Wandle Park

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BrightonMan
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Wandle Park

Postby BrightonMan » Thu May 24, 2018 6:03 pm

Hi all. My first post on this thread, as the layout is sort of underway (although not much has been done lately due to being very busy at work). The pics show the final track plan which I have arrived at after much thought, and the station building which is nearing completion. Track laying will begin in earnest soon!
Station Building small.jpg
AAA Wandle Park A1.jpg

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Re: Wandle Park

Postby Ex-Pat » Thu May 24, 2018 6:41 pm

Very refreshing to see signalling planned from the outset!

What gauge/era/area are you? (The building architecture reminds me very slightly of another layout on this forum.)

Dc or DCC?

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Re: Wandle Park

Postby BrightonMan » Fri May 25, 2018 1:07 am

Hi Ex Pat. 00 gauge DC. The layout is an imaginary station on the West Croydon - Wimbledon line, set in the late '50s/early '60s. I chose this as I have fond memories of this area as a child, and also I love the Southern Region of BR! Also I have very little space for a layout and I was determined to have a through station rather than the obvious Terminus/Fiddle yard set up (which would fit in the space I have), but would not be very realistic for a South London based layout as the LBSCR had very few branch lines. So I came up with idea of inventing a station on an existing line which would allow a regular passenger service served by EMU's plus an extensive freight service to all the facilities on the line. That's the plan!

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Re: Wandle Park

Postby BrightonMan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:12 pm

Big change of plan here. I have spent weeks scratching my head over the curved fiddle-yard, and failed to come up with a solution that would make it work. The problem is the tightness of the curves involved. So, after much thought I have decided to totally change the plan to an end to end design and model a freight-only yard, serving various businesses (see layout plan below). This fits well with my West Croydon-Wimbledon theme as the line had many private sidings along it's route, as can be seen in the track diagram below. It also gives much more scope for operation as, to be honest, the original plan would have been quite lacking in that department.




WandlePark Yard photo.jpg

Maps 2.jpg

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Re: Wandle Park

Postby Mountain » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:05 am

I like the factory lines on the right. They look just right with the buildings. :)
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.


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