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Ravenscroft Sidings is a fictitious layout set in the industrial heart of Teesside. Taking its inspiration from the heavy industries found in the area, the layout features a rail-served steel distribution terminal with overhead gantry crane. Other passing freight traffic also features whilst the line still supports a spartan passenger service in the form of DMUs.

Set during 1988, the layout depicts the early period of Sectorisation as Railfreight adopted the sub-sector structure and associated triple-grey livery, with freshly repainted locos rubbing shoulders with classmates still variously in BR blue, Railfreight grey and assorted other colours. With Thornaby being the local main depot, its fleet of Kingfisher emblem-shod diesels is much in evidence, working a variety of trip, mixed and bulk freights.

The trackwork was built using P4 Track Company products. All structures are scratchbuilt with some incorporating items from Walthers. Locos are variously from Bachmann, Hornby and Heljan with freight stock being a mixture of ready-to-run and kits.

Presented by Simon Bendall