Rhodesia Railways S Scale

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Rhodesia Railways S Scale

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Post by gubulawayo » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:17 pm

Hi All, I am working on plans for an S Scale Rhodesia Railways based layout, running on HO track and bogies to simulate the narrower gauge used by R.R.

I have drawn up some basic carriage sides and roofs and some parts for a DE3 loco. I will get some pictures up.

My current idea is for a 12ft by 2ft layout with one side of the entire length being a platform - two lines run parallel to this and some points off to a carriage shed, loco shed and a siding or two - The idea is to have a loco come out the loco shed, refuel and sand, go to the caboose siding and haul it off to the far right end of the platform, then build up a consist of carriages (probably 5-8 depending on whether a local or international train is being built up) taken from the carriage shed (which will have a cassette storing 4 or 6 carriages) - Once built up, the idea is to take it apart again, send the loco back to the shed, swap it out with another and build a different train. The shed could also be used to store wagons to build up a goods train for variation. I will scan the two designs I have done so far for comments.

Wayne
West Wales

Plans, bottom one looks too busy - I like the angles on the upper one

ImageScan_20191105 (5) by Wayne, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180327_210437 by Wayne, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20191101_114950 by Wayne, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20191101_114433 by Wayne, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20191101_114429 by Wayne, on Flickr
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Re: Rhodesia Railways S Scale

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Post by Mountain Goat » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:33 pm

That looks promising. Well done.
Enjoying freelance modelling in 7mm narrow gauge Feel free to ask questions relating to the Mountain Goats Waggon & Carriage Works thread.

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Post by LC&DR » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:15 am

Sounds like a very clever and interesting idea. Excellent start so far, please keep us informed about progress.
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Post by gubulawayo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:11 pm

Thanks Mountain Goat & LC&DR

Regards
Wayne

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