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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2016, 08:53:48 pm »
Here is some progress from this weeks efforts (well, efforts since mid April!).  Concrete ducting, and lots of ballasting!








And tonight, some green paint that I 'borrowed' from work to seal the top and sides, and help the glue that I'll be using on the scenery in the future.


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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2016, 05:05:45 pm »
Looking very smart! Thank you for the update,  :D :greatpicturessign:
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2016, 01:07:46 pm »
I spent yesterday building bay platforms.  I put my back out yesterday which was causing incredible pain, and no sleep until 3am.  When I woke up after some cocodamol in the night, I was almost 100% better!  So, managed to go to work, and then worked on this some more today.  :)  I won't push it though!

First picture of the bay platforms, and the other two with some ballasting.  I'm waiting for some buffers to arrive before finishing the end of the bay platforms.  Perhaps with sand rather than ballast.






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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2016, 01:57:02 pm »
I hope your back is better, Chris. Thanks for the update. The platforms are coming on well.

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2016, 02:19:36 pm »
Coming along very nicely.
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2016, 03:34:04 pm »
Looking good, Chris. I take it you checked the clearances with an 08?
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2016, 04:12:56 pm »
Thanks guys.  Slow progress, but coming along.  :)

@Malc  - Yes I've used seven Class 08's/09's to make sure, thanks.  Hopefully it's alright!  :D

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2016, 10:51:24 pm »
Wondering why there's such a big gap berween the centre tracks.... is that to represent a track that has been removed?   :hmmm:
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2016, 05:53:35 pm »
Thanks guys.  Slow progress, but coming along.  :)

@Malc  - Yes I've used seven Class 08's/09's to make sure, thanks.  Hopefully it's alright!  :D


If you use the Peco re-railer it has a platform spacing gauge built in and I found when I re-did Claywell's platforms it worked perfectly.  Just put the cut-outs over the rails and the high end of the re-railer even gives the clearance for curves.

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2016, 06:24:19 pm »
That's right Bealman, to represent the centre tracks that would have been used to transfer the loco to the other end of a train.  There are a number of stations around here like that, the closest being East Croydon.

Here is an update with most of the platform 'tarmac' down, and a quick placement of the buildings.



If you use the Peco re-railer it has a platform spacing gauge built in and I found when I re-did Claywell's platforms it worked perfectly.  Just put the cut-outs over the rails and the high end of the re-railer even gives the clearance for curves.


Good tip, thanks!  I wasn't sure if they were still accurate because of the 08's. 

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2016, 07:08:46 pm »
That's right Bealman, to represent the centre tracks that would have been used to transfer the loco to the other end of a train.  There are a number of stations around here like that, the closest being East Croydon.

Here is an update with most of the platform 'tarmac' down, and a quick placement of the buildings.



If you use the Peco re-railer it has a platform spacing gauge built in and I found when I re-did Claywell's platforms it worked perfectly.  Just put the cut-outs over the rails and the high end of the re-railer even gives the clearance for curves.


Good tip, thanks!  I wasn't sure if they were still accurate because of the 08's.


That is a extremely impressive station mate.

Forgive me if this is answered previously, but is this to be a terminus or through station? I know there are smaller bays for the 121s etc, but are the rest for passing trade?

Got to say this is right up my street. If I had the space we would be doing a cross-country comparison of NSE main lines at this point....

Many pics as and when possible  :thumbsup:

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2016, 07:40:12 pm »
This is a through station, with two fast platforms, two slow platforms, and the middle two to be used for whatever they're needed for!  A similar setup to what is on the Brighton Mainline.

Glad to hear that you like it.  :)  Always good to hear feedback, and will take plenty of pictures. :thumbsup: :thankyousign:

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2016, 08:25:56 pm »
Looking really good :)

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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2016, 11:32:33 pm »
Reminds me a bit of Gatwick.  I was once (a long long time ago) allowed in the box to play with the trains..  Class 73 - Down Fast across to down slow through the station then back out to down fast.  Just because I could...
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Re: St Christopher's Green
« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2016, 06:06:49 am »
Impressive stuff, Chris.

Look forward to your next set of pics.

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