David M’s Layout

I received an email from David M about his layout and I asked him to send some pictures.

So here are his pictures and the letter he sent to accompany them

“I have enclosed a few shots of my model railway that is still not completed after 27 years. We are Hornby Dublo 3 rail as I have always been impressed with the sheer heft of the locos and diecast rolling stock. A chap at a car boot sale in 1988 advised me to go to Maroway at Sheffield after I looked at some Dublo he was selling. There I found a few Wrenn 3 rail points and the owner, Mark Weaver, found a box of 12 yards of track labelled with a Sheffield address and postmarked 1956. I bought the lot.

I decided on a single track branch line that would enable me to use my limited stock of track to layout long sidings. This we aare fiddle yard to fiddle yard with a station area along one side for shunting etc.

Elmton is a very small village over Bolsover way. I chose the name as I liked the sound of it. My partner and I visited a few years ago and had a meal in the pub. The Landlord was tickled pink that it was also the name of my little railway”.

The pictures follow  – click on a picture to get the full sized version

Goods shed and station pilot with Engineers siding at the back

Goods shed and station pilot with Engineers siding at the back

Elmton LMS Station building

Elmton LMS Station building

View looking South

View looking South

View looking North

View looking North

Station and Goods Area

Station and Goods Area

Hoods shed and Hish Street above

Hoods shed and Hish Street above

David on the control panel and the phone

David on the control panel and the phone

Engine shed with mainline disappearing into the distance

Engine shed with mainline disappearing into the distance

Overview of Station area

Overview of Station area

Road overbridge with engineering works above

Road overbridge with engineering works above

 

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2 Responses to David M’s Layout

  1. Garry says:

    Very nice actually seeing some 3-rail Wrenn track used, well done.

    • David Murray says:

      Thank you Garry. Since these pix were posted, I’ve made some curves for the North end (we are a U) from Wrenn by removing the rails from the sleepers, bending the individual rails using Dublo curves as template and re-attaching to sleepers. Seems to work OK for steamers but the Bo-Bo is still unusable and the Co-Bo travels OK south but comes off the track going north. Oh well, gives me something to do on the long winter nights, good job I don’t have a telly to watch!

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