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The Wharf

OO Gauge

Railway Sign

BR Western Region - 1950s-1970s.

The Wharf is based on a small ex-public goods depot in Cornwall. Both the track plan and landscape are based on a real location where many wagon types can be seen despite being in the heart of the China Clay District. Like many freight branches, The Wharf has no 'run around' facility and trains have to be propelled in to unload. The track is becoming overgrown, the warehouse is very quiet and the next train might be the last.

Work on this layout has recommenced, following a long period out of use and in storage after the club's move out of Norvic House in late 2012. An extension has been added to the original part of the layout, which also requires cosmetic restoration. The layout's dimensions, including operators' space, will subsequently change. Plans for the extension include a run-round loop, clay-drying structure, a coal drop and an incline behind which will be a hidden siding. It is very much a work in progress.

If you would like The Wharf to attend an event or display in your area, please do not hesitate to contact our Layouts Coordinator via the Contact Us page.

Dimensions: 8ft x 8ft - Including operators’ space (operated from the front).
Power Requirement: One 13 amp standard wall socket.
Operation: 2 operators (minimum), who will transport the layout in a car.

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