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Great info supplied about the cement works. There is a cement sack packaging plant and loading platform which loads into  vans. Looks like an order for the Cargo wagons is in order. Did not realise that as well as a wagon wagons there is a loco shed as well.

 

hunslet Shunter kit from Judith Edge purchased and offer made for a club member to build for use on the layout.

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Tiers and second lockdown has again severely curtained progress on the layout as club rooms closed and no meetings of the group can take place. However the team remains active with Neale busy learning how to programme his 3D printer to make various bits and bobs . Ultimately he is hoping to create the masters for the casting of the household waste containers. There are examples out there already but with an estimated 45 plus containers bought in is going to be a costly option.

 

Chris is busy scratch building open bogie wagons and re livering locos 

 

I am busy researching into the possible traffic flows that could be seen on the layout.

 

Solid refuse fuel , SRF, will be brought into the household waste sidings to power the cement works and a nearby but off scene power station. A thread on RMweb showed up that ash from such power stations is collected and moved by rail. On the Model loaded ash wagons will come into the household waste sidings with the ash being sent to the off scene limestone quarry that supplies the cement works.

 

Spot loads of limestone will be loaded into open bogie wagons via a front loader from the household waste loading pad.

 

Cement traffic in and out of the works, hoppers and vans to load bagged cement

 

Container traffic and freight on main line 

 

Nuclear fuel trains to the nearby nuclear power station

 

Mainline long distance and local passenger traffic

 

Infrastructure traffic


In total all should provide viewers with a range and variety of trains to view as well as keeping up operational interest.

 

Dunbar cement works will be moving to bogie cement stock in the near fixture retiring the 4 wheel wagons but on Bardun they will be a mixture. Bogie stock is hard to come by at the moment but picked up a secondhand version recently.

 

Decided to make to make it so looks like having a change of owners so Castle in ghost livery and weathered. It was sold as non working rear light which does work so need to work out how to properly secure the lighting circuit and switch and then add to the Bardun stock.

 

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think the easiest way to do this is to split it into two for freight flow.

cements have stayed mostly the same off oxwellmains running to the following

viewpark (glasgow)

aberdeen

inverness

Seaham

 

2013 regulars

 

freight

Powderhall - oxwellmains - powderhall. traction was either 67 or the odd 66. GBRF 66711 worked this on very short term hire at least once.

torness flask basicly anything kingmoor had to hand 20s,37s,57s,66s 

freightliner bins from Northenden. ran to millerhill then back down to oxwellmains. GMC blue waste containers on this

North Bylth - fort william alcans RETB fitted GBRF 66s

Dalzell steel DB 66

borders rail train EWS class 90 with long weld rail wagons

GB tyne yard - millerhill, GB 66 with various engineers wagons. 66709 was a regular on this

network rail HST to craigentinny for powercar swap

 

passenger

XC mostly 220/221s with the odd HST set

LNER hsts and 91s

 

2019/2020

freight

torness flask 68s or 88s

North Bylth - fort william alcans RETB fitted GBRF 66s

Dalzell steels DB 66

doncaster - millerhill engineers Colas rail 56 or 70

Tees dock - mossend intermodal DB 66s

Tees Dock - Elderslie GBRF intermodal

Sinfin - grangemouth tanks Colas 56

scotrail HSTs from doncaster to Edinburgh refurbishment moves

 

passenger

LNER class 800s

TPX class 802

XC class 220s/221s, HST sets

 

on top of that you can run almost anything on a charter set as this part of the ECML does see a fair bit of variety 

 

As for the shunters they are named 'Black Agnes' and 'Doon Hill'. Waste plant sidings are currently undergoing work which has seen a top load silo installed at the far end of the hard standing at the berwick end

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Looks like the sinfin tanks that was colas, went back to DB 66 ( 2019 at least ) is now back colas again ( 56).

 

cant imagine there is much market for RR to be testing new aircraft engines just yet !

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1 hour ago, rob D2 said:

Looks like the sinfin tanks that was colas, went back to DB 66 ( 2019 at least ) is now back colas again ( 56).

 

cant imagine there is much market for RR to be testing new aircraft engines just yet !

 

The flow went to DB until early/mid 2019 then stopped for nearly a year, then Colas won the flow back with the first Colas working being middle of this year. It's now settled down to one a week-ish; about thrice a month.

 

Due to siding constraints in Sinfin, the train loads to 9 tanks which is the maximum. It has run with older TEAs under Colas operation first time around but now runs with TDAs, unfortunately not available in model form.  Class 56s have been the traction throughout this year.

 

Regarding R-R not needing fuel, there's a new testbed nearly ready for commissioning a few yards from the line itself...

 

Jack.

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Bagged cement on pallets is part of the outward loads from the plant and a couple of Cargowagons are on order to represent the traffic. Will provide some variety in the sidings amongst the hopper wagons. Going to be aheavily weathered, graffiti version. 

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Not been able to get down Oxwellmains of late but here is a picture of the new stuff going in on the waste haul side. No idea what its for but there was talk of increased output from the works a few years back. hopefully its of some interest to you

 

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Thanks, great overhead image. I understand that the  plant received a grant to build another loader on the UP side as reached capacity on the DOWN side. I did not realise it was going to have such an effect on the Track Plan. On our Model the waste sidings will be still there as when operating the existing layout Troutons having a secondary traffic flow was an attractive feature to visitors when the layout was being exhibited.  Sadly there are no exhibitions at the moment but have to plan for the future and Bardun has been designed so that visitor can travel the length of the layout and see a series of different views and trains being run. The layout will have 6 Operators working as 2 teams of 3 and needs a large wheelbase van so it will not be a cheap layout for an exhibition manager but aiming to create a layout that when being operated and build quality provides a worthwhile investment for a club. 
Red line indicates the buildings that have been currently built. This image means can now start to mock up more buildings as it shows areas not currently aware of. 

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