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??? posted on Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:39 pm
As a new member to the forum some of you may be interested in a new O Gauge layout that is being planned by some members of Wakefield Railway Modellers Society. It will be a replacement for my current layout 'Long Preston' which is nearing the end of its life. It will be set in the early 1920's at Lancaster Green Ayre which was the Midland Station in lancaster that closed in the mid 60's.
Construction is likely to take several years and the layout will be about 39' by 19'. It will incorporate a mainline loop with a loco shed and branch line attached. In due course I will try and post a Templot track plan showing the layout.
One of the main features will be overhead electrification which the Midland pioneered using high voltage AC. 2 3 car EMU's are under construction to represent the Midland Electric Stock. I will post some photos of the prototype in due course and will hope to keep readers updated on progress.
In the meantime any photographs that readers have would be of interest. We have a lot that have never been published but any decent viewsd of the station buildings, stationmasters house and the platform area with the underside of the awnings showing would be of interest.
Comment posted by YankeeRailroader on Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:58 am
Excellent! Do you have any plans or drawings you could post here? Any pix of rolling stock?
??? posted on Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:30 pm
I have managed to attach a scan of the OS map from 1910 which shows the station and shed area and also a scan of the templot plan for the trackplan. It shows the ideas that we are working on. I will try and get some pictures of the site as it is today and laso a few historic ones uploaded in due course. We aim to build a trial basebaord in the next few weeks to test out various ideas and then start the main construction in a few months. The elctric stock is under construction. 3 trailers and two motor cars whicha re scratchbuilt from plasticvard and the 6th vehicle is a Slaters bogie arc roof 3rd that has been mnodified to act a a driving trailer. The electric units generally ran in the fomation, driving trailer 45' - Motor car 60' - Driving trailer 45'. There will be tow units, 1 with a pantograph showing the Westinghouse equippped unit and one with bow collectors which shows the siemens unit.
Edited by jamie92208, 08 April 2018 - 15:26 .