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Diss Railway Station 1975
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:59:54 pm »
It's about time I posted something about what I'm up to, so here goes!

Three years ago I started looking at Diss as a possible layout, set in the mid-1970s (where there is more interest at Diss at that time due to the sidings, a nice signal box and I like the era, which helps). I worked on various track plans and decided early on that it was possible to create the station and sidings more or less to scale using N Gauge. The track plan fits onto a baseboard just under 14 feet long by 16" deep (with a couple of minor adjustments). The idea will be to have a fiddle yard at either end to drive trains either straight through, stopping at the station, or freight in and out of the sidings and the shunting that goes with it. Obviously the two fiddle yards will add to the length, so in order to work the layout this way, I will move it into a larger room (I'll probably be looking at 4ft either end, so the total length of the layout will be 24ft). At the moment, the scenic section just fits in my office/play room along one wall :heart2:

I started a Wordpress blog to provide more info and work in progress (which has been slow to be fair):

https://diss1975.wordpress.com/

Cheers
Pete

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Re: Diss Railway Station 1975
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 10:59:08 pm »
I used to go through the station frequently in the 60s on my way to school in Taverham.

ISTR that there was a gas plant / small refinery grain store near the station, which would make a good scenic feature?

There s also a Diss MRS -perhaps a source of info?

http://www.diss-mrs.org.uk
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Re: Diss Railway Station 1975
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 11:29:22 pm »
Yes, I will be modelling the granary and fertilizer stores behind the sidings, makes for a good backdrop.

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Re: Diss Railway Station 1975
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 05:53:00 am »
Very interesting blog, Pete. Thanks for sharing. How long do you think your building needs to be to add Liverpool Street and Norwich? I think you said 15,000 meters? Looking forward to the Diss updates.

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Re: Diss Railway Station 1975
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 09:58:15 am »
I'm looking forward to seeing this develop but, with pedant hat on, 14ft + 4ft + 4ft =22ft :confused2:

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Re: Diss Railway Station 1975
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 10:24:57 am »
Giving space to move around the layout, Mick  ;)

Room to catch falling stock  :D
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Re: Diss Railway Station 1975
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 10:38:51 am »
I'm looking forward to seeing this develop but, with pedant hat on, 14ft + 4ft + 4ft =22ft :confused2:

Good catch! Don't worry, I will knock the wall down and build it again.

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Re: Diss Railway Station 1975
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 10:41:15 am »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Don't forget NewportNobby has paranoia about stuff off the baseboard  ;)
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Re: Diss Railway Station 1975
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 07:42:30 pm »
Yeah and I'll tell you now to put perspex round the edge before he does  :D

 

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