After following a few threads on here I thought it was about time I made a start. I have yet to replace my garage (old asbestos) which has a distinct lean with a newer workshop (20x10ft) some time next year. In the meantime I have started on the branch terminus as a friend has kindly offered to house it during the destruction and erection of the aforementioned buildings.
A brief history of events
I first stared this layout (MkI) back in 1978 and got both stations and some buildings in place before changing jobs and of course house causing it to be scrapped in 1984. It was started again in 2003 only to be stopped again the following year for yet another job/house move. I moved with it twice more until taking early retirement to become a carer and downsizing in 2010 when it was scrapped again. So here we are with the final version - I am not moving again.
As I need all my savings for the new shed I started the layout on some old doors and have got some track laid to the following state so far.
I have been comparing the laid track with early photographs to try and get the correct alignment with the original station. Believe me it has been moved and re-pinned several times despite having a grid system to get positions correct to my drawing. I also made a couple of temporary sheds and a platform to help in getting the correct positions.
Hopefully I have captured the lay of the tracks well including the sharp curves. Next job is to complete the track laying to what was the old butter factory and cottages beyond the station, then chop out the river. I will leave some of the scenic details until next year when it has a permanent home and I can cover the join.
References are from several books including;
GWR branch terminus Vol 2 - Paul Karau
Branch lines around Tiverton - Middleton Press
Culm Valley light Railway - Michael Messenger
and of course http://hemyock.org/m...070125171009335
I hope the link works as It is the first time I have tried it!
Edited by aberdare, 18 March 2018 - 15:02 .