Monday, February 28, 2011

Hedge Grows

Well, we finally managed to finish landscaping the side of the tunnel at the weekend and we also laid a hedge along the tops of the embankments. We might still add a few small trees to this hedgerow in order to give it a bit of height and, of course, the road needs to have some markings and traffic signs added but, apart from that, this corner is virtually complete.
You can, just about, see one of our Hornby 100 ton bogie tank wagons parked in the fuel terminal so, quite clearly, this facility is now fully up and running. 
Ideally this should have been a through terminal but the lack of space elsewhere on the layout meant that it had to be sited in this corner. Not that mind too much since it simply provides us with further shunting opportunities and the chance to carry out some more interesting manoeuvres as each tanker is delivered to the terminal at the rear one train and then, later, taken away as part of another.
We intend to feature this in one of our next videos.

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