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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2020, 05:22:30 PM »
Had a play at lunchtime and updated a few things.  Thanks for the advice and comments  :)

Better, but anything heading 'eastwards' for the sidings at the RHS will end up locked against the buffers by its train. Not a problem with DCC as you can simply add a loco to the back and haul the train out, releasing the original loco. Bit more difficult with DC. However, if the straight piece of track off the loop was extended slightly a train from the east could run into that and then reverse the train into the sidings. Just a thought, but I don't want to stray too far from the prototype.

Thanks for this.  I had assumed on the odd occasion that the sidings behind the station were used, trains from the clay dries would enter the top side of the platform, uncouple, run around the bottom platform and then push the wagons into the sidings?  In reality these sidings were in use when the china clay dries in Luxulyan village were working.  I am modelling late steam early diesel era, and the nearest siding had a camping coach parked up, and the back siding gone altogether.  I would rather 'imagine' that the sidings were still in use though  :)  Not strictly as it would have been!!

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2020, 05:27:01 PM »
Maybe the odd milk tank train  the daily pick up train would look good

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2020, 07:14:39 PM »
Had a play at lunchtime and updated a few things.  Thanks for the advice and comments  :)

Better, but anything heading 'eastwards' for the sidings at the RHS will end up locked against the buffers by its train. Not a problem with DCC as you can simply add a loco to the back and haul the train out, releasing the original loco. Bit more difficult with DC. However, if the straight piece of track off the loop was extended slightly a train from the east could run into that and then reverse the train into the sidings. Just a thought, but I don't want to stray too far from the prototype.

I had assumed on the odd occasion that the sidings behind the station were used, trains from the clay dries would enter the top side of the platform, uncouple, run around the bottom platform and then push the wagons into the sidings?

 :smackedface: Quite right. I'd completely missed that ploy and have gone to the bottom of the class voluntarily :dunce:

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Re: Luxulyan - Cornwall Branch Line
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2020, 11:13:45 AM »
Had a play at lunchtime and updated a few things.  Thanks for the advice and comments  :)

Better, but anything heading 'eastwards' for the sidings at the RHS will end up locked against the buffers by its train. Not a problem with DCC as you can simply add a loco to the back and haul the train out, releasing the original loco. Bit more difficult with DC. However, if the straight piece of track off the loop was extended slightly a train from the east could run into that and then reverse the train into the sidings. Just a thought, but I don't want to stray too far from the prototype.

Thanks for this.  I had assumed on the odd occasion that the sidings behind the station were used, trains from the clay dries would enter the top side of the platform, uncouple, run around the bottom platform and then push the wagons into the sidings?  In reality these sidings were in use when the china clay dries in Luxulyan village were working.  I am modelling late steam early diesel era, and the nearest siding had a camping coach parked up, and the back siding gone altogether.  I would rather 'imagine' that the sidings were still in use though  :)  Not strictly as it would have been!!

It may even be that operational procedures precluded eastbound trains working those sidings,; the train having to travel further down the line to run-round it's train, before travelling back to access the siding; common practice for a lot of yards/sidings.

I would still lengthen that headshunt though, to be honest...

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