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Discussion in 'Suggested Layout Track Plan Examples' started by meccisme, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. meccisme

    meccisme Full Member

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    Hi I would like ideas on a basic station on a branch line in the midlands region that includes a station and small engine shed.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Sounds good. I'm sure the suggestions will come soon. What scale and era are you thinking of ? How much space do you have ?

    If you could maybe give us a little more information it will help to start forming your layout. :thumbs:
     
  3. meccisme

    meccisme Full Member

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    12ft by 8ft oo scale
     
  4. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi meccisme, as I don't know where you are from my suggestion may not be too helpful, but if you can get your hands on a copy of "Through Limestone Hills" by Bill Hudson, ISBN-10 0860932176, it describes the route of the Midland Railway route through the Derbyshire dales, loads of photos and drawings for inspiration, it is an expensive buy but if you are from the UK you should be able to get a copy from the library. Hope this helps.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  5. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi meccisme just an idea but have you considered a section of the current Great Central line
    . Nottingham (Tollerton I think) to Birstal (Leicester). That way you get the license to run whatever suits.

    Ian vt:scratchchin:
     
  6. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Andrew, there are plenty of books available to give you lots of ideas and even possible plans to work from as designed. One of my personal favourites, which I still go back to every now and again for ideas is by C.J Freezer, "The Model Railway Design Manual" ISBN 1 85260 538 3.https://www.amazon.com/Model-Railway-Design-Manual-Freezer/dp/1852605383 They come up on ebay ever now and again at all sorts of prices, but what ever you pay its worth it.:thumbup: Kim
     
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    meccisme Full Member

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    I have been thinking of Oakworth railway station could anyone help with track plans
     
  8. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Andrew,
    a very quick search on google gives you :-
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakworth_railway_station
    now run by :-
    http://kwvr.co.uk/ who may well be able to give you details of where to find the track plan, books, web pages etc.
    :thumbs:Kiim
     
  9. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Another good source is Disused Stations : http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    meccisme Full Member

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    thaks gary i noticed that one and thinks kimbo i am maybe looking at other stations
     
  11. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi I can recommend the books of Ian Futers they have a Scottish flavour but that ties in with the LMS theme as well.
    There are a couple of others that have some interesting info as well. Pictured below

    [​IMG]Planning books by CHRIS, on Flickr

    What you will find inside The Futers books

    [​IMG]Planning books by CHRIS, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Planning books by CHRIS, on Flickr
     
  12. billericaybill

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    You have not said whether you want a continuous run or an end to end. Either way I would suggest a fiddle yard which would generally account for one wall. There is no such thing as a "too big" fiddleyard IMHO. Curved points at the entry are often really useful to get length in a fiddle yard. I could go on and on but I suggest you think of your basic design priorities and post the,. What kind of trains, what kind of station, what kind of scenery do you like?
     

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