Milton Grove N gauge TMD

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Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:10 pm

My old layout hollyoaks is now scrapped due to the base board twisting over winter, So I have decided to get a pair of boards made for me by whiterose.

I wanted to create a layout with finer track details than the set track I use to use. So I opted to go finscale code 55 as I was unable to run my 08 shunters smoothley over the points on my old layout.

Ive never used electrofrog turnouts before or slips so this a new challage for which I am kinda looking forward too in a scarey way.

The layout will have a 3 road TMD and a 2 road heavy repair shop. With a busy mainline running along side with an overall size of 8x2ft 8''
Its set between the 1980's to 2007.
I used anyrail to plan it all out and printed out a full scale plan. Witch made it alot easier to see how it will look and cutt all my track to the correct sizes.

Phil
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Re: Milton Grove TMD

Postby peak » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:08 pm

I like the plan.
I do like the way loco's will have to negotiate the crossovers to get into the depot.
Very similar to mine.
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I will watch this develop with interest.
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Re: Milton Grove TMD

Postby m8internet » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:35 pm

Electrofrog points are dead easy and well worth it, especially if you are running Class 08 locos and other locos slowly (as you would expect in a depot)

My only main criticism is the direct line from the depot on to the mainline
A kick back siding is more likely
I also assume the diamond in the middle is a double slip, however not very common in depots
Above that, the kick back track from the loco sidings to the kick back above the heavy repair shop is slightly wasteful
More than likely these tracks would simply feed off that track, thus removing one point
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Re: Milton Grove TMD

Postby phil sabin » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:31 pm

Cheer m8internet,
I will have a play with the plan :oops:

Heres a pic of the heavy repair shop. All thats left to do is fit lights inside details :mrgreen:

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Re: Milton Grove TMD

Postby Jack Middleton » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:36 pm

That looks ace, is it a kit you have built or is it a scratch build? Either way it looks fantastic!

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Re: Milton Grove TMD

Postby m8internet » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:44 pm

That heavy repair shop looks like one built to order by eBay UK seller "jeff0052"
I have his details on my other computer and he has agreed to build me two sheds once my layout is completed
Although how he is going to post the larger of the two is going to be challenge, I may have to collect it!
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Re: Milton Grove TMD

Postby phil sabin » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:12 pm

Thanks, Although I didnt build it.

You are correct m8internet.
Jeffs work in brilliant, It only took him a week to build the depot from pictures I emailed him.

This is the 3 road shed im also going to use that he made a while back
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Re: Milton Grove TMD

Postby Dale_the_noob » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:02 pm

His work is brilliant. I have a small warehouse section for a backdrop as a samle (£4). He builds those 3 lane sheds (holds 6 locos) for £16. Really good finish.

I was going to email him about some custom work for a DMU shed for my layout. I will probably need to collect it.

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Re: Milton Grove TMD

Postby m8internet » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:33 pm

He is agreed to make me two sheds, but I need to get photos and drawings

The first is a diesel loco and HST depot
This will have two roads with capacity for four locos

The second is a carriage depot, capable of holding two HST sets and one further rake
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Re: Milton Grove

Postby phil sabin » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:14 pm

My new boards turned up on friday and Ive spent all weekend laying the track on a full size plan I printed off.

I couldnt help it I had to add some buildings and rolling stock to see how it will look :mrgreen:

Heres the latest pics..

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Thanks for looking
Phil
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Re: Milton Grove

Postby ste234 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:29 pm

Hi Phil,
nice to see you having another go :)
Do you have a link for this Jeff guy on ebay?
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Re: Milton Grove

Postby ste234 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:24 pm

Just ordered a half relief comet building from him :)
Sorry for jacking your thread! :lol: :wink:
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Re: Milton Grove

Postby phil sabin » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:19 pm

ste234 wrote:Sorry for jacking your thread! :lol: :wink:
Ste :P


No worries fella, Glad I could help :P
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:26 pm

Ive spent the past few nights laying down the fiddle yard and linking up the mainlines. Lost count how many times the fish plates got stuck in the of my fingers :?

Heres the latest update pics. Next thing on my list is wiring the thing up and putting breaks in the right place


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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby Tank » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:49 am

The layout looks really good, and I like the size of your fiddle yard. The only change that I'd do is to change the first and last set of points of the inner track, so that if I ran any HST's very fast, then there wouldn't be any sharp bends through the fiddle yard (because of the points). I know that all three layouts I've had haven't agreed too well with HST's flying through the small set track points! :lol: Other than that I think it's perfect and nicely planned! :D
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