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Title: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 06, 2018, 08:51:51 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well after a bit of an absence, i thought it time i started a new thread. I have been working on the revised version of Shrewford after the spare room in which it is housed has benefitted from being redecorated which was much needed, plus the baseboards strengthened after some slight warping.

I also felt that the original Platform layout of the real Shrewsbury is what really works best for me in the end, as I've tried a few concepts of this now, none has really worked. Also I've moved the carriage sidings so that they now sit within the station area better using curved points, it's been an expensive game, but worth it in the end.

With work getting in the way & life in general, its took almost 4 months to get the track pinned into place after sorting out the baseboards.

The station, loosely based on operations of 80's Shrewsbury will feature 7 platforms, though only 5 are in use with bay platforms 1&2 being disused with the trackwork lifted, only a stub of track will exist into platform 2 which is one of the 2 loco stabling points. Platform 3 can be used for north bound trains aswell as being used for much of the parcels services. The big island Platform features Platform 4 the main up & down Platform, bay Platforms 5 & 6 & also platform 7 for mainly southbound services though this will be operated as Bi directional as operations require...

Trains featured here passenger wise are the Provincial Express Marches line services from South wales/South West to Crewe, Manchester & Liverpool, Normally loco hauled, though Stopping services are operated by DMU's or laterly 'Sprinters'. Birmingham/Wolverhampton to Shrewford stopping or semi fast services. The line to Chester via Wrexham & the local service to Crewe operated by DMU's & Class 150 Sprinters, then also the cambrian lines to Aberystwyth & Pwllheli which are exclusively Class 150 Sprinter operated (as was in the late 80's)
InterCity services are around every 2 hours to & from London Euston, one of these, 'The Cambrian Coast Express' continues to & from Aberystwyth featuring a class 37. On summer saturdays there are 3 extra Loco hauled services down the Cambrian including 'The Snowdonian' to Pwllheli.

With modellers licence I will also run an 'InterCity 125' service between Swansea & York, & have also pinched a Network SouthEast Paddington to Wolverhampton to extend to Shrewford ( giving me an excuse to run a Class 50 when they eventually come out  ;))

So here is the revised plan & a couple of pictures showing the rescued buildings & backscene from the previous effort...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202937-63892769.jpeg)
1st up is the revised plan of Shrewford

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202937-638922166.jpeg)
The track plan in place

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202938-639202029.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202938-63923277.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/63/2657-060418202938-639202475.jpeg)
& finally a drawing of mine dating back from 1999 of the first Central Trains liveried Class 158 at Shrewsbury that now hangs above Shrewford

Cheers for now :)
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Train Waiting on April 09, 2018, 08:32:46 AM
That looks a fantastic layout, Mark.  The signal box is a super feature.  Is it bi-directional running on both the Up and Down lines?

Excellent drawing as well.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on April 09, 2018, 09:31:29 AM
@Train Waiting (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=6222)
Here's a pic of the real monster, John

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/264-090418092949-63998512.jpeg)
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 09, 2018, 01:19:57 PM
That looks a fantastic layout, Mark.  The signal box is a super feature.  Is it bi-directional running on both the Up and Down lines?

Excellent drawing as well.

Best wishes.

John

Many thanks John  :thankyousign:,

Yes both lines will operate as bi directional if required, though in main practice Platform 7 is mainly for south bound services. Platform 4 while being mainly north bound has some London & Cambrian line services reverse there.

Hope this helps :)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Train Waiting on April 09, 2018, 02:04:09 PM
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=6222[/url])
Here's a pic of the real monster, John



Many thanks, Mick.  Just think what the locking must be like!

I expect that there are a lot of white levers nowadays...

Thanks again.

John
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 05, 2018, 08:04:07 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
Over the last week or so I've managed to get the platforms constructed. I've always used the metcalf one's as they're solid once done, tho this pack I've not been too impressed with the adesive flagstone platform edging which has been lifting since it's been added on, so will have to glue it down in places.
 
Now all the main work is out the way such as the track plan, track pinned down & platforms are now done, I can start work on the platform canopies.

Here is how it looks as of today...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195926-64990989.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195926-649882110.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195925-649882056.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195925-649861615.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195925-64986874.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195925-64983804.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/2657-050518195924-649831124.jpeg)

Still lots to do before proper train running can commence ha!

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 05, 2018, 08:41:18 PM
Very neat trackwork in pic 2, Mark.
I only get brickbats if I mention track being close to the edge so I'm saying nowt :zippedmouth:
If the station canopies and what lies beneath are anything like your previous version we're in for a treat.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 05, 2018, 09:30:56 PM
Very neat trackwork in pic 2, Mark.
I only get brickbats if I mention track being close to the edge so I'm saying nowt :zippedmouth:
If the station canopies and what lies beneath are anything like your previous version we're in for a treat.

Thanks Newportnobby,  :thankyousign:
As before there will be an edge next to the outermost track. The Train at platform 7 was just put there for illustration, I have tested the track but with very slow running. With the price of these trains now in no way would I leave the edge of the board unprotected in case of a would be derailment.

Many thanks regarding the remarks about the canopies. The CIS screens have been kept from before so pretty much what was seen before will reappear. The canopy over the north end of the platforms I'm going to try a more intricate design than before, so watch this space...

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 07, 2018, 10:12:51 PM
Hi everyone,

Well almost a month past since the last update, but slowly & surely I have been constructing the Platform canopies for the north end of the station. This time I've gone for a more complex design, similar to the ready made design available from Metcalf kits, but I wanted a bash at making my own out of thick card & clear plasticard.

The design I've gone for is similar to that of the real canopy that covers the real Shrewsbury station at its north end, albeit without the tapered slant towards the edges which would have been too difficult to achieve with these materials.. This was time consuming enough to construct but well worth the effort  :thumbsup:
Here are some pictures of how it looks so far....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220253-661801494.jpeg)
Construction begins...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220252-661791653.jpeg)
I then mark out where I will attach each 'segment' of the new canopy roof with card

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220248-66161824.jpeg)
The first segment is glued into place

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220248-66161446.jpeg)
...Followed by more segments...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220249-66173151.jpeg)
until all segments are on & & the sides made from card & slaters canopy valance are glued on

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220250-661741297.jpeg)
& finally placed onto the layout, some adjustments need to be done to get them properly level

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220251-661741517.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220251-661762428.jpeg)
The canopy along Platform 3 is yet to be finished

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220251-66176983.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-070618220252-66178754.jpeg)

Cheers for now
Mark


Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: scruff on June 07, 2018, 10:36:52 PM
Canopy looks excellent Mark.. Keep up the good work!

Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 07, 2018, 11:16:38 PM
Great looking canopies.

If you don't mind me asking what clear material did you use and what did you use to get the black lines on the canopy roof?

Hi Lindi,

Many thanks  :thumbsup:

I used clear styrene sheets, most model shops normally stock them, there are different thicknesses. I've always used these as you can make pretty much any shape & they are great for glazing.
I used thicker for the base of the canopy & thinner for the segments. The black lines I simply did with a fine Steadler permanent marker pen at every 5mm spaces to give the impression of separate panes of glass.

Hope this helps  :)

Canopy looks excellent Mark.. Keep up the good work!

Cheers
Mark

Thanks Mark  :thankyousign: Glad you like

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on June 08, 2018, 06:26:47 AM
Wow!  that's a lot of canopy.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Bealman on June 08, 2018, 07:13:02 AM
Fantastic job. Looks great!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: keithbythe sea on June 08, 2018, 07:41:06 AM
Excellent!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: rhysapthomas on June 08, 2018, 08:43:02 AM
Looks very good and of course does not hide the trains when they are in the station
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on June 08, 2018, 09:00:28 AM
An impressive build :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on June 08, 2018, 09:46:03 AM
Canopies look great, Mark, and I can't wait for those atmospheric 'under the canopy' pics.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Caz on June 08, 2018, 07:35:56 PM
Impressed, very elegant.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on June 08, 2018, 09:59:48 PM
Beautiful. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 08, 2018, 10:03:23 PM
Hi Everyone,

Many thanks for the kind comments, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

I've completed Platform 3's canopy this evening so this is now in place on the layout. The next job after these is to add the final details to them & adjust the supports to make them completely level. I also need sort out the area around the station front, resurface it with slab effect card, & box in around the main station building.

I then want to get the ballasting done before adding the 'butterfly' style canopy's down the bay platforms..

Here are the pictures of Platform 3 canopy now pretty much complete...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-080618215536-66217783.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-080618215535-662152413.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-080618215535-66215207.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-080618215536-66217112.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on June 08, 2018, 10:12:41 PM
Newportnobby will be pleased with that last pic. :D
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 09, 2018, 12:26:07 AM
Finally a cheeky Selfie while testing out my new phone camera next to the work in progress station ha!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/2657-090618002356-662191566.jpeg)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on June 09, 2018, 08:26:50 AM
Newportnobby will be pleased with that last pic. :D

Yup, but wait until Mark has completed all the detailing under the canopy and you'll love 'em too ;D
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on June 09, 2018, 10:57:58 AM
Newportnobby will be pleased with that last pic. :D

Yup, but wait until Mark has completed all the detailing under the canopy and you'll love 'em too ;D

I already dooo love 'em! :heart2: :D
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: bluedepot on June 09, 2018, 02:36:36 PM
looks really good!

Tim
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 09, 2018, 08:49:22 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Excellent modelling Mark   :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mika on June 10, 2018, 10:20:03 AM
Hi Mark,

good to see you (quite literally :goggleeyes:) and Shrewford again.
That canopy design is amazing. Something I need to try for my next layout (if I ever find the time to build it...)
Looking forward to your next updates.

Cheers,
Michael
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on July 11, 2018, 09:12:03 PM
Hi Everyone,

thanks again for the kind comments. Time for an update, despite the spare room being too hot at the moment, I've managed to crack on with the station platform buildings. I wasn't happy with my previous efforts so decided to purchase the Metcalf Warehouse. I chose this because of it's victorian look & thought about hacking it up & creating my station Platform buildings.

The one on the island platform 4 & 7 is big enough to house staff accomodation, male & female toilets & the Buffet & bar. I didn't want too bigger building on the island Platform as it just hides the trains...as nice as buildings are. I wanted to keep much of this platform 'open' tho considering passengers needs in real life  ;)

The building along platform 3 is just a facia that attaches to the back of the main station frontage building. As this platform is lightly used passenger wise, it houses Staff messrooms aswell as the red star office & station managers office. The train announcers office is also located on this platform...

So here is how it is all looking so far...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205748-673361092.jpeg)
First up I hacked up the Metcalf factory into suitable sections

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205753-673741284.jpeg)
The island Platform building almost complete & ready to be glued together

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205748-673362181.jpeg)
& finally the almost complete facia on platform 3, this needs to be properly finished

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205748-67369230.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205749-673701473.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205749-673712475.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205750-67371904.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/67/2657-110718205753-673731112.jpeg)

Cheers for now  :beers:
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on July 11, 2018, 10:01:25 PM
Using the Metcalfe warehouse to build the station is a masterstroke and it looks the biz :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 11, 2018, 10:03:40 PM
a fine piece of miniature architecture may i say and looks inspirational and great
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 12, 2018, 10:28:13 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:   :greatwork: 
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on August 12, 2018, 01:16:59 AM
This looks splendid.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on August 15, 2018, 08:26:06 PM
Hi Everyone,

Many thanks again for the kind & inspirational comments, much appreciated  :thankyousign: :thumbsup:

Well as it's gone a bit cooler from that crazy heatwave, I've managed to have a bash at getting bits done to Shrewford. Mainly concentrating on the Red Star Parcels office & also the Railway bridge at the Chester end of the station. Instead of cutting through the board, as before, I've made an illusion as if the road dips to go under the railway, & putting a tin foil screen to create a mirror effect which was suggested by someone on the forum before..

Here are some pictures of the latest progress...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201428-681631764.jpeg)
First a look at the new Red Star Parcels office to the right of the main station building

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201429-681651597.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201428-681641351.jpeg)
I think the canopy at the front of the main building needs a bit of a dusting lol!  :worried:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201429-681652353.jpeg)
The I begin the screen for the Railway bridge

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201429-681672280.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201430-681672421.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201431-681701282.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201431-681692492.jpeg)
Now with the girders attached & how the Bridge looks from the street

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201427-681551008.jpeg)
& from the other side as an empty stock from London Euston departs platform 4

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201427-68161917.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-150818201427-681611293.jpeg)

Still bits to do to completely finish off this area like adding street lamps & road signs...

 

Cheers for now  :beers:
Mark


Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Caz on August 15, 2018, 08:32:12 PM
That's looking really good Mark and the underpass works really well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on August 15, 2018, 08:34:31 PM
That tinfoil thing is a very cunning plan!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on August 31, 2018, 10:17:04 PM
Hi everyone,

Time for another update as the station progresses slowly.

I have now almost completed the retaining wall along the south end of the station & the white screen where the tracks supposedly span the river severn. This just needs finishing touches now. The next job will be ballasting before construction of the bay platform canopies & adding platform details.

This is the scene as of this evening..

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818221241-686231159.jpeg)
First up, looking north showing the retaining wall on the left hand side of the station

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818220647-68622909.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818220647-686201015.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818220645-686121929.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/2657-310818220647-686202368.jpeg)

Still loads to do..

Cheers for now  :beers:,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on September 01, 2018, 09:09:17 AM
Great pics, Mark.
Time to get those spare sleepers in before ballasting! ;)
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on September 01, 2018, 09:20:21 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 01, 2018, 10:02:06 PM
Looking good.

:hellosign: seconded
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on October 27, 2018, 03:31:16 PM
Hi Everyone,

Finally time for a layout update. I have bit by bit over the weeks been working on the canopies for the bay platforms on the station, aswell as the signage & I've also ballasted the track...one of the most tedious parts of the build IMO.

So took some pictures of the progress this morning. I'm yet to finish the signage aswell as fit the Customer Information monitors.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018150202-705531607.jpeg)
construction of the bay platform canopies complete & being painted

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145522-70547206.jpeg)
Station signs & platform numbers printed out

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145540-70552121.jpeg)
I then create imitation lighting with the station name printed on the lamp, 1960's style when the canopies were supposedly built replacing the overall roof

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145523-705481193.jpeg)
I then had a brain wave & thought about the PA system, so thought about the retaining walls I purchased, the small round bits that hold the pieces together look a little bit like speakers  :P so as there's a fair few of them....I've chopped them up ha!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145525-70549370.jpeg)
These will then be glued underneath the canopies

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145515-705401402.jpeg)
So here are the canopies now constructed & on the staion

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145515-705401390.jpeg)
The view looking south & showing all the clutter from the build which I need to clear & concentrate on this end of the layout

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018152414-70554651.jpeg)
A look underneath the canopy showing the clocks & also the PA system speakers, though the announcer has a fair bit to say regarding the 13:25 DMU thats shown in Platform 6 on the Heart of wales service to Swansea!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145520-705451752.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145517-70542326.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145514-705392026.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145528-70551789.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145518-70543381.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/70/2657-271018145526-705502007.jpeg)

Still loads to do....

Cheers for now,
Mark  :)


Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on October 27, 2018, 04:08:48 PM
very realistic and like the tannoy system, station signs as well as the canopies

now for the BRUTE trollleys
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on October 27, 2018, 06:23:25 PM
That looks splendid!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on October 27, 2018, 09:03:13 PM
Smashing pics, Mark. You just know I really like the platform level shots ;)
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on October 27, 2018, 10:26:29 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Mant thanks for the updates Mark, looking superb  :thumbsup:
   regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: grumbeast on October 29, 2018, 06:48:43 PM
This looks wonderful, very evocative, thanks for more inspiration, maybe I should doubleside my layout and turn my staging area into a station :)
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on November 02, 2018, 10:13:33 PM
Hi Everyone,

First of all thankyou again for all the kind comments  :thankyousign:, glad you like the layout & that it's also giving some of you inspiration. Coming on this forum helps me get my mojo as working long shifts, modelling just goes out the window once I get home most the time, then I have to feel motivated when I get days off..

Still, i've been keeping at it, this time i've glued on the Customer Information monitors & also fitted the platform lamps (by Knightwing). The monitors were used on my old layout but have had a new coat of yellow paint as they were 'back in the day' on the midland region. I made these from tiny bits of plasticard, they are VERY fiddly to make, but worth the effort as it just brings the station to life.

I'm still unable to run trains properly along Platform 7 apart from very slowly as i'm yet to create a plasticard lip
alongside the baseboard just in case of any derailment, thats in my next 'to do' list!

So.....here are the latest pictures...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-71023515.jpeg)
The information TV Screens ready to be mounted under the station canopy

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-710232070.jpeg)
This shot showing the back of the 'Arrival' & 'departure' screens that passengers see when they reach the top of the stairs

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710251102.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118220014-710322366.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710291615.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710252423.jpeg)
A zoomed in shot of Platform 4 with a waiting 2 car Class 150/1 Sprinter on a local to Crewe

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710272154.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214627-710311975.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214626-710271038.jpeg)
Now a looking north from the south end of the station

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-71003501.jpeg)
A slightly blurred shot, but the platform lamss can be seen aswell as the signals which are none working scratch built one's using Knightwing traffic light heads...tho I might be looking to replace these with something a bit more accurate in the near future

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-71003138.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214627-710291326.jpeg)
& finally a zoomed in shot showing an unrefurbished Chester based Class 108 3 car set in Platform 6 on a Wolverhampton stopper.

Now to get the platforms populated & sort out what I'm going to do with the area behind Shrewford no1 Signalbox...watch this space!

Now for a glass of wine ha!

Cheers  :beers:
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Jimmy77 on November 02, 2018, 11:15:17 PM
Looking great, very atmospheric pictures!

Cheers,

Jimmy
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on November 03, 2018, 12:28:54 AM
How splendid! Where did you get the monitors?
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Snowwolflair on November 03, 2018, 04:47:12 AM
I would recommend a perspex lip to protect from falling off, mounted with bolts and rubber gasket so you can remove it when working on the layout.  Most glass cutters or sign makers will cut and drill perspex quite cheaply especially if its long narrow pieces which they will have as off-cuts. 

NB get them to drill the holes as they will do it without inducing cracks  :D
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on November 03, 2018, 09:03:39 AM
It's all these small details like the monitors and tannoy speakers that add so much realism to the look. Fabulous.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: bluedepot on November 03, 2018, 09:30:30 AM
nice job on your station joey


Tim
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: grumbeast on November 03, 2018, 07:17:37 PM
I love the awning clutter, it just moves the whole thing up to next level modelling
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on November 21, 2018, 02:11:16 PM
Hi Everyone,

as always thankyou for the great comments, its much appreciated  :thankyousign:

Just thought I'd post a few pictures from the other day when I gave the trains a bit of a run, tho I only run the trains slowly along Platform 7 as i'm yet to add the lip alongside the board just in case of any derailment. this will be the same as last time with strips of clear plasticard glued alongside, this has worked well in the past & on my next to do list after the signals are constructed.

I have also started work on the signals, starting off with the gantry for the north end of the station controlling moves out of platforms 3 & 4. These will be completely none working, I'm just happy with a good representation. Maybe in time i may go for electrifying them. I have purchased dummy CR Signals (3 aspect) for the signal heads as these are an excellent representation. I'm using painted pin heads to represent the bulbs & they look really good.

Here are some pictures...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135915-71677440.jpeg)
An overall view of the station showing a Class 25 at platform 3 on a parcels service that has terminated, waiting for the signal for shunting the stock to the sidings, while in the bay platforms a 2 car Class 150/1 Sprinter waits at platform 5 with an Aberystwyth service while a 4 car DMU waits at platform 6 with a Cardiff all stops via Hereford

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135927-716892122.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135915-716772352.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135920-716831546.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135929-716911690.jpeg)
Meanwhile a 3 car Class 150/1 in revised Sprinter livery has arrived at platform 7 with a chester to Birmingham New Street service

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135923-716851054.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135920-716831843.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135926-716872055.jpeg)
& finally the in progress gantry for the Chester end of the station

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-211118135925-71687482.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on November 21, 2018, 06:21:07 PM
Lovely pictures, thank you.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: grumbeast on November 21, 2018, 07:17:05 PM
Thats looking really awesome, love the valley lines DMU with the dragon on the nose, I remember those growing up
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on November 21, 2018, 08:14:48 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Looking absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on November 22, 2018, 01:51:25 PM
Lovely pictures, thank you.

Thanks Lawrence, glad you like them  :thankyousign:

Thats looking really awesome, love the valley lines DMU with the dragon on the nose, I remember those growing up


Cheers Gumbeast  :thankyousign: I really would like a red dragon on the front of the 108 (& also my large logo Class 37) which was more prototypical, the white one is from the fox transfers Tren-Y-Cwm/Valley train sheet. If I can get my hands on a red one at some point, i'll also add the red 'V' down the front end


 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Looking absolutely awesome, thanks for sharing
     regards Derek.

Many thanks Derek, glad you like it  :thumbsup:

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on December 21, 2018, 06:03:38 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
I have got round to constructing my signals. These are completely none working. I purchased CR signals for the heads & framework & really pleased with how they look...maybe one day I'll have the bottle to create working signals ha!

Here are some pictures of the signals & also my scratch built signal gantry for the north end of the station...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-72559880.jpeg)
The signals controlling moves from the south end of Platforms 6 & 7, all are fitted with a fake route indicator

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-72561170.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-725621077.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-725532067.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-72556915.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-725571377.jpeg)
The gantry controlling moves from the north end of the station, platforms 3 & 4, & also the single signal controlling moves north bound out of Platform 7

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-72557532.jpeg)
Framed by the gantry is a Class 31 on a parcels service bound for Manchester

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-725592282.jpeg)

More updates to come...

Cheers for now guys & a Merry Christmas to you all  :beers: :beers:

Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on December 21, 2018, 09:19:25 PM
Great stuff, Mark, especially that pic of the class 31.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mika on December 26, 2018, 11:17:59 AM
Hi Mark,
I seem to have missed your last updates :(
Looking great. As others have already said, I very much like the platform level shots. Well done.

Merry Christmas!

Cheers,
Michael
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: NScaleNotes on December 26, 2018, 11:33:35 AM
Hi Mark

Great looking layout, I'll also say that I particularly like the platform level pictures. Very inspirational. I'd love to create something on the same scale but I lack space so I think creating a similar view to this (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-710232070.jpeg (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/71/2657-021118214625-710232070.jpeg)) in a little T-Trak module or cameo would be particularly effective.

Keep up the good work.

Simon
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 26, 2018, 01:50:18 PM
One that I had missed.  Very nice love the platform "furniture".  Sadly my ERA doesn't allow CIS monitors which is ironic as I used to install the damn things.

Jerry
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on January 10, 2019, 10:11:48 PM
Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year  :beers:

Thankyou as always for the great comments & even having one of my pictures used on Simons blog over on http://nscalenotes.com/modelideas/t-trak-modules/ (http://nscalenotes.com/modelideas/t-trak-modules/) This is worth a read  :)

As I've been on earlies this week & now on rest days, I've had the chance to populate the station & run some trains. Still running slowly along Platform 7 until I attach the clear plasticard sides which I'll be doing next.

I have lamp posts on order too from P&D Marsh for the street in front of the station & also for the holding sidings next to the station. The area behind Shrewford No1 signal box & where the Abbey stands needs major attention next. in this area I'm thinking of making a representation of a football ground (like the real Shrewsbury's old Gay Meadow) so watch this space...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215042-730621163.jpeg)
47535 approaches Shrewford with a service from London Paddington (With modellers licence I've extended the old Paddy-Wolves service) past No1 signal box, & the area behind which is full of modelling debris  :-[

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215042-730622289.jpeg)
The train is routed into Platform 3 instead of 4 this evening due to a Sprinter 150114 which was undergoing fitters attention on a delayed service to Chester

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215040-730561670.jpeg)
A look along the populated Platforms..another 150, 150128 has arrived at platform 7 & terminated from Chester, looks like this may turn around & go back to Chester if 150114 can't be fixed over on platform 4

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215913-730642040.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215915-7306543.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215916-730661201.jpeg)
150114 is now declared a failure so all passengers change & board 150128 at platform 7b for Chester, the service is now 20 minutes late

Cheers for now :)
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 10, 2019, 10:23:10 PM
 :hellosign: Superb photos Mark, always looking good
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on January 11, 2019, 12:13:22 AM
 :wonderfulmodelling:
 :greatpicturessign:

Especially this one...

..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215916-730661201.jpeg)
...
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on January 11, 2019, 12:42:23 AM
Just read the whole thread tonight and really impressed with the modelling and pictures!
 :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Bealman on January 11, 2019, 01:03:34 AM
Yep, agree with Railgooner - that one's a beauty!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on January 11, 2019, 01:11:22 AM
I do love this layout - very evocative of an era that I remember.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on January 11, 2019, 10:50:27 AM
As ever, great to see some pics, Mark :claphappy:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on January 12, 2019, 12:00:45 PM
:hellosign: Superb photos Mark, always looking good
       regards Derek.

Many thanks Derek  :thankyousign:

:wonderfulmodelling:
 :greatpicturessign:

Especially this one...

..
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/73/2657-100119215916-730661201.jpeg)
...

Many thanks Rail Gooner, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

Just read the whole thread tonight and really impressed with the modelling and pictures!
 :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:

Cheers Darrwest... it's been a long time to get to the stage I'm at with it now, but pleased with it  :thankyousign:

Yep, agree with Railgooner - that one's a beauty!  :thumbsup:

Thanks Bealman  :thankyousign:

I do love this layout - very evocative of an era that I remember.
Thankyou James, chuffed you like it  :thankyousign:

As ever, great to see some pics, Mark :claphappy:

Thankyou Newportnobby  :thankyousign:

All the best,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on February 21, 2019, 10:43:37 PM
Hi Everyone,

Not a fat lot to report on Shrewford but I've been adding lamposts to 'Railway Street' & also the carriage sidings. I'm planning on creating a representation of a football ground behind No 1 signal box once I get the materials together.

I've still got to nip to my local model shop to get the clear plasticard to create the lip along the edge of the board.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223041-743152138.jpeg)
First up is a picture of Railway Street. I'm yet to add the phone boxes next to the Taxi rank & also road markings.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223043-743322287.jpeg)
An birds eye look down on the station showing the in progress layout..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223041-743151689.jpeg)
Now the carriage/DMU sidings which now have lamposts fitted from P&D marsh

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223044-743341900.jpeg)
Seen is a 4 car Class 150/1 Sprinter which is being cleaned & watered ready to form a Pwllheli service

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223045-743361993.jpeg)
A Class 47 is on the Loco siding receiving some fitters attention

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219223042-743322173.jpeg)
A look at the station showing tucked away on platform 5 a Network SouthEast DMU on loan to Tyseley forming a stopper to Wolverhampton...

And finally a couple of shots from yesterdays InterCity 125 service from Swansea to York (With modellers licence i've pinched it from running via Birmingham & instead via the Marches route)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219224154-743371745.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219224154-743372329.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-210219224155-743391576.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark  :)

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 21, 2019, 11:02:35 PM
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:  :thankyousign:
      Another set of superb photos of your fantastic layout, the HST & the 47 look so right together.
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on February 22, 2019, 09:36:07 AM
Great pics of your tremendous detailing, Mark :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on February 23, 2019, 04:24:27 PM
Really good to see - inspiring stuff!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on February 26, 2019, 07:52:51 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thankyou for the kind comments  :thankyousign:

Well this is just a short update. With most the station & Railway street pretty much complete, only requiring one or two small details & finishing touches, attention is now turned to the south end of the layout which needs a fair bit of work. The embankment on which  the 'Abbey' stands is in dire need of detailing & also the large area behind Shrewford no1 box needed filling with something. This I've decided on a football ground which will be a loose representation of the old Gay Meadow what used to be at Shrewsbury. I've started constructing the east stand using thick white card...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-260219195140-74513773.jpeg)

This picture showing the scene so far.... so lots to do to with this end of the layout over the coming couple of weeks.
 
Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: tunneroner61 on February 26, 2019, 08:10:09 PM
If there's a home game on don't forget the chap in the coracle on the river whose job was to retrieve balls kicked out of the ground!!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 26, 2019, 09:39:02 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thankyou for the kind comments  :thankyousign:

Well this is just a short update. With most the station & Railway street pretty much complete, only requiring one or two small details & finishing touches, attention is now turned to the south end of the layout which needs a fair bit of work. The embankment on which  the 'Abbey' stands is in dire need of detailing & also the large area behind Shrewford no1 box needed filling with something. This I've decided on a football ground which will be a loose representation of the old Gay Meadow what used to be at Shrewsbury. I've started constructing the east stand using thick white card...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-260219195140-74513773.jpeg)

This picture showing the scene so far.... so lots to do to with this end of the layout over the coming couple of weeks.
 
Cheers,
Mark
:hellosign:  Many thanks Mark, looking forward to further updates
       regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 15, 2019, 04:15:19 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
Work on the south end of the layout is continuing apace. The football ground is coming on well, I have completed the east stand & thought I'd post a couple of pictures of it's current state....

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160746-749671769.jpeg)
This is during construction. To give the impression of seats & isles, I just painted the card & marked it out with black fineliner...this won't be as noticeable once the roof is on & the building is complete

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160746-74968613.jpeg)
The rear of the East stand showing the entrance area.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160747-749691145.jpeg)
The east stand with it's canopy attached..the other stands are yet to be completed

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160743-749591413.jpeg)

Meanwhile, over at the station
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160743-749591839.jpeg)
47403 'The Geordie' is ticking over on the loco stabling point waiting to take over a parcels train from Manchester to Bristol.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160744-749651519.jpeg)
A 4 car Class 101 ticks over in bay Platform 5 with an all stops via Hereford to Cardiff Central

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160744-74965705.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319160745-749662023.jpeg)
& finally A 150 Sprinter is out of service at platform 3 but will form an Aberystwyth service a little later

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 15, 2019, 04:24:04 PM
the   football ground is it shrewford united 's ground?

reminds me of  cricket grounds   with a church nearby in view. a great cameo
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 15, 2019, 05:09:24 PM
the   football ground is it shrewford united 's ground?

reminds me of  cricket grounds   with a church nearby in view. a great cameo

Cheers Crewearpley

I hadn't thought of the name for the team the ground would be for, but Shrewford united sounds good to me  :thumbsup:

I've bought a white marker to get the pitch marked out properly so should look good hopefully once its done.

A couple of bonus shots while playing around with the camera in the station area...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319171041-749751835.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/74/2657-150319171041-74975175.jpeg)

Cheers
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 15, 2019, 05:35:39 PM
St joeys, st josephs ground. Pick a name of mate who loves the game
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 18, 2019, 11:15:43 PM
A few pictures from a bit of a running session on saturday...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230403-751231126.jpeg)
ScotRails's 47710 'Sir Walter Scott' had been to Crewe works & pressed into service in the midlands. Having taken over from a Class 86 Electric at Wolverhampton, it arrives at Shrewford on the 14:46 InterCity service from London Euston Terminating here

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230359-750992172.jpeg)
This trains is a few minutes late, so instead of the train being shunted out to Shrewford North yard & being bought back into Platform 7 for the 15:19 departure to London Euston, the signalman decides the train remains in platform 4 with 47710 being simply run round to couple to the other end

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230359-75099144.jpeg)
Meanwhile a Class 101 arrives at Platform 7 with a terminating service from Chester

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230403-751231133.jpeg)
47710 is then coupled to the other end of the 'Euston' after the run round for it's right time departure of 15:19, which it will take as far as Wolverhampton where an Electric loco will take over

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-180319230405-751252372.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: weave on March 18, 2019, 11:30:41 PM
Hi,

Have seen bits of your thread but never replied, just thank yous. Have obviously missed lots so will go back and look through properly.

Great stuff from what I've seen so far.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Caz on March 19, 2019, 07:13:58 PM
Great pictures Mark and lovely attention to detail that really shows.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 19, 2019, 07:26:00 PM
really looking at a neat and tidy station and how they were 20 / 30 years ago- step off   the train - its so realistic and  i would
agree caz
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 20, 2019, 02:50:13 PM
Hi,

Have seen bits of your thread but never replied, just thank yous. Have obviously missed lots so will go back and look through properly.

Great stuff from what I've seen so far.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Thanks Weave, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

Great pictures Mark and lovely attention to detail that really shows.   :thumbsup:

Thanks Caz, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

really looking at a neat and tidy station and how they were 20 / 30 years ago- step off   the train - its so realistic and  i would
agree caz

Cheers Crewearpley, just the atmosphere I've tried to recreate, what I remember as a kid  :thankyousign:

Cheers,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on March 20, 2019, 03:09:52 PM
Not sure how Iíve missed this before.
What a great layout with fabulous attention to detail and youíve chosen some lovely angles for photography.
Brilliant.

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 20, 2019, 06:01:22 PM
also forgot to mention the   great depiction of Severn Bridge Junction signal box

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 23, 2019, 01:10:14 AM
Thanks guys for your great comments as always  :thankyousign:

Just a quick one of todays 1230 Shrewford to Cardiff all stations DMU lash up (While I'm still working on the football ground), a Valley lines Class 121 leading 2 x Class 108's

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-230319010838-75286852.jpeg)

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 27, 2019, 03:58:20 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well construction of the football ground is almost complete. this has taken longer than I thought as due to working early shifts the last few days for the real railway & lack of sleep  :sleep: :'(, I just haven't felt like modelling.
So after a good nights sleep & a couple of days off, I'm cracking on with it !

So To create the actual pitch, I copied, pasted & printed onto card a football pitch layout & i'm pleased with the results.

Just to get the area properly tied in now with the car park areas to be sorted & all the area next to the track needing fencing, bushes & vegetation. Once this area is done, I'm going to concentrate on the hill on which the 'Shrewford Abbey' sits which is in urgent need of attention.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154137-754141368.jpeg)
A Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd) service is routed into Platform 4 & passes the in progress Shrewford Town football ground

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154137-7541473.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154136-75394165.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154138-754161453.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/75/2657-270319154136-753942372.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
 
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on March 27, 2019, 04:09:23 PM
Three sided football grounds are not common. When I lived/worked in Northampton the Cobblers ground was 3 sided with temporary 'terraces' erected to separate it from the cricket ground.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Milton Rail on March 27, 2019, 05:21:33 PM
Great work on the football stadium, the groundsmen are doing a fine job with its condition :)

Just caught up with your thread from the beginning (as several have done I think) and the photo's and details are stunning, top job

Cheers,
Andrew
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 27, 2019, 06:05:47 PM
been looking for the brute  trollley and the wheelchair ramp !!!!


superb as always and loved the close up of the  class 33 on the
caediff crewe
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: dannyboy on March 27, 2019, 07:05:27 PM
Not sure how I have missed this thread  ???. But, like others, I have now caught up and have to say that there is some excellent modelling and imagination there.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on March 27, 2019, 10:54:56 PM
Three sided football grounds are not common. When I lived/worked in Northampton the Cobblers ground was 3 sided with temporary 'terraces' erected to separate it from the cricket ground.

Hi Newportnobby, I've studied the original Gay meadow football ground pictures & there is a very low level stand at the one end, which I'll incorporate into my version at the other end which presently has nothing there. The reason I hadn't done all 4 sides is space restraints, but there might just be room for a low level stand. I've barriered the pitch around now, so once I've done that, I'll post some more pictures.

Great work on the football stadium, the groundsmen are doing a fine job with its condition :)

Just caught up with your thread from the beginning (as several have done I think) and the photo's and details are stunning, top job

Cheers,
Andrew

Genuine thanks Andrew  :thankyousign:, there has been a previous couple of attempts, but this one is definitely staying :) Glad you like it

been looking for the brute  trollley and the wheelchair ramp !!!!


superb as always and loved the close up of the  class 33 on the
caediff crewe

Thanks Crewearpley :thankyousign: There are 3 Brute trolleys at the end of Platform 6, but I do need a few more to dot around the station & I need some for Platform 3 where I have my Red star office :thumbsup:

Not sure how I have missed this thread  ???. But, like others, I have now caught up and have to say that there is some excellent modelling and imagination there.  :thumbsup:

Thanks Danny, glad you like it  :beers:

Cheers,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on March 28, 2019, 05:03:30 AM
and porters painted in the dark navy overcoat with red or blue stripes on the sleeves - next project ?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 15, 2019, 09:44:28 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just a couple of pics I posted to the facebook group from thursday's running session I thought I'd post here too.
I should be completing the football ground but sometimes playing trains is too hard to resist  :goggleeyes: But hey ho! lol!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-150419213644-762451987.jpeg)
47535 'University Of  Leicester' has bought in the empty stock into Platform 7 to form the 1721 InterCity to London Euston

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-150419213643-762341471.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-150419213643-76234436.jpeg)
In bay Platform 6 can be seen a brand new Sprinter Class 150/2 on the 1705 stopper to Newport (Gwent) While behind it a Class 150/1 is on the 1725 all stops to Wolverhampton which follow after the InterCity.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-150419213644-76245236.jpeg)
& Finally A Class 33 has arrived at Platform 4 with the 1719 Provincial Express to Manchester Piccadilly (Ex Cardiff)

Hopefully next time I post I'll have completed the football ground! lol!

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on April 15, 2019, 10:32:47 PM
 :greatpicturessign:
Looks soooo realistic! Very cool!
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on April 15, 2019, 11:00:27 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
Over the last week or so I've managed to get the platforms constructed. I've always used the metcalf one's as they're solid once done, tho this pack I've not been too impressed with the adesive flagstone platform edging which has been lifting since it's been added on, so will have to glue it down in places.
 

Mark,
Which Metcalfe platform kit are you using, is it the PN110 (red brick) or PN135 (stone)? What are the widths of your platform runs serving platform 6 and 7 and the one serving 4 and 5?

Also, where did you obtain the station lights from? Are yours operational?

Thank you, Robin
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on April 15, 2019, 11:55:11 PM
A delight.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 16, 2019, 03:13:29 AM
brings back memories and   still stunning modelling
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on April 16, 2019, 09:54:26 AM
Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: NScaleNotes on April 16, 2019, 09:59:10 AM
Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:

Agreed, loving the scale 'eye-level' photographs.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on April 16, 2019, 10:02:35 AM
are we looking at a real life class 33 ?

i also remember seeing class 25 's on the crewe cardiff 's and
 the pwllheli cambrian lines  - those were the days !!!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 16, 2019, 09:36:59 PM
Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:
:hellosign: Gotta agree I had to look twice  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on April 17, 2019, 08:05:11 PM
:greatpicturessign:
Looks soooo realistic! Very cool!

Thankyou Darrwest, glad you like it  :thankyousign:

Hi Everyone,
 
Over the last week or so I've managed to get the platforms constructed. I've always used the metcalf one's as they're solid once done, tho this pack I've not been too impressed with the adesive flagstone platform edging which has been lifting since it's been added on, so will have to glue it down in places.
 

Mark,
Which Metcalfe platform kit are you using, is it the PN110 (red brick) or PN135 (stone)? What are the widths of your platform runs serving platform 6 and 7 and the one serving 4 and 5?

Also, where did you obtain the station lights from? Are yours operational?

Thank you, Robin

Hi Robin, have sent you an inbox  :thumbsup:

A delight.

Thankyou James  :thankyousign:

brings back memories and   still stunning modelling

Cheers crewearpley   :thankyousign:


Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:

Glad you like it Newportnobby  :thankyousign:, Once the football ground is complete & the Abbey area, I'll be able to take more pictures of the south end of the layout

are we looking at a real life class 33 ?

i also remember seeing class 25 's on the crewe cardiff 's and
 the pwllheli cambrian lines  - those were the days !!!!!

Crewearplay, I'm currently renumbering a Large logo Class 37 into 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol', & once I have obtained another, 37429 'Eisteddfod Genedlaethol' which will be working my Cambrian Coast Express to Aberystwyth & also the Snowdonian to Pwllheli on summer saturdays  ;)

Mark - that last pic is an absolute stonker :goggleeyes:
:hellosign: Gotta agree I had to look twice  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.

Many thanks Derek  :beers:

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 03, 2019, 09:24:53 PM
Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to say that the Shrewford Town Football ground is now complete. I took on Newportnobby's advice to squeeze in the 4th stand as Grounds with 3 stands are not common. This has been added just below the embankment where the Abbey stands. So Cheers Mick  :beers:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210825-76947373.jpeg)
First of all are the Floodlights, which are made from styrene truss plus to give the impression of the lamp grid at the top, I had some old OO gauge fencing which I cut to size & attached to the top, looks the part. Maybe one day, I may have some working one's!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210826-76949878.jpeg)
The ground now complete, just needing the added details around it such as fencing, car park, vegetation & also the Abbey embankment needing some detailing.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210826-76949422.jpeg)
A DMU from Wolverhampton is approaching Shrewford past the ground

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210825-76947328.jpeg)
And comes to a stop to deposit all it's passengers in Platform 5

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210827-769511940.jpeg)
A Class 47 in Network SouthEast livery is on the Liverpool to Cardiff which then arrives at Platform 7

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210827-769511351.jpeg)
And then departs on it's journey south after getting the signal for the Hereford line

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210828-769531836.jpeg)
later the Margam to Dee Marsh steel coil train approaches Shrewford, there is a crew change once the train comes to a stand in centre road (Down goods)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210828-76953125.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210823-76945101.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/2657-030519210821-76943814.jpeg)
And finally a last side on shot of the Football ground. The area beyond the track yet to be fenced off.

Cheers for now,
Mark


Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 03, 2019, 09:30:55 PM
fabulous - super work on gay meadow/ st joeys ground.

love the shots of the class 37 on the steel train and the class 47
looks like your copping the locos with the camera on the platform or some vantage point. the shots of the steel train entering the station with the last wagon leaving the  bend and the low light gleaming off the 47 and the leading coach add to the flavour,the atmosphere you have created. chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 03, 2019, 10:11:38 PM
Great modelling and pics, Mark.
(Good to see the perspex along the side of the track ;))
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 04, 2019, 12:03:04 AM
 :hellosign: Many thanks Mark, football ground looking superb & more  :greatpicturessign: 
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on May 04, 2019, 07:45:30 AM
That's a nice series of pictures.  Thanks Mark.  :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on May 04, 2019, 08:21:18 AM
Looking good.
As a football fan floodlight pylons were always a way of locating grounds in the days before sat navs.
Sadly , most grounds no longer have the tall pylons so itís good to see them recreated in model form.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 04, 2019, 08:45:18 AM
In my day. . . Football grounds were a landmark. And . . Then there were the crowds. Players, officials, t v crew or just the cowshed nearest point the train was, sorry the away supporters end
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mickster04 on May 06, 2019, 12:40:49 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-smCR3ns3Z7c/WX8zj2TMdaI/AAAAAAAAg3M/AwK_fqfsDhA8DTyiUlrvv80Ow5CGyY2AwCLcBGAs/s1600/Neg%2B219.jpg)

Back in the days of Boothferry Park! (or later known as 'Fer Ark' after the back-lighting started failing!)

Hull City's east stand had halt much like Old trafford does nowadays. And the new KCOM stadium (or is it The Circle now, it's been a while) is right on the triangle junction outside Hull Paragon, so there is potential for a railway link there for sure!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 06, 2019, 06:40:28 AM
Morning. That is one interesting study of the class 37 presumably phntographed at hull travelling from the doncaster direction ?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: mickster04 on May 06, 2019, 06:49:04 AM
The trains were before my time but the ground wasn't! It will have been travelling southbound.. But that's all I know!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on May 06, 2019, 08:05:58 AM
The train in the picture is just crossing Boothferry Road on the docks loop line going South.  Although I now live just outside Hull, it's a bit before my time.  The train might have been routed round the loop from Paragon Station or it's just possilbe that there it was a passenger train coming from the passenger ferry terminal.  I remember the stadium from about 1989 when I was navigating my way from North Hull round the ring road on my Kawasaki GT750.  As I turned right onto Boothferry Road, the stadium was on the opposite corner. 

The stadium was immediately behind the wooden platform and I assume that the exit would have been along the platform onto Boothferry Road where the main entrance to the North Terrace, which was used for away supporters, was just off to the left.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 06, 2019, 08:11:07 AM
 thank you. Interesting caption.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on May 09, 2019, 07:25:49 PM
Lovely pictures of the layout Mark! Keep them coming, you have a great selection of locos and stock!

Regarding the floodlights, I reckon you could get some white micro LED's glued on the floodlights at the back if you fancied it, and run the wires down the back of the truss so they can't be seen, but with the lights facing forward and angled down to the pitch so you'd see them on but they'd not be too distracting. You can also increase the value of the resistor you wire in series (usually 1k for a 12v DC supply) to make them less bright.

There's some available here: https://www.railroomelectronics.co.uk/ (https://www.railroomelectronics.co.uk/) and I was inspired for this idea by the level crossing tutorial of Kevin (@Phoenix) of Windmill Hill fame - see this at https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45048.new#new (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45048.new#new)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 16, 2019, 01:47:46 PM
Hi Everyone,

thanks for the great comments, & Darrwest cheers for the gen on on electrifying the floodlights. Currently none of my layout has any working lights, this is something I need to brush up on & hopefully at a later date I can look into it. I would love to see how the station would look if it had working lights at night time. Hopefully, sometime in the future.....

Well not much done to the layout as the weather has been so nice but I did have a couple of running sessions before having to tidy up my garden the other day. Here are some pictures took which I posted to the facebook group which I thought I'd share here too...

This was Tuesday's 1050 Sprinter from Shrewford to Aberystwyth service collecting it's passengers from Platform 6. With the nice weather the 2 car set is very 'Cosey' with loads of daytrippers heading to the coast. In the summer timetable this diagram will be loco hauled during July & August. Also a Class 56 is seen with a steel train for south wales
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132520-774991067.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132520-775001683.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132519-77496604.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132520-774981707.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519132519-774961930.jpeg)

The next day A Banger Blue Class 47 rounds the bend on the approach to Shrewford & is routed into Platform 4 with the terminating 'InterCity' from London Euston. A Hybrid 3 car Class 150/1 with a 150/2 centre car coupled to a regular 150/1 making up a 5 car formation is on the Pwllheli/Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street at Platform 5 & a Class 101 2 car DMU is being prepared to form a Swansea via Heart of wales service from Platform6.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134107-775022256.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134108-77504629.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134109-775051742.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134108-77503535.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134107-775021523.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-160519134109-77506372.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 16, 2019, 02:21:53 PM
seriously looking good mark. still the conundrum of where to buy the lighting strip from. did think of the lights used in kitchens but will save that for another idea


then i stumbled over this from 6 years ago:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=14184.0 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=14184.0)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on May 16, 2019, 03:08:40 PM
 :hellosign:
Thanks Mark, another super set of  :greatpicturessign:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on May 16, 2019, 08:28:31 PM
:hellosign:
Thanks Mark, another super set of  :greatpicturessign:  :thumbsup:

Wot Cornish Yorkie said :)
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 17, 2019, 04:11:48 PM
Hi Everyone..

Still nothing more done around the football ground area, but for a change, I've been working on a loco, turning my large logo Class 37 into 37429 'Eisteddfod Genedlaethol'. I've used Railtec transfers & really impressed with the results.

So I pressed her into service on yesterdays 1847 'Cambrian Coast Express' InterCity from London Euston to Aberystwyth.

This train used to have some complicated maneuvers, and was introduced in may 1986 with the naming of 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol' at Aberystwyth station that year, which will be my next 37 once I get another large logo.

In this series of pictures, the train is seen approaching Shrewford behind a Clas 47 which would have took over from an electric loco at Wolverhampton....
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160239-775521040.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160240-775531504.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160240-77554216.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160245-775561139.jpeg)

The 47 is then uncoupled to run round the train where the First Class coaches & Buffet car will then be detached and will run empty back to Wolverhampton. Only the 5 standard class coaches go through to Aberystwyth on this service, the catering is now a Trolley service for this part of the journey...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160243-775561260.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160245-775572141.jpeg)

Once the first Class & Buffet coaches are clear, 37429 is then shunted off the stabling point & takes over the remainder of the train...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160246-775592029.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160234-775461960.jpeg)
Next the 1842 InterCity 125 from Newcastle to Swansea arrives at Platform 7 (with modellers licence I've pinched it from running via Birmingham  ;))
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160234-775462129.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160236-775481292.jpeg)

The HST then departs after a brief stop.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160236-775482166.jpeg)

Then 37429 Growls out of Platform 4
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160237-775491321.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160237-77550258.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160238-77551865.jpeg)
Cheers for now,
Mark  :)

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 17, 2019, 04:22:12 PM
Realiistic operation simply stunning. Must be pleased with the 37. Be pleasant to see the steel trains. You have captured the period modelled real well
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on May 17, 2019, 04:28:05 PM
How splendid! I do like realistic operations.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 17, 2019, 04:39:04 PM
Remember the llanwern and margam steel trains to mossend and ravenscraig. Also the way one has described operations is very well done and realistic. . The locos, stock just bring the scene to life.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 18, 2019, 11:34:41 AM
How splendid! I do like realistic operations.

Thanks James, I might even have a go at doing a video at some point so watch this space...

Realiistic operation simply stunning. Must be pleased with the 37. Be pleasant to see the steel trains. You have captured the period modelled real well
Remember the llanwern and margam steel trains to mossend and ravenscraig. Also the way one has described operations is very well done and realistic. . The locos, stock just bring the scene to life.

Cheers Crewearplay, I've a couple of shots of steel workings on page 8, tho more will appear. I've got a rake of petroleum tanks i want to 'dirty up' for the Wednesday only stanlow to Aberystwyth & return working to do at some point.
I'm chuffed with the 37, I'm just waiting for my other 37 I have on order which is the Vulcan set, just so as I can have the 37, that will become 37426 'Y Lein Fach/Vale Of Rheidol' as this has the red buffer beam, I'll then finally be able to do some summer saturday large logo double headers  :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 18, 2019, 11:49:04 AM
thanks for the info

as for the rake of petroleum tanks i want to 'dirty up' for the Wednesday only stanlow to Aberystwyth & return working.cannot wait to see photos.......


i do have photos of a crewe class 25 pair hauling the mk1s on the summer saturday nirmingham -pwllheli and this would  have been electric hauled from london euston.i remember 86209 hauling this from london as far as wolverhampton via northampton

a real treat on 12 coaches back around 1987
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on May 18, 2019, 12:30:21 PM
Mark, the pic immediately below the caption 'then 37429 growls out of platform 4' shows your platforms sides and tops well. Can you please advise where you get the materials for the surface from as the grey area and flagged edges are really good and 'like the real thing'. Thank you. Robin
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 18, 2019, 12:56:23 PM
Mark, the pic immediately below the caption 'then 37429 growls out of platform 4' shows your platforms sides and tops well. Can you please advise where you get the materials for the surface from as the grey area and flagged edges are really good and 'like the real thing'. Thank you. Robin

Hi Robin,

They are the Metcalfe stone platform kit, dead flexible for any design you want & solid once constructed.

Hope this helps,

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on May 18, 2019, 02:17:07 PM
How splendid! I do like realistic operations.

Thanks James, I might even have a go at doing a video at some point so watch this space...

A video would be splendid!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 18, 2019, 02:21:21 PM
you certainly have captured the scene with a track level view and shots looking directly along the platform giving the impression you are actually a real life photographer. stunning !!!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: railsquid on May 18, 2019, 03:17:54 PM
Excellent pictures as always,  that era and general region is the one most "real" to me  :beers:

A question if I may: how did you obtain/make the WM logo on this 101?


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160240-77554216.jpeg)

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 19, 2019, 11:11:42 AM
Excellent pictures as always,  that era and general region is the one most "real" to me  :beers:

A question if I may: how did you obtain/make the WM logo on this 101?


(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/77/2657-170519160240-77554216.jpeg)


Hi Railsquid,

Many thanks, the WMPTE logo's are by fox transfers. I have a 3 car 101 done at the moment.. I'm yet to do my Class 122 dummy unit with a couple of WMPTE logo's.
I would absolutely LOVE farish or Dapol to do a 3 car suburban set, it's been the highest on my wish list for years, OO gaugers have the 117 coming but I wonder if us N gaugers will ever see it shrinked!? It would come in very handy for Shrewford as 116's, 117's & 118's were all common in the area at the time, mainly 116's on the Wolverhampton stoppers & 117/118's on the Newport/Cardiff stoppers as shown in these 2 links...

https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/2930 (https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/2930)

https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/3728 (https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/3728)

Will just have to wait & see I guess ..

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 19, 2019, 11:15:23 AM
superb framed shot of the class 47 - atmospheric !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Bealman on May 19, 2019, 11:26:12 AM
Yes, superbly atmospheric shots. Love the girder in the foreground. Could be standing there!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on May 19, 2019, 12:17:31 PM
Yes, superbly atmospheric shots. Love the girder in the foreground. Could be standing there!  :thumbsup:

Thanks Bealman  :beers:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on May 19, 2019, 12:21:25 PM
I would also love a class 117 in N gauge. I think that Dapol are considering making one, but nothing has been announced or confirmed.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on May 19, 2019, 06:49:03 PM
Sorry not been on for a while! Great photos Mark - keep them coming!
 :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 06, 2019, 10:11:21 PM
Hi Everyone,

Tonight I've been doing a tad more modelling, tho to some coaches rather than the layout.

I've sat branding my Farish Blue & Grey Mark 2A's with Inter-City branding. I rarely recall seeing many without it in the 80's & I think they look better with it.

This formation is on tonight's 1940 Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central service calling at Shrewford's Platform 7. Hauling it is a ScotRail class 47 getting a run out from Crewe works 47710 Sir Walter Scott piloting a more usual Class 33..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-060619220641-78191186.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-060619220641-781911335.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-060619220640-78176942.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-060619220640-78176352.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: sg on June 06, 2019, 10:45:37 PM
Great to see some more pictures, really feel like you are there.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Jimmy77 on June 06, 2019, 10:51:33 PM
Hi Mark,

As Alan Partridge would say... lovely stuff!

Great pictures, layout is coming along very nicely indeed.

Cheers,

Jimmy

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 06, 2019, 11:05:38 PM
i echo sg 's comments

the forerunner of ;

this train
between Holyhead and Cardiff Central. Originally named Y Gerallt Gymro (Gerald of Wales)


now needs a class 33 or a welsh named 37 !!!

superb work on the mark 2a's my friend

chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 07, 2019, 09:59:17 PM
Hi everyone,

Many thanks for the great comments as always  :thankyousign:

Well, it's finally here, my first attempt at a video albeit only short, also apologies for the slight shakiness during the filming, hopefully this will improve if I do more...

It also shows I've been working on the embankment where the Abbey stands this evening.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="
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Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 07, 2019, 10:21:33 PM
 :thankyousign:
for the superb enjoyable video
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on June 08, 2019, 10:51:08 AM
Great video - thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 08, 2019, 01:12:08 PM
Hi everyone,

Well, nowt better on a wet saturday than to play trains  :P Ha!

& Even better, no summer saturday would be complete at Shrewford in the 80's without the extra loco hauled trains down the cambrian featuring Class 37's.

There were 3 extras, 2 to Aberystwyth (Cambrian Coast Express) & One to Pwllheli (The Snowdonian)

It's 1986, These pictures show the up Cambrian coast Express, the 1110 Aberystwyth to London Euston, the 1325 off Shrewford. This working was a Railfreight Class 37 complete with Raspberry Ripple Mark 1's...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125119-78288866.jpeg)
The train is seen on the approach to Platform 4 with 37506 in charge

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125120-782902239.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125116-782591290.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125116-782591912.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125117-78286482.jpeg)
The 37 is then uncoupled to run round the train & re couple to the other end as the train reverses here

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125117-782861946.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-080619125119-782882250.jpeg)
And then departs, the 37 will be replaced by Electric traction at Wolverhampton for the remainder of the run to London.

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on June 08, 2019, 01:16:28 PM
Smashing, Mark.
Love the wheels clacking over the tracks in the vid :D
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: jamespetts on June 08, 2019, 01:39:57 PM
How splendid!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 08, 2019, 01:40:36 PM
looks so realistic and a blast from the past mark !

and realistic operations
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Innovationgame on June 08, 2019, 06:19:49 PM
Brilliant! :beers:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 08, 2019, 07:44:55 PM
mark

please enlighten us .... did you use an overlay on those mark 2a 's
 

how did you model them please ?

super,im out of comments


chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: port perran on June 08, 2019, 08:13:25 PM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 09, 2019, 10:34:21 AM
mark

please enlighten us .... did you use an overlay on those mark 2a 's
 

how did you model them please ?

super,im out of comments


chris

Hi Chris,

The Blue/Grey Mark 2A's are just out of the box Bachmann/Farish one's. The only thing i've added to them is the 'Inter-City' logo's as that's how I remember them (or NSE branding in some cases)

My Mark 2D/F air con rakes are out of the box Farish (Blue/Grey) & InterCity livery one's are Electra Railway graphic overlays. I do however (When they eventually arrive in the shops) Have the new tooling Mark 2f's on order. I've been saving bit by bit, sold off a rake of Dapol Mark 3's & also my old farish one's will be sold to part fund the eye watering price of these new coaches :o. But once I've got them, I've got them!!

Thanks also to everyone for the great comments  :thankyousign: Trully humbled  :beers:

No pictures coming today as I'm off to Liverpool on the train for a few beers ha  ;)!

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 09, 2019, 11:29:44 AM
Those are looking good . Mk2fs on the euston and a diverted holyhead. Behind a 47. Thanks mark. Just need a  tail lamp
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 09, 2019, 05:00:34 PM
Enjoy liverpool mark. Thanks for the mk2 a in intercity. Livery pics
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 09, 2019, 11:31:55 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  & super video Mark  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on June 12, 2019, 11:15:53 PM
Hi everyone,

Well despite the really crap weather, I went to Birmingham monday, but detoured via the station that has inspired Shrewford & that is Shrewsbury!

The station is undergoing restoration of the canopies & the dana footbridge that spans the station.

I took some pictures, will be great to see this once it's been completed!

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230031-784451237.jpeg)
First up is the mighty Severn Bridge Signalbox

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230031-784461342.jpeg)
This was my train from Crewe seen departing, the 2 car Class 175 was absolutely heaving & was going all the way to Tenby

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230025-78438425.jpeg)
Looking back at the station showing a 4 car Class 170 at Platform 5, these are the current traction for the local services to the West Midlands (Operated by West Midlands Railway) & there are now 2 departures an hour plus the once an hour Transport for Wales services.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230025-78438466.jpeg)
The south end of Platform 4 looking across to what was the south end of Platform 3, this end of the platform has been lifted, so Platform 3 is now much shortened. It is also the area where bay Platforms 1 & 2 stood.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230027-784401685.jpeg)
Now looking north along Platform 4. The 1960's 'Butterfly' canopy like the one's on Platforms 4a, 5 6 & 7a that spanned the south end of Platform 3 was demolished around 1998. All the north end of the station canopy on the main island Platforms is under scaffolding

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230027-784402451.jpeg)
The view from Platform 4 looking at Platform 3

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230028-78442498.jpeg)
& looking north towards Chester & Crewe

Finally these next 3 pictures show an arrival with some 80's traction tagged to the back of a 170, a 153! (tho would have been a part of a 155 back in the day) This arrived at Platform 6 from New Street...also seen at Platform 7 is the 1528 Virgin Voyager to London which I left on  to Birmingham
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230030-78444170.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230029-78442683.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/2657-120619230030-78444616.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 13, 2019, 01:10:27 AM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:   :thumbsup: Thanks Mark.
     regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on June 13, 2019, 01:26:14 AM
Thanks. How times change with ouercrowded, 2 coach trains. I would just wince as remember like you mark what you have recreated for yourself simply memories.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on July 01, 2019, 01:15:15 PM
Hi Everyone,

Another running session, no modelling on the layout as it's been too warm & I've had a fair bit to do in the garden on my days off.

This series of pictures depicts another busy summer saturday 1987 style & another of the extra 3 cambrian loco hauled services, 'The Snowdonian'...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125405-79064503.jpeg)
47403 swings past the Football ground approaching Shrewford with the 1055 'The Snowdonian' to Pwllheli, Ex London Euston. This loco was attached at Wolves..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125405-790641100.jpeg)
Seen in the centre road as the train approaches Platform 4 are 37254 & 37429 which will attach to the other end (The train reverses here)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125410-790652175.jpeg)
The back of the train (Which will shortly become the front) is clattering over the points

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125412-790671707.jpeg)
47403 is quickly detached at the North end of the station as 47535 makes an appearance on the approach to Platform 7 with the 1043 to Cardiff central (ex Liverpool)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125415-790681738.jpeg)
The 2 37's are then attached to 'The Snowdonian' ready for the journey to the Cambrian Coast

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125415-79068696.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125419-79070130.jpeg)
The 1043 to Cardiff then gets the road & is on the move from Platform 7, this train is a few minutes late

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125419-790711726.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125420-790731724.jpeg)
Once the Cardiff has cleared, the Snowdonian gets the road & growls out of Platform 4

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125422-790751892.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125420-790731844.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125421-790752259.jpeg)
A 2 car Class 101 is seen at platform 6 which having arrived from Swansea earlier, is now on an empty stock working to the holding sidings to be cleaned & watered, ready to form the 1300 back down to Swansea later...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-010719125424-79077807.jpeg)
And finally a 2 car DMU waits at Platform 3 on the 1112 to Chester

Cheers for now,
Mark




Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 01, 2019, 01:24:49 PM
To the shrewford operations control aka mark. Thank you for operations, photos and realism. Look forward to more from truly a great layout for modern image
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: Newportnobby on July 01, 2019, 05:03:59 PM
Thanks for those  :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on July 01, 2019, 07:11:29 PM
Hi Everyone,
 
I have got round to constructing my signals. These are completely none working. I purchased CR signals for the heads & framework & really pleased with how they look...maybe one day I'll have the bottle to create working signals ha!

Here are some pictures of the signals & also my scratch built signal gantry for the north end of the station...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-72559880.jpeg)
The signals controlling moves from the south end of Platforms 6 & 7, all are fitted with a fake route indicator

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-72561170.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175733-725621077.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-725532067.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-72556915.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-725571377.jpeg)
The gantry controlling moves from the north end of the station, platforms 3 & 4, & also the single signal controlling moves north bound out of Platform 7

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/2657-211218175732-72557532.jpeg)
Framed by the gantry is a Class 31 on a parcels service bound for Manchester


Just enjoying your signals and gantry again! They do look good. I noted you bought the signal heads from CR signals as kits and assembled. Are they working ones with LEDs or did you imply not working?  How did you make the gantry?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 01, 2019, 09:45:27 PM
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: Many thanks Mark   :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford Mk2 N gauge, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on July 02, 2019, 10:54:22 AM

Just enjoying your signals and gantry again! They do look good. I noted you bought the signal heads from CR signals as kits and assembled. Are they working ones with LEDs or did you imply not working?  How did you make the gantry?

Hi Darrwest,

Many thanks. The signals are none working. I've used CR Signal heads, & glued a pin head into the aspect hole & used a dab of red enamel paint to give the impression of the danger aspect. They can however be electrified, the paper work comes with them telling you what to do
The Signal Gantry at the north end was made from styrene truss for the span & the supports are off a ratio signal gantry which I cut to size.

Hope this helps,

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 02, 2019, 10:57:33 AM
Looking good though and cant wait for the next instalments
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on July 03, 2019, 05:23:36 PM
That's very helpful Mark and got me thinking!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 03, 2019, 05:32:37 PM
darren


this can be for the method   for the gantry at the north end, the end nearest the front door if you know what i mean. cr signals gantry,mark 's method which can be adapted.

looking good mark and thanks for the pics. hope shrewford is still developing. chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on July 23, 2019, 06:17:14 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well way too hot to do any modelling but i've been having the odd running session with the fan on in my spare bedroom where Shrewford is housed.

So the summer timetable is in full swing at Shrewford, a couple from this morning as the delayed 1019 Chester to Wolverhampton DMU approaches Platform 7 running around 30 minutes late due to a fault with the lineside equipment (Probably the hot weather!)
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180048-79870441.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180042-798621981.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180043-7986557.jpeg)
Having made it's call, the DMU gets the tip ready for departure..

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180043-79865687.jpeg)
Seen collecting it's passengers at Platform 6 is 37429 with the 1050 to Aberystwyth. During July & August (As per 1986 timetable) This diagram is loco hauled instead of being a '150 Sprinter' which catered better for holiday makers & cycles, the Sprinter normally used for this having being used to strengthen another cambrian service.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180042-79862514.jpeg)
Seen on the 'Up & Down Goods' or Centre road is a Class 25 taking some empty wagons to Bescot from Shrewford North Yard

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180044-79867353.jpeg)
A Birdseye view of the scene as the Wolverhampton DMU is seen making it's departure from Platform 7

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180046-79869227.jpeg)
...and clatters over the points of the station throat

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180044-798671389.jpeg)
Shortly followed by 37429 making it's claggy departure out of Platform 6 bound for Aberystwyth with it's well loaded train of Mark 1's

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/79/2657-230719180046-79869523.jpeg)

I plan on finishing off the football ground area of the layout & along the river once the weather has cooled down...

Cheers for now,
Mark

Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 23, 2019, 06:39:48 PM
thanks mark

love the close up of 37429 ,  however the second picture showing the class 101 captured with the sunlight against its windows whilst in the shade of the platform is an outstanding piece of photography - looks like the real dmu captured by a pro

thanks for sharing


chris
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: bluedepot on July 23, 2019, 07:20:56 PM
excellent pictures!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on July 23, 2019, 10:36:45 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
    Many thanks Mark, all looking superb
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on September 13, 2019, 12:06:41 PM
Hi Everyone,

Still no more done to the layout itself, I've had a fair bit going on so just about manage a couple of running sessions..

So thought I'd post some piccies...

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115559-813521532.jpeg)
The other morning & due the unavailability of a 'Sprinter', the 0920 to Pwllheli is formed of a 4 car Class 108 DMU

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115600-81354890.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115555-81345247.jpeg)
As the DMU ticks over at Platform 5, a 'banger Blue' Class 47 arrives at Platform 7 with the 0915 Provincial Express to Cardiff Central (Ex Manchester)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115556-8134881.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115555-813452453.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115556-813481954.jpeg)
Once the 'Cardiff' had departed, the DMU then gets the road for the Hereford line, then ultimately the Cambrian branch

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115557-8135015.jpeg)

Finally my Newbie, the handsome 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' which rests on the stabling point, it will later be attached to an InterCity to Euston as far as Wolverhampton...
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115557-813501531.jpeg)

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/81/2657-130919115558-81351903.jpeg)

Cheers for now,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on September 13, 2019, 12:30:22 PM
Thanks mark . Super photos. Enjoy sir edward
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: cornish yorkie on September 14, 2019, 06:46:29 PM
 :hellosign:.  :greatpicturessign:
    All looking really superb, thanks for posting
      regards Derek.
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on September 22, 2019, 06:04:38 PM
Really like the newbie: "handsome 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' " - he is indeed!
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: chrispearce on September 22, 2019, 06:52:07 PM
Really convincing work. Well done!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: RailGooner on September 22, 2019, 07:44:03 PM
Wonderful pics of great modelling. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: springwood on September 22, 2019, 07:54:03 PM
Very good modelling, no doubt. Maybe it's just how I see it, but your photos always give me the impression that the ballast is over-sized and looks too clean and new. I guess you don't bother weathering it? Are your rail sides painted?
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on September 26, 2019, 01:35:02 AM
Very good modelling, no doubt. Maybe it's just how I see it, but your photos always give me the impression that the ballast is over-sized and looks too clean and new. I guess you don't bother weathering it? Are your rail sides painted?

Hi Springwood, cheers for the feedback. No I haven't weathered the ballast or painted the rails as yet, something I will probably do in the future...the layout is still very much incomplete...
I've been mainly trying to concentrate on the scenics to get that finished, especially the area around the football ground, although it's all gone on the back burner at the moment & me loosing my mojo due to a family bereavement...
As for the ballast being oversized...it was N gauge fine grey ballast I think woodlands scenics I used, I'm pretty happy how it looks, too late to change it now anyway without ripping it all up  :uneasy: :hmmm:

Cheers,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: 1977joey on September 26, 2019, 01:56:42 AM
Thanks mark . Super photos. Enjoy sir edward

:hellosign:.  :greatpicturessign:
    All looking really superb, thanks for posting
      regards Derek.

Really like the newbie: "handsome 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' " - he is indeed!

Really convincing work. Well done!  :thumbsup:

Wonderful pics of great modelling. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Many thanks guys, much appreciated  :thankyousign:

All the best,
Mark
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: crewearpley40 on September 26, 2019, 05:34:26 AM
sorry to hear of the family matters. we look forward to hearing how one will develop more of this stunning realistic layout
Title: Re: Shrewford, BR Sectorisation 1986-88
Post by: chrispearce on September 26, 2019, 08:04:33 PM
Yes indeed. Very sorry about the family bereavement. I had one of those a few years ago and, understandably, many things take a back seat. Hope you mend soon.