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Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby Dugie Diesel » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:41 pm

Hi all, at the moment im thinking about a new layout, its going to be based on a fictional preserved line on the Notts and Derbys border the main focus of which will be a large engine shed to display my collection of steam and diesel loco's and DMU's. I quite like the idea of scratch building or kit bashing something like the Bachmann 4 road shed (in card) however im a bit stumped as to what an engine shed would look like for this area. I have a had a good look online but haven't found much except a grainy pic of Colwick i believe which appears to be of the Northlight design. Would a raised coaling shed (Metcalfe) look out of place on a Midlands depot too?
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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby flying scotsman123 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:00 pm

You need to decide what railway company you want first, in Nottingham, you've got the Great Central Railway, Great Northern Railway and Midland Railway. Then look up examples of each and see which one you like best :)
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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby skyblue » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:02 pm

I think most of the Metcalfe structures are fairly generic (although some are based on Cheshire Lines Committee practice I think). You can justify having such a building if you want - just come up with a 'backstory'.

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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby flying scotsman123 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:03 pm

Just noticed you say preserved line, in which case anything not strictly accurate can always be solved with the phrase; "A rich gentleman approached the railway..." :D
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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby glencairn » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:33 pm

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Mansfield MPD in 1946
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Sorry about the grainy effect. If it's any help I can give a list of locos based there

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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby skyblue » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:37 pm

Also, if it's a preserved line, you could also say that the coaling stage had been dismantled and moved from it's original site then rebuilt for the preserved line. Or you could just say 'it's my railway, I'll build what I want' 8).

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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby Bigmet » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:14 am

If you make the decision for quality, then the 'GNR Engine Sheds' titles by Griffiths and Hooper published by Irwell Press will be a real help. Scaled track plans and a good selection of photos for each shed location, with some scaled elevations of typical styles of construction employed at various times in the company's history. From this information you can generate a GNResque loco shed pretty readily to suit the space you have available.

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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby Dugie Diesel » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:22 pm

Thanks for the answers all, i was thinking i could kit bash a couple of Metcalfe engine sheds side by side and that pic of Mansfield MPD looks like it would be a good start, im not too fussed about complete accuracy to any specific place but id like to put a bit more thought in as my previous layouts were pure train set track and scenery (not that there is anything wrong with that :) ) Thanks for the advice Bigmet ill look that up.
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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby glencairn » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:28 pm

Just got Railway Modeller 2015 Annual today. Has a couple of layouts in that have steam engine sheds.

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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby bike2steam » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:22 am

Mansfield was a nice little shed to model. Colwick a bit on the big side, I got kicked outta there a few times :) .

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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby glencairn » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:08 pm

Nice clear picture of Mansfield shed (scroll down to 4th picture) http://www.ourmansfieldandarea.org.uk/p ... 4p36p.aspx

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Re: Nottinghamshire engine sheds/depots?

Postby Dugie Diesel » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:58 pm

glencairn wrote:Nice clear picture of Mansfield shed (scroll down to 4th picture) http://www.ourmansfieldandarea.org.uk/p ... 4p36p.aspx

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