm thick. My uprights are too thick and the horizontals too thin! but it looks OK. The sides are 6 sleepers high and the rear 5 sleeper for ease of wagon unloading into the bins.They are painted acrylic brown and then weathered with white and black pastel scrapes.

The coal heaps are blocks of polystyrene packaging formed with knife and sandpaper. A layer of real coal dust is glued over followed by a sprinkling of 1 mm coal chips.

With the goods siding complete the Goods Shed can be placed.

To Part 9.

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