Curzon Street Station

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Direct Rail Services » Fri May 29, 2009 9:55 pm

Jack Middleton wrote:hi,

this layout is great, the point work and track work is looking very realistic!

what is the overall size of this layout?


Thank you for your kind words sir, the layout has a loop of 52ft in total or 208ft of main running line :D :D :D not to mention loops and yard :D .

Cheers.

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Jack Middleton » Fri May 29, 2009 10:05 pm

thanks for that :)

could you tell me the length and width of the main board structure please?

like this?

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im just trying to get ideas as a relative would like a layout in his garage along the same sort of shape boards and he would like to know whether oo or ooo gauge would be better based on the dimensions.

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Direct Rail Services » Sat May 30, 2009 7:41 am

18ff x 8ft.

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby briantwigley » Sat May 30, 2009 7:44 am

OOO Gauge has been called N Gauge for almost 50 years!

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Direct Rail Services » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:20 pm

CURZON STREET MODEL RAILWAY NEWS UPDATE MONDAY 01st JUNE 2009:

Remodelling News:
With more wagons due to arrive soon and locomotives, I decided it was time to increase the capcity at Washwood Heath Yard, and to build a dedicated locomotive inspection / fuelling & stabling point.
However to allow the contruction of the latter, Curzon Street Station has had to be demolished, along with remodelling of Ledburn Junction.

The East side of the layout now only has the four mainlines, with a stabling / inspection & fuelling point added on the site of the former Royal Mail Terminal.
This creates a more pleasing formation across the side instead of the curved formation of before, I've also sorted out the curves at the South End off Ledburn Junction.

Once the locomtive LIP switches from Washwood Heath to Curzon Street, the North end sidings, formerly the LIP will be used to store wagons away from the ladder roads.

The remodelled Ledburn Junction:
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New curves around onto the new mainlines, the LIP will be to the far end left:
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An overview to the new LIP and mainline, the LIP still has more refining work before track laying:
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Picture Progress:
60007 hauls a steel train across the Camp Hill Vaiduct:
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And again, from below:
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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:29 pm

any news on turbostar number 2?
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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Direct Rail Services » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:02 pm

Should arrive tomorrow if they sent it today I assume, well i bloody well hope so! Ive waited 3 weeks already :(

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Direct Rail Services » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:28 pm

CURZON STREET MODEL RAILWAY NEWS UPDATE MONDAY 01st JUNE 2009 PART TWO:

Remodelling News:
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This space will be used for the LIP traincrew builds and accsess road, then a small town/industrial area.
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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby m.levin » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:21 am

Thats looking a lot better now mate.

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Direct Rail Services » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:53 am

There's one or two modifications to do, but its more or less done now. A trip to the model shop later, and more to follow later.

Cheers.

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Infrontcat » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:50 am

Hi Marc

Good to see you are slowly but surely getting to the stage where you are happy with the track formation! Looking forward to the build of the new areas as they develop!

Cheers fella

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Direct Rail Services » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:32 am

Cheers mate, the station I feel would have been a over complication and somewhat boring, plus I needed more space for my locomotives and wagons.

CURZON STREET MODEL RAILWAY NEWS UPDATE WEDNEDAY 03rd JUNE 2009:

Remodelling News:
The complete remodelling of the Curzon Street area has been completed. The next job is to wire up the new sidings, and contruct the retaining walls that will support the town scene along the back of the board.

The South end of the LIP, were a fuelling point may be installed:
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The three stabling roads at the North end, there is enough length on each road to take at least four 60's:
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Cheers.

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:39 am

You missed a [ on that link so here is the pic.....

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I have one question though, it maybe that I missed something but, where is the station going to go now? :wink:
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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby Direct Rail Services » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:53 am

The station is no more :D , my main interest is with the freight side of the operation, even when the station was in place passenger trains would just fly through without stopping. This way I can still have two passenger trains going round the main lines with two freight a round the reliefs, this combined with the shunting at Washwood Heath and light engine moves from Curzon Street round to WH and back should make it more intereesting.

Cheers.

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Re: Curzon Street Station

Postby hairyhandedfool » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:27 am

Thats fair enough I guess, keep up the good work.
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