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Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« on: April 05, 2020, 12:14:54 PM »
Hello everyone,

Well it's about time I embarked on the construction of a new DC controlled layout that I first had an idea for back in the autumn of 2012(where does the time go?) but have decided to upload the plan I made using an earlier version of Scarm to the forum for one last look and to gauge anyones thoughts before I begin.

The scenic plan of the layout seems to be the closest I can get to the prototype in the given space but the fiddle yard still needs to be improved, the area of which I am
using the tried and tested method of lining paper and Peco turnout templates.

Cheers, John


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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 12:22:03 PM »
It's big!!  :thumbsup:

I used to travel through Eaglescliffe sometimes twice a day 1971-73, often after a few beers at nighttime, so don't ask me for a track plan, I'll take your word for it!  ;)
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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 12:37:02 PM »
It's big!!  :thumbsup:

I used to travel through Eaglescliffe sometimes twice a day 1971-73, often after a few beers at nighttime, so don't ask me for a track plan, I'll take your word for it!  ;)

I think at that time the station would still have had both island platforms and the trackwork far more complicated than I would be able to model and fast forwarding to mid 1982 the station avoiding lines where lifted. Also by what you said I take it you had to make use of the trains for a regular pub crawl.  :beers:

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 12:56:53 PM »
Also by what you said I take it you had to make use of the trains for a regular pub crawl.  :beers:

Hah! John's got you sussed, George :D
Like the layout, John, but I think way too much for me to take on at this point in my life.

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 01:49:13 PM »
Also by what you said I take it you had to make use of the trains for a regular pub crawl.  :beers:

Hah! John's got you sussed, George :D
Like the layout, John, but I think way too much for me to take on at this point in my life.

Yes if I left it any longer then I think I would be in the same boat. The last 7-8 years since its conception fortunately haven't been wasted though with a good percentage of the materials and more importantly Loco's/ Rolling stock already been acquired.

Baseboard construction should be straight forward for someone who once had a background in joinery, its the wiring that has engrained the fear of God into me. :worried:

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 03:41:33 PM »
its the wiring that has engrained the fear of God into me. :worried:

Amen to that one, brother

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 03:44:40 PM »
Baseboard construction should be straight forward for someone who once had a background in joinery, its the wiring that has engrained the fear of God into me. :worried:

Hi,

Get yourself a multimeter, if you haven't already got one. It'll be worth its weight in gold on a layout that size.

Regards,

John P
Check out my layout thread.

Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 03:45:23 PM »
Plenty of operational potential . Is this to be operated one day by you alone or club members ?

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2020, 04:07:55 PM »
its the wiring that has engrained the fear of God into me. :worried:

Amen to that one, brother
Baseboard construction should be straight forward for someone who once had a background in joinery, its the wiring that has engrained the fear of God into me. :worried:

Hi,

Get yourself a multimeter, if you haven't already got one. It'll be worth its weight in gold on a layout that size.

Regards,

John P
Hello John ,thanks for that,

A multimeter is an item that I do indeed have, however knowing how to use it in a model railway enviroment is something else :confused1:
Yes I Dont think it will be too long before the questions start to come thick and fast. The fact that I will be using Peco code 55 electrofrog for the first time can be the stuff of nightmares in my personal opinion.

Regards,

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2020, 04:34:10 PM »
Plenty of operational potential . Is this to be operated one day by you alone or club members ?
Hi, The operational potential is probably the main reason for choosing this location. The layout is too large to be set up at home barring the loft maybe but I must admit that I get the most enjoyment from exhibiting so it has been designed to shoehorn into the Volvo V70, obviously this will only be the case if I can get it to run. :laugh:

As for operation I think two people should be able to keep something moving at any one time, A good friend and fellow member of the NGS North East Area Group Ted, is always keen to help out with Billingham at exhibitions as I am with his N gauge layouts of Elgin and Morpeth.

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2020, 04:13:33 PM »
Hi John,

The picture has disappeared?

Cheers Derek
Cheers Derek

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2020, 07:55:21 PM »
Hi Derek,

Has it reappeared by any chance, I am still able to view the plan in the original post albeit not the correct way up though.

Cheers John

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2020, 07:58:33 PM »
No layout visible to me, John :no:

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2020, 08:03:21 PM »
Hi John,

Still not visible to me either

Cheers Derek
Cheers Derek

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Re: Eaglescliffe (Circa early 80's)
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2020, 10:13:26 PM »


Hope this works. Still unable to post it the right way up :doh:

 

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