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Spot the Difference?

Posted by D869 , in Hayle North Quay, wagons 19 May 2017 - * * * * * · 652 views

A little puzzle for you... On the left is a new tank which has just escaped from the paint shop. ICI supplied chlorine to Hayle in the early years before Ethyl/Octel had their own chlorine works at Ellesmere Port and there was a period during which both Octel and ICI tanks were seen together. The tanks were made by different companies for differ...


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Making a Mockery

Posted by D869 , in Hayle North Quay 27 February 2017 - - - - - - · 684 views

Planning for Hayle North Quay has progressed a bit. I have now sorted out a 2d plan by combining a transparent bitmap export of the plan from Templot with some colouring in done using Inkscape. The overall depth of the layout will be 22 inches at the ends and 24 inches in the middle. The Octel office block and the whole of the Esso depot have been su...


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Back to the Drawing Board

Posted by D869 , in Hayle North Quay 27 January 2017 - * * * * * · 709 views

Regular readers may have observed a certain 'theme' to some of my wagon building over the past few years and perhaps even wondered about the reason behind my seemingly incessant fixation with tank wagons. It's not a huge secret that I've been intending to do something based on what most people in our community will know as 'Hayle Wharf', so here, fin...





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