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Shrewford Mark 2 BR sectorisation in N Gauge


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31 minutes ago, jonas said:

Cracking layout! Glad I’ve stumbled across this one, being down the road in Herefordshire. Great era of interesting traffic along the marches!

 

Thanks Jonas,

 

Glad you like it :) Can't beat a bit of 80's ;)

 

Cheers,

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On 24/04/2020 at 23:33, 1977joey said:

my layout Shrewford which is representation based operations at Shrewsbury between 1986 to 88

This is fantastic. I spent big chunks of my childhood (I was 14 in 1986) on Shrewsbury station (and nearby) and you have really captured the atmosphere!

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21 hours ago, markwilson said:

This is fantastic. I spent big chunks of my childhood (I was 14 in 1986) on Shrewsbury station (and nearby) and you have really captured the atmosphere!

 

Thanks Mark :) I've had a little running session this eve after completing the new storage sidings extension. This is now fully operational I'm glad to say, now to sort out a scenic screen to hide them from view behind the north end of the station.

 

Here is a couple of pictures of the new sidings...

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Then a wee running session while I recover from my hangover   :blush::lol:
A Class 20 is on station pilot duties & shunts some vans into Platform 3, a Sprinter is at Platform 7 on the 1625 Chester to Wolverhampton, Cardiff based DMU C814 is at Platform 6 to form the 1657 to Swansea Via Llandrindod, & finally 37429 is on the 1638 Liverpool to Cardiff

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Cheers for now

Mark

 

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Hi Everyone,

I have now finally painted the canopies at the northern end of the station in the creamy/beige colour to match much of the rest of the station, a job I should have done when I constructed it, but at least it's now done.

Here is a couple of shots of the canopy:

 

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Then some train running from last night:

First up 47710 having visited Crewe works is on the 1859 Cardiff to Manchester & is seen after arrival at Platform 4

 

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Over in the Bays, a Network South East Class 101 covering the none availability of a Class 116/117 (In reality a model of this type of unit sadly does not exist in N gauge) is on the 1857 to Nottingham at Platform 5 next to a welsh Class 108 which will go forward on the 1905 all stations to Cardiff

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A look over at the stabling point showing a 47, a 20 which has been on station pilot duties, & a DMU which was detached from the NSE 101 when it arrived at Platform 5 off a peak time service from Birmingham New Street. This unit will stabled overnight

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A little later, 50040 causes a stir when it arrives on some vans from Bristol Temple Meads to Chester & arrives at Platform 3

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Then a Class 25 changes drivers at Platform 7 taking some empty wagons from Shrewford North Yard to Bescot

 

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Finally a 33 is on the 2038 Manchester to Cardiff

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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On 15/05/2021 at 17:36, Melangoose said:

Those Canopies look great in that colour, very 1980’s.  A good selection of pictures, Shrewford does have a nice selection of trains for us to observe.

 

Many thanks Nigel, I'm glad you like it :)

 

A couple of zoomed in shots of the daily InterCity 125 Plymouth to Liverpool yesterday (circa 1987), making it's call at Platform 4 at 1550.

This HST service I've pinched with modellers license to swing on/off the WCML at Crewe to run via Shrewsbury/Shrewford as an excuse to run the HST, a train that's always impressed me since I was a kid!
One issue with my dummy power car is the tail light's don't seem to work anymore, the white headlights are fine but just not red the tails,   She is 10 years old this year so not sure if the light's have just had their day..:unsure:

 

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Mark

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Well a couple more pics, this time from today & DMU's.

First up the 1601 local service from Wolverhampton formed of a pair of Tyseley Bubble cars has arrived at Platform 5, these will be cleaned & watered ready for the return working at 1625

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One of the 'New Kids' of the time, a 150/1 Sprinter is stabled over at the disused Platform 1, this will be forming the 1705 Shrewford to Aberystwyth & will shunt out to Platform 5 when the Wolverhampton DMU has cleared.

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Then finally at Platform 4b stands a 3 car Class 101 DMU on the 1605 Shrewford to Bangor Gwynnedd service, this train is all stops to Crewe before heading towards Chester & North wales

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Cheers for now,

Mark

 

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On 21/05/2021 at 08:30, jonas said:

You’ve captured the era perfectly, I love this layout!

 

Thankyou Jonas,

 

Glad you like it :) 

 

2 hours ago, jamespetts said:

Your photographs are splendidly atmospheric.

 

Incidentally, as to the HST lights not working; you might try replacing the diodes on the PCBs - these can fail sometimes.

 

Thanks for that info James & for the kind comments, much appreciated

 

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Mark

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Hi Everyone,

The summer timetable came into operation in May (circa 1987 )

It's a summer Saturday session, the 1241 Cambrian Coast express to Aberystwyth (Ex Euston) approaches Platform 4 behind 37426 having taken over this train at Wolverhampton, formed of a rake of Network SouthEast Mark 1's...

 

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Seen at Platform 5 is the 1230 Sprinter to Wolverhampton (The 1015 from Aberystwyth), strengthened to 4 coaches from the usual 2

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37426 is quickly uncoupled & run round the train ready for reversal for it's next leg of the journey towards Welshpool & onto Aber

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She is then coupled to the other end of the train as a 3 car Met Cam DMU approaches Platform 6 with a terminating service from Cardiff

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After a break test, 37426 departs Platform 4 right time at 1241

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Cheers,

Mark

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Hi Everyone,

Another summer saturday instalment.

Today we see Network SouthEast 47581 in charge of the 1325 Shrewford to London Euston at Platform 7

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Which is then seen making it's departure..

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A Class 20 & 25 are over on the stabling point.

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A couple of Class 150/1 Sprinter's are about to attach at Platform 6 ready to form the 1355 to Birmingham New Street

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A Class 31 is in charge of the Margam to Dee marsh steel & waits on the centre road until the Birmingham to Llandudno DMU which is due shortly has cleared..

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Next the Birmingham New Street to Llandudno approaches Platform 3 formed of a 6 car Tyseley Class 101 combo

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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Evening everyone.

Apologies for the lack of instalments lately. Life has got in the way of modelling & I'd lost my mojo with the layout.

However as I'm in the middle of isolating (The joys!!), I thought I'd uncover Shrewford, & run the summer sunday timetable circa 1987 & post some pics of the bit of action..

First up is a shot of the holding sidings full of stabled DMU's, postal stock & a Class 47

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The 1500 DMU to Wolverhampton ticks over at Platform 5
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A Shiny new Class 150/2 ticks over on the centre road & will shunt to Platform 4b to form the 1510 to Manchester Victoria via Chester & Helsby

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47612 arrives at Platform 7 with the delayed 1443 'The Welshman/Y Cymro' Holyhead to Cardiff service

 

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After the Cardiff had departed 47436 then arrives into Platform 7 on the 1525 Shrewford to London Euston

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Later this evening the 1805 local to Crewe stands at Platform 7b formed of a humble 2 car Met Cam unitIMG_20210808_173216_8.jpg.49a26793c59a3efdea8de146b33c0aa7.jpg

 

& at Platform 5 the 1805 Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth formed of a jam packed 2 car Class 150/1 Sprinter

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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21 hours ago, Melangoose said:

Fantastic update with great set of pictures, just love your stock.  Hope that your isolation passes quickly and you have no effects.

 

Thanks Nigel,

 

So far not too bad thankfully as I'm double jabbed so feels more like a heavy cold. Your layout is looking excellent too, keep up the great work :)

 

Well a few more from today...

 

As it's 1987, the new Class 150/2 Sprinters have taken over 'some' services on the North & West route, supplementing the loco hauled services .
The 1448 Pembroke Dock to Manchester Piccadilly is formed of a 4 car set & has just arrived at Platform 4

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Over at Platform 6, an already packed 2 car 150/1 Sprinter 150128 has arrived with the 1450 Birmingham New Street to Barmouth. This will be a cosy run with the amount of luggage & passengers heading for the holiday resorts.

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Next a Class 56 approaches the centre road ready for a crew change with a Margam to Ravenscraig steel train

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As the steel train slows for it's stop, seen at bay Platform 5 is the 1505 DMU all stations to CardiffIMG_20210809_145914_6.jpg.168effde46e7e95b328ba19827080065.jpg

 

Cheers for now,

Mark

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Evening Everyone.

Well no posts off me for almost 2 months, now this will be the 3rd in 3 days   :lol:

Todays shows the 14:59 InterCity arrival from London Euston hauled by 47406 'The Geordie'. She brings the train into Platform 4. Once it has deposited it's passengers, luggage, parcels & mail, it will go forward to Shrewford North Yard where the 47 will run round the stock & bring it back to Platform 7 where it will form the 1530 departure back to Euston

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Later at, 37426 growls its way into the station arriving at 1524 from Aberystwyth which will terminate here. During July & August, the 1050 Shrewford to Aberystwyth & 1330 return Aberystwyth to Shrewford is loco hauled vice a Sprinter..

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A birds eye view of the 37 bringing it's 5 Mark 2 coaches into Platform 4. Passengers on this will change here for Wolverhampton, Birmingham & London connecting with the 1530 InterCity at Platform 7

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And finally, 37426 departs the north end of the station with it's ECS heading to Crewe

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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From a little earlier, I wondered why there was gatherings at the ends of the Platforms. Todays 1638 Liverpool Lime Street to Paignton has celebrity 50007 Sir Edward Elgar up front, & here it is making it's call at Platform 7
 

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Cheers for now,

Mark

 

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Hi Everyone,

A brief operating session this morning sees a Tyseley based class 101 set on the 1021 Chester to Birmingham New Street service which has just arrived at Platform 7. Over on the up & down goods is 37506 on the Dee Marsh to Margam steel coils, & a Class 20 (performing station pilot duties) is shunting some TPO vans ready to form a mail train to Rugby

 

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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Afternoon Everyone.

A few pictures from todays running session, again it's been a while ha!

We are back into the winter timetable at Shrewford, first up approaching Platform 4 is the 1241 Sprinter from Wolverhampton to Pwllheli

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And then is seen collecting it's passengers & parcels & mail as was the case back in the day!

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Meanwhile a Valley lines DMU waits at Platform 5 with the 1355 all stops to Cardiff via Hereford

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After reversal to take the Cambrian line, Sprinter 150132 makes it's departure

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The 1246 Liverpool to Southampton Central Inter-Regional service has arrived at Platform 7 which runs express to Hereford first stop, the DMU in platform 5 will follow with the 1255 all stops to Cardiff

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Next a 2 car DMU approaches Platform 6 with the 1305 Terminating service from Swansea via Heart of wales

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Then comes to a stand after it's 4 hour run!

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After bringing in 'The Euston' Terminater, 47436 is seen waiting at the signal after running round it's stock on platform 4, it's awaiting the 'calling on' route indicator to reverse back onto it's train to form the 1325 departure to Euston

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47436 is then seen re attaching to it's stock

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Finally a Class 108 arrives at Platform 7 with the 1319 arrival from Crewe to terminate here

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The 108 then shunted to join another 108 in the holding sidings. It will be cleaned & watered for forming it's next train later this afternoon, the 1605 Shrewford to Bangor

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Cheers for now,

Mark

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A few pics from this sunday morning (circa 1987  )

First up, the holding sidings at the south western end of the station are packed with units, parcels vans & loco's which have been stabled over night

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A class 25 then makes an appearance with some engineering wagons bound for Ellesmere port. This train has some dwell time & will stand on the centre road for around 30 minutes

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Next at 1215, A Class 150 Sprinter arrives from Chester at Platform 4, going forward at 1230 to Wolverhampton. This train connects passengers with the 1222 Liverpool to Cardiff which is due shortly at platform 7

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Then much to the delight of 37 fans, 37426 Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol approaches Platform 7 on the 1222 Liverpool to Cardiff, then is seen making it's departure..

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Mark

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Hi Mark,

 

I really enjoyed catching up on this thread. You have really captured the feel of Shrewsbury. I really like the platform level shots looking across the station. Very evocative and captures the mood of the station so well. The football ground is a really nice touch!

 

Thanks,

 

John.

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