In Britain, the railways developed networks of goods sidings and factory spurs around most industrial towns. These largely disappeared in the 1960s. Ukho Yard is part of such a network with lines serving a warehouse, builders' merchant, wagon works, 'drops' and public siding. This design allows varied and interesting operation on a small layout.
[This layout has been retired. The exhibition details were as follows:"Name of layout: Ukho Yard. Prototype and period: BR(LM) 1950s. Gauge: 16.5 mm. Scale: HO. Type of layout: Industrial shunting layout. Construction: Scratch built scenery, Peco track & mixed stock. Size: 3ft by 1ft. No barriers required. 1 operator in total. Approximate value of exhibit for insurance purposes: £500."]