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Whipton Bridge, modern image based in Devon

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well here i am again with yet another layout idea. im sure many of you will be getting fed up by now:rolleyes:. since i wont be carrying on with wadebridge i decided on sticking firmly with modern image. it will be based in the present day in Devon. thanks for taking the time to look and i hope to progress with it asap.

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Well ive decided that the layout will be based on the Exmouth branch but i will be using modellers licence. so it will be a double track two platform through station called Whipton Bridge. i already have an FGW Pacer, 142068, with exmouth and paigton destination blinds. i will try and get some pics up soon

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A bit blurry. just to get a rough idea here is 142068 on an evening service to exmouth

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As someone who lives just a stones throw from Polsloe Bridge (and two from Whipton!) i'll be following this one with interest.

 

Did you know a station has been suggested just south of Whipton to serve the Met office?

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thats news to me. ive chosen the area around polsloe as ive seen some pics of it that make it look like somewhere with some good modelling potential. i will try and get some more pics up soon

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Not likely to happen any time soon, but it was proposed as a way to improve public transport to the met office - I suspect if they did it there would be issues with serving all of the stops with a half hour service on the existing infrastructure, so a bit of double track could be do-able?

 

"Whipton", "Polsloe" and "exmouth" in the search on my site should bring up some pics of the area (assuming Fotopic's search is working all right!) - i've often thought Polsloe Bridge would make a nice diorama-style scene

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Cheers martyn, i shall have a look. btw is exmouth junction still open, i seen a pic of a stone train on a google search. it would give me an excuse for some extra traffic

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EJ has been used since privatisation as a temporary stone terminal, but it's not had regular use unfortunately - the OTP depot which was there has closed, ops wise EJ is basically a junction plus a turnback siding these days.

 

There used to be an active military base down the line (south of Digby & Sowton but North of the site of the M5 bridge) till the 1980s, the location was called "Newcourt" - might be a possible traffic source?

 

It also serves the commando base, but AFAIK there was never a freight connection there.

 

The line had an overnight RHTT working booked last autumn as well, T&T class 66's - and T&T 66's aren't unknown on engineers trains either (although not while the line is open to passengers!)

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Guest 34008Padstow

Thanks for the feedback martyn.

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Guest 34008Padstow

 

Weeds get everywhere

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Work will be starting on the second board in the next day or so and instead of having a bridge i was thinking of substituting it for a double track level crossing. what do you think. would it look acceptabe

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thanks martyn. shall look it up on google.

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