Model Railway Forum banner

Comments on Layout Please

3067 Views 17 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  millerk
I've already posted this under Barchester, but I would appreciate as many comments as possible. Its OO gauge end to end layout. The layout is based on a real branch terminus (Dalkeith), early 60's. I have had to remove a siding, and have changed the two platform sidings into a single bay. The town was a short branch off the Waverley route. Although there were not industries off it, too make it more interesting I have included two. I fancy a paper mill to the south (could do with some sample pictures of a small one, cant find anything of use on web). Not sure what the north industry should be, but it should be something that existed in the District, ie wood mill, carpet factory or mine, but not much space for something large scale, open to suggestions. The branch line off the branch line, if you follow, is too a depot, which is a work of fiction. Hardengreen was a junctions, a series of transfer sidings, and a goods yard in reality, on the Waverley route itself, but it did have a single loco, stationed there to help long trains up a steep incline to fala, and that's all the excuse I need. I have shown a line running off the base boards to the south to give the impression it serves a wider area than just this line. In reality the line was a mile long, but obviously I've had to shrink it to fit. I hope I have managed to break it up to give the feeling that its longer than it is. I've just noticed I've missed a set of points for the loco to turn around at the platform. Also can someone give me info on where to locate the semaphor signals and the right type, I really have no idea what would be correct. Thanks in advance.K
See less See more
1 - 1 of 18 Posts
You may find a bit more about the paper mill shown above at
but it looks like it takes up a huge area - I cannot think of any small paper mills although presumably some of the more arty-crafty ones would suit your requirements.
1 - 1 of 18 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.