The End of the Line 7mm O and 7mm O-14NG

The End of the Line

The End of the Line represents the distribution point of a very small coal mining operation in the early 1960s.  Never very busy, the output of the mine is divided between distant industry, transported away by rail and local demand which is handled by road haulage. 

The coal from the mine is delivered to the distribution point by a 2ft narrow gauge railway.  The excellent KBscale tipper wagons have been made to operate and discharge their load into either a conveyor or direct into a waiting standard gauge mineral wagon.

The narrow gauge and standard gauge locomotives are mainly kit built but there are also some 3D printed bodied models from Shapeways and ready-to-run models from Ixion and Bachmann Brassmasters.

The layout has a scenic area of 5ft x 3ft.  The grass is a mixture of Polak and MiniNature static fibres. Control of locomotives is by DCC as is the operation of a very heavily modified Hornby motorised conveyor and the Tortoise point motors. 

The road haulage lorries are radio controlled and have been converted from commercially available die-cast models.  They are powered by a replacement battery for an iPod Nano, a motor gearbox designed for miniature robotics and a micro servo for steering.  The control is by a Deltang receiver under the bonnet and a controller/transmitter from a toy indoor helicopter. 

The layout was originally built by Giles Favell but the stock and the lorries shown today are by the current owner.

If you have any questions then please feel free to ask any of the operators.

Details for Exhibition Managers

Contact:                                 Tim Crockford

E-mail:                                    [email protected]

Min footprint req’d:            12ft x 5ft (Operation is from the sides and front)

If possible 12ft x 9ft requested so that there is room for a stock table behind the layout.

Power required:                 1x 13Amp (Load less than 500W)

Insurance value:                  £4,750

Other:                                    The layout has its own lighting rig

No of operators:                 4

Transport:                             Layout fits in 2 cars and comes from the Yate area (north of Bristol)

Trackplan and access

If possible 12ft x 9ft requested so that there is room for a stock table behind the layout.

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