Billing East, OO preservation shed

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Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby NNR.76079 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:17 pm

Thought I should start a thread for the layout I'm building as my return to railway modelling, as always I've chosen to model preservation as the theme depicting an engine shed area.
so here is 2 photos to give an overall view of the layout measuring 1ft by just over 8ft

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and also the track plan

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shed by JinxFire, on Flickr
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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby skyblue » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:43 pm

Interesting idea - I like the idea of a preservation themed layout. Do you stick rigorously to running only preserved locomotives? Or do you allow yourself a bit of 'modeler's licence' and run those engines that you wish had been preserved?

Interesting water tower in the second photo by the way! :)

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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby NNR.76079 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:55 pm

skyblue wrote:Interesting idea - I like the idea of a preservation themed layout. Do you stick rigorously to running only preserved locomotives? Or do you allow yourself a bit of 'modeler's licence' and run those engines that you wish had been preserved?

Interesting water tower in the second photo by the way! :)


as much as possible I try to only have preserved locos on the layout, the only loco I have on there that isn't preserved is a 9F 92116
I've always done preservation as a theme, mainly cause I've grown up with Steam only being of the preserved nature. and it allows for combinations that wouldn't normally have happened.

ah yeah that 'water tower' gets more use by me!
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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby skyblue » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:49 pm

NNR.76079 wrote:I've always done preservation as a theme, mainly cause I've grown up with Steam only being of the preserved nature. and it allows for combinations that wouldn't normally have happened.


That's exactly why it appeals to me. I think if (hopefully when) I build another layout I would consider having a preservation theme - or at least making it so that I could switch between eras.

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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby flying scotsman123 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:32 pm

You've still got to decide on a region, which then dictates the majority of stock etc. But preservation layouts are so much easier to justify, and mean 'anything goes is acceptable.

I look forward to seeing progress!
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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby NNR.76079 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:34 pm

flying scotsman123 wrote:You've still got to decide on a region, which then dictates the majority of stock etc. But preservation layouts are so much easier to justify, and mean 'anything goes is acceptable.

I look forward to seeing progress!


hopefully this photo might give you an idea of the region

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006 by JinxFire, on Flickr
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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:13 pm

What I like about modelling a preservation scene is,
Far more locos than needed;
Items from all periods/eras;
All sidings and track packed with rolling stock;
Unlikely locos pulling short trains;
You can run a loco in the livery you prefer (it's your railway after all);
It's entirely prototypical to have only one loco out of the entire fleet that's ready to run at any given time.
Those are my excuses anyway. I make no apology for the invasion of 0-4-0s, I enjoy making them!
Billing East is the other end of the scene to mine, it's more akin to the Great Central operation and a great idea if you like big engines, where else could you still have a shedful of them. I'll be watching developments.
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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby flying scotsman123 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:33 pm

NNR.76079 wrote:
flying scotsman123 wrote:You've still got to decide on a region, which then dictates the majority of stock etc. But preservation layouts are so much easier to justify, and mean 'anything goes is acceptable.

I look forward to seeing progress!


hopefully this photo might give you an idea of the region

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006 by JinxFire, on Flickr



Umm...

A small GWR branchline?

:P
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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby NNR.76079 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:40 pm

Bufferstop wrote:What I like about modelling a preservation scene is,
Far more locos than needed;
Items from all periods/eras;
All sidings and track packed with rolling stock;
Unlikely locos pulling short trains;
You can run a loco in the livery you prefer (it's your railway after all);
It's entirely prototypical to have only one loco out of the entire fleet that's ready to run at any given time.
Those are my excuses anyway. I make no apology for the invasion of 0-4-0s, I enjoy making them!
Billing East is the other end of the scene to mine, it's more akin to the Great Central operation and a great idea if you like big engines, where else could you still have a shedful of them. I'll be watching developments.
John W
aka Bufferstop.


hitting the nail on the head there

flying scotsman123 wrote:Umm...

A small GWR branchline?

:P


um no, but I do have a 56xx as 6619 purely because it was on the NNR for a season
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: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby NNR.76079 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:01 pm

oh how I miss the Christmas holiday from work that meant I must have spent about a week in total out of the two weeks off to do work on the layout.

however a few bits have been done since, following the delivery of a few items being delivered:
- painted all of the rails sides in black
- purchased a lovely kit-bashed coaling stage, water tower and loading crane combo from my local model shop for a bargain £5
- built a knightwing single road engine shed,
- built a knightwing fuel tank,
- Built a Knight wing small diesel feuling point
all of which have now been put into place on the layout.

Will add some photos up later
I've also decided that Billing East is the shed area of the Northamptonshire East Railway
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: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby NNR.76079 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:49 pm

Some photos of the recent work to the layout

Fuel tank built and painted. decided to be different so done it blue, will eventually surround it in a brick wall compound and weather the tank. also painted the doors of the shed.
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039 by JinxFire, on Flickr

the maintanace and prepping area, with my bargain coal stage/ water tower, new engine shed, inspection pit and diesel fuel point
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038 by JinxFire, on Flickr
and a view of the coal stage/ water tower from the other side
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001 by JinxFire, on Flickr
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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby skyblue » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:52 pm

Is that a separate layout that's visible in the background of the first photo? At a first glance it appears to be a different gauge - is it? Or am I just not seeing things right? :?

That second photo is great - I look forward to seeing this layout progress.

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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby NNR.76079 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:47 pm

skyblue wrote:Is that a separate layout that's visible in the background of the first photo? At a first glance it appears to be a different gauge - is it? Or am I just not seeing things right? :?

That second photo is great - I look forward to seeing this layout progress.


there is a separate layout in the background, its my granddad's O gauge layout.

and thanks just little things like that little prep area seems to make the layout advance a little bit more
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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby skyblue » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:06 pm

NNR.76079 wrote:there is a separate layout in the background, its my granddad's O gauge layout.


Ah, that explains the wider looking gauge! :D

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Re: Billing East, OO preservation shed

Postby hornbyandbf3fan » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:11 pm

It's looking great, I'll be watching this as I'm planning something similar with boxfiles
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