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Author Topic: Tormouth - Next Stop Folkestone Model Railway Exhibition 7th & 8th October 2017  (Read 88889 times)

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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #525 on: October 14, 2016, 11:24:23 am »
Good point Mike.   Still need a loop somewhere or the traffic would get backed up all over the place , so are you saying put the loop on the other board to the right of the clay dries?



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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #526 on: October 14, 2016, 11:57:33 am »
I guess that depends on how many trains you want running at once - on a branch like your's I would have thought only one train "in steam"? Or you can leave passenger trains in the station for freight passing.

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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #527 on: October 14, 2016, 12:03:35 pm »
Personally, I would have the passing loop directly linked to the sidings and, if you don't want even a halt (which would have justified the original passing loop) simply have some overgrown mounds where the former halt platforms would have been. One further comment, if the sidings have been taken over by the china clay company, then the headshunt would have been kept to avoid the company shunter having to use BR lines to be able to shunt the company sidings. A gate across the access from the BR loop line to the company sidings would then, normally, be fitted. That way you can have a say, ex-BR Class 03 shunting the sidings adding some interest when the BR trains were not 'on stage'.

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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #528 on: October 18, 2016, 01:45:07 pm »


Right I've come up with the above now, the track is to scale on the sized board.... What do you think ?  the sidings can easily accommodate 10 China Clay wagons (500mm)
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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #529 on: October 18, 2016, 07:51:07 pm »
Yes, that looks good, Mike. However, I'd consider adding a headshunt off to the left (as your previous plan) to enable shunting to be carried out safely within the yard.

Unfortunately, you now have no space for a catch-point to protect the BR lines. BR WR was particularly fond of these at the exit from sidings / loops to protect the adjoining through lines from any runaway/overruns within the yard. They were normally a single blade (similar to the PECO product) and were sited to divert any errant stock away from the main line thus preventing a potential collision.

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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #530 on: October 19, 2016, 05:06:48 pm »
Presumably that track is drawn Anyrail?
The little red bits on the grey track indicate that the radius is too tight for the parameters you've used. Hopefully you are using very tight parameters and the radius will still be negotiable in real life?

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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #531 on: October 19, 2016, 05:25:08 pm »
Ignore that anyrail isnt great when it comes to radius! I know that it works perfectly because its the same at the other end ;)



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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #532 on: December 07, 2016, 03:27:18 pm »


Just found the above whilst looking through the Hornby site!...
« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 12:40:28 pm by Only Me »



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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #533 on: December 07, 2016, 04:06:30 pm »
How very cruel. Poor Gareth. :laugh:

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Re: Tormouth - Next Stop Letchworth Model Railway Show 26th November
« Reply #534 on: December 07, 2016, 04:10:35 pm »
Hmmm,

Well its a family forum so cant replay in my normal fashion! I shall have my revenge!  :goggleeyes:

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TOTMOUTH - Next Stop TRAINWEST 8/9 April Corsham
« Reply #535 on: April 04, 2017, 11:02:17 pm »
Hello all,

Tormouth will be out this coming weekend at Trainwest in Corsham, please do come and say hello, we have the usual Motley Krew of Ben A, Maurits71 and the army for protection in the guise of Acko22...

Someone at the last show asked me for a Tormouth Polo, no idea why but I have a few extra now that will be available if you really want to be as sad as us :D

Hope to see you there!



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Oh dear.  Went to the De Havilland Show this morning.  Tormouth was showing on the list, so hoping to at last see it in the flesh and that my Exhibition Manager would fall for it.  Was there a problem?

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Oh dear.  Went to the De Havilland Show this morning.  Tormouth was showing on the list, so hoping to at last see it in the flesh and that my Exhibition Manager would fall for it.  Was there a problem?

Only that i sold it to the NGS Product manager and its now in Scotland...

I informed all exhibiton managers back in feb that is was sold.



 

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