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by markS&D
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 108
Views: 17236

Re: Seaton Junction

Just a little update, showing a bit more progress on the branch line station:

Hand painted background showing the 'Axe Estuary'.
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Platform tops nearly completed.
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...Meanwhile on the mainline '30830' passes Seaton Junction.
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by markS&D
Thu May 28, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 108
Views: 17236

Re: Seaton Junction

Hi folks. I previously mentioned that I was in the process of finding somewhere for my Branch line train to run to, instead of it simply running into the fiddle yard area. I wanted to model Seaton Station, but due to space limitations, I have had to compress the length of the platforms, so they will...
by markS&D
Sat May 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Exeter St Davids OO
Replies: 75
Views: 7250

Re: Exeter St Davids OO

Another idea, you could remove the bridge over the railway, and have a level crossing instead, that would get rid of some of the incline in your road, but could still act as a kind of scenic break. Just a thought?
by markS&D
Thu May 21, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 108
Views: 17236

Re: Seaton Junction

New Video folks, if you are interested :)

https://youtu.be/vwQc-bf8xTc
by markS&D
Fri May 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.
Replies: 122
Views: 12414

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the South.

I used to enjoy looking through those Plan books that CJF did :)

What you have done is great, it certainly captures the 'Down South' railway scene. Makes me want to go on Holiday in Cornwall!
by markS&D
Fri May 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 108
Views: 17236

Re: Seaton Junction

Lovely layout - the space - and that is required for a Bulleid Pacific with a rake of twelve attached - superb. Sadly my Merchant Navy loco's arrive at Wykeham just to be turned on the shed turntable, before heading back to Bournemouth, and then back to London Waterloo - well that's my story. I cur...
by markS&D
Thu May 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 108
Views: 17236

Re: Seaton Junction

Just a quick one, a photo of '35003 Royal Mail' with 5250 gallon tender racing through Seaton Junction in 1959.

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by markS&D
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Oxford Rail - Adams Radial.
Replies: 16
Views: 771

Re: Oxford Rail - Adams Radial.

Regarding the Oxford rail version, it seems fitting it with a DCC chip is problematic due to a lack of space inside the loco. The Hornby version, there are some models that have been wired up incorrectly on the DCC socket, the loco will work fine on DC control, but due to the faulty wiring it will k...
by markS&D
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortage of Peco track
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Shortage of Peco track

I only wanted 3 lengths of flexi track and a medium radius RH point. I did eventually find a shop that had a little bit left in stock.

I'm guessing that the Peco factory will be closed until further notice?
by markS&D
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortage of Peco track
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Shortage of Peco track

Don't know if anyone else has found this recently, but Peco track seems to be unobtainable, most of the major online retailers are out of stock. I had a look on ebay, and was shocked to find one seller had just 4 lengths of code 100 wooden sleeper flexible track for £125 :!: Absolutely disgusting, p...
by markS&D
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New OO Layout- feedback / help !
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: New OO Layout- feedback / help !

Years ago, I built an inverted figure 8 layout on an 8x4 framework, double track, the problem is, that in 00 gauge the curves are extremely sharp, to get round in a width of 4 feet, this is a real problem when you have gradients, there is a lot of friction from rolling stock, climbing gradients on c...
by markS&D
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Converting Merchant navy tender to 5250 gallon rebodied
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Converting Merchant navy tender to 5250 gallon rebodied

Here are a few shots of the almost finished model, I am waiting for the flag transfers for the loco nameplates the tender is all complete, the loco which started life as Clan Line, has had a few tweaks, to improve it, such as altering the cabside windows so that the rear portion is in the open posit...
by markS&D
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00
Replies: 427
Views: 62197

Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Impressive layout, huge amount of trackwork, certainly a lot more complex than mine. Interesting to read your early posts, when you were first building the layout, trying to fill a large area with track really is financially crippling!
by markS&D
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 108
Views: 17236

Re: Seaton Junction

Nothing particularly fancy, I found the mountboard that is sold in large sheets at places like The Range, is quite good for making the walls and roof, I tend to draw the whole 4 sides of the building out on the card, cut all the window openings etc out, then fold it all round so that there is only 1...
by markS&D
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 108
Views: 17236

Re: Seaton Junction

Brilliant video. I really enjoyed it. I love the through station and the variety of traffic. You have some nice long rakes, what size is your railway? Looks to be a good space. Thanks Dan Thanks for the positive comments :D The available space is 28' x 14', which gives a length of about 22' for the...

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