Warren Yard - 12 - Wagon Repair Works - Overview

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  1. Jim Freight

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    History

    The site was originally a small engine shed and servicing facility for the nearby junction station hence most of the buildings are ex-Victorian engine sheds along with some relics, e.g. the working heavy hoist and the obsolete external stationary steam boiler for powering Shop 2 machinery.

    In the 1960's it was repurposed to support the the recently built mashalling yard, Warren Yard, for the repair and immediate maintenance of wagons passing through the yard.

    Steam and smoke roof vents were removed and replaced with asbestos sheeting as well as being used to completely re-roof what was a dilapidated shed now in use as the paint shop.

    Site Map :-

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    The road access to the PW yard is via the works via the combined road and rail bridge, with their office just before the bridge.

    This allows road access to the PW shed for deliveries of small parts.

    Incidentally, the bridges span a long dried up river bed which is now green with grass and bushes and only used by ramblers.

    Current Usage

    Wagons with running defects e.g. hot boxes, issues with brakes and body damage that are removed from an inbound train are received by the wagon repair works for repair, if it is a quick repair then it can be returned to the marshalling yard sidings for moving onwards. If not any contents will be transferred to a spare wagon from the permanent way (PW) yard for departure.

    Arrivals are queued in the cripples road, and once fixed placed in the repaired road.

    Heavy lifting gear is available for bogie repairs, whilst a machine shop, joiners and paint shop can handle many a problem. A secondary workshop building is used for repairing larger wagons, in particular steel sided wagons.

    Overall views of the works

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    The three main shops are based on multiple kits by PIKO Hobby, namely the Burgstein Locomotive Shed Kit HO Gauge 61823.

    Quite a few cut and shut operations were made to get the required buildings and further modified to have a British Victorian appearance with personnel doorways increased in height to be suitable for a 4mm scale scene.

    Next photo shows the early stages in the construction of the shops, including the Loco Services workshop, a sunny July day in the garden.

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    The three main shops and supporting buildings are covered individually in more detail in the following posts.

    Next, Wagon Repair Works - Shop 1

    Discussion always :welcome:

    Jim :)

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  2. Andrew Laing

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    Looks really good, plenty of shunting available whilst the main line trains run by.
     
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    Thanks, passing trains are really dynamic scenery, especially passenger trains which mustn't hinder freight in out of the marshalling yard.

    Freight has priority in my little world, I do like a good shunt :avatar:

    Jim :)
     
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    That`s an impressive lot of buildings Jim....:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
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    Thanks Gormo, it was one of those jobs which seemed would never end, especially when I was trying to achieve a decent look to the brickwork, I expect you have that tee-shirt too :scratchchin:

    Jim :)
     
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    Ah yes.......the never ending builds :scratchchin:
    But if you want something unique, you`ve got to build it yourself
    :tophat:Gormo
     
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