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Egypt Brewery is an attempt to present an industrial scene in an exhibition context. I wanted to be able to provide shunting activity as well as the ability to run "through trains from one hidden area to another. The focus of the layout is a small loco shed (Ratio) overshadowed by brooding brewery buildings. I wanted more than a semi relief backscene to represent the brewery. I felt it needed volume and shape. I discovered the excellent modular building system by DPM of America. These allow relatively quick assembly of high quality buildings with an overall "house" style......
To the left is the main brewhouse. Centre stage is boiler house and cooperage. A warehouse occupies the area behind the loco shed. In the foreground, the entrance is flanked by the main brewery offices and the gatehouse.
Locomotives, are in the main, from brass kits by High Level and Agenoria. Most have reduction gearing of 97: 1 + for enhanced slow running.
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