On our new 00 gauge layout, Purley. we are looking to incorporate prototype buildings from the local and southern area as much as possible, and one of our first projects is a Timber Yard
There are several standard layouts for a Timber Yard – as in Edward Beale’s classic book
For a local prototype from the 1950s we could look local , and look for surviving examples in the South Croydon area. There may be a timber yard in the goods yard of the old Selsdon Road station, which is only just the other side of Brighton Road from our Clubhouse.
A bit further down the line there was certainly the extensive J & S Agates timber yard by the goods yard at Horsham station.
The timber yard has a distinctive appearance with a series of curved roofs and wooden slatted facades presumably designed to help with air circulation for the stores of timber. There would also be a crane on a gantry for loading and unloading timber.