My Settle & Carlisle style viaduct - OO Gauge Layout

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Cowley

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All Bachmanns come with close coupling sets, but I'll wait for the sets to become stable before creating fixed rakes close coupled.

A bit warm in the loft tonight!

A fair enough. I remember seeing those in boxes but I don’t think I ever used them.
Yes it is hot. I was lifting up paving slabs and struggling with the heat today.
 

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My Western approach has developed with another point added and the down suburban connected

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Also added some loads to my stone wagons too

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They look a lot better and with the weights removed from the underside and dropped in the top, these loads hold them in place too..
 

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So a track update.

The suburban lines are now completed on the up side, with new crossover points, track & insulators. A new link is also in place to the up relief.

Up relief trains are now being diverted via the suburban platforms 1/2 whilst P3/4 are severed from the up relief.

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First across was an up service hauled by a Class 52 D1026 WESTERN CENTURION, hauling a 9 car semi fast service formed of Mk2a coaching stock.

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Track laying should continue tomorrow on the up relief, but then will stop pending the delivery of more new points.
 

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So a track update.

The suburban lines are now completed on the up side, with new crossover points, track & insulators. A new link is also in place to the up relief.

Up relief trains are now being diverted via the suburban platforms 1/2 whilst P3/4 are severed from the up relief.

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First across was an up service hauled by a Class 52 D1026 WESTERN CENTURION, hauling a 9 car semi fast service formed of Mk2a coaching stock.

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Track laying should continue tomorrow on the up relief, but then will stop pending the delivery of more new points.
Again - all sounds very nice indeed! The amount of track involved is really cool. No excuse for a boring operating session!

-Peter
 

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Today the up relief line was reinstated minus the crossover from the up main. It gives a straighter exit from the station.

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And links nicely to the new crossover from the suburban lines.

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The siding with the Southern Unit on has since been shortened and the short stub siding is likely to be an abandoned track feature unless long enough for just the station pilot.

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Next will be the up main track, once more points are aquired.
 

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I'm finding it progressively more and more difficult to find ways of saying how interesting it is to watch your layout develop @reddragon! I'd be a dreadful contestant on Just a Minute...
The work you're doing sounds a lot like some of the work that's been going on with the real railway in recent years - Reading station was developed quite significantly a few years ago, and King's Cross has seen some very similar re-working to your layout in the sense that it provides straighter, and therefore faster, exits from the station.

-Peter
 

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I'm finding it progressively more and more difficult to find ways of saying how interesting it is to watch your layout develop @reddragon! I'd be a dreadful contestant on Just a Minute...
The work you're doing sounds a lot like some of the work that's been going on with the real railway in recent years - Reading station was developed quite significantly a few years ago, and King's Cross has seen some very similar re-working to your layout in the sense that it provides straighter, and therefore faster, exits from the station.

-Peter
Thanks Peter,

Isn't it great to treat you model railway just like a real railway even for Engineering works?
 

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Thanks Peter,

Isn't it great to treat you model railway just like a real railway even for Engineering works?

I definitely agree with that and with what Peter says. It’s looking very impressive and realistic too.
 

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Thanks Peter,

Isn't it great to treat you model railway just like a real railway even for Engineering works?
Definitely! :lol:
I've even seen some model railways with real route restrictions, where the architecture around the track prevents certain models passing down certain lines - that's a bit too realistic for my layout though...

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Definitely! :lol:
I've even seen some model railways with real route restrictions, where the architecture around the track prevents certain models passing down certain lines - that's a bit too realistic for my layout though...

-Peter
I have a line restriction on the down main for southern units as their pick up shoes clash with an old Peco power clip - I put some card each side to limit damage

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This will be lifted when the line is upgraded.
 

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I have a line restriction on the down main for southern units as their pick up shoes clash with an old Peco power clip - I put some card each side to limit damage

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This will be lifted when the line is upgraded.
Funnily enough, I think it was a third-rail route I saw online that had a route restriction somewhere. This is the sort of thing where Hornby set-track is easier to deal with as it all seems to come together and things don't clash (except for the hundred times when it doesn't work). :lol:

-Peter
 

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My 59201 and 60050 2nd, with Loadhaul sticker are off to their new railways. Well I couldn't have 2x 60050 could I?

Lima 59/60's are outstanding models, well well worth buying.

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Lima 37715 & 92001 and a Mainline BSK are now listed
 
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