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Gasworks Junction

Gasworks Junction was started in Jan 2020 after I had cleared a space in the loft, It's the third layout up there with the Loft layout and Motley Preserved. It's 10 and a half feet long although I can't use all of it as I can't reach to the end to the left. Have to be able to reach to clean track and deal with derailments The centre piece is the scenic area and is 19 inches wide. The loops each end are tight at 27/30 inches. Why a Gasworks? I lived right next to the Cambridge Gasworks for the first 13 years of my life. I bought a Hornby Gasworks and the layout will feed in coal and coke and take out tar and Benzol and other productions requiring disposal. All locos are 0-4-0 and short 0-6-0 steam and diesel. The Junction has two platforms and two branch lines run into it, one from the left and one from the right and stock runs round and returns. This gives some passenger work.
Gasworks track layout
Gasworks track plan
Gasworks track plan
Gasworks back scene
Gasworks back scene
Gasworks back scene
Gasworks back scene
Gasworks back scene
Where the Gasworks will be but not finished by any means. Back scene is PECO with trees hiding the joins. The stock is very old Tri-ang coal wagons painted freight grey and Hornby Coke wagons in rakes of seven + guards van. There are four Benzol tanks and three tar wagons. There are four bogie hoppers from a B&M train set re-wheeled. Next job is to start the scenery with flock powders and then work on the small MPD and the sidings for the tanks. Generally working from left to right along the layout as of March 2020. 
Adding scenery to Gasworks junction
Adding scenery to Gasworks Junction
Adding scenery to Gasworks Junction
Adding scenery to Gasworks Junction
Adding scenery. Added half a page to back scene to each end of the layout as photos showed it needed it.Green  flock powers and tea leaves added to open areas that will have trees added. The platforms were installed. They are Airfix or the new name is Kitmaster. One platform have been resurfaced the other needs it! Slewed the sidings on the right to give more room to the Gasworks. Reduced photos of the retort buildings of Cambridge Gasworks and added them behind the Gasholder . Looking for a small engine shed for the loco MPD.
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Scanning from left to right. More scenery added. Sections to add in the loco shed area.
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
Layout as of mid April 2020. Things I wish I had done. 1 Extended the back scene further round the two areas where the tight curves are. 2 The curves are a little 'tight' but are running in well. I should have spent more time on them. Things I am pleased about. 1 It runs well with few derailments or locos stalling on points. 2 Seven wagon trains look right. 3 The station works well. I can bring in trains from the right and left  extensions and run them round. 4 The Tri-ang Nellie chassis' engines will manage the curves once I tweak the back to back of the wheels. 5 I have realised I can join up Gasworks Junction with Motley Preserved and so can run trains from one to the other platforms. 6 In my clear up to find space for Gasworks I have found a lot of stuff and the larger trees are very old but I am pleased on how they look. 7 The layout gives me a chance to run a lot of the 0-4-0 'Motley' engines I created in the 1990's. They haven't seen daylight for decades! 8 I am inspired to improve the big Loft layout as it does need a lot of TLC.
Gasworks Junction
Gasworks Junction
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