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Mile End Park 

 

Mile End Park is a fictitious layout based between London Liverpool St Station and Stratford, the aim of the GER was to have a line which would run to Mile End Park going towards other parts of the GER/LNER Suburban working, taking traffic away from Stratford allowing trains to run further onto the other London Suburban routes. However, the GER began building the route and work stopped as the GER became the LNER in 1923. So by the 30's the money dried up for extension, as the station became a small terminus, with an Island platform and coach sidings. 

 

The layout depicts grey sky's over London representing the normal day to day of the working London Suburban route. The aim of the layout is to present how the LNER operated the 'Jazz Service' on a basic terminus station, demonstrating a close representation of the famous incentive service with a variety (ex)GER, LNER locomotives, and Rolling Stock.

 

 

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LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 6

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 6

I have once again been able to spend time working on the layout, progress has been fairly constant. I must admit after the last update I wasn't sure what else to do on the layout before I wait for the new Peco Bullhead Double Slip, but I was given a few pointers before hand, and have made some excellent progress.    Track work    Since the last update, I had the track down but because of the fiddly nature of the Bullhead rail I needed to get the track glued in and kept in pla
LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 5

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 5

Hello everyone,    First keep safe during these uncertain times and look after yourselves! Anyway...time for some more modelling!!   So what has been going on since the very short update in part 4?    A lot has changed for the layout, in the sense that I've been able to do far more on the board and prepare for further work, planning is in place for all the wiring to go in plus the placement of all the isolating sections and wires which will carry the current over wh

Norton Wood

Norton Wood

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 4

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 4

Overall since the last update, the layout has seen a few minor pieces of progress. But as you know I am waiting on PECO to bring out the Bullhead double Slip which sadly modelers are not due to see till the end of the year!! However, I thought I'd take this part to look at some of the wagons and other vehicles I have been working on since I began doing the MEP Project.      Wagons   Since the layout was being built I thought about having various freight sets operate on t
LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 3

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 3

Having not progressed further with the layout it was about time I started to focus on the layout more...Here's the progress so far.      I found myself watching a video on You Tube by Everard Junction, in this video he was laying his track to be more in scale to what he was actually modelling. At the time I was using this to make notes and use it to develop my skills base, until he showed that he was using a Peco Code 75 single slip as a place holder for his future bullhead varian

Norton Wood

Norton Wood

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 2

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 2

Good Evening,    Layout Build Update:  Lots have happened since the last update so let's catch up...   I had to face facts between when I wrote the first part stating "I hoped to have an operational trackbed by Christmas". This couldn't happen simply because the layout requires 2 more Bullhead LH points and 1 more RH point, plus the new Peco Code 75 Bullhead Double slip has not hit the shelves yet, and this is the most critical piece in the layout's operational design. P

Norton Wood

Norton Wood

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 1

LNER 1935 -38 Exhibition Layout Mile End Park Part 1

Well, here we go...     Since the new-plan, and my re-hash to the whole project, I've been designing track plans and gathering materials.    Baseboard:   The track diagram presented in the photo's below, this shows how complicated piece this layout will be, this diagram excludes signaling as I would like to speak to someone in the know about LNER Suburban Signaling, so if anyone can help that would be marvelous. The boards are 4ft in length and just over 1ft wi

Norton Wood

Norton Wood

Mile End Park Project - And now for something completely different

Mile End Park Project - And now for something completely different

Since the last update, major changes have occurred within the club and how this layout could/will be built, much like the LNER and latterly British Railways, the W&RMRC has gone under a  massive rationalization scheme, as club members are now building 1 Exhibition layout each which reduces the amount of layouts to 4. Those being:     Wiveton - M&GN 1949  Corpusty & Saxthorpe - M&GN 1920's  Cromer Esplanade - M&GN 1950's  Mile End Park - LNER

Norton Wood

Norton Wood

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