Passengers wait for the arriving pier tram as the stores van waits for its next call to the pier head.
The sand for the beach came from Wimereux, France and a 'Bathing Machine' (mobile ladies changing hut) characterises the Victorian and Edwardian beach scene. The shed beside the pier is a hut kit adapted to hide wiring connections through the backscene.
The shore scene is of Dover's Burlington Hotel, built in 1860 and destroyed during World War 2.
Over the waves -
Southend Pier Railway 'Toastrack' Car
The Shapeways/Westgate Models Southend Pier/Volks Railway Car is finished in Teak with a BR Wagon Grey roof. It is populated with Preiser 1900s figures and mounted on a Kato 9mm gauge tram chassis. Seen here hauling the stores van which is a modified Egger-Bahn goods van and now closely resembles a Manx Electric Railway van.
The End of the Pier Show
At the pier head the German Carousel, Punch & Judy Puppet Show, Balloon Seller, Organ Grinder with performing monkeys and a Cockney Flower Seller all await you!!
Underneath the pier and inserted into the backscene is a speaker with a sound chip to give an ambient seaside sound to the whole model.
Didn't we 'ave a luvverly time on New Walmington Pier.
All three feet of New Walmington Pier!