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I live in cardiff an want to build up a layout off cardiff central-queen street an canton depot. I can not find any thing about lines crossovers-points only pictures i can get are from google earth but tried counting detailed images like that. ok i no it has 7 platforms, with fright lines down the middel an queen street braches off, but signals an signs where can i fnd all this out? many thanks chris
 

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Quail maps, they aren't to a scale but they show all the trackwork etc and are used for route knowledge by quite a few drivers.

Of their site [GB] RAILWAY TRACK DIAGRAMS - GREAT BRITAIN
A4, A series of paperback books covering the Network Rail national railway system, showing all tracks, level-crossings, tunnels, signal-boxes, distances and much else. Some minor railways are also included.
- 3 ENGLAND, WESTERN - 4th edition, 2005. Colour

area covered
http://www.trackmaps.co.uk/indexmap3a.htm

order page.
http://www.trackmaps.co.uk/book3.htm
 

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If you can get into the Government's Planning Portal website you can drill right down to scale plans showing an incredible amount of detail. This link may work http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planningp...amp;digest=fst4 but it is very temperamental, so best of luck!
I've done a quick cut and paste and just be warned - from the west end of Canton Depot to the east end of the Cardiff Central is over 2 km, some 30 m in OO. The station itself is nearly 100m across, requiring a baseboard 1.3 m wide, and Canton depot would sprawl all the way across a 4.5 m wide baseboard. I hope you've got lots of space! I would post the plan I've prepared, but it is HM Government copyright! I could email it to you if ou want.
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I visited Canton back in the 70's when there were still a few green diesel locos around. Somewhere I have some photos if that is any help.

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QUOTE (Nick Holliday @ 22 Feb 2008, 09:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you can get into the Government's Planning Portal website you can drill right down to scale plans showing an incredible amount of detail. This link may work http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planningp...amp;digest=fst4 but it is very temperamental, so best of luck!
That is a very good map Nick, it will useful to lots of people I suspect - but how on earth do you find it from the front end on the dreadful labyrinth of the
ing "Planning Portal" website? I've tried all three versions and searching and in FAQs, it's as if the government/civil service/Ordinance Survey/MI6 want to keep the interative map secret from ordinary people?

At the top of the window in your link it says "Planning Portal Viewer" - a search of the Planning Portal website with this exact phrase returns zero results!!
 

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QUOTE (Nick Holliday @ 22 Feb 2008, 09:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you can get into the Government's Planning Portal website you can drill right down to scale plans showing an incredible amount of detail. This link may work http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planningp...amp;digest=fst4 but it is very temperamental, so best of luck!
I've done a quick cut and paste and just be warned - from the west end of Canton Depot to the east end of the Cardiff Central is over 2 km, some 30 m in OO. The station itself is nearly 100m across, requiring a baseboard 1.3 m wide, and Canton depot would sprawl all the way across a 4.5 m wide baseboard. I hope you've got lots of space! I would post the plan I've prepared, but it is HM Government copyright! I could email it to you if ou want.
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hi nick that would be a lot off help thank you, i have sent you a pm with my email address thanks
 

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Gödel - you are right about the Portal website. I can only thank whoever it was that found the link in the first place and posted it on this, or a similar website. I certainly cannot find the mapping area by starting from the home page!
 
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