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Offline DaveGlew

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Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:18:14 pm »
The wood butchery begins

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 12:27:33 pm »
Hi Dave,

You've probably posted before in planning etc. but haven't seen or can't remember. Can you expand please or give a back link.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 12:50:34 pm »
Hi again,

Sorry, just found your post in 'planning' so looking forward to the build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 01:15:31 pm »
Nuts to the railway - what's the bike? ;)

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 01:50:00 pm »
Nuts to the railway - what's the bike? ;)
Yamaha 650 Dragstar...... 1987....... only comes out on nice days! All the rest of the garage clutter is my daughters pending house move - why don't they understand that railways must take priority
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 02:01:56 pm »
Hi again,

Sorry, just found your post in 'planning' so looking forward to the build.

Cheers weave  :beers:
The track plan has changed since the last thread and may change again once the boards are done...... I'll post once I've finally decided
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 08:16:13 pm »
Donít rush.
Make sure that you are happy with your plan before laying track.
Personally, I find there is no substitute for laying pieces of actual track on the board to get a feeling for what it will look like.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 08:47:57 pm »
I agree Port Perran...... think I'm 80% there with Any Rail but there's no substitute for "on the board" fiddling before finalising. What is surprising me the most is the amount of space needed. Having spent my life modelling in 00 I have quickly realised you can't simply halve everything!
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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 09:47:27 pm »
Wheels now installed on the sub board which will support the removable baseboards. First draft track plan printed - just for a quick look how things will fit. I will definitely need more width for the fiddle yard. Despite checking out some cleverly compacted yards at Stafford Show yesterday I still want to have room to breath.

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 06:46:40 pm »
Slow progress (I'm not in Di's league). Having now complied with planning regulations by completing shelves above and below, the main baseboards are complete and sealed with varnish. Next stage is to add folding boards for the fiddle yard. As an aside, I have also taken delivery of a faller car system but at the moment the thought of "bashing" an expensive modern bus is daunting.



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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2018, 12:35:55 pm »
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With baseboard construction well underway for Charlport Junction it is time to turn my attention to finalising the track plan. The scenario is a ubiquitous GWR junction with double track mainline and single track branch and goods services (with inspiration taken from Charlbury, Halwill Junction and Cleobury Mortimer - you'll not spot much resemblance though).
As always, I expect to have to bend and stretch things a little but for now I would welcome your thoughts and comments on the track plan please (note: all roads L & R lead to fiddle yard behind backscene). Please feel free to comment on any glaring errors, wrong roads etc.etc. before I embark on sectionalising the thing for dc. You will see that the ES is shown in 2 optional places..... I fancy replacing one location with some kind of light industry e.g. agricultural engineers, dairy etc. so welcome comments on which to keep and which to change. Thanks.


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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2018, 01:03:37 pm »
Looks pretty good to me although access from the Up (clockwise) oval to the ES and Goods yard is a little convoluted (note I am assuming the lower location of the ES will become a dairy or whatever type of industry you decide upon).
I could well be a bit dense this afternoon but what is 'CS' please?
If the 'C' stands for cattle then I'm really not sure they would be found adjacent to the ES :hmmm:

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 01:08:33 pm »
Coaling stage?????

As for a dairy, the Express milk dairy at Seaton Junction was a modest sized building with its own rail siding and the wash out for 3 tankers was done outside prior to the tanks pushed into the shed to be filled.

Eggs were also moved by rail from here and many unusual shunting practices took place.

Might be worth investigating to allow you a dairy styled on that. Unigate at Chard was a massive building. They are the only 2 dairies I know unfortunately.

Craig

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 01:20:12 pm »
If you plump for a dairy you could have Siphons carrying milk churns or tank wagons. If the latter I'd suggest 3 axled versions as the 2 axled were basically withdrawn pre WW2.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Railway_Milk_Tank_Wagon

I guess it depends when in GWR history you set the layout.

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Re: Charlport Junction - N gauge in the garage
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 01:23:03 pm »
 :hmmm: Coal Staithes?
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