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Nottingham Goods  
Dave Barrett P4 gauge 4mm scale

The layout is an attempt to portray a corner of the Midland Railway Goods Station in Nottingham around 1923 although there have been a few adjustments deemed necessary. The original tall square warehouse with a canal entrance as well as the usual road and rail ones was omit- ted as at over half a metre high, it was impracticable to model so I substituted Burton—on-Trent's Cheese and Corn Warehouse number 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 how goods had to be manually transferred from rail to road vehi- cle 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.


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