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LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« on: November 13, 2015, 10:38:16 pm »
I've been working on this for a little while and would welcome some feedback on it

Moving from left to right, we've got the cliffs with not Butlins on the top, linked down to the spa/lido by a cliff railway, this serves to hide the return and reversing loops.

moving right from here you can see the road come along the promenade and past the pier to the station and onwards into town.

behind the railway, moving back towards not Butlins we move gradually out from town past houses and factories which serve to block the view of the exchange (storage) sidings.



so moving from right to left we go town centre feel, through suburban towards rural with the railway up on arches.

The two parts I'm a bit unsure on are the goods yard wedged in where it is and the depot

welcome suggestions and comments :)

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 10:48:54 pm »
Looks interesting.
What is the size (overall) of the whole layout please ?
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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 11:16:52 pm »
I can't actually remember, I know it's 3ft 3in front to back, the actual length has changed often between 12ft, 16ft and 14ft as I plan how I can shuffle things in the loft, I think it's 14ft in that plan

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2015, 11:55:31 pm »
My first thought was have you got easy access to the back of the layout if not you may find 3ft3ins a bit of a stretch.
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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2015, 11:05:42 am »
Looks a very good plan with lots of operational and scenic interest. It's worth remembering that with UK outline the outer loop travels in a clockwise direction so you may want to check point placement/type by running an imaginary train round it.
I'm assuming the storage/exchange yard is going to be visible rather than hidden behind a backscene?

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2015, 01:24:38 pm »
 :hellosign: nice plan, look forward to seeing this develop.
regards Derek.

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2015, 10:33:49 pm »
The layout will be only 3ft off the floor as it sits under the eves in the loft, I'll be sitting on a wheelie chair scooting back and forth, I'll also be able to lean over that depth to grab anything that's off the rails.

With it being LMS facing points were avoided where possible, the layout is set on the West Coast making the left hand end North and the right hand South, the long siding in the station and the long headshunt south of the station are both to facilitate storing trip trains having brought tourists for the day / week etc.
The bays are going to be shunt released and can run round the reverse loop.

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2015, 11:10:22 pm »
Interesting possibilities here. I'm a big fan of bay platform operations and like your bay set up  very much.  :thumbsup:
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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2015, 12:13:10 am »
Its great to see another LMS fan on here, I thought I was the only one?

Keep the update coming

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2015, 10:16:10 pm »
Interesting possibilities here. I'm a big fan of bay platform operations and like your bay set up  very much.  :thumbsup:

Thanks,

In practice you're likely to find the bays get used for stabling coaches a fair bit as, due to being on a viaduct, it's hard to expand facilities to meet the demand of the tourist trains, ah well, in another 20 years everyone will have  cars


Its great to see another LMS fan on here, I thought I was the only one?

Keep the update coming

howdo, think we've met before :)

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2015, 10:23:08 pm »
Interesting possibilities here. I'm a big fan of bay platform operations and like your bay set up  very much.  :thumbsup:

Thanks,

In practice you're likely to find the bays get used for stabling coaches a fair bit as, due to being on a viaduct, it's hard to expand facilities to meet the demand of the tourist trains, ah well, in another 20 years everyone will have  cars


Its great to see another LMS fan on here, I thought I was the only one?

Keep the update coming

howdo, think we've met before :)

We have but on a different site, hows it going you have been very quiet  ???

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2015, 10:29:26 pm »
I have been on there and as you can see have made a little more progress on the plans.

Currently have decorators painting the hallway and myself painting the kitchen and conservatory!
Add to that working over my finishing time and it taking longer than it should to escape Trafford Park on two wheels
How's yourself?

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2015, 10:34:28 pm »
I have been on there and as you can see have made a little more progress on the plans.

Currently have decorators painting the hallway and myself painting the kitchen and conservatory!
Add to that working over my finishing time and it taking longer than it should to escape Trafford Park on two wheels
How's yourself?

I'm not too bad, still working stupid hours, still trying to get my head round how it can take two hours to get from Widnes to Carrington some mornings.

Just managed to get the layout back together after yesterdays exhibition, and had an hour playing, sorry testing it. Found out my Black 5's are all running a little lumpy

Oh and I found out from the chaps on here that my layout will be in the January edition of Railway Modeller.

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2015, 10:52:04 pm »
Excellent, congrats on being in RM!

My two ambitions are to exhibit a layout and to have it in a magazine.

Feel free to give me a shout if you need an operator for exhibitions in the Manchester / Rossendale area
give me a shout if you're exhibiting in the Manchester / Rossendale area and I'll come put a face to the name :)

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Re: LMS by the seaside - Milliedale - on - sea
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2015, 07:36:49 am »
Excellent, congrats on being in RM!

My two ambitions are to exhibit a layout and to have it in a magazine.

Feel free to give me a shout if you need an operator for exhibitions in the Manchester / Rossendale area
give me a shout if you're exhibiting in the Manchester / Rossendale area and I'll come put a face to the name :)

Hey if I can do it anyone can.

Does that mean I have another victim, sorry I mean volunteer for the operating crew  :D

 

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