Dudley Road & Peter's Street Station

Dudley Road & Peter's Street Station

Postby Pete-Harvey » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:33 pm

Ok so this is Dudley Road from the start.

Here are some pictures of a new layout project that I'm building I have had a busy Easter Bank Holiday.

I will be a MPD somewhere around the Midlands not very far from the WCML and will be called "Dudley Road"

My two main objectives are to:

1, Create an exhibition layout with a decent size area for use.

2, Make the layout of a size that i can get it in and out of the car without too much trouble.

Let me know what you think guys ?

Its 8' x 1' and in two parts

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And now with the track Ballasted and a start on the surrounding detailing.

The wall are Scalescene modified to suite my needs, the base for the shed is made
from plasticard and the ballast is very fine 2mm/1ft ballast which as you can see is
much better for 4mm/1ft.
The track is all Peco code 100 streamline.

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It is quite supprising how much you can get on a 1' wide base board without over
crowding it.

Well here are some more pictures I have added a few things and ballasted some more bits and will blend them in when the weathers better so I can use the air brush.

Oh and I have added the fuel unloading and re fuelling point.

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Just a few more bits done I'm waiting for a few bits to arrive then I can start on the depot building.

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I will be posting more pics as I go on with the project.

Please let me know what you think?

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Postby dyserthroad » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:48 pm

Very impressive and very atmospheric.
Tell me, the plate girders on the bridge, who makes those?
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Postby smudgeloco » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:54 pm

I think that is bloody fantastic.
Also, it's really nice to see it progress through it's stages of construction.
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Postby Pete-Harvey » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:22 pm

The Girder Bridge is produced by Wills.

Thank you for your comments.

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Postby cig1705 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:39 pm

I like this. Everything seems to have a sense of purpose: each siding is there because it needs to be and not because you felt like adding trackage. That shed is neat work and the Peco track actually looks quite good when fully ballasted and weathered.

What is that class 121 in primer going to be, if I may be so rude as to ask?
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Postby Pudley Wonderer » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:58 pm

Mmmm, you know how to paint brickwork, thats for sure :) :)

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Postby Pete-Harvey » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:16 pm

I will take a Picture of it and post it tomorrow.

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Postby Steve Williams » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:01 pm

Pete,

I am well impressed.

A couple of questions:
1. Who makes all the refuelling bits and bobs?
2. When using your XTrack Cad programme, can you define that you want Peco pointwork or do you need to know Peco point radii and tell the programme accordingly?

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Postby Samuel Bennett » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:08 pm

xtrk has the peco pointwork install already and is done by small medium large just drop the pointwork on the work area it can also make custom turnouts.
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Postby Bandolier » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:13 pm

Not that you need me to tell you but your layout is rather good.

More pics please.

Your Peco 100 track looks very good too.
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Postby Digital » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:13 pm

Looks superb!!!
looking forward to more photos.
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Postby Flying Pig » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:22 pm

I saw this layout when you posted it on MRF, Pete, and thought it was a cracker, even though I normally approach the Dreaded TMD with garlic and pointy stick. Your finishing of track and ballast in particular is superb.
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Postby onslaught832 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:41 pm

very nice indeed :) 8) 8) 8)
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Postby mines a pint » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:58 pm

Please let me know what you think?

Its really good- I always like to see a layout presented right from its thinking out stages- its not really my preferred time/era/place etc. yet it grabbed my attention 8)
Image that trackwork looks amazing ! hope you will keep up with the updates :wink:
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Postby rextanka » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:25 am

That's really coming along, great pictures, great layout and thanks for sharing.
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Postby Stuart in OZ » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:10 am

Hi..

Very very WOW.. Best use of a 6x1 plank I have seen for awhile..

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Postby Dave777 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:14 am

Very nice work indeed.

This is the kind of thread I like - progress shots, not just the finished article.

What make is the N gauge ballast? PVA/water mix to stick?
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Postby Pete-Harvey » Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:30 am

Well thank ou all for your comments they are much valued.
One of my main inspirations for this has been Mr C Nevards work which I'm
sure is the same for most of us.

Thank you

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Postby class76 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:09 am

that layout is bloody awsome i love depot layouts & this is a new favourite stunning model i love the depot building & that photo looking into the shed with the 31 poking its nose out & the 08 in the siding looks great beautiful work.
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Postby shortliner » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:17 am

Those working lamps on the outside of the shed and the ones on poles are rather nice. Can you tell me who they are made by, please?
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Postby dyserthroad » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:34 pm

shortliner wrote:Can you tell me who they are made by, please?


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Postby shortliner » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:38 pm

Thank you very much - I feel an order coming on!
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Postby Steve Williams » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:43 pm

Thanks Samuel.

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Postby shortliner » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:48 pm

Steve - refueling gubbins is by Knightwing
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Postby beast66606 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:40 pm

Pete,

Looks good but - if I make a comment about the signalling :?

Most of your points are motor worked and yet there are no signals controlling movements over them, aside from the one GPLS :shock:

It is normal in a yard area for the points to be controlled via hand levers and a signal / motor only provided at the exit to the running line controlled by the cabin. Personally I would remove all the motors (and the GPLS) and put in levers.

For information, the pips on the top of the (Westinghouse) motors are incorrect and should be removed :oops:

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