Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

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carnehan
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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:28 pm

Just thought I would give a small update on Millburn Station. All track has been layed right round the loft - this was completed 6 or 8 weeks ago. Since then there has been zero progress. I am a gardener by trade and this is my busy time so the modelling has taken a back seat. The weather has also been way to warm to be stuck up in the oven like loft.

In the interim I have been dabbling with mount board to create platforms for the station. These are very much in their infancy but hopefully will have some photos soon of a completed section.

I have also been having thoughts as to my track plan. For a while I really haven't been convinced by the flow of it and as a result I have come up with a new plan for the station - posted below. Any thoughts on this will be gratefully received.

Thats all for now folks.
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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby jon_1066 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:14 pm

Looks good. One question on the double slip(?) What is your thinking on having access to the goods sidings from the middle fast road?

Typically the goods sidings would have a headshunt, both to protect the main line from a runaway wagon and also to allow the sidings to be shunted without fouling the main. If you moved the access to the right hand side of the platform you could run your goods sidings behind your platform (shifting it slightly to the left) and have a headshunt to the right. This is quite prototypical with the goods shed forming part of the back wall of the platform.

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:35 pm

Thanks for the comments Jon. I cannot profess to be any way knowledgeable on prototypical runnings of railways and have learnt something new today.. My simple thought was that the double slip would allow access to the main line without having to run along the platforms. Perhaps the latter would be more prototypical though. I don't particularily like the double slips - they are a devil to operate correctly and I have found that rolling stock doesn't always run over them that smoothly. If I can remove them completely I will.

The plan for behind the platform is to have an access road for the station with low relief buildings along the back to indicate the town of Millburn so running the line behind the platform is't really ideal.

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby jon_1066 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:02 pm

You could still fit in the things you want eg

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(Not sure on your dimensions but this is 3.5 m wide)

This would put your goods shed and loading dock above your station. The access could be from the left to the station building (at 90 deg to the platform) and there is plenty of space for low relief buildings to the right.

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:13 pm

I like how that looks Jon. Good ideas. Will have a little play with what I've got.

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:14 am

Taking Jons very good plan one step further I have come up with the following new plan. The measurements of the board are 4.25m x 60cm.
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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby alex3410 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:23 am

looking good - might have to pinch some of the ideas for my tack plan :lol:

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby jon_1066 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:13 pm

You don't need to use a double slip on the goods sidings as the line to the turntable can act as a headshunt and also protects the main line.

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:57 am

Hi all,

Just thought I would make a small update to the layout. Having re-jigged the track plan this has now mostly been completed and I have uploaded a few pictures. No droppers have been put in place yet, this will be the next task.
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This is one of the end setions. The points configuration at the top of the picture is for the feeder to the fiddle yard. The other end is a duplication of this.
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This is the country section. To the left of the mainliine will be a hidden fiddle yard - more points are needed to complete this!!
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The main Railyway Station. The engine shed at the right front of the picture will house the Peco turntable.
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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:40 pm

It's been a while since I posted on this thread so just a quick update.

Progress has been slow but steady as I continue to wire each section with jumpers. So far three of the 10 sections have been done - these being the more complicated ones in the station areas. One more of these to go - probably the most difficult as this is now housing my turntable.

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Turntable in place with track laid and gluing.
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I'm very happy with how the Peco turntable operates and have had a go at a little weathering of it too (not easy to see in this phot though).

I will hopefully get a chance to wire this over the weekend and this will complete the station sections.

Will post again soon when I have a bit more done and some photos to show for it.

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:41 am

Hello all,

Following 11 months of ideas, preparation, construction and buying of materials I have now completed all track laying for Millburn.

Following are a few photos of progress so far.

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A view down what will be Millburn station with 2 through lines, 4 station sidings and a goods siding to the right.
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The excellent fleischmann roundhouse.
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My Airfix bridge from two kits.
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Small fiddle yard with the two main lines running through.
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This is the country section with embankment section.
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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:42 am

And finally

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The Peco turntable
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Thanks for looking.

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:43 pm

The track has now all been tested and runs smoothly. It's time to move onto the scenery. I plan to start painting and ballasting the track but as the temperatures plummet the loft is not an enjoyable location at the minute for model making.

To pass the time I took to the Dapol water tower kit in preparation for its positioning on the layout.

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Thanks for looking.

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby carnehan » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:00 am

No further work has been done on the layout but I have started one of my winter projects.

This is an old Corgi Husky VW pick up that was destined for the scrap heap.

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And following a little work:

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Still a couple of bits to do on it including number plates and business name on the doors and a touch of weathering.

Thanks for looking.

Paul

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Re: Millburn Station 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Postby jonparkes84 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:28 am

loving the layout mate, u say ur clueless regarding wiring as am i. Have you any tips? As wiring will be the part i dread doing.


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