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Offline KiwiAlan

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Easington
« on: March 16, 2020, 01:29:06 AM »
After much deliberation I have decided to create a layout.

The back story

This is an extension to the Fairford branch and takes us up through to Cirencester to join up with the GWR. Due to the success of the route this is a double line. But following the Beeching review this was closed, but promptly reopened as a preservation line. Occasionally Modern traffic comes down the line if the normal route has engineering work. The Preservation society is focused on GWR and BR(WR) but is known to purchase "bargains".

I have decided to model the village of Easington which is inspired by the Ampney villages in the area.

Broadly speaking at the east side there is a Church (on Church hill) with the old town on a ribbon development on the adjacent road. When the railway was put in this was to the south and some new houses have been built to the west of the town.

The layout

This is a double loop with a through station on the south side and a 4 track fiddle yard on the north side. Being my first layout in over 30 years means that I will try and not go too mad. The baseboard is a 9mm marine ply construction which is 2m long and 1m wide, at a height of 90cm.

The plan is to replace the polystyrene with landscape built from 5mm foam board (a la Wrenton).

The track is code 80 peco setrack, please forgive me but it's been a while and I like that I can predict the geometry.

Any feedback appreciated.  :help: Especially before I fix the track down.

Some Pics:

View looking west



View from the South West corner



View from the South East corner



Flying over the old part of town



Flying over the new part of town



« Last Edit: March 16, 2020, 01:33:30 AM by KiwiAlan »

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Re: Easington
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 06:38:20 AM »
Looking good!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Easington
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 09:16:37 AM »
I like the layout and it looks like you have plenty of scope for 'scenickery'.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Easington
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 09:20:38 AM »
Like it very much, especially the crossover on the curve by the level crossing....
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Re: Easington
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 09:47:36 AM »
Hi @kiwi1941

Looking really good and I like the track plan - a real train set!  ;)

Are those buildings by SD Mouldings?  If so, they are a blast from the past.

Can't wait to see how your layout develops.

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Re: Easington
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2020, 10:14:27 AM »
Hi Alan,

Looks great and all very neat so looking forward to it getting messy to then become beautiful.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Easington
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 10:52:59 AM »
A devotee of SD Mouldings it would appear. You must have had them for a few years, unless you have been buying on ebay where they fetch far more than originally.
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Re: Easington
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 11:17:59 AM »
Yes, I have been an active purchaser of SD Mouldings buildings on eBay. Typically they cost about £10 each, which I don't think is too bad. The postage to New Zealand is the killer.

I now have quite a few of them, including about 6 that I don't think will make it on to this layout.

If I can find the Black Dog pub then I think I will have all that I need.

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Re: Easington
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 11:19:25 AM »
With the sad departure of NGF member Caz it's good to see the Fairford branch getting a mention again. Those SD Mouldings buildings are excellent and along with the Lyddle End range a great shame they're no longer made. I recently saw some on a layout at the Preston show (pic attached)

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Re: Easington
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 11:13:20 PM »
With the sad departure of NGF member Caz ….

Apologies, but have I missed something?
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Re: Easington
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 11:44:15 PM »
With the sad departure of NGF member Caz ….

Apologies, but have I missed something?

Eh? Wot? Where's Caz gone?
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Re: Easington
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2020, 09:29:59 AM »
Sorry, I have no information at all but have based my statement on her not being on the forum since May 2019.

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Re: Easington
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2020, 09:58:32 AM »
Love it so far.  The buildings drew my attention too.  They will look great once they have street and gardens to be ´planted´ in.

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