Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line (The S.H.H.R)

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby Mountain » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:09 pm

Yes. Heritage railway. I forgot. :D

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby redline41190 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:58 pm

Lets me get away with anything really :lol:
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby redline41190 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:45 pm

Going along with the theme of doing what I want to do...

I've been having some fun cross referencing my house number to any regions engine numbers, interestingly I've been rewarded with two that I particularly like.

BR/GWR 5069 Castle Class 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel'
BR/LMS 45069/5069 Black 5

May have to get one of those made hahah
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby Emettman » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:13 am

redline41190 wrote:Lets me get away with anything really :lol:


This has come up before, including examples of real railway museums that have model railway track plans.

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby redline41190 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:06 pm

Emettman wrote:
redline41190 wrote:Lets me get away with anything really :lol:


This has come up before, including examples of real railway museums that have model railway track plans.

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Wow that's something you don't see every day. Kinda cool if you think about it!


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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby Mountain » Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:06 pm

Well done Emmettman. You have found brilliant prototypes. :D
If only we could do that in the UK.
We certainly do it with our trains. :D
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:54 pm

One of the demo layouts at Peco was similar with a circular running track. The plans for it were published in Railway Modeller. Heaven knows which issue. If anyone know or can find out I'll scan them in.
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby Boïschaut » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:26 am

Jouef (now Hornby/Jouef) built a circular layout a few years ago:

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby redline41190 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:15 am

That's awesome! What a neat idea for a display layout.
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby Mountain » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:31 pm

Those are lovely. They remind me of the charity boxes where the money spins round into the centre. :D

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby redline41190 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:46 pm

Hahaha oh yes! I remember those.


So as far as the Hall Class I'm getting goes... I've narrowed it down to two. 4924 Eydon Hall or 4975 Umberslade Hall, mostly because I like the names and they didn't survive into preservation.

I'm also considering my fleet options. I already have 4 steam engines, I'd like to get a class 25 and class 08 to supplement that. But also want the Bachmann Stainer 2-6-0 thats coming out soon, a Hornby Standard 4mt, and a Bachmann Pannier tank to round out the steam fleet. Plus a class 101 DMU for the diesel side. That brings the total up to 10, I feel like thats a pretty good number for a small heritage line.

Haven't even thought of a name for the line either... :lol:
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby glencairn » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:29 pm

redline41190 wrote:
Haven't even thought of a name for the line either... :lol:


As the Heritage Line is mainly GWR based, look up an old, closed GWR line in the area you like. A group of 'volunteers' have got together and opened a section of the line. That line would be its name. If you 'make sure' the line would be 'connected to the rail network' engines from other parts of the country could 'visit'. As for trackwork; the track was lifted in -say - 1968/9. Your new station etc. could now be laid out 'as required'.

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby Mountain » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:58 am

Get a class 10 instead of an 08. They look the part with the lovely Blackstone engines in them. :mrgreen:
How about a class 03?

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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby redline41190 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:19 am

glencairn wrote:
As the Heritage Line is mainly GWR based, look up an old, closed GWR line in the area you like. A group of 'volunteers' have got together and opened a section of the line. That line would be its name. If you 'make sure' the line would be 'connected to the rail network' engines from other parts of the country could 'visit'. As for trackwork; the track was lifted in -say - 1968/9. Your new station etc. could now be laid out 'as required'.

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After a few hours of techno-wizardry-internet-hunting-magic... The Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway was a 22.5 mile line that linked Hereford with Gloucester via Ross-on-Wye, it ran both goods and passenger revenue but was entirely shut down in 1965. It currently DOES have a connection to the mainline at Grange Court, but no longer has platforms there.

SO in the reality of the model world, the line was lifted north of Ross-on-Wye in the late 60s. The section from Ross-on-Wye to Grange Court remained open until 1968 allowing for freight services to continue. In the mid 70s a preservationist group intervened in the lifting of the section to Grange Court and struck up a deal to buy out the remaining infrastructure as well as track. Thus the Southern Hereford Heritage Railway was born, a 10.5 mile line with a mainline connection at Grange Court.

Interestingly enough the station at Ross is pretty much exactly what I wanted

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Mountain wrote:Get a class 10 instead of an 08. They look the part with the lovely Blackstone engines in them. :mrgreen:
How about a class 03?


Is there even a model of the Class 10 around? I don't think most of the 03s are DCC compatible, thats why I hadn't listed it. I want to say Bachmann did a newer version that IS DCC compatible but they seem to be harder to come by.
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Re: Planning: OO Gauge Heritage Line

Postby VerdevaleRailway » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:12 am

'whose origin was a terminus'


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