St Jude’s Dock – Brian Wakeling
Set in the period 1890-
He also opened the Leakey Bunkering service which loads the lugger with coal for steam ships in the Thames. The coal wagons are hoisted (again using hydraulic power) and tipped to fill the lugger.
Various warehouses abound as well as a timber yard which receives and dispatches by rail and barge.
The paddle steamer wanders up and down the River Lea and has priority over the railway!
The docks handles the normal trade of the surrounding district.
The layout is to 4mm scale and the track gauge is 18.2mm (EM). Plain track bought from the EM Gauge Society is used along with handmade pointwork, with most of the track covered with stone sets.
Some buildings are assembled from kits whilst others have been scratch built using old cereal packets and mountboard.
If you are interested in having St Judes Dock at your exhibition the layout details are:
Layout size – 17ft by 5ft with a viewing area of 9ft in the centre.
Operations – 3 operators (1 power point required)
Value for insurance purposes -
Expenses – fuel for 1 vehicle from Manea, Cambridgeshire
Contact – Brian Wakeling on 01354 680032 or via firstname.lastname@example.org