Prototype Station ?

Hi, I am returning to railway modelling after a long-ish absence. I
would like to model a SMALL layout, since I have a modern house which of
course, is pretty crap space wise.
I would like to model a small city centre type passenger station (circa
BR Blue period). I recall reading in Modeller, a few years ago a great
article which was an '0' guage layout in a city centre location, with
retaining walls and broken levels etc. it was very much what I had in
mind. I would prefer to at least base it on an actual station though.
Any thoughts (and even better track plans too) ?
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Barney
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Hi Barney,
Might need to give a bit more details of what exactly you are hoping for - how much space do you have and what scale are you working in?
Simon
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Simon
On 25 Dec, in article snipped-for-privacy@curlypaws.dem>Hi, I am returning to railway modelling after a long-ish absence. I
What you want is "Designs for Urban Layouts" by Iain Rice, published by Atlantic Publishers, price UKL 14.99, and no doubt available from Amazon. It has discussion of the sort of thing you're looking at, and 18 track plans in various sizes.
Tim
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Tim Illingworth
Birmingham Moor St.? In "Blue Period" guise it would be a good terminus layout for the space-conscious, as the through lines to Snow Hill had not yet been reinstated (so no need to provide a "Snow Hill" fiddle yard!). Lack of goods traffic and motive power mainly being confined to Class 116/117/118-type DMU sets may restrict variety and interest, though.
Best wishes for the festive season, David E. Belcher
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David E. Belcher
Hi Simon,
Space wise I have about enough for 7' by 4'. I will be modelling OO even although I know the space would far better suit N. I simply haven't ever taken to N gauge.
Other than that I am just looking for something with an emphasis on cityscape, plenty of concrete and engineering brick.
Regards,
Barney.
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Barney
Thanks for your suggestion, I will try to find out more about it and see if it fits the bill.
Best wishes for Xmas and New Year,
Barney.
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Barney
'Twas Fri, 26 Dec 2003 08:27:59 +0000 (GMT), when snipped-for-privacy@smof.demon.co.uk (Tim Illingworth) decided to declare:
This sounds like it might be 'Fisher Street to Victoria Bridge' which was originally about 7'x7' L-shaped, in OO, with overhead catenary, C. 76s , Deltics and all sorts of other lovely stuff, before rbeing rebuilt in O If I remember the article correctly, the terminus was (loosely) based on Sheffield Victoria. What about the Jan 1985 Modeller's plan of Marylebone? I'm sure that could be shrunk to a more reasonable size? Del. -- STOP PRESS - Microsoft buys Electrolux and finally manage to produce something that doesn't suck... To email me, you must remove YOURCLOTHES
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Del The Obscure
In article , Simon writes
I think it could have been one of Ian Futers' layouts - Newcastle (North British) ?
There is still a lot to be said for Cyril Freezer's Minories design. Brian Thomas's Newford layout based on Minories and is 24ft in 7mm, with a bit of compression it could be reduced to 20ft in 7mm or 12ft in 4mm.
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John Bishop
One track plan is C.J. Freezer's "Minories" - its based, of course on a city terminus in east London, but could be used in any large City - perhaps as a second company terminus? Its very compact, and easily extended by just lengthening the platforms/approach tracks.
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John Ruddy

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