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    Now that some progress is being made on the project I thought I needed a place to show some progress shots so hence this thread.

    Hopefully ppl will find it of interest.

    Here's a fairly complex area to start with - Staveley (nr. Chesterfield). Mainly iron and steel works but it did have 2 stations of its own plus the engine shed at Barrow Hill. Can you imaging having to remember your way around when shunting!


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    Hello from France ,

    Amazing project, and it could be a headache to drive safety in Trainz...

    I will follow that with curiosity... Good luck and friendly, Marc
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    Holy cow! I don'tknow if I can drive that or not, but I'd love to watch AI!
    “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” - R.L.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forester1 View Post
    Holy cow! I don'tknow if I can drive that or not, but I'd love to watch AI!
    Yes lol, but would you like to program the AI, The entire project at the moment is sitting at 19188 junctions so perhaps AI train movement is not practible

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    Here's a bit of an inspirational image for the area it's well worth following the link

    Warning, you could loose some serious hours of your life on the Britain From Above web site, it's worth registering (free) just to get a zoomable view and then marvel at the detail of some of the amazing areal photography on that site.

    Here's Staveley in 1938

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    Not too much completed in the last couple of days but did manage to lay the track for Langwith Colliery:

    Last edited by Mutton; September 15th, 2021 at 10:08 AM. Reason: Name of colliery

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    Being a Donny lad born and bred I will be watching your progress with a keen eye.

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    Hi Peter as you're a Donny Lad (Rotherham myself) these should look familiar:

    Doncaster Station and The Plant:



    Doncaster South Yards and Depot:



    Doncaster Black Carr Junction



    Thanks
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    They certainly do Martyn. Spent many a happy childhood day on Platform 4 listening to somebody shouting 'Streak' every time smoke was seen in the distance. Happy days.

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    And yet another thread I'll need to keep tab's on . Fantastic work Martyn . Could ya give us a shot at ground level ? Would love to see the elevations of your trackwork work . But all those yards look fantastic .

    Matt
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    Dear Martyn,

    I am very impressed by this project and your current level of progress. My own interest involves the GCR and at one stage I was contemplating an attempt at the Staveley environs, but decided that the track plans were too complicated and would slow down progress on the overall project. I find that your efforts are very exciting and professional and I shall try to follow them closely in the future. I wish your the best of luck.

    Many thanks and kind regards,

    Peter.

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    thank you for the comments. the interest showed by people really inspires me to keep going.

    @Railwoodman - you some what caught me out with that request at the moment this phase of the route building is more about getting the track layouts in place and as accurate as possible. Grading the track will come next. I have started and developed a way to apply smooth gradients but I don't have any areas that are ready to show - sorry.

    @pflindley - Thanks for the positive comment, Staveley is indeed quite complex and that's following the maps for the track layout. The Great Central is a fascinating route, your GCR is certainly an exiting and inspiring project so thanks to you for that.

    @peterwhite - I spent a lot of my youth also on Doncaster Station, usually platform 3, as it is now but before the extension, usually sat on top of a relay cabinet at the South end waiting to get kicked off by staff. For me the A4's et all were a bit before my time (not by too much). For me it was the Deltics thundering through the station or pulling up to idle in platform 1 an incredible sound that remains in my memory to this day.

    Thanks
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    Hiya Martyn you seem to be doing a fine job of Staveley and its environs. Having been a raiway guard and working over the old road from Chesterfield to Rotherham Midland I will follow this with much interest. I am also interested in what mapping you are using? I always use this link https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side...&right=BingHyb for any old mapping i wish to refer to. Good luck with this I hope you have not bitten off more than you can chew as the area was a minefield literally of interconnecting lines and colliery railways.

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    Hi steviez yup I do use NLS maps quite a lot particularly the 25 inch maps but I use Old-maps.co.uk a lot too. Unfortunately it requires a subscription to access all the maps and zoomed in capability (£9.99 / month) heres a simialr link (you may have to zoom out to see the map) be patient as the site is quite slow these days. https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/442...4856/13/101329.


    And as for biting of more than I can chew, possibly, but I'm not constraining my time with deadlines and I'm enjoying the process, so I'll carry on as I am and we'll see where it leads.

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    It was not my intention to do so . Your shots speak for themselves . Vary well done work on the trackwork . Looking forward to seeing more . Please keep doing what your doing .

    Matt
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