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North Tees Steel

Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

North Tees Steel  
Rob Mills OO gauge 4mm scale

North Tees Steel is a double ended shunting plank layout, built as a tribute to the heavy engineering and fabrication industries which used to exist on the north bank of the River Tees in Stockton, County Durham.

Steel and other raw materials are tripped from North Tees Junction, arriving from the left hand side of the layout. Freight rolling stock can be dropped off at North Tees Steel or continue to other plants further up the branch. Completed products are collected on the return working. Shunting within the complex is carried out by a typical mixture of privately owned industrial locomotives.

Locomotives and rolling stock are typical of what could be seen in the early sixties in the north east, they are a mixture of scratch built, kits and ready to run items.

A feature of the layout, still experimental, is that the fiddle yard cassette is part of the scenic section.


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