Nuclear Flask Depot/Layout – to be reworked as a future extension to Eversley

I’ve not come up with a name as yet for this idea, but it is something I wish to do.

I’m currently researchingtrains by BR, foreign imported flasks/nuclear material, and the MoD/Military Navy nuclear reactors/materials.

I’m thinking of setting it in the 60s, or maybe the 80s. Unsure as yet. Either gives a few interesting stock options.

I fancy building one of the large 8-axle flask carriers. An imposing beast if there ever was!

As yet no firm decision on location has been made. Therefore at present it is just thoughts and research so far.

However thoughts are one of the following:

  • Power station or flask transfer from rail to road depot,
  • Naval transfer depot

Possible features:

  • P4 – to match other plans
  • Overhead unloading crane
  • Road link
  • Set in either 1960s, 1980s or 1990s onwards.
  • Likely around 3ftx1ft in size as fairly simple track plan would be used.

The Naval one appeals because of the military aspect. But more research is needed to determine what it might entail and whether it is at all feasible.

I think, however it would be quite small and small train formations (loco – barrier – flask – barrier – brake van) to keep it manageable.

I’ll update this page when I think of more details, or come up with a firm plan.

At present, work on this is on hold whilst the P4 project is worked on. It is possible that the flask terminal could be both a self contained small layout and/or an extenstion to the P4 Layout.

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