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Scalefour South West 2009 - Nottingham Goods - Dave Barrett

 
View of layout - Nottingham Goods Nottinqham Goods is an attempt to portray a corner of the Midland Railway Goods Station in Nottingham around 1923 although there have been a few adjustments necessary.

 
The original tall square warehouse with a canal entrance as well as the usual road and rail ones was omitted as being over 0.5m high it was impracticable and I substituted Burton-on-Trent's Cheese and Corn Warehouse No. 2. It makes a nonsense of the canal to some extent but is not completely out of place. The canal may look as though the barge would not be able to pass through but I can assure you that before I detailed the arches etc. I did check it.

The main warehouse has been left open on 2 sides in an attempt to show goods had to be manually transferred from rail to road vehicle and sometimes stored in the building. Most period photographs show these yards as being crammed with wagons and horse drawn road vehicles. I am not sure that this was always the case but I try to match the evidence with as many vehicles as I can.

 

Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods
Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods

 

Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods

 

Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods
Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods
Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods
Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods
Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods
Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods
Model railway layout - Nottingham Goods

 
Photographs © David Brandreth.