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I've allocated a Mk2d SO (Hornby) and Mk2e BSO (Hornby Railroad) to be the scratch set behind my customised Bachmann large logo 37403 Glendarroch and the whole formation kept and stored together.

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Today I collected my Bachmann Mk2f RFB and this is my shortened turn of the millennium Virgin Cross Country formation - the others are Hornby (ex-Airfix) Mk2ds.

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I decided to use up more bits and pieces from my stash for this Network SouthEast era station. So far, the only bought-in parts are the Peco platform edging.

 

"Westgrove Stadium" is the name of a station formerly called South Grayton and Devineham which was modernised by the Southern in the 1930s and was the next stop from Greensgrove. It originally had a passing loop.

Like Greensgrove (see page 8, 11 May 2019 entry), South Grayton and Devineham was never modernised with BR corporate-era signage and closed on 24 July 1977. All platform structures and footbridge were subsequently razed and the line singled. 

However, the platform itself remained intact. 

Due to the local council requesting a station for the modernised Westgrove Stadium incorporating Greenfields Jubilee Harriers' club house BR reopened it in March 1983.  It was renamed to better reflect the revised role of the immediate area.

 

I had to imagine what it looked like before rationalisation so I could see how the new station would look. Wooden fencing (Ratio) has been trial fitted and the platform ramp with a footpath used as access instead of the former footbridge 

 

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I'm considering making a siding out of the former passing loop. 

Here are three vans awaiting tripping to Brassey Engineering Ltd. This siding will also house Engineering Department wagons and can recess a DMU if necessary out of the way from other traffic.

 

 

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531058169_OOmodulatlayout003.JPG.b1f3c136591bd24cfa5baf011cc8bab1.JPGI used up more spare materials and parts to build the boundary wall, again the only recently bought-in parts used was a pack of Wills' palisade fencing. 

Also I decided on the siding's length, I cut it back to allow a footpath for the station's entrance/exit in place of the demolished footbridge.

 

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I like your idea for the open access operator. 

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Westfield was the name of my junior school, Priory was the secondary school I attended at the opposite end of town. Hardly anyone I knew from junior school attended my secondary school, never the twain shall meet! 

As a result I can draw upon two sets of ex-pupils' current residences and fully integrate them in my mind.

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On 28/07/2018 at 09:58, gc4946 said:

Work's started on the railside of the athletics club.

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_07_2018/post-850-0-05006800-1532768183.jpg

 

I'm assuming the grassed area remained as such in the 1980s/90s.

The stadium is "secured" by Faller metal industrial fencing (product code: 180433)

 

I'm planning to optimise the scene representing the situation during 1988-1989, although I don't want things to be too rigid timewise; there's latitude from the early 1980s until at least the privatisation era.

 

I've ordered more of the same Faller fencing because it's less fiddly to assemble than Ratio's version (ref. 436) and also wanting a change from Ratio's Southern Railway concrete slab fencing, hence no progress made with "Westgrove Stadium".

Once the parts arrive I can then plan the area behind the platform and truncated siding.

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I've resumed work on this station and glued down all the footpaths and other hardstanding made from mounting board (it's white which might not be too distinct under certain lighting)

The footpath from the platform was routed over the disused track bed in preference to the (now demolished) footbridge and exits where the footbridge stood hence the odd angle.

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Work's progressing on scenics - all of Faller's security fencing is now fitted in position, with Wills' palisade type used for newer applications.

The platform still awaits painting and detailing, hence not shown here.

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