Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

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1977joey
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Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Thu May 19, 2011 11:40 pm

My layout is based on the Shrewsbury area in the late 80's.
After a house move i dismantled my previous layout called Oswestry Junction, also based on same theme & as i now have less room, ive had to compromise on how to build my layout.
I've decided on a terminus instead of a through station with 5 platforms, 3 long enough to accomodate 7 coaches plus a loco, & 2 bay platforms long enough to accomodate 5 car dmu's. The station is on a higher lever while below is a continuous oval (as i like to see trains running continuous) & a fiddle yard at the rear.
The passanger trains are Cardiff - Manchester/Liverpool services either loco hauled or class 156 operated, Birmingham to Chester/Aberystwyth, the later exclusivley operated by Class 150 'Sprinter's as well as the daily through Cambrian Coast Express InterCity service from Euston. There are also local services to Crewe & also Stafford via Newport Shropshire (yes modellers licence saying the line remained open)
The layout is Not DCC, just operated through a normal DC controller, though i do have dead sections of track in the platforms & sidings to allow attaching/detatching units.
Here's a few pictures of my progress so far.....
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A view of the Platforms
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A view of the decend from the station with carriage/dmu sidings on the right
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Platform canopies now constructed.....
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Mark

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby mika » Fri May 20, 2011 1:50 pm

Hi Mark,

this looks like a great station. Lots of operational interest. Wish I had as much space for a layout :( .
Looking forward to seeing this one develop.

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby hiffano » Fri May 20, 2011 1:59 pm

I like it, those canopies are nice, and appear scratchbuilt, Kudos!

any chance of some shots "down below" so to speak :-)
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Fri May 20, 2011 4:31 pm

mika wrote:Hi Mark,

this looks like a great station. Lots of operational interest. Wish I had as much space for a layout :( .
Looking forward to seeing this one develop.

Cheers
Michael

Cheers for the comments Michael, glad you like it :)
the overall length of the layout is 9 feet, the width of the station area is 1 foot, & the widest part of the layout is 2 feet. I had to compromise the shape of the layout to the size of the bedroom.
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Fri May 20, 2011 4:33 pm

hiffano wrote:I like it, those canopies are nice, and appear scratchbuilt, Kudos!

any chance of some shots "down below" so to speak :-)

Cheers hiffano :) ,
yes ive scratch built the canopies with clear plasticard & thick card. I'm building the station frontage at the mo, as soon as thats in some shape i'll be getting more pics on here
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Fri May 20, 2011 10:47 pm

Here is my track plan:
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby the weston guy » Sat May 21, 2011 8:52 am

This one i will be following. I have planned about building Shrewsbury but never did it (due to costs) but this looks very good.

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Sat May 21, 2011 11:59 pm

the weston guy wrote:This one i will be following. I have planned about building Shrewsbury but never did it (due to costs) but this looks very good.

Cheers the comment...glad you like it :)
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby NSE DAZ » Sun May 22, 2011 7:36 am

Hi Mark,

Great start to your layout, the track plan looks fun 8)

Good choice of era late 80's and even better choice of stock :wink:

Look forward to the updates,

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Wed May 25, 2011 9:42 pm

NSE DAZ wrote:Hi Mark,

Great start to your layout, the track plan looks fun 8)

Good choice of era late 80's and even better choice of stock :wink:

Look forward to the updates,

All the best Darren NSE DAZ

Hi Darren,
Thanks for that the kind comments :D
a little bit of an update, i've been working on the station frontage....this is my progress so far with that....great what you can do with an easter egg box :P ,
still going to add turrets to the top of the clock tower to complete it......
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Station frontage & clock tower, turrets yet to be added to the top to set it off.....
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby ste234 » Wed May 25, 2011 10:03 pm

Nice station! The roof looks very good, I'd love to have a terminus if I had a bigger layout, but I still like to have a loop :wink:
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Wed May 25, 2011 10:09 pm

ste234 wrote:Nice station! The roof looks very good, I'd love to have a terminus if I had a bigger layout, but I still like to have a loop :wink:
Cheers,
Ste

Cheers Ste,
yep thats why ive kept a loop as i like continuous running, but hadn't got the room for a through station, which i would have liked.
Thanks for the kind comments :)
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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby 1977joey » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:17 pm

Hi Guys,
I've completed the station building today by adding turrets to the clock tower. Ive done this by chopping up 4 pencils then painting them :P
Pretty pleasing results.
Here's some pics of the layout so far....
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Completed station frontage....
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View across the platforms with a class 31 at Platform 1 on a cement train, a 150 at Platform 3, & a Class 47 on Platform 4 on a mail train...
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A view a little further back showing the station throat & carriage sidings & loco stabling point...
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I will add i've been considering basing my layout a little further north in the Chester area, & re-naming it Chester Northgate, if i did this i would imagine Chester 'General' to be the station for Merseyrail services, with all other services re routed to Northgate such as North wales coast etc & having to reverse....Still having a ponder on it :idea:
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Mark

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby the weston guy » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:27 pm

All you need now is Shrewsbury's different signals. Lights, upper quadrants, lower quadrants. I have some pictures of Shrewsbury in the 1990s if you want.

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Re: Shawbury BR 1988-91ish in N guage

Postby whynot » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:06 pm

Station building is really GOOD! So is the rest, I hasten to add!
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