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Grime Lane, an FCS/MSW layout.

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A what? Well I suppose the other heading could be when does a test track become a layout?

 

I do have an ongoing build of something a bit more involved, but one of my main interests at the moment is producing Faller Car system vehicles, I tend to do this my own way using some Faller parts rather than converted chassis so wanted a test track to test them on, the other project involves 'Woodhead Electrics' too, so half way through building the baseboard for the twin circuit FCS test track I decided to add some scenery and a bit of railway to test build the 1500v style overhead....

 

So what started as a basic test track has somewhat changed to a small funtioning layout, or will be when I get my finger out with it and stop building Faller vehicles of which there are about 25 plus in various stages of completeness....

 

Anyway a pic to give an idea, the twin circuits of FCS will feature automatic holding sidings to the rear of low relief factories, hopefully with automatic operation (reed switch/magnets breaking FCS stop magnets)

 

The railway section is very simple a double track line on embankment to two train tables off stage.... 

 

 

 

 

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I am impressed already.

I immediately though Neepsend / Harvest Lane sort of area on seeing the picture :)

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8 hours ago, LBRJ said:

I am impressed already.

I immediately though Neepsend / Harvest Lane sort of area on seeing the picture :)

Yep, that's sorta where I'm basing it, very much ficticious but trying to get the 'idea of'.

 

Anyway a few of the FCS fleet, there's quite a few more too....

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A very quick test of the Scammell Scarab on the layout, seems to run ok!

 

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Some progress, embankments have started to be formed, a bit of greenery has sprouted, as has a bit of brickwork.....

 

The 'duck under' roadbridge is beginning to take shape and a single deck Crossley poses there......

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Amazing how three sections of brass and one loco can shout a particular geographic area :D

 

Or just starting to think about the catenary.......

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One item I really did want for Grime Lane was an ex GC signal box, I initially thought it was going to be a scratch build job however I spotted this 7mm laser cut version from Rail Model and Andy there very kindly and promptly did a resize and test build....

 

A 4mm version is winging its way to me soon....

 

7mm version pic....

 

So anyone wanting a 4mm GC box...... https://railmodel.co.uk/collections/00-gauge-4mm/products/gc-killamarsh

 

 

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Well, Rail Model box arrived, really enjoying the build on this one....

Progress so far, long way to go but fit of parts has been spot on so far. Roof is removable and I think it's begging for a detailed interior....the kit includes planked interior wall sections so it'd be daft not to.

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