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 Posted: Tue Apr 29th, 2014 01:23 pm
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OK,
No laughing now, this are the first ideas for the top deck so far.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 29th, 2014 01:58 pm
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Hi Ian,

Can I ask if that is the station on the left inside the double running lines ?

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Hi Gary,

It is my second choice, but not sure about it at all!



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My advice is to make a list of what you want or require on your layout and go from there, if you are still unsure...! :hmm 

For example,

A terminus station or a through station, goods shed, fuel siding, industry sidings and what industries does the railway serve. Will it be steam or diesel, maybe the transition period between steam and diesel, late diesel or modern ??  Will the layout be set as a country scene or a inner city/surburban scene.

Once you have a better idea of what you want, consider the length of the trains, be it passenger (loco hauled or DMU) or freight. This will determine the length of your platforms and passing loops. Also the amount of space in the sidings and the fiddle yard is to be considered.

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Hi Gary,

Good points you have raised there.
I am on holiday this weekend away in the caravan with the good lady and our dogs, taking the laptop and a few layout books so should come back with a few more ideas after that :lol:



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Hi Ian

Just to follow on from what Gary has said, any station, siding, goods yard, or whatever you have inside the loops, is restricted in length by the size of the loops.

Outside of the loops you may have a bit more flexibility.


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Its been awhile since my last post.
Various things have been happening;
1. The daughter and her partner have a moving date 4th July.:thumbs
2. A mass delivery from Wicks of timber studs, plaster board, door, door frame, loads of screws has been received.:Happy
3. More plans tried (not sure if I am ever going to get a layout I like):brickwall
4. Carriages & Trains arriving (through the post, lol)

I will be posting photos from now on with progress on the "Railway room" construction etc.

Wish me luck guys :lol:



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I will be looking foward to further updates. I bet you can't wait for the postman ! ;-)

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Hi Gary,

No I cannot wait for ye olde post lady to deliver the New Items.
All GWR rolling stock & engines.
Sold loads on eBay so purchased while I could.
Once the weekend of the 4th is out of the way, building can commence
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UPDATE........

Delivery of 2 display cabinets taken yesterday, somewhere nice to put the "Expensive" kit when not using.
Have taken loads of 9mm & 12mm plywood from the dumpster at work, I cannot believe just how much wood we scrap.
I have enough for all the base board and storage.

Going to be working on Anyrail over the weekend to see if I can put some flesh to the bones of the layout.
Not sure quite where to go, I have a list of must haves and would likes.
I might not be going prototypical, but freelancing on various prototypical GWR options.
Through station, Terminus and Engine shed.
Still 1930ish.

Will post photos on the next release so you can see the space I have to build the railway shed.



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OK just to show you what I have to work with, the first images show the garage complete with Daughters washing equipment and the supplies for building the railway room;



Please excuse the photos on the wall, I use to be a body builder, lol!


The room will be 16 feet by 6.5 feet when completed with a side viewing window.



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Reference material........



Yes most of them are GWR books, but I have some of the old maters on model railways too :lol:



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.................and finally some of the working stock for the layout.





This was such a bargain, brand new off ebay less the £100 :shock:










Well that's the lot for now folks, good job I got in there while I could the whole place is now full of all the daughters stuff ready for the move next Friday.



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G`day Ian,
               You`ve got some good gear there.........I bet you can`t wait to get cracking. 
   An idea came to me as I was reading through your post. You mentioned that your room will be 16 x 6.5 feet. That`s a good length but the width is somewhat restricted. You mentioned a viewing window so obviously that wall will face into your garage area.
  Have you considered going through that wall and fixing a fiddleyard area to the outside of the wall. I am assuming it`s one of the 16 foot walls. This would free up space within the room, possibly it would give you another couple of feet in width, if you moved that bottom section of your trackplan outside of the wall and used it as a fiddleyard. This would allow you to use larger radius curves on the top part of your trackplan. Tighter radius curves could be hidden and used to exit the room to the fiddleyard. You could also use that area gained within the room, as a branch line terminus that connects with the main line, if you would rather continue using that space in the room for railway.
 It`s just an idea I thought I would throw in there ,because I`ve looked at this sort of set up myself a few years ago, and it drastically changes the look and operation of your model railway. Trains appear to have gone off somewhere and eventually return. 
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Hi Gormo,

The garage itself is 18 ft long and 20 feet wide.
In the first photo you can see the side of a blue car, that is April's pride and joy (My wife).
So I have to leave enough room for her to park the car, there are storage shelves the other side of the car.
I will pinch as much room as possible, but having read your thread I have an idea whereby I can run the track out from the bottom of the room along the back wall of the garage and back at a lower level.
Think its time for some serious measuring of the available space and then detailing the area.

Thanks for the input Gormo :cheers



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A small update for today,

Smoky Joe and a dcc upgrade arrived today, I will let my soldering skills get a great deal better before I attempt the "Hornby upgrade".
Been mulling over plans at the weekend and I think I might have stumbled upon one that if I can work it right gives me superb options;
1939 ish Leamington Spa (Yes I know Pete Waterman has done it!"
This allows me the Engine shed and coaling stage, the GWR 1939 Art deco station building, along with the LNER link line.
Just got to tame it all into AnyRail, wish me luck :shock:



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That should turn into one nice layout Ian,can't wait for you to begin.



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Some stuff to be getting on with there - what are you going to do tomorrow ?



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Spurno,

I am going to have to use a little "Modellers licence" to get very thing shoe horned in but I think it's a definite MAYBE!

PeterMac,

Well I thought I might go for world domination, or failing that........
Take the dogs for a walk!
What would you recommend?



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The former Ian - definitely the former .........:cheers:cheers



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