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Mallaig engine shed and coaling stage - 1950s and 60s information

Stephen M

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Hi All,


It's been a heck of a long time since I've posted on here (something about children coming along seemed to limit the available modelling time over the last couple of years) so firstly I have to say it's nice to be back!


Also, please excuse my first post back being a question/plea for help, but in the course of my research I seem to have hit upon a dead end and I feel the good people of RMWeb may be able to help.


My aspirations are to put together a model of Mallaig as it was in the late 50's/early 60's, including the fish pier, goods sidings and loco depot, including the small concrete coaling stage. It is this latter item I am having a bit of an issue with......


It is clear from all the photos I have gathered that there is a short siding serving the coaling stage that is raised up on a short bank from where it diverges from the siding heading to the shed and turntable. This siding in question splits again, one side running approximately parallel to the shed road (I imagine for storage of coal wagons) and the other running parallel with the two long sidings off the loop.


The question.......does anybody have any information or photographs of this area, particularly whether or not the coal stage siding stays elevated and where the turnout is located with regards to the coaling stage and elevated section. I have so far drawn a blank.


I appreciate it's a long shot but if anybody has any useful info it would be great.


Thanks folks,



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