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malmesbury station - my first layout build
« on: March 29, 2017, 05:08:05 pm »
Hi All

Well after nearly a year on here watching you all progress on your own layouts , some slower then others  ;) I 've decided to begin making my own . I've also been a member of my local model railway group for nearly a year also , luckily I found them via another member on here aswell . whilst  I have helped with couple layouts they have under construction it has helped me pick up some info and skills to start my own at home . I've decided to base mine loosely around Malmesbury station which closed in 1962 . The idea came about from my father-in-law who was born  and raised in Malmesbury and was very fond of the railway . with me looking for something to base mine around I thought this would be a good project to do  .

here's little bit of info on the station

The station was on the short Malmesbury branch from the Great Western Railway's main line from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads.
On 10 September 1951 the line closed to passenger traffic, and to goods 10 years later on 11 November 1962,[4] after which the tracks were lifted. The station site today is an industrial estate development

well wish me luck , I will try keep this thread updated as much as I can with photos of the progress

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 05:16:50 pm »
here is a photo of the station itself with  Malmesbury Abbey in the background , which I will try to occuperate on the backscene



here is the track plan as it was , I will be basing mostly around this with a fiddle yard  so that will end up with an l shaped layout




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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 05:22:54 pm »
I've made a start on the layout baseboard with 12mm MDF and some 2*1 , the dimensions of the baseboard are 1220mm * 300mm  Apologies I forgot to take photos of me and a friend putting this together at our club but im sure you get the idea .After screwing and glueing this together , heres a rough idea with track placed on the board , this isn't final but just getting rough idea






will update again after I've got photo of latest progress :beers:
« Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 05:29:25 pm by MARK1985 »

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 05:48:02 pm »
Looks good to this inexperienced eye. Although it looks like you bought too much track :D.

Some attractive buildings in that photo, and the backdrop should be an eyecatcher.

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 06:44:52 pm »
Looks very interesting.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 08:26:16 pm »
Shame you've had to use set track but space has dictated that.
I look forward to seeing the layout develop.

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 02:53:52 am »
Hi Mark,

Looks like a nice, interesting little layout. Glad you started small (wish I had).

Looking forward to your progress.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 03:09:03 am »
The old photo shows that this should be an interesting model with heaps of character. I'd definitely be including the abbey!

As NPN says, it's a shame you've used set track, but you have only got a small area to work with.

Looking forward to developments.  :thumbsup:
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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 06:44:58 am »
Will you have an extension board with a fiddle yard so you can run trains in and out of the station?
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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 09:15:35 am »
Hi All

Thank you all for your comments , using set track isn't in concrete yet , was more as I had it to hand to see what I was playing with .

yes the abbey I will try get in there , not sure as a model or on the backscene

I will be in having a fiddle yard , again just deciding what kind I have , in the end will end up as L shape layout

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2017, 09:33:48 am »
I'm so looking forward to seeing this layout develop, Such a good reason to model the location  :beers:

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2017, 03:09:01 pm »
Good looking plan Mark. Keep us updated on progress.

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 08:31:39 am »
Nice work so far Mark, use what ever you want is my philosophy, these rivet counters oooooh lol.   :thumbsup:

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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2017, 08:43:27 am »
If you can achieve what you want without the set track, I'd be going down that route.  :thumbsup:
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Re: malmesbury station - my first layout build
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2017, 10:10:34 am »
I do agree George, but if he has already bought the set track he may has well use it donít you think mate,  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

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