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Boxfile Layout

  • Name of Layout - Boxfile
  • Scale - 4mm/ft. 00
  • Era - 1960s/70s

  • Number of operators - 1
  • Exhibition space required - 6ft. X 5ft. - and space to barriers
  • Exhibition organisers are asked to provide a 6ft. X 2ft. table


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Andrew has always fancied building a layout which incorporated a canal and/or wharf, or at least part of a canal and/or wharf. So when he became of a boxfile canal/wharf layout kit from the Scalescenes downloadable range of kits, it seemed an ideal chance for him to fulfill his ambition. Asides from the canal/wharf,, the layout also features three warehouse-type buildings, while it has also been enhanced by the addition of a Wills yard crane, and small details such as harbour mooring bollards, while Andrew also constructed a home-made two-track fiddle yard. The layout took the best part of three months to construct, is very compact, as the various structures pack away into the boxfile when not in use, and Andrew hopes to exhibit the layout at a local show, in the not-too-distant future.