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Having just looked at my first post I think it might be worth adding a bit of a proper introduction to it after nearly ten years.

 

When I built Goathland I had no idea at the time that it would morph into what it has and think despite my enthusiasm recon it might take another ten years to finish Grim-Up –North.(GUN for short).

 

GUN is my attempt to amalgamate 4 Yorkshire based layouts into one super layout. Goathland has been extended by 5feet, had a repaint, new tress and signals installed since we moved. When we looked at this house I had a vision of the spider infested double garage becoming the ultimate modelers man cave. It has now been dubbed “The Warehouse” by Andy P.    Rewired, insulated and dry-walled it is now home to Goathland, Queensbury and a loop that incorporates part of Bradford Exchange.

 

I’m aware that I’m seen by some as a butterfly modeler but at the end of the day it’s all the same project.    The idea is to be able to run trains from one place to another or if the mood takes’ just sit and watch the trains go round.

 

Sometimes mojos can wane and although retired at an early age there are times when time simply doesn’t allow or energy fades. Modeling is my passion and I like a challenge, some models involve an enormous amount of work and when it all finally comes to fruition should form a very enjoyable layout.

 

This first post needs some pictures on it so enough with the waffling on and here are some of the models and some of the layouts.

 

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Below I have retained my original post.

 

 

So the shopping is now almost over. The only things of much use from the local model shop are basic materials such as scenic`s, plasticard and paint. sad.gif

A full scale plan has been drawn up and a new blade waits in the jigsaw.

The scenery around Goathland lends itself to open plan base boards and having purchased two thick insulation sheets months ago there`s no turning back!

As with Dunster (my last layout) all the structures have been completed over the winter months including a curved viaduct. I should mention at this point that half this layout will be fictitious and that it is scheduled to appear at the model railroad show in Medford Oregon during November.laugh.gif

The design will include;

  • Continuous running
  • The fiddle yard from Dunster, with modifications
  • Reversibility, 180 degrees to be viewed at home from the operating well or the front at exhibitionswink.gif
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  • Infra red remote control of pointsunsure.gif
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  • Code 100 track, with electrofrog pointwork.
  • Working signals
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Comments more than welcome.


Regards Shaun

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I am always intrigued when someone builds something that is known to me.

 

If I remember right, I think you need about 4m to faithfully reproduce it, are you going for this approach or will you be compressing it

 

Dave

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I Have a scale plan of Goathland which from the crossing at the Grosmont end to the Road bridge at the Pickering end was about 9'. However as Dave rightly says to do it justice you need more lenght than that.

 

Good luck with the project and look forward to seeing how you do. The Hornby water tower, waiting shelter and coal drops are right although the goods shed and station buildings need some alteration to make them accurate the Goathland.

 

Best regards

Duncan

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Need to compress it to fit it my spare room. Untill the real estate situation picks up that railway building isn`t going to get built any time soon so the spare bedroom will have to surfice!

I managed to get a hold of all the Hornby buildings last year and have modified some already but yes as I investigate more on the web I find that a lot more needs to be done.

The dialemma is, which era?

From the photographs that I have seen it is obvious that the track was lifted during the early seventies and relayed differently behind the offices. The footbridge was a new addition in 1986 and the signals seemingly wander from picture to picture.

 

My plan includes the original three sidings and a removable footbridge. The N.E. slotted signals will have to wait being substituted with Ratio L.M.S. ones.

 

From the barrow crossing to the Eller Beck bridge just past the water tower in seven feet!biggrin.gif

 

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The signals don't wander from place to place, trust me on this! The Up platform starter was moved from the platform end to where it is now in preservation having stood at the end of the platform since 1913, the number 1 home (up direction) was double mounted with the down platform starter for a number of years, the current arrangement once more being a preservation change.

 

The lever frame in Goathland cabin has 21 levers, some of which have been in situ since 1913. The latest addition was lever number 21 which was the only lever added in preservation and this one works the down outer home. What era are you planning to model for the station? The track plan has altered significantly over time, and knowing the era would give me some idea as to what you intend to do, I can supply track/signalling diagrams for any time period for this station. Any information you want is quite easily obtainable as are any photographs you want taking, I do have rather a unique perspective on this station after all.

 

Will you be modelling the stone crusher and narrow gauge feeder btw?

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Is that behind the water tower I wonder?

There might just be space if it is. my boards will be 3 feet wide after all and possiblly curve fronted.

A picture of the signal cabin interior would be fantastic . I scratch built the interior of Dunster box ad hoc.

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Narrow gauge feeder and stone crusher?ohmy.gif

Is that behind the water tower I wonder?

There might just be space if it is. my boards will be 3 feet wide after all and possiblly curve fronted.

A picture of the signal cabin interior would be fantastic . I scratch built the interior of Dunster box ad hoc.

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Yes, the narrow gauge line from the whinstone quarry came in some way up the bank side behind the water tower, with a stone crusher powered by a number of methods depending on the era, and the crushed/uncrushed whinstone was down a chute into the waiting wagon(s).

 

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The Yellow lines are the two whinstone chutes, the left hand one being uncrushed, the right hand one being crushed, the red square over the track was a weighing table for wagons with the blue building below it being the weighing house. The blue building above the whinstone siding was the house containing the drive for the stone crusher, which is to the left of the crushed whinstone chute. This has been variously a steam engine, a water wheel and a water turbine. I'll get you some photos of all these buildings and the cabin interior in the next 48 hours or so.

 

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Just a little background to the Whinstone that Boris is talking about.

 

The whinstone in the area is known as the Cleveland Dyke and runs across the North York Moors from beyond Great Ayton to the coast, I think, in the Ravenscar area. The stone was mainly used in road building.

 

http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Whinstone

 

And yes, Boris knows the station intimately (perhaps a little too much!).

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At last, on line and logged in!

I`ll get arround to that cabin interior soon.

The layout was finnished just in time for the Medford Model railroad show by thanks giving weekend 2011.

Pictures soon.

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From the Christmas stocking this year I pulled out a curious little round object with tiny writing upon it, declaring that I now owned a “round tuit”. Now I`ve got a round tuit all those things should get done which were said (promised even) once I got one.

 

A house move opened up a new layout space possibility of 20 feet. One problem with this layout is the gradient through the station. What goes up must come down so I decided to make a layout of two halves, one side as close to Goathland station as could be achieved with in the space and the other totally fictitious to tie in with the Harry Potter theme mainly a viaduct and castle. So the viaduct has an incline and not one for fantasy layouts opted for a representation of Whitby Abbey!

 

Here are some pictures of the Goathland Project in its infancy which should speak for themselves.  

 

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The layout went to the Medford Show here in Oregon thanks giving weekend 2011. It still needs lots of work but I promise to Photograph it more and blog at least once a week.

Thanks for wishing me luck, I need it due to modellers block, I`ve lost my mojo apparently.

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I have moved Goathland to the GWR.  More seriously there one or two pictures here taken back in the early days of the NYMR.

 

As to Whinstone it extends across most of north east England and southern Scotland - High Force comes to mind!

 

Good luck

 

Ray

Thanks for those links, now I realise that platform flower beds are Rail built.

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Thanks for those links, now I realise that platform flower beds are Rail built.

Not rail built. LNER Concrete Articles Catalogue Edging, Garden, light (not when you've shifted 50 of them) Part No661/7/43 (95lbs) with Corner Block 88/7/40 (85lbs)

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Posted here are some pictures of the other end of this layout under construction.

More pictures taken with my wife`s camera showing the foam infill`s are on an SD card which has been mislaid.

The viaduct was a challenge. It was clamped in place while the topography got built up around it, then removed for applying the stone work and painting. I`m not happy with the paint job and must now redo it with the viaduct in place.

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Mostly 1/2" construction ply with many holes to help reduce the wieght.

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Edit: Note the google earth map print out used to plot the layout. :paint: .

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1/4" birch ply for the viaduct.

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1/4" MDF is used as trackbed through out.

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So, have found those lost images this evening.

Insulation is fixed with hot glue gun on low setting then fashioned with a rasp thingy before a blanket of plaster bandage. Paper towels soaked in plaster work just as well I have since found out.

The sheets of insulation are not cheap but they do have advantages in that they are easy to work with (I used rasps, various saws, bread knives & hack saw blades),they`re very light weight, great for planting trees into and give rigidity to the open frame base boards.  Oh and a whole lot of fun!

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Looking fantastic!

 

What did you use for the little road over river bridge?

This bridge is modeled on the one at Beck Hole outside the Birch Hall Inn. It`s made from bits of MDF glued together and clad with Plastruct O gauge random stone. Again my lousy paint job hasn`t done it justice.

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