Emettman wrote:redline41190 wrote:
I think that looks a lot less crowded.
I admit I saw those two long siding as for goods stock not an engine depot, thinking that a station this size would be lucky to rate its own small shunter.
(But heritage lines can get away with odd things)
Anyway, its not for me to approve or not, only to suggest ideas and thinking.
On which, with your set-up, I think wire in tube point control could be a lot cheaper and easier than point motors...
Well the idea here is that the preservationists have somewhat re-purposed this yard and area, laying extra track and adding buildings. Perhaps those sidings didn't originally exist, perhaps they were originally wagon sidings. The shed would not have been an original building. In fact I'm thinking of using the Peco LK-80 shed:
A modern building surrounded by the original, albeit somewhat modified station buildings. The goods shed on the siding will likely be boarded up and have wagons or projects in front of it. The signal box will match the station buildings simply because it escaped demolition after the line was closed off from the main system in the 60s.
From what I've gathered is that some of the smaller lines just have mish-mashed their buildings and rolling stock in order to preserve them. So while the line will have a decidedly GWR style, it won't necessarily be an ex WR/GWR line.
also I've never heard of wire in tube point control, guess I'll have to google that one! (though I can imagine what it is)