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  1. Ellerby Thread Index. There are things dotted around the thread, and I do have a habit of starting one thing before finishing another so there is a lot of overlap of topics. These are the main things I have built for the layout with links to the start of the process for each, and sometimes even to the end of some builds. Listed chronologically. Buildings. Water Tower http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/&do=findComment&comment=630723 Plans and building the Water Tower. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-2&do=findComment&comment=982515 Tunnel Entrance and Cutting Walls. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/&do=findComment&comment=702169 Goods Building: Plan (front only) and making the model. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-2&do=findComment&comment=1030811 Brick painting and weathering: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-4&do=findComment&comment=1070034 Signal Box. Plan: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-5&do=findComment&comment=1073894 Building: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-6&do=findComment&comment=1107717 Signal box finishing. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=3171144 Main Station Building. Station building in progress 2016, scratch built following plans seen at the National Rail Museum. Plans: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-11&do=findComment&comment=2148779 Building the Main Station Building: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-14&do=findComment&comment=2396724 Continued, lighting and building the footbridge steps and the outside areas. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-back-to-the-station-building-others-buildings-rolling-stock-index/page-19&do=findComment&comment=2765103 Newsagent building. Kibri corner shop kit bashed and anglicised. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-loco-detailing-making-buildings-index/page-17&do=findComment&comment=2642745 Department Store (Walthers Argossy Bookstore x2) Weaver's Department Store, adapted from two Walther's Bookstore kits. Kit bashing two Walther's kits and anglicising them to make a large town department store. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-comet-black-5-kit-buildings-rolling-stock-injuries/page-22&do=findComment&comment=3024955 continued. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=3419149 Arcade Shops Work in progress. Based on the Kibri Cornerhouse kit, some sections cast off in resin and a hint of Vicar Lane buildings in Leeds. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=3560895 Rolling Stock. *These projects are either in progress or waiting to be picked up again. Some not marked with this may still need a few little things ading to them, but are more or less finished. Catfish & Dogfish. Cambrian kits, detailed. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-7&do=findComment&comment=1377584 Presflo's * Dapol kit detailed (mostly): http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-8&do=findComment&comment=1861494 Crosti 9F. Hornby Crosti 9F, detailed and weathered. Detailing the Hornby Railroad model: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-10&do=findComment&comment=2049838 Posts on the 'Railroad Crosti 9F' thread: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/80314-railroad-crosti-9f/page-32&do=findComment&comment=2042444 Dapol/Airfix Class B tankers and Slaters Rectangular Tank Wagons. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=2199436 Second batch, and scroll up for Cambrian Sturgeon. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=3625253 Rectangular Tank Wagons, other wagon kits and Bachmann Class 47 minor detailing. Over a couple of pages. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=2211452 Class 29 Diesel. Hornby body detailed, Bachmann class 25 chassis: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-12&do=findComment&comment=2284198 Bulleid Diesel 10202 Silverfox body kit, Hornby Railroad Class 40 chassis: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-13&do=findComment&comment=2331005 Class 129 Parcels DMU. Craftsman conversion kit, DC Kits cabs, Comet parts on a Replica Railways chassis. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-loco-detailing-making-buildings-index/page-18&do=findComment&comment=2690318 LMS Inspection Saloon.* Comet brass kit with additional parts from the box of bits. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-back-to-the-station-building-others-buildings-rolling-stock-index/page-20&do=findComment&comment=2818720 Caprotti Black 5 * Another Comet brass kit of Ivatt's wonderfully brutal take on the Black 5. Not quite the final version he did on the last two built, maybe that is for later build. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-lms-inspection-saloon-comet-station-buildings-rolling-stock-index/page-20&do=findComment&comment=2864658 Dummy Class 25 Bachmann spare body and parts made into a dummy for double heading. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=3005252 Class 120 DMU * Build of a Class 120 DMU based on the Craftsman conversion kits with lots of other parts added. Craftsman conversion kit/etches plus lots of other bits. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-comet-black-5-kit-buildings-rolling-stock/page-23&do=findComment&comment=3239911 Other Things. Weathering LMS Twins https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=2282268 Co-Bo Class 28 https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-buildings-rolling-stock-scratch-kit-building/&do=findComment&comment=3201055 Shed: Building and insulating the garden shed for the layout (not a loco shed). http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/53110-ellerby-layout-and-loco-detailing-back-to-making-buildings-for-a-while/page-8&do=findComment&comment=170884 For hacking back Peco points just scroll down this page. A rare shot of stock actually on the layout, hopefully this sort of shot will become more frequent in time. Initial post. I hope this layout is not at a too early stage to start a topic about it here. Although there are two places in Yorkshire called Ellerby, this model is not based on either of them, it was originally going to be called Ouse-Gate but the name was changed after the birth of my daughter Ella Beatrice, hence 'Ella B'. It is my first layout after coming back to the hobby after a break of thirty years or so, and I am quite aware that is is ambitious, but it is what I want to build. It did have a false start and a change of room. It was originally in the room that became the nursery, then moved to a garage extension, it agained few feet in length. For its third move to a shed when we moved to York several feet more were added, and when we move again the layout will increase again (2019). Principally it is is a British Rail Midland region station, but does have some Eastern region traffic, especially expresses travelling towards Leeds and Harrogate (a bit like Wakefiled). It is set mostly in the early sixties, but I will cover from the late fifties up to around nineteen eighty. Having been a spotter in the 70's I could not ignore some blue diesels, but I have become drawn more towards steam as I have started collecting rolling stock. There are also a few locomotives that do not belong in Northern England, but since I like them they will get the odd outing on the rails, some as specials, and some just for the heck of it. I have made the baseboards from 9mm ply, and although a couple of sections are not up to the standard of the later sections, it is all movable and lockable. There are many influences on the layout, which I would bes describe as being a 'mongrel'. The central four tracks, with bay platforms either side reflect stations I knew as a boy, Selby, Doncaster and York. I have decided to set station and shed in a valley setting, so that all the tracks are in a cutting, or sided by warehouses and other central town buildings, thus removing the need for a 'back scene'. The station building sits on a road bridge, like Keighley and some of the Great Central Railway stations. This also makes 7 coach trains look longer as they will disappear under the road bridge and station building. The track disappears into two tunnels at the north end of the station. It is a circular layout, with a fiddle yard (when built at some point) opposite the modelled area. There are two main passenger lines running through the centre of the station. Two goods lines run at the side of the station, which to the North also supply a bay platform for local services. At the South they follow the cutting through the town. There are two bay platforms running to the South of the station. There is a four lane engine shed tucked away behind the station, with a turntable and coaler/water tower. The first building I built is definitely an interloper, being the arched water tower from Plaistow/West Ham. I discovered it in Volume 3 of the LMS Engine Sheds series by Chris Hawkins and George Reeve, and thought it was just so beautiful I could not resist modelling it. Plans and various stages of progress are on my website, but needs more updating to catch up with where I have got to now. http://www.jamieloch...WaterTower.html EDIT, and now on teh first couple of pages of this thread. I was planing to scratch build all the buildings, but using bought etches and mouldings whereever possible. Kit bashing has added to the buildings as time has progressed. Rolling stock is mostly ready to run, my first conversion was a class 128 DMU from the Craftsman kit, after that more kit building and bashing has happened. A lot of the goods stock will be kits, Dapol, Parkside Dundas & Cambrian. I know some people are very dedicated to following a specific prototype location, but for this layout I wanted to make something which I could play with, but retain a sensible working for the tracks. Track is Peco Code 75. Finescale would have been lovely, but as a starter layout, I would never have got under-way. I have been taking a 'Dremmel' to some points in order to make them fit better, and also the short 'X' to make a scissors that doesn't force the tracks into a wide and un-natural spacing. This was only done after a first attempt, which will be shown in some photos soon, so the track at the 'South' end of the station has been taken up, and redone, now I have more experience. I am also removing every tenth sleeper from the sections of flexible track, separating the sleepers, and spacing them a little wider to make the track look less factory/American. I plan to heavily balast the shed, and some of the station, to disguise some of the unspaced aras of track. The scissors crossing will also be heavily balasted, and cutting together all the different Peco tracks left some poorly matched sleepers. Peco Bullhead track is also being added ehre and there, I wish it had been around when I started, but too late for much of the layout now. Control is DCC, which I am pretty pleased with, but am aware you do have to watch out for shorts, especially if you have live frogs, and can shunt up to them. Control of points in through simple throw switches, I didn't want to go all the way to computer control, I wanted to feel a bit hands on with track settings. I should also say that I was a member of the Leeds Model Railway Society, the members of which have given me a great deal of advice and help. I have also been inspired by many of the threads on this forum, and a few of the well known independant modellers websites. Plan of the station and depot from 2014, this is changing a little as I now have the layout in a shed and have more space. The facing points at the 'North end' are being re-laid. 2013 wide shot of the layout as it was in Leeds in the garage extenion. I look forward to hearing advice and comment from the many experienced modellers on the forum. This post is updated from time to time, latest July 2019. Jamie
  2. After many years of being a member, this is the first topic I've actually posted - so bear with me. First off - a short introduction, I'm Jeff Ennis - fellow O gauge modellers will probably have seen me behind the Scorpio Models stand in the days when we were all still allowed to go to shows - I'm the young-ish (for an O gauge modeller) tall blond one! I'm usually pretty glacial when it comes to my own modelling projects so hopefully putting something on here will spur me on....... The idea is this - an authentic mixed parcels/freight train from around 1962 - the inspiration - one of Colin T Gifford's evocative photographs in his book 'Transition'. Plate 89 shows exactly the short of train I was thinking of - going over the King Edward Bridge in Newcastle September 1963 - perfect! I have tried identifying the vehicles the best I can, but some are quite small and difficult to figure out - I've had to do some hasty research along the way as some of this is outside the sphere of my usual expertise (GWR through & through). I have made the assumption that all the vehicles are vacuum braked - or at least through piped. LNER V2 2-6-2 LNER Dia. 94 Fitted 12 ton van LMS Dia. 2039 van. LMS Dia. 1897 van. SR PLV (SECR designed) GWR van (later doors) – V36 BR MK1 BG full brake BR MK1 BG full brake LMS Dia. 2039 van. LNER Gresley Non corridor 51’ full brake GWR Fruit D – Y11 BR Brake van – Dia. 1/504 BR MK1 BG full brake BR MK1 BG full brake BR Plywood van – Dia. 1/213 BR Planked van – Dia. 1/208 This is good - though I'l swap most of the BGs for something else so that there's more variety. I then saw another photo in the same book that I could also use - plate 21 Holbeck, Leeds May 1967 which shows:- SR 4 wheel BY van BR Mk 1 58’ GUV GWR van (later doors) – V23 BR Plywood van – Dia. 1/213 SR PLV (SECR designed) LNER Dia. 116 Fitted 12 ton van LMS Dia. 1897 van. Brush type 2 (class 31) Diesel I've reversed the order of this list so that it's easier to see what I do below. I then combined the trains and swapped a few vehicles so that there wasn't too much duplication (and also to make sure I get in a few favourites) not to mention completely changing the loco! Rebuilt Crosti 9F 2-10-0 LNER Dia. 94 Fitted 12 ton van LMS Dia. 2039 van LMS Dia. 1897 van SR PLV (SECR designed) GWR van (later doors) – V36 BR MK1 BG SR 50’ bogie guards van – Van B LMS Dia. 2039 van. LNER Gresley Non corridor 51’ full brake GWR Fruit D – Y11 BR Brake van – Dia. 1/504 SR 4 wheel BY van BR Mk 1 58’ GUV GWR van (later doors) – V23 BR Plywood van – Dia. 1/213 BR Planked van – Dia. 1/208 LMS D2000 ‘Stove R’ LNER Dia. 116 Fitted 12 ton van LMS Dia. 1897 van. Next - I need to see what's available! Hope I haven't bored you all with this long post... Jeff
  3. Hi there, Hoping this is the correct place to be posting this query... I'm wondering whether or not anyone would have any information on the subject of the availability of 4mm scale passenger coaches that ran on the Isle of Wight railway network anytime between the 30s and 60s, preferably. I'm beginning to build a small layout of a station set there and am not sure if I'll be able to get hold of some stock to run on it or if I'll have to scratch-build / modify existing available models. The more prototypical correct, the better I suppose. Thanks in advance for any help, Andy.
  4. Johndc120

    Shwt

    Situated around the sand and gravel pits of tewksbury, Shwt was a small station stop and goods yard on a previously busy double track LNWR line. Modelled around the mid 1960s, the line in recent years has fallen upon hard times, converted to single track some time ago, the line beyond Shwt crossing has now succumb to the Beeching axe. With the closing of this line, Shwt lost it's passenger traffic and owes survival to the sand loading platform constructed next the old engine shed. The only trains to reach Shwt now are mixed goods trains which supply the small coal merchant, the goods stores and the sand loading. As typical for the 1960's Shwt is occassionally the destination for railtours exploring old lines
  5. Ben A

    Tormouth

    Hello all, Today I went to see fellow group member Paul's new layout Tormouth. It will depict a fictional length of coastline in the south-west of England with cliffs, a viaduct, a station with bay platform where a two-track mainline is reduced to a single line and a funicular railway to allow visitors to descend to the beach. The baseboards have been built by our group's master carpenter John Ruff, pictured, though Paul and I did assist today primarily by holding things while John hammered, planed, sanded and nailed. The centrepiece is a Kibri viaduct that looks surprisingly British. A pair of GBRf coal hoppers have been posed for scale, though it's unlikely such vehicles will ever run on the layout... The layout belongs to Paul, who said he plans to run it in two eras - 1960s, so he can run his diesel hydraulics and green DMUs, and present day, so we can run First Group HSTs, DMUs, log trains and clay traffic. The plan is for signage to be removable and some of the buildings to be modular, so they can be swapped out to represent the appropriate era. This is a rough trackplan, and I have imagined the scenics as I believe Paul sees them developing, however this may change with discussion.... Although fictitious, it is imagined that the station was once more important and to the west the track has been rationalised down to a single line, though the bay platforms are still used for terminating units. In its hey day the station may have had an overall roof, perhaps when the town was an important tourist destination for the Edwardians. There is a funicular railway that allows visitors to descend to the coastal path along the shingle beach. cheers Ben A.
  6. Hello everyone. Barnt Green will be my first "proper" layout, it's roughly 12'x8' and lives in the Garage. It's 00 and in the very early stages of development. This is the plan now after taking a long time to decide what to do with my 12x8. (as can be seen here ) The line to the left should head south to the lickey incline but here hits the wall as I intend to terminate stopping trains here and turn them back using the crossover provided. Main line trains will use the Redditch and Evesham branch so it'll be operated differently from the real thing but should look the part. The goods yard has been tweaked to better fit my space. Fiddle yard will use cassettes eventually on the loops at the bottom. The curves at each end are tight by necessity but I'm unsure whether to disguise the one on the right with an overbridge. There is a road which crosses the railway there but it goes under it in real life. decisions, decisions.... at least I won't have to worry for a while Here's a bit of History. Barnt Green is a Junction station on the Birmingham to Bristol main line where the branch to Redditch (and Evesham in steam days) peels away to the south east at a sharp angle. It opened in 1846 and became a junction in 1859 with the opening of the Redditch branch. In 1928 the LMS quadrupled the line north of Barnt Green to Northfield. Barnt green station and the Redditch branch were due to be closed in the Beeching report but were repreived in 1965 (the line south of Redditch to Evesham had already closed in 1964 due to poor track.) . In 1969 the area was remodelled and the signal box and goods yard closed. In 1992 the main line south of Birmingham as far as Barnt Green was electrified and continued on to Redditch. More about Barnt green and some great period pictures can be found here. This layout is very much a steep learning curve for me as I have never: used flexitrack, used removeable sections, made proper scenery, used backscenes, used cassettes etc etc etc... Baseboards are complete and I've been sizing up the task ahead.... A very long way to go yet, compare this pic with this one.... Thanks everyone for looking in. Sam
  7. Some great photos of Tyneside EMU's here: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/gallery/old-photos-electric-trains-system-13228710
  8. Hi all, I'm in the final stages of planning a near scale and minimally compressed n gauge rendition of Perth General, circa 1962-64, minus the Dundee platforms. Basically the scenic section will encompass everything from the Glasgow Road bridge to the Leonard Street bridge. Whilst I have plenty of information regarding the track plan at the Leonard Street end (South end), the Northern end from Glasgow road is a bit sketchy for that period, particularly the pointwork for access to platforms 8 & 9 (or were the 7& 8? - the North facing bay platforms). Any pictures I have found so far have included a train on the exit from what is now platform 7, and so the pointwork in question is obscured. It seem to have been reworked and rationalised sometime around this period as elsewhere at that end a slip was removed. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAxOFgxNjAw/z/vSsAAOSw5dNWj9Fa/$_35.JPG is the general area, but I could do with the photographer being 50 - 100 or so feet back. Can anyone help with photos or directions to photos of this end of teh station over that time period? I'm also trying to find decent pictures of the trackwork around the carriage shed and the motorail platforms. Anyon ehelp? Many thanks Scott
  9. This is an N Gauge Code 55 plan. Each square is 12" by 12". It assumes that Perth Station developed differently and at a site further north of the city than it is at present. It forms a junction between the Inverness and Aberdeen lines from the right hand side. Aberdeen comes from the curve at lower right, Inverness from directly right, and through a partition wall. To the left (south) the double track heads for Glasgow & Edinburgh via a further junction off scene. The oval track at the left hand side represents an elongated helix connected to a storage yard under the main station board. Platforms 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 should be ten coach platforms, 1 & 2 should take eight coaches. 7 & 8 will take six coaches. There are two avoiding/freight holding lines at the top of the plan for freight, with access only to/from the Inverness route. An Aberdeen route freight/holding line runs between platforms 3 & 4. I'm in two minds about rationalising the platforms a bit and removing either 7 & 8 or 5 & 6. I'm not sure if it's all too cluttered. Every platform should be accessible from/to any approach track, although I still have to include a crossing on the left hand side twin track to allow access to/from the freight avoiding lines.Top right will be a distillers (Dewars) loading/unloading siding or two. The other sidings I haven't decided on yet. Possibly transfer sidings or DMU stabling. All points will be motorised and control will be DCC. The main station building will lead out onto platform 1. approach curves will be disguised with bridges at the left hand side. I'm undecided about the right hand side, although the Inverness line will most likely be tunnelled. Ten coach trains will be restricted to long distance traffic to/from London, mostly via the Waverley route and behind Type 4 diesels, including a sleeper service. More local/short distance passenger trains will be predominantly diesel hauled (Type 2s), although the Glasgow/Aberdeen 3hr expresses will be modelled with A4, A2 and A1 Pacifics (until someone produces a RTR class 21/29.) Freight trains will be a mix of Steam and diesel (WD 2-8-0, Princess Coronation, Black 5, B1 Type 4 Diesels, Type 2 Diesels, etc.) Any terminating trains will be removed by a station pilot back down to the storage yard and vice versa. Comments regarding the track plan requested.
  10. Hi, just been rummaging around the British Pathe website and stumbled upon these wonderful films from the early 60s, showing the future of British Railways and featuring innovations such as electronic ticket machines, robotic freight tugs, new stations, hump shunting yards and brand new TMDs, all pre- Beeching. I particularly love the image of the old weatherbeaten steam locomotive passing over a freshly constructed and immaculate concrete rail bridge. I'm away to see what Manchester Oxford Rd station looks like nowadays! The Electronic Railway http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=436 The Electronic Railway - outtakes (no sound) http://www.britishpathe.com/video/out-takes-cuts-from-cp-329-reel-2-of-2-electronic/query/wildcard The Railway Today http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=949 Enjoy, hopefully it spurs some sort of inspiration to model a more aspirational time for our beleaguered rail network.
  11. Hello and Welcome I have wanted to build a layout based on a real location for the last 2 years, Ive chose to do Stoke Summit which is 100 miles from London and 5 miles from Grantham, Big thanks to Tony Wright and Wolverhampton Model Railway Club as they built a layout based on the Stoke Summit many years ago. I have already made a start on the layout, first task is to build the big fiddle yard that will hold all of the trains. I will keep you updated but if anyone as any photos of the real location in the 50s and 60s please post them here as im finding it hard to find photos at the moment. More on this soon. including photos next week of the progress.
  12. Evening all, Ive been struggling the last couple of months to make a start in the hobby, Ive posted 2 threads already about layouts I had in mind but for one reason or another they never got off the ground - probably the biggest reason being that I tried to do too much and felt overwhelmed, but also because the space I have to work in shrank and would have compromised the designs I had planned. I still have at least one on the backburner for another time, but need something more manageable to start off with. Im going with Macduff (and sticking with N gauge), it might be a popular subject and have been modelled before but I like it, and with a good bit of compression it can be made into a compact end to end. Its got plenty going on, with single platform, fish dock, cattle dock, goods shed, engine shed and turntable. Only problem is I wanted to run it in the 70s/80s, after its closure and certainly beyond normal use for most of those facilities! It might take a bit of storytelling to position it as either in preservation, as an alternate history of local freight handling, or just with those facilities derelict. Or I might just have to grow a pair and move to BR green era with death throes of steam! Track plan as below, it should allow a generous amount of storage within the 1.7x0.6m footprint, to allow a variety of fish, cattle, general goods and passenger stock to be stored and turned without resorting to handraulic action. Importantly, I will be able to build and store this entire layout with fiddle yard on one easily storeable and transportable board, which should make it less of a pain to set up when wanted, therefore more likely to be used. I had originally wanted roundy - roundy action but in retrospect this will probably be more engaging to operate. Easi-shunt couplings will be used to allow on scene shunting. The platform can take about 4 coaches + loco, with enough room to run round them too. The end of the platform is inside the station building (as opposed to just under a canopy) for protection from the elements, as per prototype. One cattle siding has been ommitted, I didnt feel it necessary to include two. The building labelled as coal turns out to be a water tower, not sure where the coal lives but theres piles of something the other side of the track to it in one photo. The scenic break to fiddle yard will be by a sloped road bridge, not to prototype but it shouldnt look too out of place. Anyway, enough of my babbling - enjoy! http://www.railbrit.co.uk/imageenlarge/imagecomplete.php?id=7396 http://maps.nls.uk/os/25inch-2nd-and-later/view/?jp2=82870071#jp2=82870071&zoom=5&lat=3245.40011&lon=3358.95006&layers=BT Saddletank
  13. Hello everyone, this is my 1st post on this forum, so please bear with me if I do something icredibly wrong! I'm interested in train speeds in Great Britian, mostly in the BR period of the 60's and 50's, although every bit of info about this after the 20's is very much appreciated. I've already seen the wikipedia article on Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_reporting_number#Train_classes], but there are still some uncertainties for me here... 1)What was the highest scheduled speed of express trains/class 1s? Were these always allowed to operate at track speed, or? 2)What were the speed limits for "ordinary" passenger trains, class 3 trains and class 4 trains? 3)If class 4 or 5 trains had coal hoppers built before BR days added to them, was the train limited to 40mph? (I've read somewhere that BR placed a "blanket" speed limit of 40mph for all pre-BR freight rolling stock... Not quite sure if that's correct, however...) Thanks for reading. Regards, dimovski
  14. I’ve made a few hopefully helpful comments on other designs in this forum, now the time has come to offer myself up for the same treatment. So opinions welcome on this one …… planning permission has not yet been granted so there’s lots of time for changes. It’s in 00, using Streamline Code 100 with settrack third radius curves in the hidden corners, but mostly large radius points in the scenic section. This will be one-man operation using DC with old-fashioned cab control. The location is Clitheroe in Lancashire on the Blackburn-Hellifield line, both town and line in my parallel universe being rather more important than in yours, thanks to the line now crossing the Settle and Carlisle at Hellifield and continuing north-east across the North York moors to a junction with the ECML, providing the shortest direct route from Liverpool to Newcastle. Date is early 1960s, my trainspotting era, with a smaller proportion of diesel power than was actually the case - ‘cos I prefer steam! You will gather already that absolute fidelity to real life is not my top priority! This is not a model of the real Clitheroe and the branch junction to Horrocksford (extended to Sawley in this version). But I would like to know which rules I’m breaking …… There will be all-stations Blackburn-Hellifield passenger services and semi-fast and fast trans-Pennine workings. And when I feel the need to see a Stanier Pacific, the line will be a Sunday diversion route for the WCML – this did happen occasionally in the real world. A variety of through freights (van trains, coal, cement) and trip freights (anti-clockwise) serving the goods yard, using the bottom platform line (platform 4) as the headshunt. The yard will provisionally feature goods shed, coal staithes, cattle dock and a factory with a covered siding (open back so loads can be added or removed). Regular branch passenger services will be a 2 coach set terminating in platform 4, with the train engine running round via platform 3 (a long way round via the fiddle yard). It may then return immediately, alternatively once a day the coaches will be shunted across to platform 1 (the top bay) to wait, while the loco sorts out the daily branch goods, takes it up the line and returns. There might also be some industry up the branch requiring dedicated freight services (not necessarily the same industry every running session either). The tracks and platforms are supposed to go straight on under the bridge, with the station building at high level. The trees behind the station building are intended to give the impression they are on top of the banks of a cutting beyond the bridge. I really don’t know if this will work – either for me in the well or for any visitors watching from the other side. The innermost loop in the fiddle yard will allow stock-swopping using 3 ft cassettes. I aim to run to a vaguely realistic timetable sequence, but expect most main line trains will do a number of circuits once they’ve been assembled so I can watch, and while I shunt the yard or set up the next train in the fiddle yard. So, comments welcome, especially on the track layout, but also on the suggested scenic treatment and operating ideas.
  15. ?Hello and Welcome, I'm Jaike and i'm also new to RMweb, some of you may know me on youtube jaannetts16? Well if you dont know me you wont know that I am completely mad on railway and have spent my whole life thinking about them. I am currently building my 5th layout which is Barrow Bridge Station, the layout is based somewhere on the East Coast mainline in early 50s to early 60s, I will be sharing some photos and if you have any Questions please feel free to ask. I am also currently planning my Dream model railway which will be coming in a couple of years. Thanks for reading p/s I model in OO Gauge
  16. This is a project that has been long overdue...after a gap of some 40 years...attempting to create a early 60's terminus station somewhere in the Englsih Midlands, I don't quite know where..but it'll probably involve copious quantities of 'smoke and grime'? I remain at the planning stage at the moment but I do have a track plan of the station, it's throat layout and intended adjacent good yard....as I am new to writing blogs on progress of the layout, is this the correct section within the rmweb site to place updates,ask for advice and receive comments? Thanks Bob M
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