Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:02 PM
Effectively a 14ft x 10ft GWR layout set in 1934 with a Station, Loco shed, Goods Yard and a long tunnel section all with scenery.
I have had a change of heart and a more simplistic 14ft x 5ftish area will be scenery with a Great Central Style Station with a small goods yard in the Eastern BR Region towards the end of stream in the 1960s, the rest a work bench and simple fiddle yard.
I have laid the track, the tape measure is the length and location of the single island platform.
Also as a kick up the backside I have bought my first loco to run on it.
A3 Pacific 60103 Flying Scotsman
Also a Ex LNER Sleeper in BR Maroon
Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:52 PM
Just under 6ft, still need to add the edging stones.
The Main station building is a recycled one from my previous layout, Witham House. Once my Superquick brick papers arrive I will be extending the bottom of the building to Platform Level and block off the unused side door.
The Stairs are a adaption of the Superquick Footbridge
And I will be adding 2 more Island buildings with Canopies, again an adaption of the Superquick Island Buildings
The bridge is from Metcalfe as is the platform its self and needs a few items to finish it.
Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:00 PM
Are you going Digital? Well it scares the life out of me.....analogue is all I can see....yeah yeah!! Keep us updated Matt!
As for The Flying Scotsman, last I saw of her was at York - in pieces - that was nearly two years ago, hopefully she's nearer renovation by now. I can also remember seeing her back in 1967-68. I guess she was owned by Alam Pegler by then, and she was based at Stratford Shed, or what was left of it by then in East London. Painted in Apple Green with the dditional tender (water troughs had disappeared by then, and she needed the extra water) the North London Line went past our school in Hackney Wick. We were used to a constant stream of 37's or 47's (?) by then, a lot of car's going to and from Ford's in Dagenham but on a couple of occasions "4472" as she was then - steamed past our school heading from Stratford on to Camden and beyond - causing havoc in our class! Poor Miss Johnson didn't have a chance!! And by this time steam was very rare in London. Waterloo had given it up a year earlier, and North of the river it had beem almost unheard of in 3 or 4 years.....(apart from on The London Underground on the widened lines at Moorgate and Farringdon - but thats another story!)
Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:16 PM
Thanks Matt, I hope to get started on my "Swanage" (well..based on Swanage anyway!) layout soon. I had originally planned on digital OO, but may opt for N guage - and I don't think I'd go digital there (though I know it can be done!I know someone that will "chip" my loco's for me!)). I have a fair selection of loco's and rolling stock in both gauges....so we shall see!
Nice Story Billl thanks for sharing.
To answer your question. My previous layout was digital and so will this.
prototypical trains, prototypically running.
I believe the Flying Scotsman will be back in steam next year.
Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:29 PM
I always fear the 'Digital' problem with 'N' is simply that the locos are so light - so easy to loose secure electrical contact. I even have cleanliness problems on '00' which get worse as the traction gets lighter. My lightest Pug only needs a few pieces of MDF dust (microscopic size) to make it stall.
Swanage would be a great line on which to base a terminus layout. Be very interested if/when you decide to start.
Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:28 PM
Still alot of platform furniture to add
I went out and gave the platform a check fit in the garage and my measurements were spot on.
Also my Totem ordered from ebay arrived and I must say I'm very happy with it
Edited by Mattie Bee, 15 October 2009 - 09:35 PM.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 08:44 AM
You're going to give me nightmares ..... and probably have a few yourself when you try and get rid of every small grain of styrene ...... the static charge makes this stuff a real pain to clear up after. I'm currently using some thin foil faced foam insulation board I've 'obtained' for free - so far it's been easier to work with, or at least clean up after !
Like the Totem, never thought about having one that sort of size .....
Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:26 PM
Detachment after detachment. End of the Nimrod and a Posting to RAF Brize Norton have all got in the way.
With a new house we have a change of location and a change of plans. The new Meadow Heath is more advanced than the previous and is also now in the house so even easier to work on, instead of being out in the cold in the garrage.
Trains have already moved on this one using DCC.
Here we go:
The new track plan is quite simplistic, with 2 running lines and a very simple goods yard.
The buildings are from the new Great Central Bachmann range. I have repainted them in to a rarely see British Railways Eastern Region Scheme. Set in a fictional late 1950s were the take over of the line by the London Midland Region of BR did not take place. Stock will be mainly Eastern Region. A3s and V2s with a selection of Tanks with O4s running Windcutters and an occasional Hall or Castle running through services from Banbury to Leicester (Central).
The fictional station is located on the GC's "London Extention" between Calvert and Finmere.
I have also created a Signal Box Diagram. Mainly to help with signal placement but I have had an idea on how to make it work.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:23 PM
That is an inspired idea to change to something on the 'London Extension' - I have long been fascinated by that line. That station looks spot on too and I regularly drive underneath the old station site at Finmere where the road bridge is still in place.
You will also need a B1 and maybe an O4 or two and perhaps an Austerity?
Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:52 PM
Been building up stock for my intended garage layout (finishing garage off, well off and on anyway) then will have a layout around it and the cars can hopefully still fit in, should be around a 27ft long by8ft wide if all works out, I model Southern and GWR but will be a universal sort of affair, one day anyway.
Good luck with yours
All the best
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