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South Harefield london underground/chiltern layout

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Hi all.  New to this modelling lark, but have been interested in quite some time and have a bit of a love for the london underground as i grew up using it daily.

 

layout is set in the imaginary location of south harefield, asif the central line carried on and the met/picc joined it by ickenham and also terminated there.

 

there is also a small loco maintenance shed on the side, accessed by a headshunt next to the station. 

 

Station will be:

platform 1/2 LUL

platform 3 out of use

platform 4 chiltern shuttles ect

 

i basically bought a layout off of facebook as a starting point, which is an 8x2 scenic section, with a 6x2 fiddle yard.   This is bolted together in an L shape. 

Bought this as it was cheap and the track plan was semi suitable with some jiggling about to what i was after, although i have since made lots of changes.

 

i do have an Instagram for the layout, which is ‘southharefield‘ if interested. 

 

heres a list of current stock i own to go with it, aswell as a couple oddballs i probs wont use - 

 

LUL Stock

S stock (4 car met) x2

1973 stock (3 car piccadilly)

1995 stock (3 car northern)

1992 stock (2 car half set, central)

1938 stock (4 car northern)

1938 stock (4 car bakerloo)

1959 stock (3 car central)

1934 standard stock (3 car piccadilly) *part built*

1927 T stock (2 car half set) *unbuilt*

Battery locomotive 

Sarah Siddons

4-TC (4 car) *unbuilt*

Dreadnought coach x4 *unbuilt*

20227 London underground

20189 London Transport

1938 stock (2 car IOW NSE) x2

1938 stock (2 car IOW heritage) x2

1938 stock (2 car IOW dinosaur)

 

Non LUL

Chiltern class 168

GBRF 66 x2

GBRF 20 x2

TEA barrier wagons for S stock move x2

Railhead treatment train

N.R IOA wagons x6

EWS open boxes x10

FGW 143

FGW 150/1

FGW150/2

FGW 153

FGW 57

GWR 57 x2

GWR sleeper set

GWR 43093

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Will post some photos of what ive been doing so far, starting from the beginning a few months back. 

 

 

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Couple more randoms, which takes me up to the present day. 

 

Il now just upload progress as normal.  

 

Happy days!

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Looks a fun little compact layout - I like all the underground stock!

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Looking good with the additional bits you've done. I do like the '73 stock, what are its origins?

 

.... and finally, nice to see tube cars on a bridge instead of a bus!  :rolleyes:

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Thanks for this. You've done a grand job with the layout and it's really looking the part. Even though I appreciate the value of the green belt that stopped it I rather like the idea of the Underground going even deeper into the countryside (I did once get to Ongar on the far end of the Central Line) 

 

I must confess that my first reaction to "a bit of a love for the London Underground as I grew up using it daily"  was one of mild amusement; I spent much of my working life using it every day to get to work and love was definitely not what I felt. However, the Central line is nowadays a lot more efficient than it used to be when I commuted on it daily during the 1990s- fortunately only as far as White City so not actually underground, I also rarely have occasion to wait for quarter of an hour at Acton Town for the Ealing train (For some years in the 1970s that was my daily frustration) I'm far more aware of just how many UndergrounD stations are listed buildings and how few city's urban railways include quite so much classic design. I do also get quite excited when a pair of those yellow battery electrics trundle by or I see a goods train on the Greenford branch. Before they cut the link to Old Oak Common we also used to get GWR HSTs on ECS moves and quite a lot of mainly minerals traffic on the old GWR Paddington- Birmingham line between Perivale and North Acton. I've also ocasionally seen and heard a DB 66000 ying yinging to itself opposite Greenford station.  I think you've captured all that rather well.

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1 hour ago, Kier Hardy said:

Looking good with the additional bits you've done. I do like the '73 stock, what are its origins?

 

.... and finally, nice to see tube cars on a bridge instead of a bus!  https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_rolleyes.gif

Cheers mate! Its getting there, waiting on a new double slip before i can get trains running again and put down the rest of the conductor rails, shouldnt be long now.  

 

The 73 stock is a 3d printed kit from Metromodels, its not too bad quality wise, but i need to repaint it i think as im not happy with the finish and the doors are too light.

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1 hour ago, Pacific231G said:

Thanks for this. You've done a grand job with the layout and it's really looking the part. Even though I appreciate the value of the green belt that stopped it I rather like the idea of the Underground going even deeper into the countryside (I did once get to Ongar on the far end of the Central Line) 

 

I must confess that my first reaction to "a bit of a love for the London Underground as I grew up using it daily"  was one of mild amusement; I spent much of my working life using it every day to get to work and love was definitely not what I felt. However, the Central line is nowadays a lot more efficient than it used to be when I commuted on it daily during the 1990s- fortunately only as far as White City so not actually underground, I also rarely have occasion to wait for quarter of an hour at Acton Town for the Ealing train (For some years in the 1970s that was my daily frustration) I'm far more aware of just how many UndergrounD stations are listed buildings and how many city's urban railways include quite so much classic design. I do also get quite excited when a pair of those yellow battery electrics trundle by or I see a goods train on the Greenford branch. Before they cut the link to Old Oak Common we also used to get GWR HSTs on ECS moves and quite a lot of mainly minerals traffic on the old GWR Paddington- Birmingham line between Perivale and North Acton. I've also ocasionally seen and heard a DB 66000 ying yinging to itself opposite Greenford station.  I think you've captured all that rather well.

Thanks so much mate.  I thought as the central and met/picc pass one over the other by ickenham that in my fairytale land there could be an incline on the met to take the tracks up to meet the central.

 

the line would then spur off before Denham to reach Harefield, where i lived once upon a time! 

Im still a regular underground user, just think its an incredible system and so quirky. 

 

Yes you are correct about old oak common, i used to work there! We used the greenford loop regularly to turn serviceable powercars ect. All good fun!

 

thanks for the kind words

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Nice layout and nice idea. I used to use Greenford station quite a bit in my last job as we had a site round the corner so it was handy to dump the car and then catch the central line or the BR train to Paddington. Ealing Broadway has always appealed with its mix of BR, tube and sub surface stock.

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Very impressive, really like LUL layouts, keep up the great work.

 

Graham. 

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23 hours ago, Erixtar1992 said:

Thanks so much mate.  I thought as the central and met/picc pass one over the other by ickenham that in my fairytale land there could be an incline on the met to take the tracks up to meet the central.

You probably know this already, but there already is a line through Ruislip depot connecting the Met to the Central. It’s used for transferring engineer’s trains between the two (and to the network beyond). Most (all?) of the new S Stock was delivered via NR to the depot and then over that link onto the Met. In the past Hillingdon Council have pushed for the link to be upgraded and used for through-trains from Uxbridge onto the Central line. 

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Like the hilly countryside backscene - works really well and looks quite Chiltern-ish

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20 hours ago, Titanius Anglesmith said:

You probably know this already, but there already is a line through Ruislip depot connecting the Met to the Central. It’s used for transferring engineer’s trains between the two (and to the network beyond). Most (all?) of the new S Stock was delivered via NR to the depot and then over that link onto the Met. In the past Hillingdon Council have pushed for the link to be upgraded and used for through-trains from Uxbridge onto the Central line. 

Yes indeed mate,  you can see it on the left of this picture.   To the right is where my fictional curve would be,  then the station would be the next one beyond West Ruislip, hence the west ruislip’ish’ likeness to the station layout :) 

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20 hours ago, eastwestdivide said:

Like the hilly countryside backscene - works really well and looks quite Chiltern-ish

Thanks! Its the closest sort of thing i could find to what i wanted.  When ive added in some more trees ect it should blend in well.

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So this weekend i spent a couple hours sorting my bridge out with some Metcalfe brick sheet, got the closest one i could find to the real life bridge where my layout would be, trying to hide the joins is difficult!

 

also got bored and decided to repaint the roofs on my 73 stock as im not happy with the brush painted finish, looks much better. Thought whilst there i may aswell do the battery loco and whatever else i could find, so done the standard stock also aswell as the roofs of the 2 unbuilt cars i have.

 

 

couple bits of touching up to do, but mainly

it highlights how poor the brush painting is so will redo the sides/doors on the 73 & standard stock.  Enjoying the airbrush! Its worth it, even if im not very good!

 

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Realised i need to change the track plan as its not realistic, lul trains terminating on the up main platform? Ha! 

 

So will be as seen in the pic.  

blue is LUL, crossing the down main into platform 1/2 off to the side

Red is chiltern up main

Green is chiltern down main

Yellow is now all for the depot

Black being removed.

 

should look a LOT better as currently it doesnt make sense!

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Anything is realistic if you want it to be!

 

Good idea with removing that track on the left - less is more sometimes - I know I'm often guilty of just fitting in as much track as I can without thinking it through 

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Yeah for sure, although lots of track can be more fun to operate!  I think this will tie in better with the whole theme though.

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New platforms made.

peco concrete edging with 1.5mm plastic sheet.  Plastic welded together and painted grey.  Detailing to do but im happy atm!

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So, popped to the GCR show and picked up a Dapol Chiltern 68 with sound for a steal at £150, was a returned item due to a tiny mark on the solebar... win win,

now i need a Wrexham&Shropshire DVT that i can debrand and run around with it, aswell as the new Bachmann 168/3 when it comes out! 

 

Layout wise, LUL side of the track is done and wired up with droppers ect, so i made a start ballasting and i added asphalt scatter where the small station road will be and where it leads off to a small carpark.

 

the carpark will be cut into the embankment with a couple retaining walls, will add a bit more scenic interest and i can put up all sorts of signage ect.

 

The platform edge where the ‘tarmac-ish’ lies, will be divided with a brick wall leading into a fence going off up the line towards the bridge, wall idea being much like outside chesham station.

 

the platforms themselves need some detail, will probs use scalemodelscenery sheets with a matte varnish to dull them down.

 

plan to squeeze in a bus shelter/stop for the U9&331 buses (which go past here in real life) 

 

the station building will be the hard part, im rather limited on space so not sure what to do about that.

 

anyways heres the latest pics,

 

cheers

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Hi Erixtar

 

I have only just stumbled on this thread. Wow, I like what you have done so far, LUL and real modelling to boot, well done.

 

It is a thread I am going to keep an eye on.

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Cheers for the comments,  im certainly enjoying bodging things together!

 

the S stocks are Bachmann from the LT museum

73 stock is metromodels 3D printed

92&95 stock are metromodels brass kits (unavailable nowadays)

battery loco is a harrow model shop white metal kit 

same with the standard stock

met bo-bo #12 is by Heljan

the 20’s are Bachmann from LT museum 

38 stock ect is EFE which i have motorised.

 

theres more but thats the main stuff.

 

 

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More bodging today, started on the embankment. 

 

Used some leftovers i had of thick card for the supports with card also going accross to stiffen it all up,

ive then used slightly thinner card over the top to get a decentish base for the grass mat. 

 

Ive left the side open currently so i can pack it out from underneath to hopefully get rid of the ripples,  with some bushes and trees ect it wont really be noticeable anyway.

 

As you can see ive put a couple vehicles in to give an idea of size, the previous photo was very decieving.  Plenty of parking spaces.

 

need to make some retaining walls for the carpark now and come up with a better idea for the tarmac.  The asphalt scatter looks pretty poor, just thought id try it.

 

Cheers

eric

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