Monday, 25 May 2020

Express Trains through the Station

Today I thought I would run a couple of trains to keep the track clean. Oh and you might notice I have extended one platform and added a footbridge. Here's the video Two expresses though main line station.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

A few more pictures of the layout today.

View of Platforms 2,3,4 and 5 of station looking towards Engine Shed.

View of all 5 platforms looking away from Engine Shed.

View of exit from Station towards bridge and tunnel.

View of back of layout showing sidings to Goods shed and Brewery.

Monday, 11 May 2020

Adding some tunnels and scenery.

I decided that the corner of the layout would look better if it covered the track so I get a bigger scenic area, so I have constructed a tunnel and over it there will be a hilly field and a road leading to some terraced housing and a small factory or warehouse. The picture shows how far I have got, there is still a bit to do to tidy it up and finish it all off.

In the other back corner I have also created a tunnel as before but not fully decided what to put on top at the moment. There is currently a factory entrance and a boilerhouse up there, I think some walls to mark out the factory yard would be good and some roadway outside and by the shops. The roadway also needs to go off the scene somewhere. In the lower part of the town we need a road from the level crossing at the back to the Station entrance and also a yard by the goods shed.

The brewery siding has been put back but at present it is being used as a coach store. I need to use the coaches to test the clearances in the tunnels, I don't want trains to get stuck in there, at the moment trains pass through ok. Things need to be fixed so it stays that way. Oh, and the drop out of the back door of the railway hotel is a bit far, so I may put some kind of yard behind it, one that can be easily removed if I need to access that part of the layout. At the moment I can reach everywhere on the layout quite easily, which was the original reason for the rebuild.

Remember, you can click on the pictures to see bigger versions.