Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

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Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby joshv8 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:01 pm

Whilst building our current layout for the kids to run some trains, Luckymucklebackit made a comment I should have a crack at a branch line terminus. And you know, thats a great idea.
Only problem is I'm unsure on a track plan. If some of the good folk here could point me in a direction of some plans or share some ideas that would be great. We're comming to the end of the current build so I would like to get my head around the next project.

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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:38 pm

I Don't know how well you might succeed in searching for this.
"Great Western Branch Line Termini: Combined Editon (Vols 1 & 2):
by Paul Karau (Author) "
How good are bookshops in Queensland?
I know it's specifically GWR but it has trackplans and building elevations for a number of branchlines with only the GWR and being a terminus in common. I can envisage that branch lines in Oz are probably somewhat different.
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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby Dublo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:36 pm

Hi Josh
From looking at you photos of 8 x 4 roundy round you have some LNER engines. There are some stations that might be of interest to you on
www.disused-stations.org.uk

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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby footplate1947 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:38 pm

joshv8 wrote:Whilst building our current layout for the kids to run some trains, Luckymucklebackit made a comment I should have a crack at a branch line terminus. And you know, thats a great idea.
Only problem is I'm unsure on a track plan. If some of the good folk here could point me in a direction of some plans or share some ideas that would be great. We're comming to the end of the current build so I would like to get my head around the next project.


Hello Josh,,, I tried to post a couple of plans of typical branch line terminus stations for you to look at but I failed again as I have not managed to post any pics on here yet but I will get....In the mean time I found them by googling Branch line terminus station plans
That found a few so have go doing a search.
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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby BrightonMan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:25 pm

If you can find them it might be worth checking out the track plans books that CJ Freezer did for Peco many years ago, full of good ideas.

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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby footplate1947 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 pm

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Bachmann GWR 3708 City class.jpg
Bachmann GWR 3708 City class.jpg
terminus branch line station and yard.jpg
https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=35454
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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby footplate1947 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:11 pm

Well I seem to have posted a picture of one of the track plans. Well, and 2 pictures of one of my locos as well and don't know why that happened. Still it is progress. :D
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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby joshv8 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:33 am

Bufferstop wrote:I Don't know how well you might succeed in searching for this.
"Great Western Branch Line Termini: Combined Editon (Vols 1 & 2):
by Paul Karau (Author) "
How good are bookshops in Queensland?
I know it's specifically GWR but it has trackplans and building elevations for a number of branchlines with only the GWR and being a terminus in common. I can envisage that branch lines in Oz are probably somewhat different.


The bookshops are pretty generic. I may be be able to find it online however and sounds like good material to have. Branch lines in australia were really quite simple ( from what Ive seen) to those in the UK.

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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby joshv8 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:34 am

Dublo wrote:Hi Josh
From looking at you photos of 8 x 4 roundy round you have some LNER engines. There are some stations that might be of interest to you on
http://www.disused-stations.org.uk


Thats great Dublo thanks!

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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby joshv8 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:36 am

footplate1947 wrote:https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/download/file.php?mode=view&id=35454


Thanks mate, good to see you got some photo's uploaded! And thats quite a good terminus track plan, I do like that.

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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby joshv8 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:39 am

BrightonMan wrote:If you can find them it might be worth checking out the track plans books that CJ Freezer did for Peco many years ago, full of good ideas.


I actually have a couple of copys of this tucked away, from memory there were a few terminus plans in the back. Ill have to see what I can dig up. Its great getting input from members here as it gives different avenues to look at that I would not have had knowledge of.

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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby UrbanHermit » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:54 pm

There are lots of track plans in Modelling Branch Lines by David Wright. These are prototype plans, so would probably need compressing, and not all of them are termini, but you might find some inspiration here.
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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

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Re: Needing track plans for a branch line terminus.

Postby joshv8 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:11 pm

UrbanHermit wrote:There are lots of track plans in Modelling Branch Lines by David Wright. These are prototype plans, so would probably need compressing, and not all of them are termini, but you might find some inspiration here.


Thanks, looks like a nice book. Just picked up a copy on ebay for $32 Australian. Ive found a few books online now Ill pick up as finances permit.

b308 cheers, I had a look on googke a while back but it is mostly worth the refresher!


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