Whilst the wife and kids were at school this afternoon I managed to get some work in on Curzon Street. When I say work I really mean playing with alternative track layouts, I tried running the mainlines round the back of the board with the TMD area in front but this gave the entry roads to the TMD way to sharp and unworkable, so I stuck with the orginal plan of the TMD at the back and the mainlines in front, but Ive put in a slight curve to them in order to break up the straightness of the model.
Ive also changed the names of the different locations on the layout in keeping with the Birmingham area setting the following changes have been made:
Curzon Street Station - Remains.
Adderley Park TMD - Bescort Locomotive Servicing / Stabling and Fuelling Point (BC). (Not to be confused with Bescot SD
Adderley Park West Junction - Camp Hill Junction.
And a new one:
Proof House DMU Stabling and Fuelling Point (PH).Camp Hill Junction and Signal Box:Camp Hill Box and my new CDA Covered Hopper:Bescort Locomotive Servicing / Fueling and Stabling Point and remodelled mainlines:Proof House DMU Point and the remodelled entry road from the mainlines:The carriage washing plant and avoiding line, the headshunt has been extended to allow a five car Class 221 to use the wash and then avoiding line:An overview of the newly remodelled station area, the two mainlines have been grouped together into one set of platforms and the single face platfomr has been moved across the station to the shunt neck side, there is also a slight curve on the station throat to enable the widening on the platforms:As Curzon Street is set only a few miles from Tyseley Steam Centre, and in keeping with it neighbour Moor Street, Curzon Street has its own Kettle:
With Dungeness the track plan was very simple, so I just started laying the track at Dungeness and worked round, no problem. But with Curzon Street its quite complex track layout, Im not sure were to start track laying? I was going to start in Bescort Depot and work towards Camp Hill Junction, then back round to Curzon Street, with Proof House DMU point being last. Any suggestions?
Also one more double check question.....
Were to I need to use the plastic fishplates? Im I right in thinking its on the two innner rails on each point? Once Ive done this do I need to add any wires to the points in order for power to pass over them? Im going to bus up the lines with addtional feeds on each track end.