Seven years ago a dear friend of mine, who just happened to be a fellow hobbyist built for me a wonderful layout, with to ovals, an inner and an outer, four sidings a tunnel that took up one corner and a curved platform on the outer oval it was quite a good tale - chaser and it served me well. I have owned it for Seven years, unfortunately in the last three years the only thing that has moved on it has been a colony of spider that have taken residence in the tunnel. I must admit that it probably would have stayed in the condition that it is currently had it not been for the fact that my Friend is now terminally ill. If I don't do it now I know I'll never. So has a tribute to him and to finally put what has been clouds of CO2 for the last few years into reality this year I AM starting the layout project.
A few of you may remember my topic on Haymarket shed, I had intended to model Haymarket as it was during the 1950s to 1960s but it soon became apparent from my converse with fellow RMWebbers that Haymarket was too big. Especially has this will be my first layout project thus I decided to keep the steam shed scene but if the project was to succeed it needed to lost a little weight. Strawburgh is the hoped end result, so called because straw although bigger in profile is cubicly half the weight of hay.
The shed will be interregional, stock wise, for greatest flexibility, located somewhere in Edinburgh, set in the 1950-1960s. The shed acts primarily as stabling point for runoff from Haymarket and Dalry road. it will contain a four road shed along the style of Haymarket, a 70ft turntable and a hand coaling stage. there will more updates as the work continues of course so watch this space.
Out of curiosity does anyone have an idea for shed code?