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I have long had a niggling desire to build a layout representing a steam era locomotive depot, or 'MPD'.

Not just a tiddly little branch line engine shed, ten-foot turntable plus a water tower MPD, you understand, but a HUGE absolutely filthy yard with workshops, gantries, sheds and plant of all shapes and sizes. Ash pits, water treament plants, coal sprayers, coaling towers, etc. etc.

Not that I'm really planning to build it, :cool wink but I did think it could be fed from a short off-scene fiddle yard because only lots of big locos and a few trucks would be needed on the roster. No long trains here!

I envisage it all being painted in shades of grey from almost black to medium grey; a very dark, almost foreboding, atmospheric scene.

Would there be enough operating potential? I think so. I love running 'light engine' movements anyway and shunting up and down to the turntable or into the workshops at crawling speed would be my idea of heaven.

Why haven't I started this already?.....................

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Perry that is one hell of an idea,the modelling and running potential
heaven.

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perry has an itch, perry has an itch, perry has an itch and it won't go away:lol:

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Why haven't I started this already?.....................

Methinks it's just a matter of time before .... :lol::lol::lol:

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Perry,
       There's a layout that fits the description perfectly doing the rounds of the exhibition circuit called "Maindee",and its full of lovely gimmicks like welders'torches and smoke rising everywhere.
It was featured in both Railway Modeller and BRM magazines.I've seen it in the flesh 2or 3 times now,and its beautiful....it always attracts crowds of admirers.

       Its a great idea to build one.....go for it,my son!!!:twisted::twisted::twisted:

Cheers,John.B.

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georgejacksongenius wrote: Perry,
       There's a layout that fits the description perfectly doing the rounds of the exhibition circuit called "Maindee",and its full of lovely gimmicks like welders'torches and smoke rising everywhere.
It was featured in both Railway Modeller and BRM magazines.I've seen it in the flesh 2or 3 times now,and its beautiful....it always attracts crowds of admirers.

       Its a great idea to build one.....go for it,my son!!!:twisted::twisted::twisted:

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I have a copy of the BRM featuring it, it is outstanding, a very subtle minimalist backscene, it's got to be the one to judge other similar efforts by.

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Perry wrote: Why haven't I started this already?.....................

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You Have ..................................:hmm

It's all in your brain.

Looking forward to seeing this one grow, as it will be masterpiece, and it will get rid of that nasty itch at the same time.

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I really should know better than to voice an idea for a project on here. :shock:

You lot always gang up on me and make me do it. :brickwall :mutley

This one really is only a pipe dream at present. I had enough of a struggle finding room for the East Walsham layout and certainly don't have room for another - at the moment........:cool wink

This link is interesting though:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&p=489927

Perry

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Not that I'm going to build an MPD you understand, but can anyone tell me which issue of BRM featured Maindee, please? I just might be able to obtain a back number and see what's involved. Thanks.

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That will make a great project Mpd`s are really interesting and give you a great deal of modelling scope and with your scratchbuilding skills we could see a superb buit engine shed with a lift of roof to see the inner detail:doublethumb

cheers Brian

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There are some great pictures in that link you gave Perry, fine modelling.

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Perry wrote: Not that I'm going to build an MPD you understand, but can anyone tell me which issue of BRM featured Maindee, please? I just might be able to obtain a back number and see what's involved. Thanks.

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Nov 2005 Vol 13, No.8 [then £3.10p]

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Cheers, Doof.

I'll see if I can get a copy after the holidays. I may have a local source.....:cool wink

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I've been trying to see if that layout is on the internet but I can only find bits and pieces. Anyone got a good link?

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I tried too, Bob, but had the same problem; only bits and pieces.

The bad news is that BRM don't have the old issue of the magazine I want in stock anymore, so I'll have to try a few local sources, I guess.

I wonder if the layout is still doing the exibition circuit?

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In the Hornby magazine issue 11 May 2008 there is an article Modelling locomotive sheds.it is over six pages and is very informative if you have a copy or can get your hands on a copy it is worth looking at if you cant perhaps i can scan it and email it to you obviously i cant post it on here fro copywright reasons.

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Thanks Brian,

I'll have a search through my collection of mags and see if I already have it. I'll let you know.

:cheers

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Brian,

I don't have this mag, but Hornby back issues department does, so I've put one on order this morning.

Thank again for the info.

I'm starting to get the feeling that there's a conspiracy within the forum aimed at getting me building this MPD layout. :hmm:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Conspiracy - who :question us :question  no way - it is just your imagination.

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I must admit i am toying with the idea of making a a rectangular roundhouse and using my Heljan turntable to do it i think i would have to make the roof removable other wise it would be difficult to have operations.

As i aid just toying at the moment I think you have already been voluntered to do an MPD Perry

cheers Brian

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Sol wrote: Conspiracy - who :question us :question  no way - it is just your imagination.

:roll::lol::lol::lol:

I know - just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean people aren't after me. :mutley

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henryparrot wrote: ....................As i aid just toying at the moment I think you have already been voluntered to do an MPD Perry

cheers Brian


:shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock:

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A Model MPD by Perry !!



Now that's majik, Christmas majik :exclam:exclam:thumbs:thumbs



 



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Perry wrote: Not that I'm going to build an MPD you understand, but can anyone tell me which issue of BRM featured Maindee, please? I just might be able to obtain a back number and see what's involved. Thanks.

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Nov 2005 Vol 13, No.8 [then £3.10p]


Doug,

I have just been searching the 'net for some more info on Maindee MPD. One reference I have found states that the British Railway Modelling magazine article was November 2006 - not 2005 as stated above. Whilst not doubting the information you so kindly provided is correct, could I ask you just to verify the year for me, please. Typos do 'hapen'..........:???:

Thanks.

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It is definately November 2005 i have it here in front of me i just found it and i checked november 2006has nothing about maindee in it

It is a nice MPD layout about roughly 14 ft x 2ft.

If you cant get one i will try and scan it

cheers Brian

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I don't think this will breach any copyright rules, but deffo not 2006


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Thanks guys. :thumbs

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Perry i have a July issue 2005 of Model Rail. In this is a very good piece called Shed Bash. It shows you various depots to give you some idea what they looked like, there is a piece on a engine depot layout which is very good.Also a piece on how to build an Ash Pit.

If you want i can send this copy to you, i will not need it and as your going to build either a Shed Depot or MOD this would come in handy mate :pathead:mutley:mutley

So let me know and i send ASAP, after all strike while the iron is hot and all that. :thumbs

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There are some pictures of Maindee on Rm web within a thread that is running at the moment

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=31751

cheers Brian

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I have finally acquired a copy of the BRM issue containing the Maindee East feature. It looks very good and has provided a few ideas I could use - if I ever get around to building an MPD layout. :???:

Thanks to all who pointed me in the direction of various MPD-related magazine articles. :thumbs

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It's going to happen; I'm going to build an MPD layout. :Happy

I have stated elsewehere on the forum that I have decided to scrap East Walsham and concentrate on this new project.

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Delighted to hear it Perry and looking forward to the progress reports and the results.

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:doublethumb Wahayyy the master is back and on the build. Cant wait for this to start Perry.

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Hello Perry

I will be building a four road engine shed in an MPD with coaling stage (Cenotaph), ash plant etc once my railway room is completed. I will post fotos as soon as possible - but it will be at least six months before that happens


                 

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