Mumbles Southern Garage Layout II

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Mumbles Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:32 pm

Well, it's kind of being cobbled together so why not have a thread.

This book arrived today! Yay, lots of photos and scale drawings.

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The current plan is Sandgate, time period undecided but thinking set in a fictional future as though the station hadn't closed and had been electrified ( goes without saying) Even toying with the idea that the proposed route to Folkestone harbour had been built beyond Sandgate.

Mainly just working out track situ so far, where the raised areas of baseboard will be etc oh and of course, prototypical running :D

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby Dave » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:34 pm

mumbles wrote:This book arrived today! Yay, lots of photos and scale drawings.

Which book :?:

Onwards and upwards, as they say

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:36 pm

This one! Bloody forum upload!

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:02 pm

Wild Swan do some really interesting subjects
wish I had space on the shelf for more.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby m.levin » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:18 pm

Didn't know you could read?

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:22 pm

m.levin wrote:Didn't know you could read?

I just look at the pictures and dribble

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby Dave » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:32 pm

I take it that the conversion to the garage that you did a few years ago has stood up to the test of time

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:39 pm

Dave wrote:I take it that the conversion to the garage that you did a few years ago has stood up to the test of time

Pretty much, one area of damp in the ceiling that needs replacing really. I had some moss and other crap build up on the outside. Remains dry and fine as long as it's clear, it seems. Otherwise the interior is fine. A lot dirtier! It's had various stages of clutter wax and wane!

BTW Link to disused stations page for Sandgate if you want to see some of the pics that are in the book:

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/s/sa ... ndex.shtml

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby Dave » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:03 pm

What a small world. After following your link and seeing the map I realised that I have stayed in Shorncliffe camp and spent time shooting at the ranges along the coast at Hythe.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:33 pm

Dave wrote:What a small world. After following your link and seeing the map I realised that I have stayed in Shorncliffe camp and spent time shooting at the ranges along the coast at Hythe.

Ah yeah. You would have gone straight past the station site at the bottom of the hill from shorncliffe to get to the ranges


There was a narrow guage railway on Lydd ranges at some point i believe.

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:06 pm

It seems it would be quite 'simple' to build this as though the extension to Folkestone harbour had been built. That would of course mean a round the garage layout! With potential for another station :lol:


It could curve away on the right at the end in front of the shed


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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:20 am

Hands up who has sat down, after making sensible conservative plans for a model railway, for a nice cold beer. To find after two nice cold beers, you have a pencil and paper and are expanding those restrained plans.

Then you wake up and realise your new plan appears to me going back to a full round the garage layout and not just a little end to end!

:facepalm:

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby mumbles » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:50 am

And before you know it, you've done a dump run, relocated the bikes and have base units mostly all the way round. A bit of clutter aside.. Here you go!!

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby Dave » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:48 pm

mumbles wrote:Hands up who has sat down...

My plans never transfer to the baseboard, something always changes along the way

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Re: Southern Garage Layout II

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:05 pm

I have the advantage of being CAD literate, so have been planning my layout for 10 years, to the nearest millimeter. :o Now I have created the first two modular boards, the woodwork is precisely as per drawing, the track laying went a bit overboard and has made the whole plan about 1-2 feet wider than the plan! :roll: I now have to buy a bigger house to fit the final layout in!
P.S. no beer involved :?
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