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00 Gauge Plankwell Yard – Branchline & Shunting Layout

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Guest ShildonShunter

Hi Phil thanks for sharing your layout with us its stunning loads going on with plenty of detail.:)

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Hi Phil,

Great looking layout with bags of detail, can I ask how uncoupling of wagons is performed?

 

Regards John.

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Hi Phil,

Great looking layout with bags of detail, can I ask how uncoupling of wagons is performed?

 

Regards John.

 

Hi John,

 

thank you for your reply - well, the uncoupling of wagons in the yard is managed by an simple uncoupling-tool which I have bought from Layouts4you as shown in the pic. One of these tools is LED fitted too. Maybe I will switch over to magnetic uncoupling with the help of small neodym-magnets as described in the topic of Jonathan, we will see...as first step for easier uncoupling I will remove the hook of the tension lock coupling on one end of the wagons/locos, otherwise it`s tricky with the tool.

 

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Best regards, Phil

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Hi Phil,

 

Great layout and so nice to see a layout refurbished and developed rather than scrapped - seems that it is good and competent hands under your care. Good to know a bit of Britain's railways exists in Austria in model form! Hope you will post more.

 

Woody

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Great little layout Phil, be good to see some more pics.

Steve.

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Hello Phil,

a delightful layout, many thanks for the photos

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Very nice layout, plenty of detail, look forward to seeing more.

 

Jerry.

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I am very impressed by this layout. Lots of detail and operating potential in a small space. I look forward to seeing more.

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What a great looking layout! Is the brick built warehouse from a kit or scratchbuilt?

 

Hello, and thank you for your positive comment - the brick built warehouse is from scalescenes downloadable kits, it`s part of the first stage of the micro-layout which was built by my German colleague in 2010. During my recent refurbishment, the canopy of the warehouse is also equipped with LED-lighting. Figures (Bachmann Workmen) and different goods (Knightwing) are in place at the loading ramp.

 

Regards, Phil

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Hello, and thank you for your positive comment - the brick built warehouse is from scalescenes downloadable kits, it`s part of the first stage of the micro-layout which was built by my German colleague in 2010. During my recent refurbishment, the canopy of the warehouse is also equipped with LED-lighting. Figures (Bachmann Workmen) and different goods (Knightwing) are in place at the loading ramp.

 

Regards, Phil

Thanks Phil - I noticed the lighting. I hope you'll post a night time photo soon. Is the platform scalescenes as well?

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Thanks Phil - I noticed the lighting. I hope you'll post a night time photo soon. Is the platform scalescenes as well?

 

Hello, yes I will try to post a night time photo soon. Well, the platform/loading ramp is scratchbuilt - a mixture of plasticard, cardstripes and scalescenes textures.

 

Cheers, Phil

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Hello, here are the pics from the nighttime at Plankwell Yard - a bit difficult with my camera, but I think it´s ok for the first time.

 

Regards, Phil

 

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Hello from Plankwell Yard again,

 

today the scenic section of the recently refurbished layout had its first outing in the garden. I made some daylight-pics of the scenery, enjoy it...

 

Kind regards from a warm and sunny Vienna,

 

Phil

 

A general overview of the scenic section by daylight

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Special guest today, the ever popular Bubblecar

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A cameo scene in the foreground: the farmers at work

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A view at the lefthand-side yard including the mechanical horse

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The Plankwell Cable & Wire workshops & ramps

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At the righthand-side we can see the inglenook sidings,

the single track of the branchline can be seen in the foreground

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Last but not least a closer look at the loading platform of the warehouse

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Guest ShildonShunter

A brilliant looking layout its looks fantastic in the dark thanks for sharing.:)

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Hello again from Plankwell Yard,

 

during the last week I worked hard in my workshop and now both fiddle yards are already finished - this means that the whole layout is now ready for exhibition. The very first outing is planned for the first weekend in January 2019 at the Model Railway Exhibition Wiener Neudorf which is very close to Vienna.

 

I`ve enclosed some pics from the new fiddles yards, enjoy it.

 

Best regards, Phil

 

The whole scenic section of Plankwell Yard in action

The Union Jack is from my N-Gauge layout Philtown Branch

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The left hand FY is a 3-road sector plate (120cm) upcycled from different plywood-parts

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The right hand FY is very simple constructed as a cassette FY (75cm)

The baseboard is also upcycled from an older dismantled module

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Hello again,

 

a short update from Plankwell Yard - during the last days I finished a small cameo scene at the right hand sight of the layout. It consists of a scratchbuilt Abbey-Sprite Caravan (made from Card & Paper) and a (LED-) fire place. The figures (Workers & Foremen) are from Bachmann and a Diecast-Mini stands on the grass in the background...I hope you enjoy the scene :sungum:

Plankwell Yard will have its first outing in Austria at the Wiener Neudorf Model Railway Exhibition south of Vienna which takes place from the 4th to the 6th of January 2019 :sungum:

 

With kind regards, Phil

 

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Fantasic layout did you say that the layout measured 150cm x 52cm plus fiddleyard.

 

Regards

 

Mark

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Hi Mark,

 

thank you for your reply - yes, the scenic section of the layout is just 150 x 52cm, the fiddleyard on the left hand side (sector-plate) measures 130 x 42cm and the cassette-yard on the right hand side is just 80 x 42cm - connecting to this cassette-FY there is an option for future extensions, but in the meantime I`m busy with N-gauge club-projects  :sungum: 

 

Best regards from Vienna, Phil

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Hello again,

 

good news from my 00-Layout "Plankwell Yard": the layout has its first outing at the Wiener Neudorf Model Railway Exhibition south of Vienna this weekend.

 

Best regards, Phil

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Posted (edited)

By the way some first hand impressions from the venue today:

 

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