Uncle John’s Yard

At the moment this is just a tentative idea for a diorama (but with running options) layout based on John Thompson & Sons coal depot in Chester Road, Sunderland. The depot was managed for a time by my Great Great Uncle John Marshall who was related via a couple of marriages to the owned of the company, and one time Sunderland MP, Sir Luke Thompson.

I’ll add pages with the whole story as I work on things but the intention is to not start the physical building until the DLR layout is completed.

How ir Happened