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Almost finished goods warehouse


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The last few days work means that the goods warehouse to the rear of the layout is pretty much finished with the exception of some weathering, downpipes, ground cover etc. etc.

 

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From viaduct level you get a good view of the entrance which has some detail inside with loading platform, some internal walls and various notice boards cut from the Scalescenes goods shed kit. I'm wondering about the area around the signal box. I'd originally thought about adding a water tower into the scene but think this may dominate too much, also I'm not sure how many suburban stations would really have had watering facilities. Any ideas anyone?

 

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Swinging around you can see the mainline which will be on a bridge over the road and the lower level vehicle access. The opposite side of the road to the retaining wall will have the passenger entrance to the platforms and the current plan is the show the one end of the station canopy, a typical GER 'saw tooth' arrangement on each platform (think Liverpool St - Chingford route).

 

To the right of the warehouse I'm looking at another warehouse, but this time facing the canal rather than the railway. I'm tempted to also put in a hydraulic accumulator tower!

 

David

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Very Nice. I like the change in levels; and that you've included the road/rail interface in your thinking. I'm also interested in your modelling of a hydraulic acuumulator tower; I've set myself the challenge of a model lf the Limehouse Basin one on Watkin's Wharf. I'm forced to guesttimate dimensions/footprint etc from photographs; it's a bit of a trek from deepest, darkest Devon just to get up close and personal.

 

Cheers

 

Jan

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Iain Rice's "Finescale in Small Spaces"* includes a number of similar plans re: warehouses, that include coal and water, but less mention of passenger workings. But a tower feeding platform cranes would be valid as the yard workhorses would want a base for their coal and water, surely?

 

*I'd be surprised if you didn't have this lovely little book. :)

 

Tony.

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Very Nice. I like the change in levels; and that you've included the road/rail interface in your thinking. I'm also interested in your modelling of a hydraulic acuumulator tower; I've set myself the challenge of a model lf the Limehouse Basin one on Watkin's Wharf. I'm forced to guesttimate dimensions/footprint etc from photographs; it's a bit of a trek from deepest, darkest Devon just to get up close and personal.

 

Cheers

 

Jan

 

 

This guy seemed to get pretty close judging by his photographs on flickr

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This guy seemed to get pretty close judging by his photographs on flickr

 

 

Gosh. Thanks, David. Funny; I regularily trawl Flickr for relevant stiff, but I have never seen those. I have no excuses now.... Here's one before the chimney was restored (and after all evidence of Watkin's Wharf was cleared away!:rolleyes: )

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Excellent use for a corner - I am planning a furniture warehouse and was wondering how to road serve it as well. That looks like an excellent wat to fill the corner and physically join the upper and lower levels in terms of functionality. Where you have put your box I will add a second short siding for holding container stock.

 

Truly inspirational. Many thanks.

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