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The layout is inspired by the now closed Sandside Quarry at Storth, Cumbria on the River Kent estuary near Arnside.

Limestone was mined and used for roadstone or agricultural use, with some processed in the Spencer kiln to make Lime. In later years there was a plant in the quarry that made Tarmac for road use.

The quarry was connected to the British Rail line that connected Silverdale to Hincaster on the WCML.

Company owned steam and diesel locomotives work within the quarry then British Rail locomotives transfer the wagons.


The layout is ‘OO’, 4mm scale using Peco code 100 track.

Operated by DCC, points are hand operated by rods.

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