Bow Creek Wharf. S7

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by eastsidepilot, 29 December 2012.

  1. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Well JB got the ball rolling so I thought I'd add my contribution, firstly a plan in the style of Rice.
    I will add further info, sketches etc. in time.
    ATB, Col. Bow Creek Wharf 33 challenge map..jpg
     
  2. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Some nice buildings to get your teeth into :)
     
  3. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Guv', you'll have to give me a quote;)

    Col.
     
  4. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Should be good fun to operate mate..!

    JB.
     
  5. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    The pubs the really interesting one :) and the view down Boat street should be good as well.
     
  6. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Hi Mate, yep, the idea is to operate from the front.
    Just under two years to build it :D ........and some stock:rolleyes:.

    Col.
     
  7. 28ten

    28ten Guv'nor

    Mission impossible ? I think Dikitriki found with Heyside how slow it is to recreate the urban landscape is....
     
  8. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    The buildings are based on real locations that existed post war, I will post some sketches/pic's etc later.
    Where Boat street meets the back scene there will be a high level gantry between the warehouses connecting the upper floors and I plan to fit a mirror between the buildings at this point which should create the illusion of more depth.

    Col.
     
  9. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    That plan is something else! :thumbs:

    The curve from the barge bank into the warehouse reminds me of the one at Romford into the Ind Coope brewery siding. About as close to Hornby radius #1 as you'll get!

    romford_curve.jpg
     
  10. AdamF

    AdamF Western Thunderer

    Great, great plan - do I sense some buildings a la Kings Lynn? Looking forward to seeing this develop.
     
  11. Not just the sharp curve (horse-shunted, I expect) but two 3-ways and two diamonds. I mean, just how trainsetty can one get?

    Did anyone ever tell the real railway engineers that this sort of thing is just not prototypical?
     
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  12. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Are you sure? On first study I wondered why the far diamond was missing some checkrails.... and then I noticed that the far diamond does not have any crossings!!! That there diamond is plain track, so what is at the end of the plain line to either side of the "crossing"?

    regards, Graham
     
  13. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    I do like the look of it. Very Rice in appearence. I must admit that while Wencombe is rural, I do like a good urban layout.
     
  14. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    Nothing of immediate significance.

    romford_1920.jpg
     
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  15. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Interesting - looks like the curved track was laid across that rear 'straight' without bothering to make it a proper crossing, or remove the old siding either....:confused:
     
  16. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Graham,
    On the map I have drawn of the proposed layout to the left you'll see a building marked Pepper warehouses, it's all a bit out of scale so I will have to revise the web site drg. with a scale plan including this wharf plan.

    Col.
     
  17. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Pepper Warehouses GER.jpg Devonshire St. GER.jpg These two maps of GER goods depots have influenced Bow Creek.
     
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  18. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    ..........and these photo's Bow Creek 2.jpg Bow Creek 1.jpg
    started the whole Bow Creek project for me....ATB Col
     
  19. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    If you stand right in the middle of Devonshire Street goods depot, Globe Road station is about a quarter of a mile west and Coborn Road station is about a quarter of a mile east. Basilica Fields station (GE) is located approximately halfway between the two :)
     
  20. Buckjumper

    Buckjumper Flying Squad

    Thames barges and lighters. :thumbs: We both need some decent drawings of the lighters.