FINSBURY PARK 5 wrote:I guess space is limited Gra but it's a pity you can't include the running lines north of the Hunter's Road overbridge towards the Digswell Rise overbridge (the next bridge down road) because you could then replicate the 'main line shunt' moves of propelling terminating trains from the Down main line back into the Up slow line platform.
PS Anychance of a 'play on it' when it's finished it would be like a walk down memory lane for me...
That's exactly what I intend to do, Mickey. I haven't made it clear that the layout will be a tailchaser, running round my loft. I have a straight run of some 28ft for the Twentieth to Hunters section. I will be able to replicate the main line shunt and the train will be out of sight, on a curve, the other side of Hunters when it stops to reverse back.
We will see what we can do re a visit when there is something really worth seeing. I think there is a picture of you in the box on the forum as a long haired lad, am I right? How about making up a model "you" that I can place standing at the top of the steps, outside the box?