Manchester Mayfield station MPD 26H Loco shed layout

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Manchester Mayfield station MPD 26H Loco shed layout

Postby joshs » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:33 pm

Hi the layout is based on the thought that when the Station was built in 1910 a Locomotive servicing facility was also built in line with the expected influx of extra traffic from London Road station (Manchester Piccadilly these days) Which is why the station was built by the LNWR. But in reality the station only had a handful of it's own timetabled services, but later on could claim the Pines express as being one of them. The station realy only came into it's own when the Elctrification of the line to Crewe from london road was carried out which meant that services to London road were quite often diverted to Mayfield station. The station closed to passengers in 1960 and reopended as a parcel depot in 1970 but after a few years closed all together and the track was lifted to the station.

The layout is mounted on the wall and as such is limited in size but it does have a resemble size fiddle yard attached to the layout with the contollers and point levers hung below it.

Work up to know has been purely track laying and making sure it all runs correctly but a bit of scenery from my old layout has been used in the form of the Shed and viaduct.

Here are some pictures of the layout up to know.

Overall view of the Layout
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View of the Fiddle yard
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42942 sat at the coal and water facility's
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Locos sat over the pits on shed being serviced for there return workings as well as the shed pilot 47279 taken a moments rest having the ash pan emptied.
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I'll keep it updated with pictures as and when stuff mover forward so watch this space haha.

Josh
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Re: Multi era layout Manchester Mayfield station locomotive

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:44 pm

Looks great Josh. How big is the layout overall as it looks like a micro. Atmosphere looks fantastic so far.

I shall watch with interest.

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Re: Multi era layout Manchester Mayfield station locomotive

Postby joshs » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:09 pm

It's about 2m 20cm long and 44cm at it's widest point.

Just a quick update as well I've bought a few replacement buildings for the layout today as well as making some track work changes.

Will post some pictures over the next few days.

Josh

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Re: Manchester Mayfield station MPD 26H Loco shed layout

Postby joshs » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:01 pm

A quick update I've bought a few buildings for the layout that are more in keeping with the scenario. As a Motive power depot providing engines for the services from Mayfield station. As well as being a servicing point for engines coming off any rerouted trains. Hence the addition of a Ash Plant and Coaling tower. But the depot still uses the Turntable at London Road station.

Some pictures below of the layout as it is now
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Overall view of the layout
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Overall view of the layout
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Coaling tower and Ash plant
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Engine shed
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46115 Scots guardsman seen on shed
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72005 Clan Mcgregor, 76079 and 49395 Super D seen on shed
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42942 seen in the sunshine inside the shed
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45458 and 8F seen in the Dismal light of the engine shed
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View inside the shed
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49395 underneath the Hoist
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View from the coaling tower
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72005 Seen out side the shed
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Re: Manchester Mayfield station MPD 26H Loco shed layout

Postby NNR.76079 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:42 pm

nice little layout, can't beat shed layouts
If it steam and runs on rails i like it.
If its big, red and goes 'NEE-NAW' i like it

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Re: Manchester Mayfield station MPD 26H Loco shed layout

Postby joshs » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:00 pm

thanks aye going to test the layout and get the ash down next.

Josh


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