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Author Topic: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney  (Read 49449 times)

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Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« on: July 15, 2012, 09:44:52 pm »
Starting this thread to show the progress of this first, "all my own work layout" (well nearly all, got a friend to make the baseboards).  It is located somewhere that is mainly GWR/WR with Southern and LMS visitors.  I know it has a lot of track, that was one of the criteria as per my grandson's brief but with some careful scenic modelling I hope to make it look less so.

This is the final track plan, minor mods have been incorporate to improve operation and is a fully DCC Digitrax controlled layout using Railroad & Co's Train Controller PC software.  It allows continuous running together with out & back operation with some stations having dual roles.  The branch line station on the reversing loop is a cut down Bampton & Brize Norton station on the former East Gloucestershire Railway which was later taken over by the GWR  This station is run to a 1950 timetable with Claywell being Oxford and High Hackton platform 7, doubling up as the terminus at Fairford.  The roads are not that straight on the model, just easier to insert using XTrkCad.  :)

It is designed to easily break down into sections for possible exhibition.  The basic size is 2.70 mtr x 1.7 mtr. and for home use has additional detachable 12cm wide scenic sections clipped to 2 sides of the layout, these can be replaced for exhibition use with larger clip-on sections and possibly a fiddle yard to add more variety.  To this end, 2 of the main terminus tracks are extended as through roads via a level crossing across one of the clip-on sections, as is a hidden part of the reversing loop.

Still lots of work to do, I've only painted & ballasted about half of the trackwork so far which is all Peco code 55 laid onto 4mm cork.  Only just started some of the scenics, will slowly add pictures as work progress.

It's thanks to this, other groups and the internet that I've been able to do this, as other than doing some of the scenic modelling on my dad's and brother's layouts, many, many years ago, a lot of it is very new to me, especially DCC control, of which I knew absolutely nothing when I started this a couple of 2 years ago.

Postscript - just noticed that the Fairford Branch website http://www.fairfordbranch.co.uk has added a new working timetable to the site (my branch line worked to the passenger timetable) so I will have construct a new schedule to include more operations)  :)

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Track Plan


Some tasters

Early construction



Tunnel at High Hackton



Three Bridges



One of the clip-on extensions - the High Street





Claywell Goods Yard



High Hackton Station



Bampney Village under construction



Bampney almost completed
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 09:54:09 pm »
Caz that looks fantastic  :thumbsup:. Great looking plan, I look forward to seeing this develop. Thank you for posting pics.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 09:59:12 pm »
Wow!!!

That is something special, Caz. Have to say your pointwork and ballasting are great (when are you next in the UK? :evil:)
I bet that is great fun to operate, and I love the setting. Don't forget you could include the odd Eastern Region visitor via the Cambridge/Oxford line. Maybe a cross country Cambridge to Bristol or some sort of football special excursion :thumbsup:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 10:04:50 pm »
That's a fantastic track plan.  And great building work too.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 10:07:46 pm »
Looking good!  :thumbsup: 'specially like the high street, with the lights! (some more:  :camera: ???)
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2012, 10:24:14 pm »
Have to say your pointwork and ballasting are great (when are you next in the UK? :evil:)

Sorry Mick, just come back from the UK, if I'd have known, I could have done with a bit of railway therapy whilst there  :evil:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2012, 10:37:09 pm »
Wow now thats what I call a layout Caz, I think trying to work something out like that with my feeble brain would be a disaster, looking forward to seeing future pictures, Awesome.
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2012, 10:54:52 pm »
What a fantastic and elaborate track plan  :thumbsup:

Well modelled too with excellent scenics and a nice well-lit high street  8)


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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 10:30:32 am »
Hey Guys, thanks for the compliments, couldn't have done it with some help from you all and inspiration from the magazines including H's wonderful Nspirations.

Caz   :beers: :beers:
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 10:39:47 am »
Here's some info on the terminus at Claywell.  It is a modified Kibri kit of Osterbruken station with some interior detail added including separate room and clock lights.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 10:44:09 am »
Hi Caz,

Still can't see anything (in either IE or Firefox)
Just says ' You are not allowed to view these files. Please make sure you are connected to the server'

I have asked Admin to have a look into the problem as I really want to see these pics!!

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 10:58:01 am »
Patience, patience Mick, perhaps because I was still uploading them you may not have been able to see them,  now finished uploading so try again.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2012, 11:34:15 am »
Patience, patience Mick, perhaps because I was still uploading them you may not have been able to see them,  now finished uploading so try again.   :thumbsup:

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Still nothing there, Caz.
Admin are suggesting you create a new media file and upload into that. All your settings seem to be OK ???

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 11:43:29 am »
Strange, I've just been onto the thread using both my mobile phone and firefox, neither of which were signed in so I was just a guest and I could see pictures using both   ???  Have you tried hitting f5 to do a cache refresh?

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2012, 01:06:14 pm »
Hi Caz,

Further to the PM i just sent, Admin have advised me they have fixed summat that was broken, and your pics are now available to view in glorious colour. Nice :thumbsup:

 

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