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Author Topic: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s  (Read 44795 times)

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Offline Southernboy

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Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« on: February 19, 2011, 12:53:11 pm »




Hello all,

well I've joined the N Gauge Forum and thought by way of introduction I'd give you a quick run-through of my layout, Frankland.



As the topic title says, this is a layout set in the south London suburbs during the 1920s/30s.


Here's the original plan which has not changed much since I began three years ago




This is the start of the layout




Tracks at the front of the layout are now ballasted




Here's the signaling plan - although it may be a few years until I get round to doing it




I made a 3-SUB from old Graham Farish carriages and used the motor from a DMU






Slowly the scenic side of things are coming together










I've recently started work on a small parade of shops







I'll update with the finished result.

I'm glad to be on the N gauge forum and am looking forward to checking through other posts.




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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 01:10:18 pm »
Firstly, welcome aboard

Secondly, WOW! that is some fantastic work  :thumbsup:

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 01:12:56 pm »
looks tops already mate keep adding the pic!!

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 01:23:35 pm »
Welcome SouthernBoy!  :thumbsup:

This really is a superb layout from all aspects.  The plans you've made are fantastic, and I like the idea of it in a book.  The 3SUB is amazing, well done! Did you use a motor bogie, or a chassis from something else?  And the pipes and wires on the walls is something I'm very familiar with here on the Caterham Line.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 01:52:35 pm »
Welcome to the forum..Southern Boy
Excellent layout with nice attention to detail.Looking forward to seeing it develop here... :thumbsup:

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 02:17:17 pm »
Great to have you with us. As a follower of this layout elsewhere I've always been in awe of your attention to detail and have taken plenty of inspiration from this.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 02:19:39 pm »
Wow!
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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2011, 06:00:59 pm »
Thanks for the welcome folks  :)

" ...The 3SUB is amazing, well done! Did you use a motor bogie, or a chassis from something else?  ... "

I used the chassis/motor/bogies from a Farish 108 DMU. But next time I may buy a separate motor from Motorbogies.com.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 07:24:49 pm »
Very impressive.  I made a 4CIG about 5 years ago and I used a GF motor bogie that I had.  Awful thing!  Ruined the train to be honest.  And to think, people were buying them a few years ago for 60.   :o  I sold two for about 75 each once.  Madness.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 10:33:37 pm »
great layout - love the 3SUB :-*
Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 01:31:30 pm »
Hi Southernboy,

Beautiful concept and fantastic scenic work, any chance of a close up of the gasometer next time you have your camera out?

Regards David

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2011, 02:53:38 pm »
Just wanted to echo some of the thoughts already posted. Absolutely excellent work so far, can't wait to see more progress.

Thanks for the welcome folks  :)

" ...The 3SUB is amazing, well done! Did you use a motor bogie, or a chassis from something else?  ... "

I used the chassis/motor/bogies from a Farish 108 DMU. But next time I may buy a separate motor from Motorbogies.com.


Was that an original Grafar one or the more recent BachFar version?

R E Faust

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 03:10:35 pm »
Hi,

I'd like to echo the comments from others - really lovely layout developing here.

Personally I love the building work - they look fantastic - hard to believe they are N gauge. You obviously research and study real life meticulously and it comes through in everything I see on here.

Thanks for sharing it.

Cheers,
James

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2011, 07:50:14 pm »
This layout is so good I almost didn't notice the absense of juice rail - I assume this is somewhere on your to do list?
Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: Frankland: Southern Railway | London Suburban | 1920s/30s
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2011, 09:33:02 am »
Sorry, I didn't have notification turned on and missed the last few responses ...

For Wingnut, here's the gasometer:







It's a Walther's plastic kit.

REFaust:
The coaches are the original Grafar ones.

jamest:
Thanks - I do put a lot of time and thought into the modelling  :)

tadpole:
Third rail will come much later. My plan is to get the broad building blocks in place first, and then go back and start adding details. The reason is that this way details are less likely to get damaged or worn whilst I'm still doing the 'rougher' stuff.


Thanks again all  :)   

 

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