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

Electrics & DCC · Model Railways · Railways · Woolwich Dockyard

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 · Winterbourne Exchange

Whats in a name?

Up until now the RAF Chilmark inspired layout has been without a name This has bugged me a bit recently. Discussions with Natalie brought up the name Winterbourne. I liked it, and I feel Winterbourne Exchange feels a suitable name for the layout. I've updated the categories and the page for the layout, so all… Continue reading Whats in a name?

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road

APA boxes for West Cromwell Road?

Recently I've been giving thought to what to use for the boards/storage for West Cromwell Road.   I had initially thought about using a combination of plywood and foamboard. Whilst this would be very light, with my health, it'll require more effort and time. I intend to use it for the Chilmark layout however as… Continue reading APA boxes for West Cromwell Road?

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?

Model Railways · Modelling

Slow week…

So today has been a bit of a slow week. Monday my best friend Natalie popped over and we discussed West Cromwell Road and the plans there of. We also watched on of the Model Rail DVDs (loco detailing iirc), which I found quite good, though it felt a little short, but that might just… Continue reading Slow week…

Model Railways · Modelling · Uncategorized · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

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

Model Railways · Modelling · Winterbourne Exchange

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

Model Railways · Modelling · Winterbourne Exchange

MOD Depot/Transfer shed planning

As well as the narrow gauge module, there will be the depot/transfer shed module. A rough outline of which i've drawn below: Unsure whether it will stay quite like that, I may take one of the storage sidings (with blast shields) out and the engine shed perhaps. So things are starting to get an image… Continue reading MOD Depot/Transfer shed planning