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Hi all,

Earlier this year i was looking for a new challange in modelling. I was getting more interested in track and got drawn to posts on this forum about P4 and EM gauge. I joined the EMGS, bought some C&L track and points kits. To be honest i got a bit daunted so bought some Peco EM gauge track and points from the EMGS.

I wanted a simple plan for my first attempt, i have always liked Henstridge station https://henstridgeonline.co.uk/OldHenstridge.php5 , single line with a siding, cattle pen, loading guage, crane, level crossing, 2 signals and out buildings.

Laid out the track.

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 I wired up using drop wires on each section. I also added Peco smart switch point motors and auto polarity switches (jurys out at the moment if these will stay).

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I have made a start on the buildings, i am new to scratch building so plenty more details and tidying up to do.

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Next step is to paint the track and start the platform.

Thanks for looking,

Paul.

 

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Hi

 

Looking forward to following your progress......

 

It lends itself to a 'watching the trains go by' layout with a wide variety of motive power & stock plus the opportunity to have some fun shunting.....

 

I looked at it when building Hayden Gurney & the station building is inspired by the one at Henstridge.

 

Have fun building it

 

Cheers Bill

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19 hours ago, treggyman said:

Hi

 

Looking forward to following your progress......

 

It lends itself to a 'watching the trains go by' layout with a wide variety of motive power & stock plus the opportunity to have some fun shunting.....

 

I looked at it when building Hayden Gurney & the station building is inspired by the one at Henstridge.

 

Have fun building it

 

Cheers Bill

Hi Bill,

Had a read through your Hayden Gurney thread, great looking layout, love the station building.

 

I plan to run a loop under the 00 gauge upper level so through trains can trundle around, with a fiddle yard to one side so i can run trains in both directions. A small local pick up goods and local stopping passenger service to add a bit of interest.

The layout will be based in 1955 just because i have some nice early crest Bachann locos to convert and Bill Haley "rock around the clock" the birth of rock n roll.

I am going to hand make the fiddle yard track so it runs on a gentle curve.

I have 2 locos converted to EM gauge with 2 more work in progress. Some renumbering will have to be done.

 

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Thanks for looking.

Paul.

 

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Work on Henstridge has been slow, I have been building track for a while and learning the ropes. I have a new DCC cobalt point motor to try, see if I get better running over the Peco EMGS turnouts than with the Smart switch units that keep shorting, I must be doing something wrong but I have tried everything. The other option would be to use the Peco servos to drive working point rodding, only 2 points at Henstridge pulled on the same GF lever.

 

I have scratch built the corrugated shed that will sit in the overgrown goods siding. I also have a set of Ultrascale wheels for a Bachmann 3F 0-6-0 being delivered tomorrow.

 

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I am building an EM gauge turnout for the passing loop/ fiddle yard for Henstridge. I was showing my wife the difference between code 75 EM 18.2 mm, code 75 Peco 00 gauge Bull Head rail and Peco streamline code 100.(just trying to convince her it's necessary really).

Thought I would post a pic if anyone wants to compare. I think the Peco bullhead rail looks really good, a move forward in RTR track I think.

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