Welcome to another new project!
This time, the project will be a departure from my normal modelling. This is a commission for a friend, who although has been keen on railways for many years (we did start a layout together several years ago, but due to him moving away for work, the project was sold before being completed, but does not have time to build something himself. He came along to help myself, Ray and my son with Orchard Road at Warley last November and went away thinking about a layout.
The overall scenic size is 3m x 0.8m, plus a 3m long fiddle yard.
Predomninately Oakley Green is an Oil depot, with diesel service area and refuelling, plus a small parcels loading area. The scene will be based in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s, based in the rural home counties to the west of London, sSo we have a bit of Micheldever, Eastleigh Depot, southern region area, basically anything from Paddington or Waterloo west.
The oil depot will comprise of 6 large oil storage tanks, with pipe gantry round to the rail tanker loading areas and fed underground for the road loading area, there will be a plant room where the pipes go into, some room for odds and sods in and around the area.
The track will be Peco code 75 for speed and will be fully DCC controlled using a NCE PowerCab, plus throttle. An appropriate selection of sound fitted locos will be run.
The majority of the buildings will be scratchbuilt, with some kits (Knightwing / Ratio etc) where appropriate.
The plan below shows there overall scheme, although the track plan has been simplified to plan 2 below.
So far, the boards are complete, with foam laid for the underlay to the track, as can be seen in the photos. These boards do take up most of my garage at the moment! I've also run the DCC bus wires under the boards with connector between the two boards. Unfortunately, I'm waiting for the Peco track to be delivered to my local shop, so won't be commencing track laying until next weekend.
Any comments welcome. As mentioned, this a commission build and I would consider further commissions when this one has been completed.
Finally, aiming to have 'completed' to show at Barnstaple Model Railway Exhibition Saturday 25th July !
Edited by mudmagnet, 04 March 2015 - 20:30 .