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Blackcloud Railways



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Location: Sandbach UK

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:38 pm    Post subject: Cap Em Reply with quote

MTI seems well versed in "multimoding" using British, European and American trains on the same layout at different times. Taking this idea further one can make up a fictional country and run trains from various sources at the same time, as with Sierra Oculta and the FCPyF in On30. An alternative to making up your own fictional country is to use somebody else's, that way half the work is done for you. This is precisely what I'm doing with a rejouvenated layout. Toadflax Yard was originally built as an American layout but it's been moved to San Serriffe's southern island, Lower Caisse, and renamed Cap Em. More details here.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the concept. Intersting to see another railway with fourth class carriages. Are they Eggerbahn bodies on HO wagon underframes by any chance?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eggerbahn bodies on old Tri-ang wagon frames. The brake coach has two 4th class compartments, must be something to do with island railways in warm climates! Laughing The darker green one is a 2nd/3rd compo.

I also have some of the Bachmann 1830s vintage coaches, made for use with the John Bull and DeWitt Clinton locos, which are about the same size.

I've been working out a sequence timetable this evening, which passed away more time than I thought it did so the dog didn't get his walk to the pub as promised... Never mind, there's always tomorrow evening instead.

Weekdays -
Arr 0400 ECS to work 0530
Dep 0530 parliamentary (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 0730 railcar (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 0800 ECS off 0730
Arr 0925 RDC (from Bodoni Central via ferry)
Dep 0945 RDC (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 0950 railcar (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 1000 railcar (via ferry to Perpetua Junction)
Arr 1115 ECS to work 1200
Dep 1200 mail (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 1215 ECS to work 1230
Dep 1230 railcar (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 1330 parliamentary (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 1400 ECS off 1330
Shunt as required 1415 to 1615 freight traffic for warehouse
Arr 1625 railcar (from Perpetua Junction via ferry)
Dep 1645 railcar (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 1655 RDC (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 1710 RDC (via ferry to Bodoni Central)
Arr 2030 mail (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 2045 ECS off 2030

Weekends -
Arr 0500 ECS to work 0530
Dep 0530 parliamentary Saturday Only (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 0900 ECS to work 0930
Dep 0930 parliamentary Sunday Only (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 1015 RDC (from Bodoni Central via ferry)
Dep 1025 RDC (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 1030 railcar (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 1045 railcar (via ferry to Perpetua Junction)
Arr 1130 railcar Saturday only (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 1200 railcar Saturday only (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 1630 parliamentary (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 1650 ECS off 1630
Arr 1925 railcar (from Perpetua Junction via ferry)
Dep 1935 railcar (to Gill Cameo)
Arr 1940 RDC (from Gill Cameo)
Dep 1950 RDC (via ferry to Bodoni Central)

This may seem a bit of a pointless exercise for a layout that's only a couple of feet long but I think it makes the trains appear to go further than just the other side of the bridge if they have imaginary destinations and it brings more logic than just running stuff on and off the layout.
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