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Towcester 1930-50 - making signals for Towcester

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If it was still open, and not a branch of Tesco, Towcester would be my local station. Alas it's now long gone, but I'm modelling it in my attic.

 

This is my first real layout and I'm building it in 00. The layout is currently an L shape and the room is roughly 10' x 14'. All the buildings are scratch build and based on photos of those that existed at the real station. The tack plan is based on the LMS period and includes the turntable at the western end of the station.

 

Here are a few photos giving a general overview of the layout as it was a few months back.

 

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More to follow!

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Don't know if you've spotted the more modern layout of Towcester. A "what if" had it remained open.

 

Cheers,

Mick

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Don't know if you've spotted the more modern layout of Towcester. A "what if" had it remained open.

 

Cheers,

Mick

yes i have i have met nobby at Northampton show a few years back and I've been following his thread with interest.

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Good one Mike, our little town is becoming popular, I also know someone doing Towcester in N gauge

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Welcome to posting a thread on RMweb Mike.

 

Nice to see your railway on here. Keep posting!

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Just making a start on building the water tower it appears to have been about 40 ft high and the tank was about 12 ft x 12 ft x 8 ft. 

photos when progressed a bit. 

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Coming along nicely Mike.

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Have made some progress with my fiddle yard and the water tower is looking good, need to get some thing to stick the brass hand rail posts to the plastic ladder, will post photos later. 

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looking forward to the photos.....

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water tower know grey under coated,

the b&w photo i have shows the tank to be lighter than the steel frame, so i think the tank was probably cream and the steel frame dark red.

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To assist Mike, can anyone confirm if his guess on the tank colours is correct? Help please!

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water tower know grey under coated,

the b&w photo i have shows the tank to be lighter than the steel frame, so i think the tank was probably cream and the steel frame dark red.

 

PS, good use of Damian's belly fluff on the pipe lagging!

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Mike

 

Do you have this book?:

 

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Is that the River Tove?? I get down to Jacks Hill Café on my old Norton on a Sunday.

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Is that the River Tove?? I get down to Jacks Hill Café on my old Norton on a Sunday.

Thats the bridge over the River Tove at the bottom of the estate i live on in Towcester.  it is still there and intact.

 

Is that the River Tove?? I get down to Jacks Hill Café on my old Norton on a Sunday.

and who are you calling an Old Norton!!   ( thats my surname..... ) :no:

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Mike

 

Very nice Mike, the photo doesn't do it justice.

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