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Offline matt-b

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small layout
« on: February 20, 2011, 09:48:10 PM »
i`m looking into a new little project. going to keep it simple so just want a single track running into a little station, used by a 153/150 etc. anyone know any stations that are like this? need afew ideas. i know stourbidge has the sort of station i`m looking for. i`m hoping the layout to be no more then 8inches wide by 3ft long.

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Re: small layout
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 10:22:20 PM »
"One track one platform" termini I have encountered include, in no particular order: stourbridge town, henley-on-thames, marlow, windsor & eton central (but this is big), croxley green (third rail electric, closed), matlock, windermere, clayton west (closed), kemp town (closed), north berwick (electric), tattenham corner (electric), and platform 4A at reading (electrics and tadpoles). Oh, and lots and lots of fictional ones.

Just because a station is closed in the real world, doesn't mean it has to be closed in your much more pro-rail world.

Many of these were once much grander affairs, giving the opportunity to model rusting tracks and overgrown platforms.
Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: small layout
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 10:41:51 PM »
Barnstaple in North Devon is a one track terminus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnstaple_railway_station


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Re: small layout
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 05:46:17 PM »
...and Looe, St. Ives.
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Re: small layout
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 06:43:48 PM »
Barnstaple in North Devon is a one track terminus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnstaple_railway_station




I'm only 6 miles from Barnstaple!

I had thought of doing it as a layout when it was a little bit more interesting and had goods facilities. Wish I had though of photographing it then ::)

Look forward to seeing it develop.

Cheers,
James

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Re: small layout
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 04:51:01 PM »
You could take a look at Blackpool South or Colne, both at opposite ends of a through timetabled service. The booked traction is a Northern Rail class 142 unit with four seperate units covering the diagrams per day. These provide an hourly service with a journey time of 105 minutes approx, but the service is quite often covered by class 150-1 or 150-2 units along with occasional 153 or 156 units.

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Re: small layout
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 06:04:45 PM »
Barnstaple in North Devon is a one track terminus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnstaple_railway_station




I'm only 6 miles from Barnstaple!

I had thought of doing it as a layout when it was a little bit more interesting and had goods facilities. Wish I had though of photographing it then ::)

Look forward to seeing it develop.

Cheers,
James


a little off topic but theres a wicked model shop in barnstaple, discovered it on holiday last year, are you aware of it?

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Re: small layout
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 09:01:59 PM »
Yup. The one on Bear St.? Picked up a few bargains there last time I was in town. Normally prefer Osbornes over in Bideford for the better choice of N gauge stuff, but Bideford's itself is a pain so I usually buy most of my stuff from Osbornes online :)

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Re: small layout
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 09:09:11 PM »
cool, got a few 2nd hand bargins in there last october!

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Re: small layout
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 09:57:51 PM »
Ah come on guys, give the rest of us the name, do they have a website, c'mon be nice, share with all your new pals on Ngauge forum  ;D

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Re: small layout
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 09:47:24 AM »
I can't remember the name of the shop but it doesn't have a website and doesn't even show up on google maps (this is why it pays to have a website shop owners!). I think I've still got a bag somewhere with the name and phone number on though, so I'll see if I can dig it up.

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Re: small layout
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2011, 01:04:06 PM »

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Re: small layout
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2011, 01:37:03 PM »
That's the one.

Back on topic btw. Rather than pick a specific single track terminus to model, it may be worth modelling a semi-fictional one that's based on the best bits of all the ones out there

 

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