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  1. Hope you enjoyed your weekend in Bournemouth? Was good to see Orchard Road in the flesh and have a chat. I picked up quite a few tips but not sure I’m ready for JRMI yet! Although we mentioned RMWeb I’m afraid I completely forgot to introduce myself so sorry about that! Hope to see you at another exhibition soon. Cheers Mark
  2. Hi Steve, Hornby Magazine, Issue 27 had an article on exactly what you want. I've built one and it seems to do the job fine. Good luck. Mark
  3. Hi All, Thanks very much for feedback to date. Taking account of some comments I have "adjusted" the plan to move the 3-way point away from the station throat (thanks Ed Cayton), move the coal yard and introduce a single road engine shed which will act as the scenic break for the fiddle yard entrance. The industry at the right end becomes a mail order warehouse. As follows:- Hopefully that will cut down on potential problems with the three way point. The twin sidings off the bay will be infrequently used and probably gated and just used for stock storage. I've been thinking about usin
  4. Thanks very much to those who commented on my track plan - I apologise for being rather tardy in thanking you but the last couple of weeks has been spent concentrating on another hobby - set-building and scene shifting for a drama group. I'm pleased that none of you has spotted any total howlers with the plan! Stationmaster - excellent idea re the mail order firms being the source of parcels traffic. That certainly gives me ideas for the low-relief buildings and some road vehicles. 'Chard - I'm already seeing some very mixed NPCCS line-ups in the parcels bay! I'm interested in the
  5. Hello All, It's time to stop prevaricating and get on with things! Having been assembling engines and rolling stock for a while I really need something to use them on so here is my proposed track plan for Barton Abbey - a fictitious town that I am setting in the Gloucester-Worcester area in the era of green diesels/DMUs but could go a few years either way into steam or blue diesel. The scale is 00 and the dimensions of the board (already built)are 244cm x 50cm with a 90cm turntable fiddle yard to the left. I seem to have been "researching" and fiddling around in AnyRail for months and
  6. Thanks for your input everyone. One things becomes very clear - there is not a "right answer" is there? Having looked at various sources I think I'm going to stick with the Railmatch "Later Freight Grey" and practice my weathering - got to start somewhere! Thanks, BartonAbbey
  7. Good evening All, Having been a lurker for quite a while this is my first post! Before getting anywhere near a layout I have been assembling some stock including 3 Parkside 16T Mineral Wagons with a view to modelling the green diesel or possibly late steam era. The kits have gone together quite well considering it's several decades since I last made one and I've now reached the painting stage. I've primed with Halfords grey aerosol and I was quite pleased with the body colour that gave me. However I pressed on and used a coat of Railmatch 309 "Later Freight Grey" as recommended on the Par
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