Woodhurst Model Railway layout

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My layout needs a name, which sounds suitable for modern image?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:35 am

Little Lakewood
5
4%
Mount Glenridge
14
12%
Savoy Square
12
10%
Woodhurst
60
51%
None, I've made a suggestion below
5
4%
Corby (as the town on the MML currently doesn't have a station!)
21
18%
 
Total votes: 117

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Postby Class 60 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:27 pm

Hi m8 , sounds like you having progress on your layout !! any pics? :)

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Postby m8internet » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:44 pm

No point posting photos as the scenic section track is just temporary and for testing purposes

I will however be updating my website to take into account the fact that the main fiddle yard is now completed

I have also noticed that the main scenic baseboards are still warped, even after adding braces across the underframe
It looks like this is a side effect of pasting down the cork roll sheets onto the MDF
On the plus side it looks reasonably realistic as the track undulates over the ground!
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Postby Lofty » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:44 pm

m8internet wrote:I have also noticed that the main scenic baseboards are still warped, even after adding braces across the underframe

I have probably missed the answer to this but

How thick is the MDF and how far between the bracing :?:

Lofty

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Postby Pete » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:06 pm

Probably best to brace longitudinally, cross braces will have little or no impact to stop warping from a structural point of view.

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Postby m8internet » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:45 pm

Short list of names now :
Little Lakewood
Mount Glenridge
Savoy Square
Woodhurst

Do any of these sound like they could be on the WCML, MML, or ECML?
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Postby joshing_man » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:41 pm

Like Mount Glenridge.

Don't know how suitable but sounds good.

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Postby live-frog » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:05 am

m8internet wrote:Short list of names now :
Little Lakewood
Mount Glenridge
Savoy Square
Woodhurst

Do any of these sound like they could be on the WCML, MML, or ECML?

Woodhurst's the only one that sounds OK for me , I'd probably place it between Lichfield and Stafford !!

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Postby m8internet » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:40 am

Woodhurst is actually a real place....
It is a few miles to the east of Huntingdon
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Postby westbrom » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:38 pm

Woodhurst for me to.


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Postby BrotherWolf » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:53 am

Another Woodhurst here. The others sound rather artificial.

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Postby m8internet » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:45 am

Just reading that Corby doesn't have a station
http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Fo ... hp?p=46393

I assume the MML passes through the town, and if it did have a station it might meet my requirements
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Postby Ijdagger » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:01 am

have a look on google earth that might show you some track plan/station area.

also added a description from wikipedia on that link

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Postby Metrocamel » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:15 pm

Woodhurst seems to be a good name to me.
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Postby m8internet » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:43 pm

Todays progress has seen variable height feet added to the support legs, ensuring a flat and level surface

The rolling stock fleet has been added to again
Yet another pair of GraFar Class 37s, at equivalent of £32.50 each
However, the prize buy has to be a Class 158 in ScotRail livery at £38.50
All have been tested and work perfectly

As a result my plans have changed a little
One of the 37s in Sector Petroleum livery will now be renumbered to 37421 and named Strombidae, as the logos and emblems are in the same locations

I am currently looking for photos to renumber the Large Logo 37, but if none can be found the body will be sent for repainting into INTERCITY livery
Possibilities are 37418 An Comunn Gaidhealach and 37420 The Scottish Hosteller (although the nameplate wouldn't be in the correct position)

The EW&S livery 37419 could be renumbered, there are various options
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Postby Infrontcat » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:55 pm

I'd go for Corby M8.

You've got a good combination there: a line that really existed for a real purpose and had real diagram workings but has nothing there now. All you have to do is add the magic ingredient "What if" and do a model that is a feasible evolution of the station for the period you wish to model.

For example, I'm pretending my line is a Great Central line South of Aylesbury that evolved becasue a post-war Government decided the Channel Tunnel should be a priority many decades earlier than they managed in reality. Knowing the loading gauge was ideal, the intellingent government (oxymoron?)built an M25-like high speed line to take the anticipated traffic non-stop via Reading/Slough, and perhaps Wokingish, meeting an upgraded Reigate/Redhill-Tonbridge-Ashford route Section. Though I confess, I'm ignorant as to the geographic or logistical feasibility of such a scheme as might have been.

Maybe Corby became a vital outlet route for an industry, and thus became an important junction. Maybe the corss-country journeys were looked at more intently during the 1960s? You've certainly got scope to develop the right traffic!

Good Luck with it M8!
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