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Some photographs after ballasting all week.



Weary of paint and modelling clay, as the coal/minerals yard starts to look presentable, I thought I would try posing some stock.  Herewith my efforts.  Sorry about the backgrounds.




A 71 pretending to be a 74 pops into the minerals siding with a special delivery of tar.





Said tar wagon is taken off by the yard shunter, releasing the 71.  Now we return to Speedlink air-braked services...





The aggregates merchant sets about filling and emptying wagons.





The 'old school' Lima 33 waits to take away the agricultural hoppers and tanks (grain and flour).





73 113 shunts an empty VIX, preparing to send it over the seas to exotic Eastern lands.  Please try and ignore the garden tools...





73 111 shunts a delivery of minerals.





The yard shunter brings the day's stock into the Departure Road, in front of the mineral yard.





An overall view of the layout so far.  The nearest 'rust' needs toning down, which I should have done before taking the photographs, but I wanted a break from the artist's smock and palette.  Now time for dinner, and some glasses of Cotes du Rhone!

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In case you haven't spotted them there are photos of aggregate depots in Newhaven in this thread, that you may find interesting. They are both fairly small rail-served depots, with a mix of dredged shingle aggregates in both and quarried stone in the northern, Day's Aggregates one. The new East Quay depot has some different wedge shaped bin dividers.


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Please accept my apologies for taking so long to reply.  Clearly, I have something wrong with my 'settings' and 'Notifications', as I was not informed of your kind comment.  It was the Newhaven traffic (and seeing writings of Eastbourne's Crumbles shingle extraction many years ago) of which I was thinking, when building the aggregates yard.  I did not know the modern Newhaven depots held quarried stone as well.  I admit I avoided their designs as being 'too new', rather than the declining 1970's aesthetic I am after.  However, I should use them as the basis for the minerals' colours if nothing else: my multi-cloured 'shingle' is a little too red, compared to my childhood memories of Sussex beaches sprinkled with orange pebbles.  Something to re-do later.  Many thanks again for all your contributions.

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