Monmouthshire Bank Locomotive Inspection & Stabling Point

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Monmouthshire Bank Locomotive Inspection & Stabling Point

Postby Welsh_Trident_Man » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:32 pm

Im in the process of building a modern era traction maintenance depot / wagon repair shop, Ive already contructed the three baseboards and brought suitable adjustable legs on which to support it.
The layout is very much a scenic display layout for my collection of locomotives, rather than a proper model railway although it will be fully operational complete with DCC operation using a Gaugemaster Prodigy II controller (Hopefully a Wireless Upgrade at Xmas).

The model is fully protable so I can take advantage of the sun (when it shows it face) by moving out into the garden. The neighbours will love the Brush Class 60s and English Electric Class 37's ticking over and shunting round ! :D :D :wink:

The three baseboards are 18' x 4'' and connected together with steel dowels and catches. Traction is formed of mainly Hornby models x8 Class 60's, x1 Class 08 and a Class 09, along with x4 Bachmann Class 37's and a Class 08. I hope to add some Class 67's in time along with the trusty Class 56's....But NO Class Sixty Sixty. :wink:

Class 60s
60001 Trainload Construction
60006 Corus
60029 Trainsrail Freight
60033 British Steel Blue
60034 Trainload Steel
60035 Trainload Steel
60048 EWS
60084 Trainsrail Freight

Class 08 & Class 09
08683 EWS
09014 Mainline Freight

Some pictures from this afternoon in the sun.

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby siquelme » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:38 pm

Your in the perfect place for this sort of layout as its very popular on this forum. I would recommend this layout by cmeonthemove which is very good and sounds similar to what you want to achieve

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:47 pm

I like it, no 66's :D Nice selection of 60's and 37's.Will you be having any 50's at all?
Will you be wethering the locos?
nice start and loco fleet.
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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby champion » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:53 am

Nice pics and a good start to your layout fleet and looks to be another one to watch.
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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby 413x » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:56 am

nice locos i wish i could have a slection as beast as you. 8)
as for the tmd are you going to have a single engine shed or several all put together

and are you planning on exhibiting it or not. because if you plan to it could be really good

have you had any naems yet. i think the name needs to fit in with the season. SUMMER-CHARLEYS FOREST TMD, AUTUMN-LEAFY TMD, WINTER-CARSONS SLIEGH, SPRING-DEWSBURY GREEN. These are just examples but you can use them i dont mind. if all fails just use something close to you,where yoy were born etc. or just take a real station name and change it to suit. take kings cross-kings tmd you get me its not that hard just make sure the name you choose dosent end up being a real place :lol:

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby cmeonthemove » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:16 am

Looking forward to seeing progress of this - already drooling over the 60 and 37 photos - my 2 favourite freight classes!

...and welcome to the forum.

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby Everard Junction » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:35 am

Nice :D I shall be following this thread with interest.
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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby Welsh_Trident_Man » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:39 pm

Hello, and thanks for the kind words....

The plan to have use the brand new Bachmann single road servicing shed as the main covered space on the 'depot' with a small fueling point and a few stabling roads. The wagon 'shop' will be a section of hard standing with a portacabin for the lads to mess in. In line with EWS practice of 'man in a van' practice for wagon repairs.

The two Shunters will undertake as required shunting with at least one serviceable at any one time, I will be using mainline locomotives to shunt when the pilots are knackered !
I am also going to include a nice section of townscene which will allow me to make use of Bachmann's scenecraft range, especially the fire station! The depot being accessed down the side of the fire station and new building estate (under contruction). The idea being that the depot is a much reduced site on what used to be former large shed shed, I would have thought that by now (2011) the site would have been long closed and the new build estate extended onto the former yard.....

I just hope the buyers of the new houses read the sellers pack and do some research as they arent going to like the sound of 37's and 60's starting up at 0200 !!! :D
All traction and rolling stock will be weathered and detailed, with buffer beam pipes etc fitted to both ends (as there is no need to mainline locos) but on the pilots they will be fitted with covert couplers.

More pictures to follow.......(please note this is a long term project).

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby DrStroganoff » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:08 pm

Hi there. Great start and a very smart selection of stock there. Some nice subtle weathering on the 60's

Any plans to add a Loadhaul 60 to the fleet? :)

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby Welsh_Trident_Man » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:12 pm

Funny you should say that :D a Two Tone Grey with Orange Flashers and Loadhaul brandings will arrive this year if all goes to plan. The problem is finding suitable two tone grey 60's on ebay at decent pricess ! Fresh from Hornby/Shops are near £80 !

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby egroeg93 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:59 pm

yess,, the two tone grey class 60s are always going on ebay for like £70+.. not coool :P

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby Oli » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:24 pm

loving those weatherd rolling stock

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Re: My Model Railway - 1994-1998 TMD (In the Making)

Postby Welsh_Trident_Man » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:08 am

Hello and Good Morning...............

I have decided to slim down the era in which Im modelling, if only to reduce the amount of locomotives that I might want to buy !!! Its now 1994-1998 which will cover the whole Transrail era in South Wales and the start of the EWS and Class 66 invasion!. The latter making an appearance Im afraid in the form of very low numbered and ex works 66003-007. As 66001 went from Immingham to Toton and 66002 stayed over in Canada for some time for testings etc. 66003 to 007 being the first batch off the boat in Newport docks.

Ive been working on a track layout for my depot this week, Im off work for the forseeable future due to torn ligaments in my ankle so without work Ive had a bit of spare time! Shame about containt pain!.
The plain is to use the new Bachmann Scenecraft 'Peterborough' Deisel shed (I know, I know) and then scratch build a small WRD for the bottom end of the yard. The Inspection Point (Shed) will be part of a double ended loop of two sidings, along with a small double road fueling point next door.

There will then be three or four dead end sidings to stable operational locomotives and dump stored locomotives and wagons. Like Ive mentioned before the front of the layout will be covered with a fire
station and new build contruction site.

My locomotive fleet is more or less complete, but Ive uncovered some very interesting Locomotives which will be joining the ranks before Xmas.
56044 Cardiff Canton Gaffa Tape (Sorry Quality) Assured
56052 Cardiff Rod Mill.
56053 Vale of South Glamorgan.
56054 British Steel Llanwern.
56073 Tremorfa Steel Works.
All with Transrail brandings and Cardiff Canton Goat Shed plaque.

However my Class 37's might very well be leaving me to allow these locmotives onto shed......any offers welcome they are all DCC sound onboard. Im not really a 37 person so these wont really be inkeeping with my loco policy.

All for now, hopefully I should be able to post some pictures of the remainder of my 60 fleet and the shunters soon.

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby Class 60 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:26 pm

Always good to hear of another TMD layout gracing the forums! and by the sounds of it, a local one too! So i will have a lot of interest in this as and when your layout develops.

As for the Traction/rolling stock....again, i cant fault your choice :wink:
Reminds me of Godfrey Road all those years ago before the redevelopment! and of course, Cardiff Canton under EWS control.

Anyway, will keep a close eye on this and welcome to the forums too! :)

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Re: My Model Railway - 1990-2011 TMD (In the Making)

Postby Welsh_Trident_Man » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:48 pm

Mr Class 60, very much local it was going to be a model version of Godfrey Rd the boards I have where made for this project but I decided to go down the road of make believe but still South East Wales based.

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