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Postby Tallpaul70 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:02 pm

Hi All,

Have recently found and registered for this Forum.

Hope I can share information with others and that you can also help me with information.

I a currently planning a round and round layout in a 12ft x8ft dedicated railway room, which benefits from an outward opening door.

The layout is called "Partly Maidenhead" because it is based on Maidenhead on the GW Mainline from Paddington, but only the relief lines and High Wycombe Branch junction will be portrayed due to lack of space. I will run timetables for 1960-2, 1977-9 and 1992-4. The compromises will be reduced by only portraying the ends of the platforms.

I will share the latest version when I finish drawing it later this week.

Best regards
Paul

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Postby Dublo » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:15 pm

Wellcome Paul
You will find us a nice friendly group. There are a large number of great model makers here, and very knowledgeable too. Your project sounds very interesting looking forward to hearing more.

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Postby Mountain » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:44 pm

Welcome. I assume you are thinking along the lines of 00 gauge?

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Postby glencairn » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:51 pm

Hi Tallpaul70. Welcome on board. An interesting project to follow.

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Postby End2end » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:24 pm

Hi Tallpaul70 and welcome to the forum.
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Postby Phat Controller » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:52 pm

welcome TallPaul70 hope to see what you're up to.

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Postby Tallpaul70 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:31 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys.

Yes, the model will be in 00, that vital fact was in the first draft of the Post but got lost along the way!

Any facts, anecdotes or questions on Maidenhead welcome.

I also have a lot of info on Slough, which was my model scene before I decided it was too big and complicated!

Best regards
Paul

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Postby TimberSurf » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:53 pm

Welcome to the forum
can I assume the 12 x 8 has a hole in the middle?
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Postby Tallpaul70 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:00 pm

The 12 x 8 does indeed have a hole in the middle!
The baseboards will be at 5ft - 5ft 6ins high to make ducking under easier and because I hate viewing as an eye in the sky, much prefer viewing at eye level.
Cheers
Paul

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Postby Bigmet » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:31 pm

With you on the viewing height idea. My scheme is the scenic areas at eye level height when seated on a barstool.

On the layout planning front, given your previous Slough affiliation, are you tempted to steal an aspect of the Slough industrial estate rail system? I'd want to work in the transfer siding arrangement at least. A bit more operational interest.

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Postby Tallpaul70 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:07 pm

Unfortunately Bigmet, as yet I have not worked out room for enough of the Maidenhead Yard for my liking, so the Slough Industrial system is not a possibility !

If I wanted more sidings I would include the Taplow yard, which is not large, but did serve as the starting point and end point for several goods trains especially from and to the High Wycombe branch especially the famous Loudwater Goods.

Thanks everyone else for your comments. If any one has information on the Maidenhead area and its trains please send it through.

If I already have it that's fine, sometimes it is good to have separate confirmation of things that relate to 50+ years ago!

Many thanks
Cheers
Paul

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Postby Mountain » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:39 pm

It is surprizing how much space a layout needs if one wants to copy a prototype location. I once tried to do Pembrey & Burry Port and it just wouldn't fit in my room. I needed an extra 4ft.

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Postby Tallpaul70 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:47 pm

Yes, think we all have been there, but that's no surprise when we are trying to do tricks such as compress a mile of railway into a scale 1500ft.

Guess we just have to decide on the key elements and cut out some of the plain track.

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Paul

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Re: Just starting in this Forum

Postby Tallpaul70 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:21 pm

Thanks for the posts of welcome everyone.

Here is my first information request:-
Can anyone tell me in the 1950s/60s which of the four up and 4 down freights that stopped at Maidenhead on the Reading line delivered and or picked up coal wagons?
Or did the coal come down the branch from Wycombe on the evening train that delivered coal and picked up empties from the Branch stations?

Thanks
Paul

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Postby glencairn » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:55 pm

[quote="Tallpaul70"]The 12 x 8 does indeed have a hole in the middle!
The baseboards will be at 5ft - 5ft 6ins high to make ducking under easier and because I hate viewing as an eye in the sky, much prefer viewing at eye level.
Cheers
Paul[/quote

May I suggest you put some form of padding underneath the 'duck=under'.
'It still hurts' no matter the height. :(

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