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Author Topic: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station  (Read 3282 times)

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Offline Bob(K)

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2017, 09:07:08 am »
The Fiddle Yard

As Tempsford is a through station and only local trains will stop there I needed a fiddle yard in which to store the longer express trains. Pictures of the yard were shown earlier, however, I decided to put in some platforms, which I kit bashed from Kato items. The idea is that the fiddle yard will represent a city centre station with extensive goods sidings and will double up as a train storage area. Progress so far:












The aim will be to add a retaining wall and I am slowly assembling some Metcalfe kits.

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2017, 04:35:14 pm »
Looking very good Bob.  :thankyousign:

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2017, 10:10:14 pm »
Excellent idea! :thumbsup:  and looks good too.
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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2017, 12:35:13 am »
Hi Bob,

Just came across your layout. Very nice indeed and looking forward to more. Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2017, 06:41:21 am »
Hi Bob,

Just came across your layout. Very nice indeed and looking forward to more. Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Me too, I missed this thread somehow and I echo weave's comments.

As others have said the ballasting of the Kato track is impressive, particularly in how you have managed to disguise the joins. I also like the weathering on the Kestrel station. But the one idea I may steal is to add platforms to my fiddle yard; I will of course acknowledge the originator :thumbsup:

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2017, 02:26:42 pm »
Over the last few weeks I have been slowly adding some detail to the station area, as well 'laying' the tarmac forecourt and roads. Having painted the area grey I built up the road surface using chalks. Here are some shots of the station forecourt, coal yard and goods area:







The coal yard:









The goods yard:



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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2017, 02:55:02 pm »
Thanks for the update, Bob. The photos are excellent and show the very high level of your scenic work. Very nice.

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2017, 03:26:44 pm »
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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2017, 04:44:22 pm »
Looks pretty damned good to me :thumbsup:

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2017, 04:53:43 pm »
Very nice scenic work  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2017, 09:08:43 pm »
Nice. :thumbsup: A lovely feeling of spaciousness.
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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2017, 09:19:34 pm »
As Tempsford is a through station and only local trains will stop there I needed a fiddle yard in which to store the longer express trains. Pictures of the yard were shown earlier, however, I decided to put in some platforms, which I kit bashed from Kato items. The idea is that the fiddle yard will represent a city centre station with extensive goods sidings and will double up as a train storage area. Progress so far:

 I don't know why this isn't more common, I did it on my last layout and it worked a treat :thumbsup:

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2017, 07:25:55 pm »
Thanks for all the kind comments and encouragement. Having got some of the terrain sorted out around the station, I have turned my sights on to the long stretch of countryside that runs down from Tempsford, through the passing loops and sidings towards the river bridge.

I have decided to build the base of the terrain out of polystyrene, using what was probably my best investment - a hot wire cutter, which I bought about 10 years ago:




Using laters of sheet expanded polystyrene I have carved some low hills, cuttings and the channel for a small river/stream:








« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 06:17:28 am by Bob(K) »

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2017, 08:09:19 pm »
Looking very good. You're using exactly the technique that I used to build up the front, above sea level, area of Cant Cove, then I used non-sand tile grouting as plaster over it. Then some generic acrylic paint was applied (brown or green from large tins from a local DIY shop) to seal the ground. The results were very good, I think. I look forward to seeing how this develops. I'm sure you'll achieve excellent results.

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Re: Tempsford - a BR Eastern Region Mainline Country Station
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2017, 07:19:54 am »
It has been a while, but slow progress has been made. I have been concentrating on developing the fiddleyard, which is being laid out as a mainline station, which I have called Doncastle.  I have added some more sidings, constructed retaining walls and ballasted some of the track. The footbridge is nearing completion; and added some buildings. Much of the detail has been plonked down, such as replacement platform lights and some of the structures. Here is are some updated pictures:



This area has been developed as sidings, currently as a store for resting locos:




The main station area has eight platforms, passing loops for goods traffic and the platforms can take long trains of up to 10 coaches:








 

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