The purpose of the small railroad is serving the clay processing stockpile of a brickworks (this is more prototypical for the given layout including the trestle than the originally plan which was a dumping ground for ashes).
Brickworks often could not use the mined clay directly, because it was not homogenous or smooth enough. In that case, that batch of clay was dumped into a stockpile where it was processed by wind, rain, temperature changes and the help of microorganisms until it was ready for usage. Depending on the structure of the unprocessed clay and the needed throughput, it was either just an open pit, a closed pit or a heated basement.
The track layout is similar to Carl Arendts SFER, but is more streched and measures 25x50 cm (10x20 inch).
The operating concept is:
- The tipping wagon is loaded inside a small shed (the foundation walls can be seen the on the upper left of the picture)
- The locomotive pulls the wagon on the sector plate (upper right)
- The tipping wagon is pushed on the trestle where the contents are automatically dumped to the front of the layout
- After the clay is processed, it is loaded on tipping wagons again using an excavator or wheel loader (that part is not included in the layout, but could be an extension connected to the track ending on the front)
The purpose of the trestle is making it easier to keep the tracks clean of dirt.