I've been working on my revised layout over the last couple of weeks, & now it is starting to take shape, I thought I would start the new thread.
Having done a couple of layouts in the last 5 years, neither has really 'bit' with me to keep, so I've torn it up to start again. I've learnt more & more that less is more. I'm not DCC yet & am rubbish with electrics, so it's a basic layout & all manually operated (For now at least)
So welcome to my latest layout 'SHREWFORD', which won't be dissimilar to my last layout Shawbury Foregate, but with a slightly smaller station & less 'going on' than before, & this time i'm building it so as i have better views of the trains & not 'all station' as was the case before.
Many of the buildings from the last layout aswell as the baseboard are being used again on this one.
This is going to be a mainline station with operations based on the Shrewsbury area in the late 80's, reminiscing changing trains there as a kid during that time.
My representation of it is a 5 Platformed station, 2 bays & 3 through platforms. This time the bays will be on the side of the station where the main buildings are, so will be numbered 1 & 2, Shrewsbury did once have platforms 1 & 2 but these have long since been out of use & the track now gone. Platform 3 will be the main north bound platform, although this will be bi-directional, & a large island Platform no's 4 & 5 has already been constructed, platform 4 tends to be bi directional, while Platform 5 is mainly used for south bound trains.
Services through Shrewford consist of:
InterCity services to/from London Euston roughly every 2 hours,
Manchester/Liverpool to/from Cardiff & South wales which are roughly every hour & are loco hauled supplemented by the latest Class 150/2 Sprinter's. (The layout is mainly based between 1986 & 1988 so these are the most modern train to be seen
Also featured will be the daily Holyhead-Cardiff 'The Welshman/Y Cymro'
Local services formed of DMU's or Class 150 Sprinters run the Chester/Shrewford to/from Wolverhampton/Birmingham services & also the local stopping service to Crewe. A DMU stopping service also runs to Cardiff from Shrewford stopping at all stations every 2 hours.
& Finally the cambrian line to Aberystwyth & Pwllheli operated almost exclusively by Class 150/1 'Sprinters' with the daily loco hauled 'InterCity' service to/from London Euston 'The Cambrian Coast Express'. On summer Summer Saturdays, there are 3 loco hauled trains on the line.
Here is the plan drawn up...
Along with a couple of pictures of how it looks in the early stages at present...
& finally my latest member to my fleet, Dapol's new Class 33, ideal for my Manchester-Cardiff services 1986 style..
Cheers for now guys,
Edited by 1977joey, 10 November 2016 - 20:02 .