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Hoopers Aggregates


As the name suggests the layout is based on a fictional aggregates facility that is in Cornwall, loosely based on Meldon and other quarries that we have visited.

The layout’s most prominent features are the working conveyer that actually loads trains with miniature ballast at one end, and a diesel traction maintenance depot with lifting facility and fuel point at the other.  It also incorporates a rural scene with bridges, small village, station, engineers’ sidings and ruined Cornish Engine House.

The layout is predominantly freight with occasional passenger trains, and is set from 2000 to the present day. A large variety of stock from class 08, 31, 57, 60, 66, 70 locos to 143, 150, 153, 158, 159 and 221 units run on the layout. Train formations range from predominantly aggregates/ballast with additional permanent way, logs, cement, china clay, nuclear flask and passenger with the odd bit of on-track plant thrown in for good measure.  We also run many special trains to keep the train photographers interested.

Several cameo scenes can be viewed on the layout and we will let you find them for yourself!   Feel free to ask questions and take photographs.

The layout was featured in the October 2016 BRM magazine.

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