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Lostock Junction

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Post by cheshire lines » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:16 pm

Lostock Junction is my layout, set in the north-west of England in the early 1960s. The name came from two places local to me, Lostock Gralam and Lostock Green; the former has a station but is not a junction and the latter has no railway. It wasn't until some years after I had named the layout and put the name boards on the station that I discovered there is a place in Lancashire called Lostock Junction!

Basically it comprises a station on a double track secondary line, a single track branch line with a push-pull passenger service and connections to a couple of local salt works, a goods yard and loco shed.

Locos are a from mixture of manufacturers, some I inherited from my dad and others I have purchased myself over the past ten years or so.
Scenery is a buildings are a mixture of ready to plant, Metcalfe kits and scratchbuilt (using Metcalfe brick papers). The backscene, which separates the scenic section of the oval from the fiddle yard at the back, was constructed from propriety scenic papers applied in layers (ie. a basic sky paper overlaid with cut-out sections of buildings etc.

Here are a few images showing, the main station building, loco shed area, branch passenger bay with an Ivatt 2-6-2 tank on push-pull duty and the goods shed.

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Re: Lostock Junction

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Post by Dublo » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:15 pm

Hi cheshire
Nice looking layout you have there. Can I ask what the dimensions of it are, and is it a roundy round or end to end ?

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Post by teedoubleudee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:22 pm

Nice layout. Love the Metcalf station building.
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Post by cheshire lines » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:39 pm

Dublo wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Hi cheshire
Nice looking layout you have there. Can I ask what the dimensions of it are, and is it a roundy round or end to end ?
Thanks Dublo,
It's a roundy roundy and the scenic section is 9ft x 2ft 8ins and the rear fiddle yard section is 7ft x 1ft 4ins.
The rear section is shorter as there is a chimney breast in the way, so the outer oval (main line) is about 6ft 8 inches long and the shed area at the end is 3ft x 2ft 4ins.

The scenic a and fiddle yard boards are actually constructed separately and bolted together, thus clamping the backscene between them.

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Post by cheshire lines » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:48 pm

teedoubleudee wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Nice layout. Love the Metcalf station building.
Thanks, it took a while to construct, but makes up into a nice model. The instructions are quite clear and after doing a few Metcalfe buildings gave me confidence to build the loco shed and goods depot from scratch, but using their pre-printed brick card sheets.

I did make up a Metcalfe coaling tower too, but eventually decided it looked out of place at a relatively small loco depot, I replaced it with one I made myself from a sheet of corrugated iron plastic sheet and wooden coffee stirrers.

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Re: Lostock Junction

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Post by cheshire lines » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:57 pm

Water tower outside Lostock Junction station.
It's basically a Hornby 'ready to plant' item, modified by overcladding with Metcalfe stone card and a tank cover made from coffee stirrers.


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Post by teedoubleudee » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:28 pm

cheshire lines wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Water tower outside Lostock Junction station.
It's basically a Hornby 'ready to plant' item, modified by overcladding with Metcalfe stone card and a tank cover made from coffee stirrers.


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That's exactly what I did with mine! Looks much better than the shiny brick paper that comes with it.
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Post by glencairn » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:32 pm

The water tower looks really good.

I must go to the local MaccyDees (other places to get coffee from) for some stirrers for my water tower. :lol:

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Post by teedoubleudee » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:36 pm

Here is an early pic of mine, and a second pic showing why I bought it - it fits over and perfectly hides a point motor that I just couldn't find room for underneath the board.


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Post by cheshire lines » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:13 pm

Neat idea.

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