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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Alex, Dec 30, 2000.

  1. Alex

    Alex New Member

    OK, i have an idea for a layout..the main feature will be a huge freight terminus, does anyone know what sort of stuff would happen at a freight terminus - and what engine facilities i need (i.e fuel pumps)

    i am planning to run mainly BR Class 52 (does any company produce them) with a few DMU's on the Passenger line

    Ideas...

    Alex

    o, and Hi to everyone in the forum, its great!
  2. Alex

    Alex New Member

    I Forgot to mention, thye are diesel locomtives, and i will be painting them in the freightliner? livery

    Alex
  3. Zephyr

    Zephyr New Member

    Are you saying this will be a switching layout, without mainline runs?

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  4. Alex

    Alex New Member

    There will eventually be mainline tracks, but it will start off purely as a switching layout

    catt: yes, they are british locos
  5. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Alex ,do you have any track plan drawings to post?

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  6. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Alex ,What scale are we talking here? I assume these are European locos?

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  7. Zephyr

    Zephyr New Member

    Alex, that sounds like a really great way to start your layout, section by section, instead of all at once (my mistake...very overwhelming!).
    Maybe if you don't like the examples of freight terminals in some of the magazines, a field trip to such a terminal of BR would produce just the example you might be looking for. Remember to take lotsa pics, for scratch-building etc later on.
    I don't know if a BR Class 52 is available. Hopefully someone else will know that answer for you. Otherwise check out a really good Train Shop operator. Also check eBay....hey, ya never know!
    Zephyr

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  8. Drew

    Drew New Member

    I'll 2nd Zepher's opinion Alex. I think it's a good idea to get part of your layout up & running, & then move on to another section.
    Sorry Alex, I'm not real familiar with British prototypes, but a modern U.S. freight terminal might consist of some type of intermodal or container facility, bulk oil, or chemicals, heavy manufacturing, etc... These type of places are generally in fairly close proximity to freight yards.

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