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Offline Mirrlees

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Belmesthorpe
« on: June 12, 2011, 12:31:58 pm »
It has been a nearly 2 years in the planning and saving of the dollars.

Overview

This is a what if layout.  Originally when the GNR was building what is now the ECML it was refused to use the Marquis of Exeter's land near Peterborough.  In fact he prohibited the use quite strongly. My layout is designed around the fact that rather that push the railway away he actually forced the ECML to be built through Stamford.  This is where the ECML and the Stamford Line diverge. I am assuming that the ECML followed the route of the Stamford Line until it turned north and climbed through a tunnel here. To this end the branch from Stamford (East) to Essindine and then on to Bourne would have still been built and not closed in the Beeching Axe. Belmesthorpe is a village on this route and did have a station on the Stamford to Essindine line.  As this is a what if, then I am assuming that Belmesthorpe became a outlying surberb of the Borough of Stamford.

The Layout

 The era with post 1980 to now.  As Belmesthorpe is a commuter village/town then this layout will be 99% units (ERG has been a great inpiration!  :Class91:).  The idea for this came from a 00 layout that I operated at the HHMRS, called Stanegate.  This has been expanded upon to have to 2 independent running lines. The layout is also designed to be semi-modular.  I have design Stamford North to tag onto Belmesthorpe.  This would allow freight trains to run through the station. I will be uploading more images and research info in due course.

This is Belmesthorpe on its own.



There are five 4 x2 foot boards.
Key
  • Purple - Belmesthorpe Station
  • Dark Blue - Fueler and stabling point
  • Light Blue - Main Fiddle Yard
  • Maroon - Stamford Fiddle Yard
  • Grey - Down main from Stamford
  • Khaki - Up main to Stamford


Some Research Pictures

Belmesthorpe Old Station



The River Guash Viaduct




Stamford East old station building, now a private house.


Looking down the line towards Peterborough.  Where the line curves to the right is where the Stamford East Lines (To Wansford and to Essindine via Belmesthorpe) had a junction.



A friend has helped me constructed the baseboards today.  One of the fiddle yard boards is complete and the other four frames just need there tops screwing down.  Then it will be the fitting of the dowels ! More pictures to follow.
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 01:10:05 pm »
Looks like you have done your home work and what a superb layout you have planned, good luck on the build, looking forward to more photo's
Geoff

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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 02:07:01 pm »
Wonderful pictures.  A shame you can't save up for the real line. ;D  Looking forward to your ideas on the layout.

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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 07:57:31 pm »
At last the boards have been constructed.

Just the dowels to drill then to start the corking.
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 09:36:00 pm »
Great subject and lovely pictures, looking forward to seeing the layout develop.
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 10:41:47 pm »
Excellent stuff! I always admire anyone who goes for the prototype due to the homework that has to be done. That is one heckuva station building!
I really look forward to seeing this come to fruition :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 11:46:33 pm »
The boards are finally ready for corking.

Due to Photobucket being an arse, the pictures have been removed.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 12:10:39 am by Mirrlees »
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 03:45:13 pm »
Well, that's two shows of the three completed.  Really looking forward to being able cork my boards.  I have also purchased a 3 way point.  I might put one on the front of the layout.
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 08:33:14 pm »
Some very classy woodwork there, you are off to a fine start :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 10:06:39 pm »
Thank you !  Feel so knackered at the minute.   :sleep:
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 09:55:15 pm »
Started to cork the boards.

Pictures later.
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 11:23:27 am »
Thought I had already posted these  ;D

Track laying commences









Hopefully some more work will happen next week !
« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 12:01:42 am by Mirrlees »
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 11:26:45 am »
Great work, Mirrlees
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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2012, 11:45:40 am »
And so it begins.... :thumbsup:
Please keep us posted on progress.

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Re: Belmesthorpe
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 12:32:34 pm »
Very impressive plan, pictures and joinery  :thumbsup:. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Thanks for the  :camera:

 

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