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Bingham Model Railway Club
The layout is set on the North Eastern Region’s Durham Coast mainline, somewhere around Easington at the start of the sixties. The old Hawthorn Dene Colliery no longer winds coal. Its winding gear has been removed but the washery and screens are still in use, mainly preparing household coal for merchants and for the nearby landsale yard. Waste is still sent to be tipped on the beach, both by conveyor belt and aerial ropeway. Indeed “Get Carter” will be filmed in a few years’ time at Blackhall, a few miles to the South.
Buildings are typical of the area. The underbridge is based on the one at Easington
Control is digital, a pair of NCE Powercabs running the layout, though all pointwork
is manual. The working signal is by Dapol and is really an excuse for sound-
Featured in Railway Modeller, August 2015, and BRM Spring 2016.
Winner of the Millholme Cup for Most Authentic Layout at Nottingham East Midlands Exhibition 2015
Winner, best 2mm/N layout, Bristol 2017