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  1. This is an example of a slip This is an example of an interlaced pointwork, where turnouts overlap. Several examples of both exist in the plan but are not available as kits in 2mm finescale.
  2. There is a 1950s 1:1,250 map available from Old Maps site that looks much clearer than your original plan and would be a better starting point for an accurate model. You can purchase a digital version and print it to 2mm scale. Should then be possible to work out roughly what angle the turnouts are. Don't assume any map is 100% accurate though. Details were often missed off, for example, particularly on eaarlier maps. https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/406720/286702/13/101329 I would imagine that very little of the standard 2mm turnout kits could be used, to be honest. Most of it looks very non-standard with slips, 3-way interlaced turnouts, curved diamond crossings and curved turnouts to a variety of sizes. Getting someone to draw it in Templot would probably be the only way to get a realistic idea of what you actually need IMHO.
  3. OK will try later. It is very large though so we may have to try something else instead.
  4. Possibly N Wales coast main line Llanddulas looking east towards Abergele
  5. Photo here suggests there was at least one release for locos at the buffer stops https://jammytoast.com/old-wirral-pictures-4/
  6. Some do - particularly earlier ones. Liverpool Central and Lime Street both have some OS maps showing track. I suspect Woodside was built too late, as there is a 1:500 OS map showing the interior of Monks Ferry, just down the road from Woodside in 1879/80 https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/332886/388771/13/100095
  7. I forgot to add that the M&GN ran passenger trains to Nottingham and the NSR ran goods trains there. So that's 8 companies trains, plus at a few other's coaches. - LYR, GWR various joint stock etc. Nottinghamshire was the centre of the universe as far as railways go, if you exclude greater london
  8. North Nottinghamshire saw LD&ECR, MR, GNR, LNWR, GER, GCR in the Edwardian era. As royalty visited The Dukeries stately homes you could imagine a role for the GWR Royal Train. GWR and GCR ran through trains from the SW to the NE with stock of both railways. A cut-off was once proposed between Sheffield and Newark via Ollerton.
  9. Also this one built by Manning Wardle to Wilson designs for Davies & Swain, contracctors to the Cambrian Rwys
  10. did you mean 1960 - or 1950 which possibly makes more sense?
  11. Here's another Details NºnombrerodajefabricanteNº de fabAño de fabRef. 1 Isabel II 0-2-0 Dodds 1857(1) 2 Francisco de Asis 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 3 Santander 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 4 Preserverancia 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 5 Habanera 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 6 Castilla 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 7 Alar del Rey 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 8 Cantabria 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 9 Alfonso 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 10 Velasco 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 11 Bonifaz 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 12 Blasco de Garay 0-2-0 Dodds 1861(2) 13 Colon 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 14 Paz 0-2-0 Dodds 1861 (1)Empleada en la construcción de la linea (2)Retirada por explosión de la caldera el 22 de agosto de 1868 taken from https://www.spanishrailway.com/alar-a-santander/
  12. Variety is the spice of life. I would hate all layouts at an exhibition to look similar, be of a similar era and be operated in a superficially similar way.
  13. The Great Northern might be a better bet, as it had a close working relationship with the NSR in the Staffordshire area. Both companies exchanged running powers, including NSR to Nottingham. Just a suggestion.
  14. I must admit to being a bit puzzled by that response (in a nice way!) . Looking at a map I can't see a directly parallel line by any company. The Midland and GNR lines are well to the north on the far bank of the Trent and a long way around. The GC excelled at building parallel lines, like the GC Main Line to London itself, for example. The beer barons were very powerful too and would have welcomed a shorter route to London - at least in my imagination As for the all-powerful LNWR, the GC and NSR got away with building the Macclesfield, Bollington & Marple despite the LNWR so I think other lines could easily have been possible - especially away from LNWR territory and in the Edwardian era.
  15. Just a thought? A link line from the NSR at Burton on Trent to the GCR at Loughborough would have been relatively easy to build. A direct link to the GC main line from the Potteries and Burton.
  16. Saw a chimney using steam generated from an old kettle yesterday. Water boiled to steam. Not as good as black, billowing smoke but environmentally friendly.
  17. Lincolnshire Road Car route 24 from Stamford to Grantham appears to go past the station in the early 1960s. Sorry about the quality of the scan, but hopefully you can just about read it. .
  18. The safety valve cover is probably not as complex as it looked in that image - see this one Or to make life easier do the Manning Wardle version - cover available from RT Models?
  19. This one might fit the bill According to the caption, this bus was new in 1957 as number 2236, was re-numbered 2223 in 1958
  20. That's a shame. It would be nice to see you apply your undoubted skills to something a little different By the way, if you want to learn more about bus services in the area, the Lincolnshire Road transsport Museum may be able to help. They have a special open day this coming Sunday http://lvvs.org.uk/
  21. Shame about the bus, Tony. Straight out of the box I guess? Fleet number 2211 was LFU 713, unique in having the emergency exit at the rear and therefore a 3-window configuration rather than the 2 window configuration exhibited by the model. Photos here https://thetransportlibrary.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=89936 and
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