MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**

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retroman
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MARSHFIELD WITH ELY BRIDGE: **final update**

Postby retroman » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:09 am

Hello again everyone :D

MARSHFIELD has now closed and is in the process of morphing into my new layout, ELY BRIDGE. The era remains the same: 1970s ops in South Wales, with a few visitors.

Some of the old features will remain: the depot area and the 4 track mainline: but a new Container terminal is planned on the site of the former fiddle yard. There will also be a high level branch line running in a spiral from the Up Fast to the Up Slow.

I will post up progress on this thread, as before.

Here are a few shots of MARSHFIELD prior to the rebuild.

The depot will remain, albeit with modification. There will be a line running to the left of the main at a higher level. The bridge in the far distance has been demolished.

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The doomed bridge. All parts to be salvaged and re-used tho.

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The branch will cross over the mainlines and station, hence the name ELY BRIDGE.

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Postby sishades » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:28 am

This is an excellant layout, why would you want to rebuild?
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Postby retroman » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:44 pm

I learned a lot building MARSHFIELD and am now ready to move on. The main problem was that all the track was at ground level: effectively it was just a big oval with loads of pointwork.

The new plan is actually simpler (less pointwork) but involves more civil engineering. It will be much more interesting operationally and more pleasing to the eye.

Much of MARSHFIELD will remain, albeit with another layer of track imposed over it.

Watch this space.
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Postby Lofty » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:57 pm

The best of luck Retro...

I am sure it will be a stunner

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:16 pm

Good luck with the re-build retro! 8) I love the layout and it's clear that you have put a lot of time and effort into building it! I would have to agree with sishades though, I would leave it as it is, but thats just me! :wink:

Look forward to seeing the new developments!
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Postby 47806 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:17 pm

Best of luck! We await the result.
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Postby MrT » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:29 pm

Good luck with it Dave. I think its fair enough - plan a layout, build it, work out what you missed off the plan that would have been great, then start planning the next one!

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Postby davek » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:32 pm

All the best with the rebuil.
Model railways is very much a learning curve which should be embraced.

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Postby davek » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:33 pm

All the best with the rebuild.
Model railways is very much a learning curve which should be embraced.
I look forwards to seeing the 'new' layout progress.

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Postby rorz101uk » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:10 pm

i love the layout, not sure if your a steam man, but would like to see 4472 Fly ing scotman on that layout
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Postby SouthernBoy » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:28 pm

Your plans sound exciting retroman. I'm curious to know more about the container terminal: like is it a dockside terminal, with gantry cranes on tracks etc ? Or more of an interchange with juggernauts ?

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Postby santene » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:13 pm

good luck!
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Postby retroman » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:23 pm

Here's the container terminal by Heljan.

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Postby santene » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:24 pm

do you get all them containers with the ternamil?
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Postby retroman » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:28 pm

I doubt it - they are about £9 a pair. The terminal costs a fortune - £345.00 is the cheapest I've seen - so it will have to wait. Its fully functioning with its own lighting and control system.

Here's a great link to show how it should be done:

http://www.dyserth-road.co.uk/Holland%20Park/index.htm
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