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This is the new thread on my Bridport Town layout.  It carries on from the previous thread Pictures of Bridport Town that was very kindly started by Arthur Budd in the Narrow Gauge section, several years ago.  However, it not being in my ownership has caused some issues.  Therefore I have now started this thread, in the Layouts Section.  All further posts on Bridport Town will be here. 

Previous discussions and photos are all still available in the previous thread.  I hope this doesn't cause too much confusion.

All the best, Dave.

 

 

I was always unsure about the position of the carriage shed at Bridport, right at the front of the layout, but that's the only place it would fit in the design.   As a view-blocker its far too big, and obscures the level crossing, as these with/without photos show:

 

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Operationally the carriage shed is a luxury,  and what is really needed is a town goods yard.  So the bullet has been bitten, and the plan is to replace the shed with a single siding goods yard  This will feature a small lock-up in corrugated iron on a brick base, and a timber-built loading platform.  A couple of sketches give some idea of what I have in mind:

 

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While I was at it, I borrowed the goods-shed from Charmouth to see how that looked:

 

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Still a bit big I think, so it's back to the lock-up shed.  Not sure if I will find an exact prototype, there are many variations on the theme, of just ndream one up for myself.

Any thoughts folks?

Cheers, Dave.

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Pity to lose the carriage shed as it complemented the loco depot, but I agree the open space looks better and will give more shunting potential. You'll just have to build an extension to create more carriage sidings! :biggrin_mini:

 

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What does it look like with the borrowed goods shed sitting parallel to the road, adjacent to the boundary fence?  It would probably still require a smaller building but you could keep both sidings, perhaps cutting one shorter than the otherwith an end loading dock on it.

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Yes I think keep both sidings down to the bufferstops,  and just have a lock-up office either at the front or tucked in between the siding and the running line?  From what I've seen of NG prototypes, goods facilities were pretty rudimentary to say the least!

 

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Thanks for your thoughts guys.  I'm trying to work out if a single road shed AND a goods siding would fit.  That would cover both the issues, of an everlarge building right at the front, and lack of local goods facility.  I don't want to widen the baseboard if I can avoid it, but an extra inch or two would make a difference.  I need some more sketching time.

Cheers, Dave.

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11 hours ago, netheravon said:

looking at your sketch for a single road good shed etc. There are some parts from kitwood hill models - www.kithillmodels.com that would help in your construction. see O scale structures and depot

 

Thanks for the link Tony.  That's not a supplier I've come across before, what superb stuff! 

Cheers, Dave.

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Having spoken at Burton about how you wanted to add a town goods yard I have been keeping a eye out for suitble items as I find items for my layout. The nice thing with kitwoods is not only can you purchase a complete model kits you can also buy the bits that speed up scratch building. The wooden platform kit is a great time saver.  I look foward to see what will replace the carriage shed

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Thanks for all your thoughts and suggestions guys, all are being carefully considered.  The plan (at the moment) is to just have a goods siding here, and re-locate a carriage shed the other side of the river, parallel to the exchange sidings (that area is up for a redesign as well)  with access via a diamond crossing over the line into the sidings.

So for the moment I've lifted the track cleaned up the area.  A few sleepers refused to budge, and most of the track-spikes are bent, but otherwise nearly all of it is re-usable. The Y-point may be suitable for the new carriage shed.

 

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I'm filling in the hole now with a jigsaw puzzle of odd bits of Sundeala.  Its glued down, the screws are only there to hold it while the glue dries.

 

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A quick trial of how it might look using the borrowed Charmouth goods shed and a length of Peco track.

 

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I was going to start on the shed, but as both myself AND the model shop have run out if foamboard I couldnt.

So I've been laying the new goods siding instead.

 

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Basic structure of the shed is done in foamboard, and I've tried a few different locations for the lean-to extension:

 

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And I think my preference is for the final version

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Assuming the little people will be walking from the loco shed or station, the last option puts the door of the lean-to furthest for them to walk.

 

Would they not have placed it in a more convenient position?

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8 hours ago, Martync said:

Hope to see it in the flesh on Bridport Town at some point in the future

 

Bridport's next outing will be to Narrow Gauge South next April.  

See you there?

Cheers, Dave.

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Thanks for all your input gents.  After some discussion the design has been revised slightly, with different positions for the sliding doors.

 

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And at last some modelling progress.  Brick base added to the structure, door and window for the office have been made and recessed in to the foamboard.  The door is scribed card, and the window is Grandt Line with added framing.

Please ignore the red roof, it just happened to be the colour of the foamboard I used.

 

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Next job will be to start on the corrugated cladding.  That means dismantling the old carriage shed first.

Cheers, Dave.

 

 

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