Secciole Salina (Slovenian Salt Pan)
Gn15 ( G Scale running on 0-16.5 track)
This layout depicts a Mediterranean Salt Pan illustrating the production of Salt in the Adriatic, a process that has happened over 100s of years.
Salt is produced by the evaporation of water in large lagoons. The Salt is then manually shovelled into rail wagons, the wooden wagons on the layout are typical of the Slovenian scene. Manual labour was used to move the Salt Wagons to the Store and Bagging Areas, although other locations used both mechanical handling and diesel locomotives to speed up the process.
We have built Mechanical processes into the layout as the Slovenian location now gears Salt Production to Educational guided tours of the site and associated Museum.
The layout incorporates several animations and more are planned. The key one is a Windvane Water Pump.
The Buildings on the layout are typical of the large Salt Pan to be found close by the Port of Piran in Slovenia.
An occasional Tourist Train runs, enabling visitors to appreciate the production process and see the abundant wildlife associated with such wetland areas.
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Basildon MRC 2006 01/07/2006|
Kent & East Sussex MRG 21/10/2006
Shoeburyness MRC 25/11/2006
Rail Club de Meaux 20th Anniversary Exhibition 12/01/2007|
Orpington MRC 10/03/2007
7MM Narrow Gauge Association AGM 19/05/2007
ESSEX CHAILEY 21/07/2007
MOMING '07 18/08/2007
Romford M.R.S. 10/11/2007
Small & Delightful Railway Group 16/02/2008|
S.W.Herts Model Railway Exhibition 10/05/2008
GREENWICH & District NG.R.S. expo 08 25/10/2008
Shepshed Model Railway Show 28/03/2009|
Eastern Rail Show 2009 16/08/2009
Ilford & West Essex MRC Exhibition 03/10/2009
Brighton Model World 12/02/2010|
City of Ely College 15/05/2010
TaD-Rail Exhibition (Tring & District MRC) 09/10/2010
London Festival of Railway Modelling 26/03/2011|
Castle Point Transport Museum - Model Railway Show 17/04/2011
Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers; Southern Show 07/05/2011
Royston & District MRC 19/11/2011
Brambleton MRC 21/01/2012|
St.Augustines Ecumenical Model Railway Exhibition 14/04/2012
Chalkwell Park Methodist Church - Railway Exhibition 10/08/2012
Haynes Show 2012 06/10/2012
Saffron Walden MRC 2015 Exhibition 21/02/2015|
Basildon MRC 36th Exhibition 04/07/2015
Erith MRS 19/09/2015
Featured in Carl Arendt's Small Layout Scrapbook @
2.2x0.96m, free standing.
Additional 1m of space now required to display series of Photos of the Slovenian location. These are board mounted and displayed using an Artist's Easel.