Set amid the grime and decay of a Northern England railway scrap yard in 1981 and featuring the Class 03 Shunter, Doncaster Works captures a snapshot in time when large parts of British Rail’s aging diesel traction fleet were being dismantled and replaced with new-generation locomotives and multiple units.
An accurate recreation of Doncaster Works and station, the Doncaster Works Expansion Pack includes the brand-new Class 03 Shunter locomotive (built many years earlier at Doncaster Works) in BR Blue livery, complete with accurate gearing like the original.
Doncaster Works also includes a wealth of other new features such as movable ‘dead’ locomotives and carriages, dismantled locomotive and carriage bodies and parts, a team of new workmen figures and a fully operational traverser for accessing the highly-detailed maintenance shed. With highly-detailed workshops, yard surroundings and Doncaster Station - plus the Class 03 - Doncaster Works offers many hours enjoyment
Stock Featured in the Doncaster Works Expansion
Class 03 Shunter locomotive in BR Blue
Movable ‘dead’ rolling stock including Class 02, Class 07, Class 08, Class 101, Class 37, Class 47, Class 55 and coaches.
Scrap yard clutter and scrapped locomotives (non-moving) including Class 08, Class 20, Class 26, Class 37, Class 45, Class 47, Class 55
Long way round
09:00 Its your first day at Doncaster and you're surrounded by a mass of complex yards and buildings. To familiarise yourself, the depot team have given you a list of locations to find around the site.
10:00 Collect some newly arrived wagons from the reception and shunt them over to the wagon shop so they can have their wheels laithed.
11:00 Haul some Mk1 Carriage shells over to the scrap lines where they can be broken up.
Loco in Motion
12:00 Some locomotives have just finished refurbishment. Take the Class 37 and collect the others nearby and shunt them all to be displayed at the other end of the yard
With the start of the new year, we need to have a clear out of the sorting roads to make way for new work coming in. Collect up all the derelict vehicles.
In the line of fire
With the introduction of the High Speed Train, the death knell has sounded for the Deltic. A number have already arrived at Doncaster. Collect them up and move them to the scrapping roads.
Not all railway operations are smooth running. Sometimes locomotives arrive in a very poor state. Sort out all the locomotives suffering the blues.
The hub of Doncaster Works is the main locomotive shed. In here, all the maintenance and repairs occur for any locomotive visiting the site. Take a look around or jump in a drive the trains.
Rolling on bearings
This is the carriage and wagon works area of the depot, which maintains and repairs lesser vehicles. Shunt the stock or visit the sheds and familiarise yourself.
Sort them out
Taking up a large portion of Doncaster Works are the fan of sorting roads that provide access to the Locomotive Shop. These tracks are used for sorting and arranging, moving and stacking various rolling stock thats visiting the site. At any time you can find all sorts of vehicles on one road or another.
The Cutters Torch
Once locomotives and stock reach the end of their lives, they must be disposed of. Doncaster features scrapping lines at the very back of the site where locomotives are chopped up and recycled.