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Author Topic: Birmingham Knotmore Street  (Read 12521 times)

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #90 on: June 10, 2018, 01:32:14 pm »
Thanks for this update; it's been a while. Looking forward to seeing more of Knotmore Street, soon.

Thanks, though don't hold your breath - medium term objective is to get the elevated running lines onto a better-engineered viaduct system (the current setup was designed for a slightly different concept) while working out how to arrange the lower-level tracks. The general structural concept used at the opposite, Japanese end of the layout has proved to be reliable so I'll be continuing with that method. I also anticipate an improvement in amount and quality of available temporal resources, so progress should be more regular.

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #91 on: June 10, 2018, 01:47:20 pm »
 :hellosign: Following with interest & have no doubt all will come together soon
    regards Derek.

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2018, 09:06:58 am »
Good news. Id been wondering if Knotmore Street had succumbed to Japanese Knotmoreweed :no:

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #93 on: June 18, 2018, 03:23:17 pm »
This will require a leap of faith and imagination, but imagine this is the 1:00 Birmingham Snow Hill to Paddington service (with a Western and rake of Pullmans and possibly a couple of chocolate/cream Mk1s substituting for a Blue Pullman DMU, like this) emerging from the Snow Hill tunnel (the Birmingham one of course) passing the main line "up" platform at Knotmore Street.



(Said platform did not of course exist at that period on the consensual historical timeline, but in our alternative reality the GWR realised the utility of an additional halt in the city centre quite early on, though of course what you see here is a temporary structure untypical of GWR practice).
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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #94 on: June 19, 2018, 08:06:58 pm »
Very good to see an update and the photo. of the "Western" with a rake of Pullmans and a couple of chocolate/cream Mk1 FOs substituting for a "Blue Pullman" DMU in our consensual historical timeline is very good, too.

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2018, 08:40:14 pm »
Hellosign  Many thanks Railsquid, excellent photo
     regards Derek.

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #96 on: July 16, 2018, 02:03:13 pm »
Onwards and sidewards... a quick mockup to see what the track plan looks like in real life and to consider the best way of supporting it all, as it will need to be removable to provide access to the lines underneath (and it's much easier to work on if it's removable).





The layout is the best I can come up with in the space and with the track geometry available (Tomix).

I was originally planning to recreate all the contemporary platforms, but it occurs to me that having the main line ones in their current form (particularly what is now the very wide V-shaped platform with the water tower on it) will mean quite a substantial acreage of platform and it might be more interesting to leave those away and use the space between main line and terminal platforms to recreate the small locomotive stabling facility and goods shed which were once there.
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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #97 on: July 16, 2018, 03:38:44 pm »
Always good to see an update, Ian. I agree with your above thoughts re: the track layout ("use the space between main line and terminal platforms to recreate the small locomotive stabling facility and goods shed which were once there") and hope that you get time to get started on laying the tracks and platforms so that you can run some of your BR WR trains, there.

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #98 on: August 27, 2018, 12:09:29 am »
Are Birmingham Knotmore and Takahachikawa layouts connected?

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #99 on: August 27, 2018, 01:50:15 am »
Are Birmingham Knotmore and Takahachikawa layouts connected?

Yes, they are (or will be) all on the same loop, with a Magical Teleportal transferring trains between countries.
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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #100 on: August 27, 2018, 09:07:22 am »
すごい! I look forward to seeing the photos of that!  :photospleasesign:

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2018, 09:12:06 am »
Eeek!
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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #102 on: August 27, 2018, 11:20:02 am »
Did you scratchbuild the platform?

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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #103 on: August 27, 2018, 02:42:39 pm »
Did you scratchbuild the platform?

The platform visible in the photo is a Tomix Japanese rural style platform, which I repainted and was in the process of modifying for my original layout. It's just there for getting a feel of what it would be like to have a platform in that location (as one of the "new" 1987 platforms), but as noted above, I'll probably be leaving those out.
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Re: Birmingham Knotmore Street
« Reply #104 on: August 29, 2018, 02:26:43 pm »
Just as a matter of interest. You mentioned very early on in the thread about the building with the columns looking a bit like the Curzon Street portico. What is it actually and where did you get it.
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