My Settle & Carlisle style viaduct - OO Gauge Layout

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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:

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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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Recently arrived on the railway Class 53 no. D0280 crosses fArten Gill viaduct on a driver training run.

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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 models do seem to be built like tanks. All of my Lima models are second-hand (obviously, I've not got a time machine) and they still work really well. I might look into getting a Lima 60 - purely because they should be a lot cheaper than the new Hornby ones...! ;)

Lima 37715 & 92001 and a Mainline BSK are now listed
I'll take a look at those. I've been looking for a Lima 92.

Monday

Recently arrived on the railway Class 53 no. D0280 crosses fArten Gill viaduct on a driver training run.

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That is very nice indeed! That just screams 'Modernisation Plan' for me. The non-standard design (I think?), and the non-standard livery are brilliant. Is the name for the viaduct new? I must admit I did laugh a bit when I read it - apologies if it was supposed to be serious!

-Peter
 

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Lima models do seem to be built like tanks. All of my Lima models are second-hand (obviously, I've not got a time machine) and they still work really well. I might look into getting a Lima 60 - purely because they should be a lot cheaper than the new Hornby ones...! ;)


I'll take a look at those. I've been looking for a Lima 92.


That is very nice indeed! That just screams 'Modernisation Plan' for me. The non-standard design (I think?), and the non-standard livery are brilliant. Is the name for the viaduct new? I must admit I did laugh a bit when I read it - apologies if it was supposed to be serious!

-Peter
Lima 92s are an absolute bargain at the Mo, loads online. If mine doesn't sell I'll DCC and keep it.

Yes that is the viaduct name, I like silly names for things!

fArten Gill viaduct , Effing ham corner etc
 

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Lima 92s are an absolute bargain at the Mo, loads online. If mine doesn't sell I'll DCC and keep it.

Yes that is the viaduct name, I like silly names for things!

fArten Gill viaduct , Effing ham corner etc
Haha :lol: Love it!

-Peter
 

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Wow I love that model of Falcon. I reckon that must have been a very impressive machine in real life.
 

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A cross between a Western and 47, very popular loco in its day.

It was an interesting developmental dead end, but I bet it could shift a decent sized load. Looked good too in my opinion, even in banger blue.
 

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Today 37.715 departed for its new railway at a bargain price and did the RR HST 43005+42250+43016 at a good price.

My Buffets cars also returned too!

W1644 joined the Mainline rake (the rest of the coaches need renumbering too)

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W1653 joined the Mk2d/e rake

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and the prize W9135E joined the Hornby Mk1 rake, prototypical of the 1970's.

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Just 92.001 + a BSK remain for sale and open to offers!
 

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Today 37.715 departed for its new railway at a bargain price and did the RR HST 43005+42250+43016 at a good price.

My Buffets cars also returned too!

W1644 joined the Mainline rake (the rest of the coaches need renumbering too)

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W1653 joined the Mk2d/e rake

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and the prize W9135E joined the Hornby Mk1 rake, prototypical of the 1970's.

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Just 92.001 + a BSK remain for sale and open to offers!
All very nice. That LNER 'Teak' in BR Blue is certainly an interesting model!

-Peter
 

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Today 37.715 departed for its new railway at a bargain price and did the RR HST 43005+42250+43016 at a good price.

My Buffets cars also returned too!

W1644 joined the Mainline rake (the rest of the coaches need renumbering too)

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W1653 joined the Mk2d/e rake

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and the prize W9135E joined the Hornby Mk1 rake, prototypical of the 1970's.

View attachment 98563

Just 92.001 + a BSK remain for sale and open to offers!

Blue and grey heaven!
 

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A large delivery of S&C is due this week to complete the up approach, with spares. LH / RH long, Y long, DS and a curved. Possession booked this weekend on the up main; the down main and the down relief in succession.

Thanks to bargain Peco track on Rails eBay site. Better than Hattons 2nd hand too!
 

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A large delivery of S&C is due this week to complete the up approach, with spares. LH / RH long, Y long, DS and a curved. Possession booked this weekend on the up main; the down main and the down relief in succession.

Thanks to bargain Peco track on Rails eBay site. Better than Hattons 2nd hand too!
All sounds very nice - love the addition of the engineering possession :D
Hattons' second-hand section has become a bit rubbish of recent. Poor-quality models for high-quality prices!

-Peter
 

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A large delivery of S&C is due this week to complete the up approach, with spares. LH / RH long, Y long, DS and a curved. Possession booked this weekend on the up main; the down main and the down relief in succession.

Thanks to bargain Peco track on Rails eBay site. Better than Hattons 2nd hand too!
Ready and waiting with the ballast train :lol:
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Superb!!
I need to bring my 130 locos around to yours!!
As long as they are DCC, I have the siding space . . . . .

Rakes are 10 coaches / 15 wagons, they need to be up to it!

Friday

A possession of the UP main came into force last night and the track gangs lifted the tracks. The points needed cutting out as track pins had been used.

P5/6 are now closed and services are using the UP relief.

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By 1am, the new points were being placed and electrical contractors were on site.

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Updates to follow once pics are available from site.
 
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