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Hi all, this is a new thread to split off from my previous topic - here - which contains the first images of my Cambridge to Huntingdon layout, as well as my London Euston stuff.

Here are some latest screenshots from Cambridge. The south end of the layout is now largely finished, at least as finished as I intend it to be - quite sparse on the scenery in places, but that is to help my framerate! (Probably best to have a look at my previous images if you haven't already, to get a flavour for what I'm trying to do here).

All images 800 x 600. Captions beneath each picture.

Edit: Removed old images from my server to save space.
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thats pretty impressive!!
i sign cambridge and its a bit odd to see that middle platform where reception 1 and 2 usually are:D
don't forget the old inter city coaches etc in the yard!!
nice pics.
when you change track on an object with track that changes to suit, make sure you disconnect BOTH ends before you connect the new track.

hope this helps.
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Edit: Removed old images from my server to save space.

Some more screenshots from my Cambridge - Huntingdon route (on DLS - see this post for more details). Apologies for so many images, but I can't decide what to edit out, and it gives a full synopsis of the route for anybody thinking of downloading it.

Captions beneath each image as usual.


Starting at the southern end of my route, at the fictional station of Trumpington (a 'real' former station on a long-since disused route, which is currently being destroyed to make way for a pointless concrete 'busway' instead). Adjacent is one of Cambridge's park&ride sites, making this an ideal start to the route. Here we see a commuter train ready to depart for Cambridge and Huntingdon.


The train pulls out of the terminus.


The track splits to double shortly after Trumpington, before making the short journey to the next station which is at Long Road, at the south edge of Cambridge itself and an important stop for commuters and those going to the nearby Addenbrookes hospital.


After Long Road, the route joins the mainline from London, on the southern approaches to Cambridge station.


Our trains pulls in to Cambridge.


As I've explained in an earlier post in this topic, Cambridge station is fairly unusual for those who don't know it - the real station has one very long single platform (plus four bay platforms), which is the only through platform, meaning trains work in both directions and have to use a centre cross-over. I've added the artistic liberty of a 'new' island platform (just to the top-right of this shot), to ease congestion added by the new trains on my route. (I've also added the much-needed platform canopies to the existing station - many wet days spent waiting for trains here!!)


A very unusual shot at Cambridge these days, a loco-hauled service. This must be a special, particularly as 'Anglia' has long since ceased to exist as a train operating company! The train is in one of the south bay platforms, heading towards London.


The Cambridge cross-over. Still important to access the main platform (left-hand side), but less busy now I've added the 'new' (fictional) island platform to the right, built on the current relief lines and stabling sidings.


Overhead shot of Cambridge - obviously with quite a lot of artistic licence here! Our train is pulling away to the right of the picture, heading off towards Huntingdon.


Just before we leave Cambridge, here is the north bay platforms. The 'one' DMU, probably heading towards Norwich or Ipswich, has obviously yet to be rebranded to it's new operator: National Express East Anglia.

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Our train heading north from Cambridge.




We soon reach Chesterton Junction, where the existing line continues north to Ely and beyond (I'm currently working on this section of the route), while we follow the reinstated route to Huntingdon. The top of this picture shows the new depot, built to service my new route on the site of a former yard.


In order to avoid a level crossing over one the main roads in/out of Cambridge, the 'new' line has been built up on a concrete bridge (with suitable noise protection for the adjacent houses), with a couple of new stations along the way to serve the suburbs.


We then return to the more traditional railway, using the retained station buildings from the original line. This is the station at Histon, just to the north-west of Cambridge, with another train heading back into Cambridge...


...While our train approaches Histon from Cambridge, passing under the motorway ring-road.


Our train pulling into Histon.


Trains pass at Histon.


We now follow the route away from Cambridge into the Fenland countryside.

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Oakington village station.


A 'new' station built for a proposed new development at Northstowe. (For a future version, I am thinking of removing the new houses and leaving this as a 'dead' station, built ready for the new town but abandoned until the housing market changes for the better!)


Longstanton village station. These are all important commuter stations, as well as returning the railway to otherwise disconnected villages.


Being in the Fens, the majority of the route is flat land. This is the only cutting along the route.


Swavesey station - another important town/village along the route. Our train has terminated here, crossing to the 'up' platform in order to return to Cambridge.


Another view of Swavesey as our train awaits departure.


One of the many minor river crossings along the route, with man-made lakes up ahead, created from former gravel extraction pits.


Typical Fenland countryside.


We now catch up with another train at St. Ives station. Here the route has deviated from the original alignment to avoid modern building, hence a 'new' station on the outskirts of St. Ives with the usual parking facilities.


This shot is taken just before St. Ives 'new' station, with another train now heading towards Huntingdon. The rusty siding off to the left is the former rail line into St. Ives, and also the end of that part of the line which remained until very recently, having been used for freight trains until the line closed permanently.

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We can now follow this train all the way to the end of the line.


Along the way we pass several small hamlets that can be seen through the trees, but not quite big enough to warrant their own station!


Again diverting from the original route alignment, we pass under the major trunk road which runs nearly parallel to the railway for it's entire journey from Huntingdon to Cambridge (making this such an important route to take cars off the road!) Here we arrive at Godmanchester station, which is located by necessity between the outskirts of Huntingdon off to the left under the motorway bridge, and the village of Godmanchester off to the right.


Here we see a train leaving Huntingdon at the end of the line and soon to arrive at Godmanchester where our train awaits clearance into the single terminus platform at Huntingdon.


A tight curve leads out of Huntingdon to take the route across east to Cambridge. The mainline leads south to London from here.


Finally we reach Huntingdon and our train will soon head back to Cambridge with another service.


Before the mainline was taken over by National Express, GNER expresses passed Huntingdon at speed.


The final shot is the express heading away towards London.

I hope you've enjoyed this tour of Cambridgeshire! I know quite a few of you have already downloaded the route, and thanks for your supportive comments. I am still working on the next part from Chesterton Junction to Ely, although it is really just awaiting time and inspiration to continue!
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Does anyone know where he got that massive glass canopy from
If it's the part I think you mean, it's a spline. You can get it from the DLS. Search for 'overkapping 16m plat grijs' for that particular one, making sure to include TRS2004 in the search.
Hi Paul,

As I come from Cambridge I enjoyed seeing this route progress. I wonder though, when you built the route, was you aware of the proposals to add another platform at Cambridge Station and build a new Depot at Chesterton Junction?

I have also built a 'What If' route for the Cambridge area. Slightly different than yours in some places, but very similar in others.