.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26

Thread: [Large images] Godwick-Egmere Railway

  1. #1

    Default [Large images] Godwick-Egmere Railway

    TL;DR
    This is a fictional UK route attempt. Feel free to skip to the pictures if my rambling wall of text is too much!


    Background
    Through the years I have made several attempts at making my own routes. I tend to not make it further than a single baseboard diorama that end up being used for a screenshot or two and then promptly forgotten because the inspiration for it vanishes. I mostly stay away from trying to recreate real railways as I find I do not have what it takes to make accurate scenery and track laying worth doing.

    This route attempt is a fictional one, but instead of going completely from scratch, I have decided to try different approach. While composition of the route itself is made up, the track, stations and general scenery will be heavily based on different real life locations and railway lines. This allows me to hopefully create a realistic looking route while not worrying if everything is where it ”should” be.

    What’s up with the name?
    When Edh6 released his first Great Eastern Railway locomotives a bit back, I got bitten by the pre-grouping bug and wanted to make a GER themed preservation era route. After finding a forum thread somewhere (cannot recall where at the moment) where the discussion of fictional village/station names to use on a model railway eventually led to reusing names of lost/deserted settlements, I had a good place to find towns to repurpose.

    Links:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...United_Kingdom
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...ges_in_England

    I eventually settled on two names to form my fictional place; Godwick and Egmere, for the sole reason of calling it the Godwick-Egmere Railway, or G.E.R., for some very not so subtle reasons. While that version never really got anywhere, the names were too good to just forget about and I knew I wanted to reuse it for something down the road.

    The route
    I have decided to try and keep the route limited to the pre-grouping era for as long as I can, if for no other reason than to see how long I can keep it that way. The road types I am using might already be out-of-period, but oh well!

    Godwick is the first section of the route and is heavily based on Cromer, with the location of the station being based on Cromer High Railway station (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromer...ailway_station & http://disused-stations.org.uk/c/cro...gh/index.shtml).

    Two GER Medium station buildings have been rotated and merged into one slightly larger building.


    more views:
    1. https://i.imgur.com/01MIO8t.png
    2. https://i.imgur.com/UJUbPCO.png
    3. https://i.imgur.com/dpNhaHe.png
    4. https://i.imgur.com/A7vaq0v.png

    My usual go-to platform assets are those by Itareus, the C+ lineup. However I wanted to try something different and ended up using various splines to achieve the look I was after.
    Clearance between platform edge and locomotives is enough for an A1 Pacific, but a GWR Manor will damage its cylinders and upset the stationmaster by destroying the platform.

    A1 Pacific: https://i.imgur.com/ZTVqgNS.png
    GWR Manor: https://i.imgur.com/qsNCkoR.png

    The platform walls are R3 UK station platform brick wall by rumour3.
    https://i.imgur.com/FTLULAn.png

    The white platform edge is an asset called Car park kerb by ray_whiley
    https://i.imgur.com/j3GsRfc.png

    The platform surfaces are of nexusdj's Platform tarmac surface 6m 1970s (the 1m, 3m and 7m types are also used)
    https://i.imgur.com/xKBIaxG.png


    A yard based on the one that existed south of Cromer High. I have have no idea of its purpose other than perhaps store and shunt wagons due for the goods shed near the station? Might be removed or reworked, depending on if I can work out what it is for. If anyone has an idea, or knows the answer, I would love to hear it!
    map link: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoo...layers=168&b=1




    Tunnel near the yard entrance: https://i.imgur.com/pYLVZZM.png


    The NLS map website I linked previously shows the section of line beneath the bridge going into single track, I have yet to decide if I want to keep it that way or not, but I will most likely go double all the way.


    The signalbox down the line from the yard, the furthest south on the route so far, with a line diverting to the left and going down to another section of track.


    A road bridge further down: https://i.imgur.com/RgswYiO.png

    On the left, the line goes through a tunnel that is beneath the points to the mysterious yard in the previous pictures. On the right, the line up towards the bridge and the previous signalbox.


    The rough location of the real-world Roughton Road station. Will most likely not make my own version here, as it was made it the late 1980s. Perhaps if I try a BR Blue era version though.



    And lastly, a screenshot showing the map as it currently stands.



    So far I am feeling happy about the progress made. Insperation comes and goes and sometimes life gets in the way, but if I do make the route somewhat presentable I will upload it, quite a long way indeed before that though!

    Thanks for having a look!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    5,194
     

    Default

    Certainly an interesting layout project. I particularly like the creative way that you built up the station.
    Narcolepsy is not napping.



  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by KotangaGirl View Post
    Certainly an interesting layout project. I particularly like the creative way that you built up the station.
    Thank you, very happy with how it turned out.


    The "Roughton Road" section has been updated with some landscaping and a road, just enough to give me a point of reference for when I do the actual scenery pass much later on.


    The route has also been extended a tad east, to the point of where the real-life railway would cross the Northrepps Road.

    Alt. view: https://i.imgur.com/OwGH1XG.jpg

    The "Northrepps Road" railway bridge



    Roughly 6 km/4 miles as the crow flies, is the routes second station. While my name for it is undecided at the moment, it is based on Sheffield Park station on the Bluebell Railway. Currently using the C+ platform set by Itareus, but will replace them later on with the same type at Godwick. Unlike the real station, I will most likely extend the platform slightly.








    My take on the bridge that crosses the A275, south of the station.


    Lastly, the route length as it currently is. Will rework the long and barren section between the two current stations, possibly some curves to make it visually more interesting.

  4. #4

    Default

    Looks great, really like the stations!

  5. #5

    Default

    @Jetekol: Tackar!

    The phoney Sheffield Park area has seen some further work. Light scenery additions which include some texture work, hedges and a small river.


    Alt. view: https://i.imgur.com/zLZF0mp.jpg







    I have yet to decide on a name for the station, but Alethorpe is a strong contender for now I think.


    One of my first major hurdles with attempting to stick to pre-grouping UK is the lack of speed signs and the like. Some attemps at recreating NBR style boards as described on Railway Signs and Signals of Great Britain (https://www.railsigns.uk/sect13page1/sect13page1.html) has resulted in these makeshift speed boards. From what I understand, speed restrication signage were not too common Pre-1950s/60s BR days, but the line looks rather 'naked' without signage! I could of course go for some of the white cast signs for a circa 1938 LNER take on things or just use invisible speed restrictions and forget about it. Decisions for the future, but one thing I can say is that my current attempt is a bit fiddly, three to six assets to make one sign is a bit bothersome!

  6. #6

    Default

    Some further progress has been made!

    A tunnel has been added roughly North West of the previously shown station, currently dubbed Alethorpe. Experimented with a few diffrent styles before picking the one I ended up with.

    Facing towards Godwick station


    Towards Alethorpe
    https://i.imgur.com/B7nnPGd.jpg


    Alethorpe station has reached a point where I think the trackwork and the station buildings are done for the moment. Not much has really changed here since last time with the exception of some light terrain work, smoothing out edges and such.





    The next staion (circa 5 km down from Alethorpe), is probably the last (or perhaps penultimate) stop before Egmere. This station is based on Willoughby Junction, East Lindsey. The point and track work was a nightmare to sort out but it looks good enough I think. The curves are a bit sharp, but from what I can gather somewhat close to how the tight the bends were in real life. Gresley Pacifics are probably not best suited to make it down this junction, at least not with a train of coaches trailing behind it. Then again, I must admit I do not know how tight a curve would be too much, perhaps at a low enough speed and running 'light engine' it would work in reality.







    Going back briefly to the Godwick area, I have decided that marking out the rough location of the roads might be a good idea.



    Placed down some buildings to get an idea of the layout, once I actually being work properly the idea is to have this section slope, like the real-life location in Cromer.



    And to finish off for now, the entire map. From Godwick to the latest station it is roughly 10km in a straight line.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    5,194
     

    Default

    All looking very interesting indeed.
    Narcolepsy is not napping.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Flintshire, Europe
    Posts
    589
     

    Default

    Thanks very much for posting this thread Swedish Magnum - it's fascinating seeing someone's route-building thought processes explained, especially when it's high-quality work.
    Can I ask what assets you've used for the Northrepps Road single-track bridge and also the Speed 35 miles signs. There's a dearth of old type renameable signs in Trains and these look impressive even if they are fiddly.
    Please keep posting - it looks a very promising route.
    Member of trainz-carriage-wagon-works

  9. #9

    Default

    Thank you both for the very kind words!

    Quote Originally Posted by neville_hill View Post
    Can I ask what assets you've used for the Northrepps Road single-track bridge and also the Speed 35 miles signs. There's a dearth of old type renameable signs in Trains and these look impressive even if they are fiddly.
    The bridge is made up of two assets, both by samplaire:
    Two bits of SAM VS Bank 6.6 END v1 (kuid2:132952:100924:15) with the bridge asset SAM VS Viaduct 6.6m v3 (kuid2:132952:100941:13) added afterwards.



    The left variant of the speed sign is made up of three VR Station Sign Timber - 5l (kuid:103475:28053) assets by s301, stacked on each other.

    The right hand variant is made of the following:
    VR Station Sign Timber - 5l (kuid:103475:28053)
    VR Station Sign Timber - 5l-c (kuid:103475:28077) x2
    Text White 020 (kuid2:489332:34501020:1) x2, for the words "SPEED" and "MILES". Asset by Danielmueller.
    Text White 030 (kuid2:489332:34501030:1), for the speed limit number

    Hope that helps!
    Last edited by SwedishMagnum; November 30th, 2021 at 08:39 AM. Reason: Spelling

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Flintshire, Europe
    Posts
    589
     

    Default

    Thanks very much - very useful!
    Member of trainz-carriage-wagon-works

  11. #11

    Default

    While deciding on which station to base Egmere on, I decided to do some scenery work. Passengers, platform lamps and seats have been added to all currently existing stations (Godwick, Alethorpe & Wallingsby).

    Godwick station


    The tunnel between Godwick and Alethorpe
    Facing towards Alethorpe



    Facing towards Godwick



    Alethorpe, which has the distinction of being the only station so far without duplicate passenger assets and still looking busy enough.
    The drain spline which can be seen on the platform was how I aligned the seats and lights in a (somewhat) straight line.



    A Signal box between Alethorpe and Wallingsby


    Wallingsby yard and station (now featuring the platform type as used on the previous locations).





    The end of the line as it currently stands. Next stop, Egmere (probably)!
    Last edited by SwedishMagnum; December 2nd, 2021 at 10:02 AM. Reason: Added a picture

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    3,130
     

    Default

    Excellent progress so far. Looks like this route will be brilliant when the scenery is complete.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Canada, Ontario, Ottawa
    Posts
    14,178
     

    Default

    In Middleton for laptops I created a platform for loading sheep and cattle. It uses a tram stop underneath but it does load visible sheep and cattle. If it would be of use I can see if I can cut it down to just the platform. Currently there is a lot of other things in the mesh.

    Cheerio John

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    5,194
     

    Default

    The route is shaping up really well and it's certainly interesting to see it developing stage by stage as a WIP.
    Narcolepsy is not napping.



  15. #15

    Default

    Thank you folks!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnwhelan View Post
    In Middleton for laptops I created a platform for loading sheep and cattle. It uses a tram stop underneath but it does load visible sheep and cattle. If it would be of use I can see if I can cut it down to just the platform. Currently there is a lot of other things in the mesh.

    Cheerio John
    Very kind of you to offer! While the final design is not set in stone, I have been experimenting with various other assets to augment the S&C cattle dock however and got something I am happy with for the moment.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •