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New "Club" Layout
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:23:32 pm »
Hello all,
I've put my previous ideas on hold do to problems with automation and will also (hopefully) get chance to start a new project in the club. Any thoughts about any of it are very much appreciated!

The idea is each board should be:
  • no larger than 100x50cm
  • interesting as a single board
  • interesting to operate (I enjoy designing and building not so much the playing)
  • doesn't require all the other boards to operate (eg B&C, C&D)

The idea is that the boards will be stored in racks in the house when not in use. Possibly as static dioramas with plexiglass.

Here is a track plan, there is a mainline at the back which would be raised on a retaining wall along the back of D. There would be two more boards to form a continuous loop, these are not shown due to scarm limitations.




The goods section (board C) is loosely based on Nuneaton circa 1914.


 
The TMD has inspiration from Chester Diesel Depot possibly with one of these two buildings.





Cheers
Rob

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Re: New "Club" Layout
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 08:30:14 pm »
thanks dr rob

please let us know where your based ?

take iot blue / grey era 70s / 80s

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 08:37:18 pm »
thanks dr rob

please let us know where your based ?

take iot blue / grey era 70s / 80s


I'm in the North East of England, yeah era 7.

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Re: New "Club" Layout
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 09:03:28 pm »
okay so not local to chester. should be able to model with classes 08, 20, 24 , 25, 37, 40, 45, 47 , mk1s/ 2s, the class 101

unsure how one would model the wirral lines

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Re: New "Club" Layout
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 09:20:09 pm »
thoughts ...

may help ......CREWE & CHESHIRE RAILWAYS SCENES FROM THE 1980S

by Terry Moors

Published by Landmark Publishing. 1st. 2008

Nearly fine condition. Landmark Collector's Library series. A detailed view of railways in Crewe and Cheshire during the 1980s. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos.

Corners lightly rubbed else contents fine.

ISBN: 9781843064053
Stock no. 1812386

Price 12.00

Located at: Stella Books, Tintern if in print


is this where one gained the photos of the hoiding sidings ?

http://www.2d53.co.uk/chester/Diesel%20Depot.htm




i do recollect the stock on the holyheads / crewes and formations

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Re: New "Club" Layout
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 06:35:49 pm »
thoughts ...

may help ......CREWE & CHESHIRE RAILWAYS SCENES FROM THE 1980S

by Terry Moors


is this where one gained the photos of the hoiding sidings ?

http://www.2d53.co.uk/chester/Diesel%20Depot.htm




i do recollect the stock on the holyheads / crewes and formations


I will look into that book since its a reasonable price.
Yeah that's where the pictures are linked from.
I'm definitely taking inspiration from rather than model exactly as all these locations are huge, but will try to at least the building styles similar.

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Re: New "Club" Layout
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 06:44:10 pm »
rob

unsure whether its in print however can happily advise on the stock

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Re: New "Club" Layout
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 06:54:42 pm »
unsure if this may help :


http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19278.0


http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/64571-class-507-508-313/

should be an interesting project that will be worth it. im a loco hauled enthusiast, plenty of 25s, 40s, 47s the odd 37s. out of crewe down through chester and onto bangor

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Re: New "Club" Layout
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 06:55:01 pm »
rob

unsure whether its in print however can happily advise on the stock

Found quite a few used examples, just need the go ahead from the club, then I'll order it.


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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 06:56:09 pm »
happy to advise on typical workings stock good luck with the project

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Re: New "Club" Layout
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2018, 03:27:40 pm »
Hello all,
I have been working on the design for the engine shed and have come up with this so far this:



Most of the views that I have are from this side,now I'm trying to work out what is happening on the back ...
Here is an overhead view, it's the blue bit I'm not sure on (this will be facing the rear of the layout so I'm not too precious on it being identical as long as its the right shape):


From these two photos it doesn't look like it's got a sloping roof, but it was there at least since 1911 according to os maps, would a flat roof have been used then?




This is with the same height wall and does look at bit like one of the views.




Thoughts?
Rob

 

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