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The Wood Yard

The Wood Yard

Awkward spaces.

This is the result of me developing one of those awkward areas on my layout. Sometimes I think it’s easier to to deal with these “left over” spaces rather than risk having everything in blocks.

I also believe that each area, building, scene needs to tell a story. Preferably one that doesn’t need a full explination to the viewer.

The following pictures story is one of the old station area being repurposed, the old goods yard to the near side of the new flyover is now a timber and builders yard, complete with storage that uses the old platform and runs under the flyover.

The other side of the road is where my Unigate milk float yard is, it uses one of the old station buildings and has been extended with a cold store and garage bays. The offices are based in the old shop at the road entrance.

hope you enjoy…..

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About The Author


I started my interest in model railways and then the real thing when I was 10. It was Christmas 1975! Yes I'm still alive! My parents bought me a GWR pannier tank frieght set, with smoke! I was hooked. Then I discovered girls, beer, motorcycles and that was that from 17 until I got married in 1988. My wonderful wife was encouraging and we had the attic converted. Career, money and children interrupted things and despite a brave attempt about 13 years ago I only really returned about 5 years ago. Having been forced into early retirement with severe health problems, the railway became my saviour. It challenges, engages, entertains and most important for me takes you to a different world and time. I have met some truly wonderful friends through this hobby. I am working on my "layout of a lifetime" it's called Snow Hill and is in its own upstairs room, 24ft X 14ft, built on two levels with a centre board cutting right along the length. Its DCC, mainly with sound and set in 1976-79 Midlands. So far including the fiddle yards (piddle yard as Steve calls it, due to being in the ensuite) I have laid a true half a kilometre of track! I will populate the site with some articles and galleries and things move on.

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