As Pine Road is nearing completion i have been looking around for another project. (Don't panic Pine Road will not be broken up)
As i have lived in Poole all my life i have fond memories of Poole station especially the old cement silo that was there.
After seeing the excellent model of a blue circle cement silo that Bagpipes331 built in 7mm scale it speared me on to have a go at one in 4mm scale. All credit to bagpipes331 for this. This is what i came up with.
I have been collecting up a lot of Blue Circle related items over the last year or so, including Presflo's, Vee tank wagons various road trucks etc.
So what to build.
no where near enough room to build Poole.
A private siding ? didn't want the full blown cement works
has to be set in the blue era, i have built up a nice collection of blue diesel.
Are you still with me on this hello HELLO. ok i shall carry on rambling and thinking out loud.
Things got left, just couldn't come up with an idea how to go about this or a track plan, UNTIL last saturday. Nigel (of the Dorset 3mm society held on the first Saturday of the Month, Quick Plug) bought in a copy of Railway Modeller February 2001 and there it was staring me in the face Yipee Thats it i have an idea, something pinged inside me and now "i just cant get it out of my head" Quote Kyle. Parkstone. Ok huge amounts of modellers licence here (please don't turn off)
So lets look at this. Am i allowed to post the track plan that was in the magazine, if so let me know ?
Well this is what i came up with (second phase of inspiration) a track plan. Take the main line and platforms out and this is what you are left with. Just a rough sketch but hey there is potential
I could take this opportunity to appologise that my drawing is not much better than my spelling, Grammer etc.
I have not thought about size yet but would have to be around 8 to 10 feet and 20 inches wide purely because that is the width of fiddle yard used on Pine Road (use same fiddle yard) hence it will take 8 Presflo's and an engine easily.
Any thoughts, comments, gripes, shouts, yelps on all this are gratfully received.
will this actually ever get built, well who knows it has been an idea for some time now. Little things happen and i suddenly have burst of inspiration.
Edited by pushpull33, 14 February 2016 - 20:38 .