Lay­out spot­light

‘He­don’ Den­nis Can­non, West York­shire

Model Rail (UK) - - The Club Room -

This is ‘He­don’, my ‘OO’ gauge lay­out in­spired by the rail­ways of Hull, as they were in the 1950s. He­don, to the east of Hull, never had a High Level rail­way, but I built it to serve the dual pur­pose of hid­ing the semi-cir­cu­lar end of the lay­out and also to rep­re­sent the el­e­vated tracks that car­ried The Hull and Barns­ley Rail­way. The lay­out in­cludes chalk hop­pers and ce­ment wag­ons be­cause there was a chalk quarry at Hessle, on the west side of Hull, that pro­vided raw ma­te­ri­als for Earle’s ce­ment fac­tory (on the east side of the town). To mimic the ex­ten­sive docks and the ves­sels that used it, I’ve made use of the ship on one of Peco’s backscenes too.

The ship from Peco’s Dock Cen­tre backscene (SK-20), makes for a stun­ning dock­side back­drop.

A cen­tral cut-out pro­vides easy ac­cess dur­ing main­te­nance - not to men­tion a fan­tas­tic view­point dur­ing op­er­a­tion!

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