Scale/gauge: 16mm/32mm
Motive power: Electric

Between Ely and March, amongst the rich peat soil of the Fens, deposits of sand and gravel have been quarried for many years. In a shallow pit a Ruston 10RB dragline loads skips to be hauled away by aging Simplex locomotives.

The gift of an original manual with scales drawings for a 10RB led to the construction of the dragline and inspired this 16mm scale layout, a tribute to an age before lorries and conveyor belts replaced rails.