Thursday, 7 November 2013

F20 turnout

Just finshed building my first ever turnout. It is an F20 turnout using flat bottom rail soldered to PCB sleepers.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Baseboards and track

Class 60 locomotive, Templot turnout plans and two lengths of track put the size of baseboards in perspective.

Thursday, 26 September 2013


Picked up baseboards on Tuesday. Picture shows them coffin ended for transportation.

Sunday, 22 September 2013


The baseboards have been built for me by White Rose Modelworks. I went to visit them yesterday to view progress, and the baseboards are nearly ready for collection. The boards are looking good so far.

The scenic baseboards consist of three boards 1600 mm x 300 mm of which an area 800 mm x 300 mm at either end is used to combine the tracks in the scenic area before returning to the fiddle yard. The scenic section baseboards are 60 mm below track level and the trackbed has been cut out based on the Templot track plan. There is a gap in the trackbed where the bridge is to be positioned.

The fiddle yard baseboards consist of two boards 1200 mm x 600 mm and three boards 1600 mm x 300 mm.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Templot track plan

Track plan drawn inTemplot and overlaid on aerial photograph.

Same track plan but overlaid on map.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Site visit

Had a visit to the station today and have taken some photographs.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Aerial image

Aerial image of area to be modelled, photo dated 14th August 1991.


Project description

The intention is to document the construction of a model railway to the scale of 2mm:1ft based on Swinton, South Yorkshire, S64 8AU, circa 1993. The station opened on the 14th May 1990 and the model railway will represent approximately a scale third of a mile, including the station. I estimate that the project will take around 4 years to complete and I will post updates of progress on a regular basis.