EX­TRA BITS ‘N’ BOBS

Model Rail (UK) - - Create A Goods Yard -

As with so much of our hobby, it’s the small de­tails that bring a model to life and a goods yard is no dif­fer­ent. A road ve­hi­cle weigh­bridge lo­cated at the en­trance al­lows rail­way staff to charge cus­tomers ac­cu­rately and th­ese were a fea­ture of even the lowli­est of way­side goods yards, as was the hand-op­er­ated yard crane. Along with a ‘bothy’ for the yard staff, in the shape of a grounded guard’s van body, adding sig­nage to the yard en­trance and a few items of clut­ter – scrap sleep­ers, bar­rels and bits of ma­chin­ery – adds the fin­ish­ing touch.

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