No Place – OO – Les Richardson

Set in the North West of County Durham “No Place Disposal Point” was built by the Ministry of Fuel and power in 1942 on the site of East Stanley Colliery. The screens were linked to the Beamish Railway near Beamish Station. A wagon repair shop was opened on the site, later taken over as a preservation shed by a group of Durham University Railway Society members. The whole site closed in the late eighties and was levelled, the preserved locos moving on to other locations. This of course isn’t the real history of the East Stanley site after closure, but it makes a “might have been” that fits the size of layout I wanted to build. Modelled some time between 1970 and 1975. The layout is DCC controlled using NCE cabs, with magnetically modified tension lock couplers to allow some shunting of the screens. There is a vintage passenger train which appears from time to time.

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