End to.end compromises

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Noel
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Re: End to.end compromises

Postby Noel » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:56 pm

John Donnelly wrote:I'd thought of doing the same with one the fiddle yards on Pelton Level and had considered some form of automated traverser with a camera and a screen at the control position but haven't given it much more thought than that...


I seem to remember that Peter Denny had automated fiddle yards on the Buckingham branch back in the 1960s? The system even rang bell codes for arriving trains...
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Re: End to.end compromises

Postby mickeym » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:23 am

martin goodall wrote:Take a look at Chris Nevard's Catcott Birtle layout - a simple (but very attractive) through station fed by a sector plate fiddle yard at each end (4 roads each, allowing 7 trains to pass through the scene before the sequence is repeated - you need one free road in one of the fiddle yards at any one time).

I can't remember the dimensions, but this information can no doubt be found on Chris Nevard's own website.

This layout always struck me as both visually attractive and interesting to watch. I don't think the length of the fiddle yards at each end was ever an issue.


The scenic part is, I think, 5' by (about) 16")

I'm a great fan of the "bitsa station" approach, from Llanastr to its further developments....

This particular idea (originally done by Ken Gibbons in EM as New Quay ) here shown in Warners back catalogue http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13897
always strikes me as the ideal way to have long modern trains in half (or less) of the space needed :)


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