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Western Region DCC Lunester Layout 1960s steam 1980 BR Blue




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#1 Andrew P

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 20:44

INTRODUCTION

 

When building a new Layout, planning is the key, well NOT IN MY CASE. :o 

 

As you will see below, I started off with Kingsford, North Yard, and Depot, that lasted a short while, then I moved things forward to Kingsley Dale, another change of Plan saw me go to a Roundy Roundy and Kingley Road, now finally from Page 25 /June 2017, I've settled on Kings Moreton, a WR Roundy with a BLT to Much Dithering and some nice Oxfordshire Countryside.

 

A new name and a new beginning from Page 25, June 2017, now BR/WR.

Kings Moreton, (change for Much Dithering). from page 25, I've changed to a more prototypical rendition of the basic plan, but it will no longer incorporate the Depot, as I wanted more room for Scenic's, i.e Fields, Trees and a Lane etc.

Backscene Painting Demo Post #1308 - 80's Railfreight Videos page 48, 49, 55 - Western Hydraulic Video P# 56 

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Kingsley Dale  Kingsley Road, change for Much Dithering,  starts from page 9 and now as a roundy roundy, so if you want to read about the Yard  and Depot then read from page 1.

 

Kingsford,  North Yard, and Depot is an imaginary Yard, in an imaginary Location, so no RIGHTS or WRONGS on here.

 

It will be run as BR Steam and Green Diesels or BR Blue, depending on the mood of the Day.

 

The Track has been laid over the last few days, and push tested today to ensure it works, and satisfies my desire for loads of shunting and a busy Depot for loads of running.

 

Here are the first pics from today.

Firstly a pic of the previous Brit Vic Layout with the Depot section removed to save me having to cut another hole for the Turntable and Pit.

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And with the Depot in it's new home at the end of Kingsford, North Yard

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Some info for you.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 20:49

And with some Stock for testing.

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And the Fiddle Yard, NOT FULLY LAID PINNED or SORTED YET.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 20:52

Some nice curves there.

 

As they all say.... Will follow with interest.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 21:40

A couple more pics from today.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 21:58

Blimey Andy you have been busy too, glad you have saved the bridge, looking good buddy...


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:02

Looks good.  I like the large logo 47 and that bridge as the track work narrows and passes underneath.  Are they point levers/switches for point motors that I can see on one photo?  I am contemplating using motors on some of my hard to reach points but never attempted them before!


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:05

Will follow with great interest Andy.....

Best wishes as always....

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:05

Looks good.  I like the large logo 47 and that bridge as the track work narrows and passes underneath.  Are they point levers/switches for point motors that I can see on one photo?  I am contemplating using motors on some of my hard to reach points but never attempted them before!

Hi Peter, Yes there Peco Switches, some of the Point Motors will be above baseboard as well, I've used them before on Pencarne and they work well.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:06

Will follow with great interest Andy.....

Best wishes as always....

Bob

Thanks Bob, this is what I wanted for quite some time, loads of busy shunting.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:10

Thanks Bob, this is what I wanted for quite some time, loads of busy shunting.

Hi Andy....

Reminds me of a colleague on the SVR when he says he's 'only happy when he's shunting'   :sungum:

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:12

Great start there mate ,plenty of shunting opportunitys ,it reminds me a bit of dubmill sidings the 7mm layout

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:14

Great start there mate ,plenty of shunting opportunitys ,it reminds me a bit of dubmill sidings the 7mm layout

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That was an inspiration, for the Yard Departure sidings at the front.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:28

I spent good hour watching dubmill at Barnsley show last November loved it so I'll be loving north kingsford
Iam more of a freight train kind of guy lol


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 22:54

Looking forward to this , Andy !  Love the layout, going to give lots potential for freight and loco movements !

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 23:14

Bl--dy H-ll Andy you really are motivated on this one mate  :superman: .........have you been to bed this week  :jester: .......I'd be still scratching my head wondering where to start  :dontknow: ......or hang gliding off Blackpool tower with my brain in neutral like I do most days  :blind: ...... Certainly like the scene so far ...best of luck  :fan:


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 23:21

Looks awesome, will be following this one.

Really like the bridge. Looks so realistic
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 00:58

You certainly do not muck around.  More track laid in a few days than most people manage in a year.

 

I hope you realise you are going to need a very big tombstone to list all your layouts when the time comes.  (Which I hasten to add will be many years from now.)


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:27

And so the madness begins.............................

 

I like the overbridge and the "busy nature" of the setting Andy.

Looking good


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 16:06

Thanks Guys for all your positive comments, and yes Peter, busy but very workable, and the BLT will be a total contrast and will be, as Pencarne was, totally enjoyable in it's own way.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 17:37

Hello Mate, Just to say that l can hear all those diesels ticking over from up here in the grim north...Hahahahaha nice one buddy....


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 18:10

Hello Mate, Just to say that l can hear all those diesels ticking over from up here in the grim north...Hahahahaha nice one buddy....

Hahhah yes indeed mate, I'll look forward to doing the peace and quiet of the West Country Branch Line soon, with just the sound of the Cows in the Meadow, and the Birds up above.



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 18:14

Great start Andy and it's good to see the BV bridge recycled.

I have only one worry.  I assume the bridge forms the junction between the scenic side and the fiddle yard and the various siding points appear to be situated quite close to the bridge.  Is there not a risk of your shunter plus wagons "disappearing" off scene into the FY in order to shunt the yard?  I had this issue on my previous layout and always found it unsatisfactory visually seeing the partly formed train disappearing in this way.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 18:40

Great start Andy and it's good to see the BV bridge recycled.

I have only one worry.  I assume the bridge forms the junction between the scenic side and the fiddle yard and the various siding points appear to be situated quite close to the bridge.  Is there not a risk of your shunter plus wagons "disappearing" off scene into the FY in order to shunt the yard?  I had this issue on my previous layout and always found it unsatisfactory visually seeing the partly formed train disappearing in this way.

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Best Regards,

Brian.

Yes Brian, they will be seen and that's what I wanted, strange how we all see, like and dislike one thing. I may or may not put a Backscene up, if I do, I may put some sort of flap to hide some movements.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 18:49

Although I want to keep NK on Topic, here are a couple of pics I couldn't resist showing you all from the Great Central at Loughborough today.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 18:56

Hi Andy, when that's finished what are you going to build tomorrow. All the best (Dizzy of Westerham).


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