Rothley and Whetstone Station

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Rothley and Whetstone Station

Post by PAWilson » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:49 pm

Good afternoon,

I was looking for some info and came across a guy called Chris who is building Whetstone yard, I suspect he has finished now.

The question was for detail drawings of Whestone Cabins stilts. How ever do not forget that the lamping hut was also on stilts until it was planted in my garden. Also I trust that the layout was built with the other signal box in the back of the yard which was used by the plate layers, also for accuracy the water tower should be included if the layout is prior to it burning down. !

The lamping hut at Rothley is not in original condition and the Whestone cabin roof should be used to detail.

Finally the connection between the GC and midland line is known locally as blue banks and it is quite possible that the plate layers box was from this junction.

Phil Wilson

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Re: Rothley and Whetstone Station

Post by Tony west » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:04 pm

you have a PM !!.....

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Re: Rothley and Whetstone Station

Post by thesignalman » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:26 am

Not sure I fully understand the question, but if you are talking about modelling a GCR signal box that is elevated on legs, boxes of that type can be viewed on my photo sales web site (no obligation to buy!) at: ... ct_id=9586 ... ct_id=3202 ... egory_id=0

The latter has the lower area partially fenced-in to stop level crossing users wandering into the rodding, but there is some evidence to suggest that quite a few taller boxes were fully boarded in, hiding the "legs" and making the boxes look perfectly conventional.

Sorry if this isn't the answer to the right question.

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Re: Rothley and Whetstone Station

Post by Chris Grouse » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:21 pm

Hi Phil,
It was me that was building an N gauge layout of Whetstone. Sadly I had to dismantle it 18 months ago as my circumstances changed and I no longer had room for the layout, and there were no takers when I offered it for sale.

Chris Grouse, Duty Station Master Quorn GCR, Senior Conductor EMT

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