00 Gauge - Hartlepool

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00 Gauge - Hartlepool

Postby TheTrainGuy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:52 pm

I have been thinking about this for a while. Is it actually possible to build a real working version of Hartlepool in the modern era? Most likely yes... but. It isn't. Most of the class 43 Grand Central HSTs have sold out so they are very rare. I could scale down to n gauge but then I can't run my original stock. I could even go back a couple of eras, but then I have the problem of new stock and any key changes to the station.
However, I'm only 15 and this could be a great future layout of better funding, yet a new variety of classes of trains could be scarce in the future!
I am really stuck for ideas but I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get a Grand Central HST from? In the future I will upload a track plan version of Hartlepool.

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Re: 00 Gauge - Hartlepool

Postby Dragonfly » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:45 pm

All I can suggest is keep checking Ebay, Hattons, and other second-hand sellers every so often, be patient, and eventually one will show up at a semi-reasonable price. Until then, just work on building the layout. There's no point holding off building a layout just for the sake of one train.
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Re: 00 Gauge - Hartlepool

Postby TheTrainGuy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:32 pm

Thanks for the help!

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Re: 00 Gauge - Hartlepool

Postby dave27 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:20 pm

Anything is possible. I considered Hart Station to Seaton at one point,(in n gauge though). While you search for the Hst's ,you could run Grand Central Class 180's, Virgin HST's on diversions as per the last couple of years. The Network Rail NMT was a regular Saturday lunchtime regular. In the meantime you can amuse yourself with the regular Northern services and the GBRf workings. Have fun!

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Re: 00 Gauge - Hartlepool

Postby TheTrainGuy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:56 pm

I've just added a track plan for Hartlepool. It will approximately 8ft by 2ft but separated into two sections (4ft by 2ft), so it will easy to transport to exhibitions. The fiddle yard will be at least 7ft long, so it will be capable of holding long trains.

Just thought i should add the real place as a comparison!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hartl ... -1.2078504
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Re: 00 Gauge - Hartlepool

Postby glencairn » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:31 pm

The only time I have got on a train at Hartlepool was on a Private Charter going to Inverness. At the front was a couple of DRS Class 37s.
I also know Class 47s have been used on Charter Trains.

I hope that helps a little.

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