Bewdley - construction begins

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Bewdley - construction begins

Postby midlandsmodeller » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:24 pm

Hi all, some of you may be aware that Ive been planning to build an N gauge layout that is roughly based on Bewdley station on the SVR.

Heres the link to my planning thread...
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=29222

Ive built my table (pics in link above) and ordered my track so this weekend will hopefully be filled with plenty of track laying.

Hope i can post regular pics of the progress

Adam
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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby bigbob » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:30 pm

Nice looking plan


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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby briantwigley » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

Great looking plan!

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby kennyGWSR » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:41 pm

good plan. i visit bewdely twice a year now, the svrs spring and autumn steam galas are the best!!!! :D
60089 Felstead :)
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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby Garethp8873 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:23 pm

If you are looking for any photo reference, please feel welcome to use my photos.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/svr_enthusiast/

If you just type in Bewdley in the search engine you should find plenty of photos of Bewdley.

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:34 pm

I'm looking forward to this Adam, nice track plan and 10' x 3' gives you plenty of space :)

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby midlandsmodeller » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:40 pm

Thanks for the encouragement. Having only modelled 00 guage before Im pleased with how much I can fit in.

My track arrived today and brought a loco so will start laying tomorrow.

Garethp8873, thanks for the images. They're great. I can't get enough of Bewdley, a really interesting station to me. I'm heading up there tomorrow for another look around, I'm hoping the couple of shops will be open, see if I can pick up some second hand stuff.

Adam

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby BIG DUNC » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:46 am

Nice looking plan you have there.

Duncan...

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby Garethp8873 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:23 pm

Your welcome Midlands. I am down there quite often normally taking photos of the wagons.

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby midlandsmodeller » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:46 pm

Well its been a few weeks since I started laying track and im pleased to say its 75% complete. Here are some pictures, for those interested.

Currently Im running the layout on DC and not using cab control (i think thats what its called) so I can only run one loco on the whole layout at any one time. This is until I buy a DCC system. I used my old DC controller whilst I layed the track to ensure there were no dead spots. The layout is wired as if wiring for DCC. In theory, I should be able to simply switch controllers from DC to DCC and it should all work the same.

I would post pictures of my wiring but its to embarrasing to be shown to the public

Thanks, Adam

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby midlandsmodeller » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:53 pm

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby Dale_the_noob » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:22 pm

Looking good

Much quicker start than me, but hopefully I will get some time to get some track soon.

I will watch with interest as your layout is the same size as mine

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:28 pm

Good to see progress :)

A question...

Can you access the back? (Otherwise won't it be awkward to get to things there?)

And an observation ...

Looking at the original track plan - the hidden sidings at the top - I was just wondering whether the points to the left could be moved nearer the left-hand side of the layout to give you longer sidings? It may be you're not going to run long trains and it doesn't matter ... just a thought :)

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby midlandsmodeller » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:12 pm

Thanks Dale, our layouts are very similar. You have ALOT more rolling stock than me. At the moment I have........one loco, one carriage..... :(

Ye I can pull the table out if I need to reach the back. But i dont plan to. The whole back half of the layout will be hidden sidings but won't be under a hill, Ill just have my backdrop covering it so i can lean over if anything comes off the rails.

I did think about extending sidings but I didn't want to buy anymore track and since my platforms will be pretty short and I'd like to model a branch line, I'd probably only run a rake of 5/6 max coaches.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Re: Bewdley - construction begins

Postby lairadepot » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:37 am

hi ya mate
what a cracking start to your layout
what is the theme for the layout and what stock are you going to be running???
look forward to your progress on your layout
peter


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