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Wednesday 7 October 2020

Project 20 - 0 Gauge Layout - Part 29

Regular readers following this series may have glimpsed in previous photographs some road barriers on the quay. This posting explains what it is all about.

Back in April 2019 I made my first 7mm scale wagon, a converted ballast wagon for the conveyance of Southern line-side huts. With future plans to build Corona Quay in mind I dreamt up a cameo scene to justify arrival of the huts.

These huts were manufactured by the Southern Railway concrete works at Exmouth Junction post 1947 and well into the British Railways Period.

The Permanent Way department ordered a set for Corona Quay and sent two ground workers there to prepare the area.

They marked out the space for the huts with chalk and a section of railings were removed for access to the Branch Line from the huts. They used this air compressor and jack hammer to break up the concrete footings of the railing posts. 


The huts were delivered and having prepared the ground the workers found themselves with nothing to do waiting for arrival of the railway crane to hoist the huts into position.
One of the men picked up his newspaper and retired to the wheelbarrow to while away the time whilst the other paced about looking into the distance for the long overdue crane. (This photo also shows the disturbed earth where the railing posts once stood.)

Compressor and tools: DIY 3D printed except jack hammer made up from electrical wire and wire sleeving with multistrand electrical wire for the air line.
Barriers: card boards in DIY 3D printed trestles. 

Wheelbarrow: A .stl file from Thingiverse, rescaled and set on a wire chassis.

Figures by Omen Miniatures. Man in wheelbarrow had his hat reprofiled from diesel driver hat to flat cap. 

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