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#201 Bri.s

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 19:44

New layout!

Dovecliffe

Is a level crossing and connection for barrow colliery sidings on the original great central main line from Barnsley to Sheffield
Dovecliffe originally had a station which the signalbox was part of the station buildings the station shut in the 1950’s they demolished the station buildings but kept the signalbox which is why it looks half demolished
In the mid 1960’s the through route to Sheffield was truncated by the M1 motorway
The line was cut back to rockingham colliery
Dovecliffe was kept for the connection Into barrow colliery sidings and also for the level crossing
The line steadily declined through the 1970’s in 1979 rockingham colliery shut and all that was left was barrow colliery which shut in 1985
Interestingly a new signalbox was built in 1968 at the side of the old signalbox and on the site of the station buildings
The new signalbox was left 10 years, waiting to take over from the older signalbox
Reason being they couldn’t get a crossing mechanism for the box
In around 1978 the new box took over from the older box what was basically a single line mineral railway serving 2 pits ,a ground frame would have been adequate for it
My take on things is a little modellers license
I’ve decided to keep the through route to Sheffield albeit singled with a single line bridge over the M1 just like what was done at Dodworth further up in Barnsley
This means I can run through freights
And the occasional diverted passenger train and DMU
The layout will be set in the early 70’s but with a little license either way

Here’s a plan hope you can follow as I’m pen and paper type of guy lol
Right hand side is from wombwell main junction,wath and Barnsley
Left singled track is to rockingham the sidings are for barrow colliery
Level crossing 2 signalboxes and a lot of decomposition i situated in the middle lol
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#202 Bri.s

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 16:46

Done a little work on the outhouse buildings around the back of the signalbox today
Here’s how it’ll look in conjunction with the signalbox (forgive the Lego it was best thing to hand to test fit )
The road will slope down from the level crossing which is in front /side of the box and drop down past the old half demolished outhouse
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Heres front of the old building with bricked up doorway I’ll probably put an old frame in window aswell
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Here’s the interior of the outbuilding
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I’ve 2 more walls of it to build ,think I need to sort baseboard out so this can all fit lol

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 06:51

Looks great Brian,

What size area have you got to play with?

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 10:01

Looks great Brian,

What size area have you got to play with?

Martyn.

Thanks Martyn
I’ve 22feet x10 feet to use so should squeeze this into it
22feet disappears quick in 0 gauge lol

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 10:33

If you were into 4 wheel locos, and 4 wheel wagons you’d get a colliery-type or dockside roundy-roundy in that space.

But anything else will eat it very quickly as you say!

If you bend your plan into a broad but shallow U could you get the scenic bit in the middle and a fiddle yard at either end? I guess it depends where the door is.

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#206 Bri.s

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 11:22

If you were into 4 wheel locos, and 4 wheel wagons you’d get a colliery-type or dockside roundy-roundy in that space.

But anything else will eat it very quickly as you say!

If you bend your plan into a broad but shallow U could you get the scenic bit in the middle and a fiddle yard at either end? I guess it depends where the door is.

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Hi Simon
The plan I drew above will fit my space as a roundy roundy
I’m thinking of a 4 wheeled Ruston from LLC for pit sidings
Other traction will be my class 37,45,08 and other Dapol and Heljan locos that I get in future
I’ve 15 HAA wagons on order so they’ll do for rockingham trains
Barrows will probably be 16 tonners 21tonners
Mabe a DMU for diverted passenger train
The corners won’t be sweeping but they’ll be ok I’ll not be running long coaches or 9f’s round lol

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 14:24

Oh, that’s good. I figured 4’9” radius would be a bit tight, but if it works, bring it on!

I’m loving the smoke stained brickwork. Keep it coming!

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Simon

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 16:42

Oh, that’s good. I figured 4’9” radius would be a bit tight, but if it works, bring it on!
I’m loving the smoke stained brickwork. Keep it coming!
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It’s not ideal ,but the new diesels will go round no problems I’ll only have curves showing at one end so not too bad and it won’t look too bad with mostly wagons running round
I’ll not get big steam locos round but my class 45 goes round quite happily

Thanks still plenty of weathered brick to do lol

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 19:51

Hi Brian,

My layout is in a room 19' x 15' and like you say in 7mm it doesn't go as far as you expect it to.

I look forward to seeing your updates.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 20:21

What will be The level crossing baseboard has been stripped of track and will be rebuilt this week to incorporate the drop of the road level

I’ve Been working in the decrepit half demolished building today and managed to get it not far off done just another wall todo then I can move onto something else
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 16:50

Cut road bed out which will drop away from the crossing
For once the light in the loft actually made the photo look fine lol
Staged the signalbox and loco for effect lol
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:12

I just thought you might like some pictures of the real bridge at fife St you modeled. The first 3 are of the ex GC bridge which ran from meadowhall to dovecliffe.

 

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#213 Bri.s

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:56

I just thought you might like some pictures of the real bridge at fife St you modeled. The first 3 are of the ex GC bridge which ran from meadowhall to dovecliffe.

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Thanks for those they’ll help for when I do the bridge deck

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 13:04

0-Mf track gauges arrived today just waiting on other bits now sleepers and chairs hopefully I’ll be point building this time next week

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 15:25

Not much done this weekend
But I did go and place some peco points in place to get a feel for the level crossing and station area
Scenic break will be where the board is behind the loco and wagon
The 37 is where there will be a foot bridge and crossing will be in front of the 37
The coke hopper is on the headshunt for barrow colliery sidings
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 22:27

Looking very nice Brian, love the brick work, l will be watching the track building with interest...


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#217 Bri.s

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 18:44

Looking very nice Brian, love the brick work, l will be watching the track building with interest...


Thanks George
Hopefully in next few weeks I’ll be starting track layout

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