New Walmington Pier

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An Edwardian Day Out

Shore end

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 adapteto 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.

Homeward Bound!

Didn't we 'ave a luvverly time on New Walmington Pier.

All three feet of New Walmington Pier!