Side Tracked: Hump Shunting At Tinsley

Some classic British Government footage of Tinsley Marshalling Yard in the 1960’s – at the time one of the most advanced in the world. Almost tragic that it’s use was so short lived.

[youtube.co.uk=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUguvy54HkE]

Curiously models of hump yards, or rather British Image hump yards, seem to be few and far between. This is strange in a way as they would be relatively simple to build, giving a huge amount of operational interest for both modeller and onlooker as well as removing the need to rearrange wagons by hand in a fiddle yard.

I have however found one notable example, Hazlebury Yard from Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society, seen in the clip bellow.

[youtube.co.uk=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da2BgZ4NFTQ]

Video by o0poindexter0o

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