It's summer 1973 and a Rolls Royce/Sentinel diesel growls its way over the bridge from the British Railways exchange siding and into the River Don Works. Behind it is an assortment of unfitted wagons carrying steel billets and plate for the forge and pressing plant of this subsidiary company of the British Steel Corporation...
Once again we're somewhere in the Lower Don Valley area of Sheffield. Brick and corrugated iron, muck, smoke, polluted waterways, scruffy wagons, small industrial locomotives, cranes, pipe bridges - you get the idea...
Track plan finalised:
All the points as shown in the plan, plus a point motor for each and a set of proper switches (I usually bodge this stuff with bits of wire and drawing pins but I want to do it right for once), Bachmann 30-ton Bogie Bolster, Parkside double bolster kit, Code 75 flexi track and the reason I'm building this at all - the Hornby Sentinel.
I've had a root about in a box of junk and have salvaged some bits and pieces from when I last did OO some 20 years ago. I'm not sure if any or all will be used yet but they are:
A Scammell Scarab (kit-built), A pair of 14-ton tank wagons, two Scammell Highwayman tractor units and one trailer (Langley, I think), an Atkinson ballast tractor unit and a workmans' bothy made from a dead Sentinel steam loco.
I've also bought some plywood and other wood so baseboard construction begins tomorrow!
Edited by Ruston, 23 December 2016 - 21:51 .