Model Railways · Modelling · Woolwich Dockyard

Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction in P4

So, as some who follow this blog will know I've been working on a layout plan for the Woolwich Dockyard and Chalrton Junction area of South East London. I thought I'd bring the blog upto date a bit with all the details for the plan so far.   Key points of interest:   NSE 1988-1994… Continue reading Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction in P4

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Track planning (with Templot), DCC and baseboards

I've been trying to get my head around using the various software available for planning and controlling layouts, namely Templot and JMRI.   I've mostly figured out Templot now I think. A rough plan has been drawn as below:   I've been trying to figure out making it a bit more condensed (due to space… Continue reading Track planning (with Templot), DCC and baseboards

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road

West Cromwell Road stock thoughts

Been giving some though to West Cromwell Road again today, whilst not being able to get much else done due to being too ill. The main stock/train movements is going (possibly) to consist of: LT pannier tank (ex-GWR 57xx) Rolls-Royce/Sentinel ( 0-6-0DM (Judith Edge Kits) [3 acquired by LT 1971, 1 at Lillie Bridge, replaced… Continue reading West Cromwell Road stock thoughts

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

OO, EM or P4?

When originally planning about 5-10 years ago a layout based around the Bricklayer's Arms area of South London (an idea that might be re-visited at some point, it just became too complex an idea to ever go beyond planning for us both sadly, but the research was fun!!) we (Natalie and myself) were going to… Continue reading OO, EM or P4?

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Progress.. of sorts

Still recovering from Saturday, but a fantastic day it was! Photos are edited and online. Video to follow later. Been discussing West Cromwell Road (name for 2011 Challenge entry) more with Natalie, so a finalised trackplan and arrangement has been worked out with the aid of old stock and track to get impression of what… Continue reading Progress.. of sorts

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Another plan

Decided to download Inkscape and have a go drawing a full plan. It is still rather rough and still needs more thought, but I think its starting to give an idea of whats what and where etc. Added a road section to allow lorries to load/unload from the transship shed as well as a tank/truck/vehicle… Continue reading Another plan

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Further Planning…

[Originally Posted over on] Seems I got a little confused previously. The chilmark based layout is to be a joint effort between myself and Natalie. Natalie has taken the rough plan I did and reworked it (see attachment). Its starting to come together I think now. Thinking of '39-'45 or early/mid 50s or maybe mid-late… Continue reading Further Planning…

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Plan – WIP

[Originally Posted over on] Had a play with AnyRail just now to put together a rather rough idea of the trackplan. Its pretty simple. The idea that it'll be in two phases. Phase One: Exchange sidings + Exeter mainline Phase Two: Chilmark Depot Still rather rough and might well change depending upon input from Natalie… Continue reading Plan – WIP

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Interesting Research Items

[Originally Posted over on] Whilst searching for more info on RAF Chilmark for a layout plan I'm thinking about I came across the following: RAF Chilmark visit by 28dayslater site Another visit report The photos show some interesting aspects of the Narrow Gauge railway in the facility. Not sure I'll model the NG stuff, but… Continue reading Interesting Research Items