!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: East Dock (modern era)  (Read 5154 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 1whitemoor

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
    • Awards
East Dock (modern era)
« on: December 29, 2010, 04:12:29 PM »
Shamelessly taken from my post on another forum

Set in the year circa 2000 East Dock is a model of a penultimate station of a single line branch line serving a major freight and European passenger ferry port on Britain's East Coast. The station is only served by local passenger services whilst a number of mainline passenger boat trains pass through the area a couple of times a day to meet scheduled ferry sailings at the port. The port also sees a variety of freight traffic, mainly containers, whilst the ferries also carry mail which arrives on dedicated mail trains.

The sidings at East Dock also supports an engineering base for Network Rail acting as a Local Distribution Centre (LDC) for rail engineering projects in the region. Both fresh and spent ballast are handled in the yard at the virtual quarry operation. Raw materials such as aggregate and cement are also delivered to adjacent sidings to supply a concrete sleeper factory supplying Network Rail.

East Dock area supports a refueling facility for the motive power supplied by a number of train operating companies that run these services.


The excavators run on a motor and rotate 90 degrees and back again and "load" the wagons

So yeah, make of it what you will :) though i will warn you now that setrack points and crazy radius curves were used due to lack of space!

There's also afew missing parts due to some recent maintenence, and hence a lack of stock on the pictures also.
Signalling and weathering the bright ballast are next on the job list though, so that's my xmass holiday sorted :-P

My Camera Skills lack greatly!




 8) he he

Offline matt-b

  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 429
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 04:18:38 PM »
nice layout, what sort of stock you got to run on it?

Offline 1whitemoor

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 04:20:42 PM »
Hi Matt,

I'm going to take some more pictures tonight, as those are over a year old now!
i'll include some stock, mostly modern-image engineering wagons etc
Paul

Offline Tank

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+30)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7357
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 04:38:08 PM »
I like the excavators dotted around with their piles of sand etc.  Did you build the EWS shed yourself?  Looks great.  Can't wait to see more pictures.   :thumbsup:

Offline porkie

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 20857
  • Posts: 574
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Male
    • My Layout build so far.
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 06:16:41 PM »
I really like this :thumbsup:

Keep the updates coming....
:Class89:

My Layout build thread.... Milton grove TMD 1985 - 2000
www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=57.0

Offline 1whitemoor

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 08:04:57 PM »
Thanks very much folks!

The layout has certainly progressed since last year though, with the addition of yard lights and more detail, plus a camera upgrade (maybe not such a good thing? :P)

Some of my buildings on the back-scene have not been put on, as I couldn't be bothered to go down the workshop to find them.

The structures are all modified kits/parts, as are the vehicles.
Much of the stock in the pics are kits/scratch built









Paul

Offline Chris

  • Trade Count: (+30)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 20957
  • Posts: 1326
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Male
    • Ebay
    • Google+
    • YouTube
    • My layout photos on Flickr
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010, 11:54:23 PM »
Wow that is a very busy scene and it's nice to see something a little different to the norm. Liking it very much and look forward to further developments on this.

Offline jonclox

  • Sadly Passed Away
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *
  • N Gauge Society Number: 19998
  • Posts: 3235
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 11:08:06 AM »
A bit modern for me but a great layout.
Love the diggers at work :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
John A GOM personified
N Gauge can seriously damage your wealth.
Never force things. Just use a bigger hammer
Electronically and spelling dyslexic 
Ruleoneshire
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17646.0
Re: Grainge & Hodder baseboards
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29659.0

Offline Bob(K)

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 05:36:36 PM »
A very nice layout with loads of shunting potential. Someone else mentioned the piles of gravel/ballast which looks very effective and adds real interest to the central part of the layout.

Bob

Offline 1whitemoor

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 01:18:19 PM »
Hi,

Just a quick message.

I will be exhibiting this layout at the forthcoming Whitemoor yard open day on the 14th August.

It's free to get in, and the last open day was an excellent event!

Feel free to drop on by and say hey :-)

Offline 1whitemoor

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 11:23:18 AM »
Just a few updates - I've been focusing on my 00 industrial interests this past year, but I have made some progress regarding the stock.

The stone terminal/concrete sleeper factory has received its new Industrial shunter



I've aquired 4 TPM yeoman PTAs for the transport of fresh ballast into the yard.



At the moment the layout is facing a wall, or i'd have got some more general shots and a few of the wagon rakes which are progressing too.

Cheers

Paul A

Offline kevin141

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 19786
  • Posts: 234
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 01:16:57 PM »
Nice to see a layout which is a bit different and what we can now do with n gauge so keep up the good work
kevin
Good dinner

Offline Newportnobby

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+95)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21962
  • Posts: 32835
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 02:15:40 PM »
Nice looking little shunter - can I ask what it is please? :thumbsup:

Offline 1whitemoor

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012, 04:29:54 PM »
Thanks Kevin  ;)

Nice looking little shunter - can I ask what it is please? :thumbsup:

No problem, it's a Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 DM...

Okay, in reality its a  farish 04 chassis, with etches from BH enterprises and fittings from N Brass locos  :thumbsup:

Paul A.

Offline daveg

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 22509
  • Posts: 5158
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: East Dock (modern era)
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2012, 04:32:24 PM »
Great layout, thanks for the pics,

Another request:

I'm planning a building site area and will need some construction equipment. Please can you remember what and where you bought your diggers?

Dave G

 

Please Support Us!
December Goal: £60.00
Due Date: Dec 31
Total Receipts: £15.00
Below Goal: £45.00
Site Currency: GBP
25% 
December Donations


Advertise Here
anything