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Making a China Clay Dry for ~£35

Having purchased a single China Clay hood several years ago, in a North East Model Shop, I knew naff all about China Clay workings never mind what it was. Having a penchant for Western Region diesels, I wanted to build a small playground end to end layout to accommodate them. An eleven foot potential space across IKEA billy bookcases was the starting point. Being a fan of scratchbuilding I wanted to tackle a Clay dry to allow the effective display and operation of WR stock. It also dawned on

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GraemeWatson

 

Port Neen Cornish China Clay Branchline

I'm going to start uploading photos and talk about my China Clay branchline to "Port Neen". The scenario: A Cornish China Clay dries is the centrepiece of industrial life. A short branch line leads to a Harbour town called "Port Neen". In style, it is similar to Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall. The layout is designed to accommodate Western Region stock, from Steam to Diesel, and can be altered to represent 1920s Clay Workings all the way up to 1980s/1990s with CDA wagons and Silver Bullets. Th

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GraemeWatson

 

"Budget" Rail Head Treatment Train RHTT with Hornby Railroad

Living next to the East Coast Mainline, the Autumn RHTT is a welcome site, and often an excuse for the use of #ClassicTraction on the Great British Mainline. After encouragement from RMweb member, friend and fellow photographer, JaymzHatstand, I have decided to post progress on my "budget" RHTT made with Hornby Railroad items, some old spare bits, and scratchbuilding.   He directed me to the RMweb article 00 RHTT KIT, which details construction of a more prototypical set of RHTT units, with

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GraemeWatson

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