MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:33 pm

Hi everyone,

The shed is 95% complete now. Wiring is complete. This gives me 5 double sockets to play with. I only have some bits of trim around the door left to do (this is the 5%). Carpet is down and baseboards are started. Photos to follow later tonight...

In the meantime I thought I would add one of my many sketches to show my layout idea. This plan may change in the detail but the nuts and bolts of it are solid. It is basically a 'folder figure of eight'. So the top of the picture shows the station area, this also includes a raised mainline behind. The raised line crosses the station throat on a bridge into open countryside. This brings us to the bottom of the picture which will be a gravel depot. The sidings will be operated by a shunter and I am going to build a WORKING gravel wagon loader. This should make shunting very exciting indeed!! :D The main fiddle yard will be hidden under the Gravel depot boards. The mainline then sweeps back around under the town scene (all green shaded areas represent hidden tracks) and into the station. There is some elevation change to achieve all of this but I have ample room for it not to be a problem. I had more severe (relatively) changes in elevation in Midville Junction mk1 than I do in this plan and none of my locos came close to struggling.

The Layout Sketch:

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I have made more detailed sketches of the station plan (think Banbury-ish) and the gravel loading area. These are still a work in progress and subject to change/modification. I just wanted to give you a feel of how the new layout will look. I should also mention it is NOT TO SCALE. Across the top the picture is 6m / 20ft and the sides of the picture are 3.6m / 12ft

Any comments / thoughts please feel free to post

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Dan
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:16 pm

As promised, extra shots of the shed

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Not the best photos in the world due to using my phone camera. I hope this gives everyone the idea of my new shed.

Hopefully will be less white and more layout soon!! 8)


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Dan
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby js1975 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:25 am

Wow the first barn layout looked good so with the lessons learned this next one should be equally as impressive. Am guessing you were able to save kit from previous layout? Is that building now in revenue generating service?

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:52 pm

Hi JS1975,

I have learned a lot from the first layout. I have planned this one a lot better. Baseboards are being built as we speak. I have nearly half of them constructed so far. I am hoping to have a big push over the holidays and have some trains running too.

I managed to save around 75-80% of the stuff from the other layout. I am upgrading all off my points to large radius as I go. I will then be selling off what I don't use.

So watch this space. The shed should soon be paying for itself!! 8)

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Dan
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Postby lozstlouis » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:53 pm

dan8400 wrote:The shed should soon be paying for itself!!


Paying punters now then!
OO in the loft. Lenz 90 making it go.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:21 pm

Your shed looks luxurious :D

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Postby dan8400 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:00 pm

Hi PNP,

I build sheds and dog kennels as my business. If I can't have a nice demonstrator then it would be a sad state of affairs :wink:

Just so happens it will be my railway room :D

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:21 am

Hi everyone,

I have an update for you. Baseboards are now complete (including the removable section near the door). I have also started to lay some track out for junctions, station etc. Some track along the back wall is pinned and wired already. The fiddle yard (narrow board along the right wall) will need to be finished, tested etc before building the gravel yard boards above it.

Some pictures:

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Dan
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Postby js1975 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:16 am

Some good progress with those boards. How's the temperature in there?

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Postby dan8400 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:32 am

Hi js1975,

Temperature is lovely. The shed is lined and insulated. I use electric heating and it's toasty :)

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:16 pm

dan8400 wrote: Image

Just an idea... what about a bay platform or some sidings at the station for more operational interest?
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Postby dan8400 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:49 pm

Hi End2End,

The sketch is just a rough one. The station I have drawn and settled on has a bay either end. So I can run a DMU all the way round the layout from bay to bay. There are also a couple of loops and some engineers sidings. I will post a picture soon. I am laying this track at the moment :D

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:18 am

Hi,

I thought I would add a quick picture of my station sketch. I hope it shows the plan well enough. I have several of these on bits of paper (I'm sure everyone does!)

Hopefully you will get what I am trying to do. I am track laying at the moment so soon the bits of paper will be gone.

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Dan
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby skyblue » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:27 am

The plan looks good - have you considered extending one of the engineers sidings to make a loop so it can be accessed from both ends?

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00 - new layout/updates page 1

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:33 am

Hi skyblue,

Great suggestion, and yes, I had. Would make more sense operationally if I could run into the first siding from either end. Also (not shown) is the headshunt carries on around the corner (after it disappears under the bridge) to give me enough room to drive an engineers train in.

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