Butterworth hall colliery

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joshs
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Butterworth hall colliery

Postby joshs » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:39 am

A layout based on a colliery classic layout but takes its name from a pit once owned by platt brothers of Oldham Lancashire the coliery site is within a stones throw of where i live so have always had a interest in it United Utility's still around a Million gallons of water a day out of the colliery up to the Local res. The layout uses a bit of modelers licence in having a Narrow gauge loco to move the tubs around but has all the classic buildings and look of a colliery.

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Compressor house, Black smiths shop, fan and Joiners shop

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Up the centre is the Lamp room, Men's room, Dynamo / Engine house and Narrow gauge loco shed. carrying on up the right hand side is Compressor house, Blacksmiths shop, Fan and Joiners shop. To the left is the Washing plant sidings (building yet to be built) Down cast pit bank and head gear, Engine house with the Up cast engine house, Pit bank and Head gear behind and the Boiler house will be behind this. The tub incline has since been removed.

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Fan, Joiners shop and Up cast pit head

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Lamp room, Men's toilet, Dynamo / Engine house and Narrow gauge loco shed

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Pit bank area buildings and track to be added Incine has since been removed

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Washing plant sidings

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Standard gauge loco shed.

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General view of layout

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Locos on shed

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General view of the layout

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Narrow gauge loco moving some coal tubs around

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Re: Butterworth hall colliery

Postby joshs » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:12 am

Some work carried out yesterday around the Colliery entrance and offices.

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Re: Butterworth hall colliery

Postby joshs » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:22 am

A class 14 D9531 based on the East lancs but did quite a few years working for the National coal Board moving some trestrol wagons down to the colliery after very slowly bringing them down the branch.
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Barclay 0-4-0 works Number 1927 built in 1927 a unique combination as far as i know at the head of the train ready to shunt it.
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Hopefully i will have some more updates in the coming weeks.


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