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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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby m8internet » Fri May 27, 2011 8:11 pm

martyn00 wrote:i cant wait until you start the scenics

I've started the ballast on the main lines on the areas which will have restricted access
I have still to work out how to complete the ballast around the moving parts of the points themselves

Sadly the scenic area is not going to progress until after this years N Gauge Show, I have quite a shopping list and warchest to take with me

However the platforms should be completed next, as these are fairly straight and uncomplicated
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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby briantwigley » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:20 pm

Any updates? Not seen you around for ages!

Ryan

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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby m8internet » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:22 pm

briantwigley wrote:Any updates? Not seen you around for ages!

Work ceased in June 2011, for various reasons
I've not even managed to make it to the two N gauge shows in that time period

It's been a long 18 months, but now have to swap the model railway from the larger room to the smaller room
I took this decision about 3 months ago and started preparing for this

I have decided to start work on this new layout towards the end of this year and is it of a much smaller scale should be completed early in 2014
It will be a re-creation of Glasgow Queen Street (without the main structures above the height of the rolling stock)
This means all the freight rolling stock has to go, as it is no longer appropriate
Some of the passenger rolling stock also has to go, sadly two of the HST and all the Virgin livery stock
I know that Virgin Voyager have visited Glasgow Queen Street from time to time, but this is quite rare

The final point with this layout it will be much easier to bring this to future exhibitions!
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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby briantwigley » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:39 pm

Good to hear that.

Any updates at the moment? I know Queen St quite well so it will be good to see.

Ryan

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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby m8internet » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:11 pm

briantwigley wrote:Any updates at the moment? I know Queen St quite well so it will be good to see.

At the moment I am exchanging the existing rolling stock, selling the current irrelevant rolling stock, and acquiring the new more relevant rolling stock

I have decided upon the period 1986 to 1996, although I had initially planned on 1984 to 1990
This takes in the introduction of the Class 37/4 on the WHL, end of the blue/grey on Edinburgh services, through to full sprinterisation and the last of the loco hauled services

The first of the repaints is underway
The Shawplan nameplates have been ordered and are ready for collection at Model Rail Scotland

New replacement website (as Woodhurst is now dead) :
Glasgow Queen Street (none of the other pages or links are working)
This currently shows the list of rolling stock that is already in place, planned, or requires to be purchased

The main issue I am having is sourcing track plans and measurements for the points, to make sure they are the correct size
There are plenty of photos of Glasgow Queen Street during this period so constructing the buildings, many of which are still in place, should not be an issue
Sadly Network Rail and ScotRail have not been very cooperative
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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby buz » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:55 am

Hi m8internet
Not surprised the modern companies are being BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!! erhm oops sorry about the language but they don't seem to provide assistance at any level.
It is possible they don't even have the information you want, if your privatization went anything like ours.
A lot of information has be lost, because it got thrown out by IDIOTS!!.
Try going to the National Archives of Scotland they are far more cooperative and for a fee will give you a copy of any of the Engineering drawings they have.
I got a drawing of a rather well known railway viaduct from them and found them to be very helpful indeed.
Cannot remember the fee charged but I thought it to be very reasonable.
Given the age of Glasgow Queen St they may well have something or be able to point you in a helpful direction.
regards John
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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby m8internet » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:57 am

buz wrote:they don't seem to provide assistance at any level.
It is possible they don't even have the information you want

I don't have any problems with most of the TOC, as my commercial rail transport website does very nicely

With respect to Glasgow Queen Street, my request was in two parts
The first part was simply for measurements of the platform structures
The second part was to visit the station to obtain measurements

Network Rail advised they could not release the measurements as the station is currently in existence, which is odd as they release some information publicly!
ScotRail have agreed to my visiting the station to obtain measurements, but as yet have not given a date for the meeting as they need to establish who this has to be arranged with!
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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby buz » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:06 am

Hi m8internet
Beaurocratic maddness at work don't you just love it NOT.
Might be quicker to go to the archives and see what they have, which is where I got the drawing of the Glen Finnian viaduct from.
I tried to get that drawing from the powers that be and they did not know what I was on about.
regards John
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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:21 am

buz wrote:Hi m8internet
Beaurocratic maddness at work don't you just love it NOT.
Might be quicker to go to the archives and see what they have, which is where I got the drawing of the Glen Finnian viaduct from.
I tried to get that drawing from the powers that be and they did not know what I was on about.
regards John


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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby m8internet » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:48 pm

Essex2Visuvesi wrote:Probably thought you were a terrorist, looking for ways to blow it up lol

No, as my request clearly stated the nature of the requirements
Equally, they wished me every success with the layout in the future; rather ironic!
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Re: Woodhurst Model Railway layout

Postby m8internet » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:56 pm

This layout is effectively now no more
The Lenz Set 100 has been disconnected
The Point Control Panels disconnected

The Fiddle Yards are now empty, except for the rolling stock being retained for the new layout
In effect this about one quarter of what there was before

Most (about two thirds) of the point motors have been removed from the scenic area
Some of these will be reused on the new layout, some will become spares, the rest will be disposed of
Half of the points have been removed, two were disposed of during the removal process, several have scenic material embedded into them so will also be disposed of
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