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Dock Street Sidings

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Dock Street Sidings  
Chris Hopper OO gauge 4mm scale

Dock Street Sidings is a self-contained small layout built as a test track and also so I can still run the stock from my now sold “Pixash Lane” layout. It is a simple set of sidings which can be used as an “Inglenook” shunting puzzle if required. I’ve added a short head shunt off scene to improve operations. The layout has been built using Peco Code 75 track and the buildings are a mixture of scratch-built, plastic kits and L-Cut. I have also made use of the Redutex 3D textured brick sheets.

It is loosely based in the 1960/70s and depending on the stock used can be located on the BR Western Region somewhere in the Gloucester area or in the North Wales or Merseyside areas of the London Midland Region. Both Blue and Green diesels are used.

The layout is run with an NCE DCC system and many of the locomotives are sound chipped. The couplings are Kadees which are operated using fixed magnets. We try to operate “hands off” as much as we can.

The locomotives are detailed and weathered ready-to-run from Bachmann and Sutton’s Loco Works and the wagons are mainly Bachmann or kit-built.


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