Hello and welcome to Newton Harbour.
This is my view of modelling the Ayrshire coast , with the layout based very loosely on Ayr Harbour. The station gets its name from taking Newton station, which sits at the junction to Ayr harbour.
The layout will be based from 1980 to 1994 enabling different periods of stock to be used for different time scales.The track plan will be simple but have enough scope for operational interest.
Freight will depend on what timescale is being used, but all periods will have plenty of variety as freight will run from Falkland yard into Newton harbour via the triangle at Newton Junction to enable the loco to run round in the loop etc. Also there will be a Road/Rail warehouse at the top of the yard for Van and Box wagon trains, with a couple of sidings.
In the centre between both loops will be a truncated siding used to hold locomotives.The station will have a single mainline platform for Trains to Glasgow, Carlisle and Stranraer, whilst the bay will be solely for local services to Ayr, Kilmarnock etc. ( Class 101, 107 Dmu's).
With Bachmann producing the sealink livery coaches, and blue/grey scotrail to come, the loco fleet of classes 08,20 26,27,37,47 is taking shape, most with sound !
Pushing the realms of fancy a bit far but to help with passenger services, it is assumed that Ferry services use Newton Harbour which also boasts a busy harbour taking all kinds of materials and minerals.The backscene will be a dockside with warehousing and shipping etc.
Just a couple of pictures showing the road overbridge which masks the entrance to the fiddle yard.
Work is currently laying and wiring track at the other end of the layout, where the warehouse, sidings and run round loops are.
Pictures to follow soon.
Edited by EnglishElectricFan, 24 April 2016 - 12:43 .