Castle Cross - Trains! (P71)

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Castle Cross - Trains! (P71)

Postby trainsandco » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:04 pm

Welcome to Castle Cross!!! Change for Foxbridge and Brooke Arch!

Castle Cross (CX) hasn't always been called CX it was renamed in January 2010. Before then it was Oxcote and before then it had been many others, including NYMR and Sedgewell Road.

Castle Cross is a bi-era partial area layout. The First era and area is Wartime Britain in Western Central England, and there is a very high Great Western Influence with lots of GWR trains to be seen here, including the Cornish Riviera Express, and plenty of GWR Freight. Not only does the GWR meet here but the LNER can also be seen here, with many expresses flying through and occassional suburban trains, but no LNER Frieght.

The Second era and area is the transition era/late BR steam and that is set in no particular part of the country as there is everything there apart from GWR.

Currently there are 36 locomotives.

BR
Dapol – Kit built Pug 51212
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Dapol – Kit built Pug 51212 (un complete)
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Hornby - J94 68010
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Bachmann – 3mt 82019
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Bachmann - BR Green 08
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Hornby – L1
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Replica Railways – Jubilee Class ‘Orion’ (loco only)
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Hornby - BR Black 9f
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Lima – Class 33 (undergoing overhaul)
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Dapol - Deltic
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GWR
Dapol – Terrier ‘6’
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Dapol – 14xx
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Hornby – Trojan (Static)
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Hornby – Pannier Tank 2738
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Bachmann – Prairie Tank 5565
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Kit Bash - 42xx (Uncomplete)
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Bachmann – 43xx
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Kit Bash – Modified 9351 (Static)
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Hornby – 2800 Class 2847
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Hornby – King 6018 ‘King Henry II’
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LMS
Hornby – Fowler 4p Tank 2321
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Airfix – Royal Scot 46100 ‘Royal Scot’
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Airfix – Royal Scot 46100 ‘Royal Scot’ (uncomplete)
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Hornby - Black 5
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LNER
Hornby – L1 9001
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Replica Railways – B1 1049
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Bachmann - B1 61008 ‘Kudu’
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Bachmann -New Engine 4
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Bachmann - V2 Golden Arrow
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Hornby – A1 4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’
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Bachmann – A4 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley
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Hornby – A4 4901 ‘Sir Charles Newton’
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SR
Hornby – N15 30450 ‘Sir Kay’
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Hornby – N15 30777 ‘Sir Lamiel’
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Other
Model Power – ‘L’il Tugger’
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Hornby - Percy
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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:52 pm

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The pannier tank and the auto coach in the background
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This is the pannier tank I have for sale
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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:52 pm

Geesh, I forgot about this thread :P

I'll (hopefully) be redoing all the track. As some people now that eventually, the same track layout gets boring after a while.

It'll still be 'Oxcote' but hopefully making better use of room. Multiple track station, large engine/stock yard.

In doing this it'll give me the chance to clean all the track, as it hasn't been clean properly in a veeeeery long time :P

any help, tips or hints greatly accepted

Thanks

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:16 pm

Hi guys,
I now have a new track plan
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The new trackplan
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I hope that I would of at least got started by the end of the holidays
there is no way that I will have finished it by the end of the holidays as there is a lot to do, the bridge and the incline needs to be moved trial and error with all the track......if I have enough track (which I really hope I have enough of :P )

As before an Help, tips or hints greatly accepted :)

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby slackbladder » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:43 pm

Go for it young fella, keep us posted with pics and maybe a vid or two. cos you know we like em.. :-)
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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:48 pm

slackbladder wrote:Go for it young fella, keep us posted with pics and maybe a vid or two. cos you know we like em.. :-)


dont worry I kept the bridge ;)

hopefully I might get started tomorrow

(this is pretty good timeing really :P just as I've started making a film :P (Minature Disaster, keep an eye out for it on youtube ;) )

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:42 am

A layout is never finished, it's just a shortage of ideas.

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:15 pm

I've done some work today and I've taken some piccies to show/prove that I've done it ;)

and Slackbladder just for you I did a video as well.

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby ste234 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:24 pm

Sounds good T&C, looking forward to the piccies :)
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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:18 pm

After around 15 minutes of cursing injuries and track lifting this is what I had achieved
http://trainsandco.fotopic.net/p62748131.html

same from a different angle. (The small branch line has been removed and the track has been taken off the polystyrene support at the end)
http://trainsandco.fotopic.net/p62748132.html

This is after about 30 minutes much track has been ripped up and the bridge has TEMPORARILY been removed (the decision has been made for a new bridge to be constructed how ever good it looks it just doesn't weigh out the impracticalities it has)
http://trainsandco.fotopic.net/p62748133.html

around 1 Hour after starting some track is now being laid, this is the shot from where the bridge USED to be
http://trainsandco.fotopic.net/p62748134.html

as above but in the other direction
http://trainsandco.fotopic.net/p62748135.html

This may look insignicant but this took alot of time and planning and I was quite proud. This is what it looks like coming into the station
http://trainsandco.fotopic.net/p62748136.html

This is the amount of track I had to 'play' with. and annoyingly it is mostly curved. and I need quite alot of straights and some points :x I found one thing out this year, I cant trust my dad to get the type of track I need. I asked him to get me this one single piece of track 3 times this year and each time he comes back with around 10 pieces of the same piece of track that I already had too much of. I now have nearly 40 pieces of some track I dont need :x (oh well hopefully I'll be able to trade some in for straights :D )
http://trainsandco.fotopic.net/p62748137.html

I'll post a video as soon as I have uploaded it to youtube.com

Regards

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:34 pm

SB heres a video

;)

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby ste234 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:16 pm

Looks like some neat progress mate. Are you using setrack or Flex? 'Coz if your dad keeps gettin the wrong track, just tell him to get flex, its not hard to get the right one there :wink: And im sure you know you can cut it to the lenght you want.
Keep it up mate,
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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:27 pm

ste234 wrote:Looks like some neat progress mate. Are you using setrack or Flex? 'Coz if your dad keeps gettin the wrong track, just tell him to get flex, its not hard to get the right one there :wink: And im sure you know you can cut it to the lenght you want.
Keep it up mate,
Ste :)


its set track as it easier to lay (but very sharp on the edges of the ballast :x ) and I'll probably screw it up,

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:03 pm

Done some more work today, will post pics soon.

I shot a video, and will be editing that soon and you will see what I still need to do :shock: (lots)

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Re: Oxcote by Trainsandco

Postby trainsandco » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:51 pm

here is the picture. I would of taken more but my camera died and I can find the charger atm :x

well anyway

This was to show that now I can have a 6 carriage train in the station now (6 Carriages and a tender loco)
I have also (since the picture was taken) finished all the corners (apart from on the bridge) and most of the point work (just one more me thinks)
anyway here is a shot showing the length of the train that can now fit in the station
PICCIE

and I will get to work on the video

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