Dock for Sale

Former Port Kelsey Railway Dock

Marks carfloat not included. Click on images for larger view…


This is the only piece of the Port Kelsey Ry. that I saved. Since I am unlikely to ever build a layout that would suit this scene I decided to sell it off. Its no good to anyone in my garage!





These are a few shots of the dock, there is a gallery full of images here. This dock was completely scratch built by me two years ago for my former Port Kelsey Railway. The construction process was documented with several pictures on the Port Kelsey Railway website. These posts can be viewed here.

The top of the dock is planked with several hundred individual pieces, each with nail detail. There are four tracks on the dock with a single crossover consisting of #4 turnouts to allow engines to run around a train right on the dock. The initial design was to include a car float apron to allow for off line traffic to be generated via car floats. A Walthers carfloat is shown here and would work well on this piece. The Walther’s carfloat shown here will not be included!

The elevated structure shown in the images will be included. This is a freelance design similar to the Walter’s version that I laser cut and assembled.

There are 3 number 5 turnouts at the throat. All five turnouts have Tortoise switch machines installed and wired up, they all function. Bus and feeder wires are also completely installed. This section of the layout was fully functional when the layout was dismantled.

The water surface is painted a greenish black colour. No water is in place yet. Several hundred individual piles have been glued to the dock, painted to look like algae has been building up. Details of the painting process are in the former Port Kelsey site.

The entire section is 80″ long by 18″ wide.

I have no idea what an item like this is worth, but I know it isn’t worth anything just sitting in my garage. I will put it on eBay and see what happens.

Due to its size it might be difficult to ship. The best option is to pick it up here. If you really want it I can arrange to have it shipped. Details will have to be negotiated. If you want to have it shipped be sure to email me about it before you bid on the dock.

I would not be too surprised if I don’t get any bids at all, so I will put a reserve on the auction, just so I am not giving it away for $20 or something.

More images here.


The eBay auction for this can be found by clicking here.


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 05-13-2008 | 10:05 PM
Posted in: eBay Auctions | Latest Posts


  1. Tim,
    I wish my track plan had a place for it. But alas, no direct connection to any large bodies of water on my pike. It is beautiful work, I hope someone pays you what it is worth.

    Comment by Carol Alexander — May 15, 2008 @ 4:32 pm
  2. That’s funny that you post that Tim, as I spent some time yesterday looking at that dock because I planned to build something similar to it for my ‘still in planning’ Port layout. I remember reading along when you were building it a couple of years ago and deciding I had to build something like it some day! Unfortunately, it’s about a foot too long to fit my space… If you ever build another one make it 18″ wide and 6′ long 🙂


    Comment by Cody — May 16, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

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