Burdale Quarry

Burdale Quarry

Inspired by a visit to Yorkshire, this compact Scale Seven layout depicts a typical industrial scene of the 1970s, as its creator TONY KELL describes. Photography, Mike Bisset.

Burdale Quarry

Above: A loaded mineral train hauled by the Class 20 departs from Burdale Quarry. The Class 20 is a Just Like the Real Thing kit which has a Zimo Activedrive sound decoder installed.


BURDALE QUARRY is my latest foray into building transportable layouts in ‘O’ gauge. Initially, I created two layouts depicting the London and North Eastern Railway just before nationalisation, but in recent years I have been building American narrow gauge layouts. However, I decided I needed a change of scene once more.

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