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Omagh North - Crucial Question

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The photographs show Omagh North layout.

The first picture shows the incomplete bridge at the North end of the station where locomotives can exit this 'shunting layout' for the Derry Road. The is where I hope to store and turn my engine and stock.

 

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The other photograph shows the south end with the low relief goods shed buildings where locomotives can enter the shed openings and exit the layout (out of view) also. The plywood is open behind the shed.

 

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At each end I have limited space but I want to be able to basically turn the engine either mechanically or otherwise for the return to Omagh. Can anyone suggest a simple method, with least trouble.

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Thats not much space! Could you fit a simple turntable right behind the shed? Yoy could then turn a loco and maybe even have one or two short stubs off the turntable to store locos.

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One option would be to try a "cassette" long enough for turning/storing a loco or a few wagons at each end rather than a turntable and stub sidings. Cassettes are usually fabricated from ply and aluminium angle.

 

You could use the footbridge as a view blocker for trains arriving from Enniskillen or Portadown

 

 

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/11899-fiddle-yard-cassettes/

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As John says a cassette or if you have space to add a traverser or sector plate.

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Cassettes for me too, Tony. They may be short, but you can have as many as you like. The Peco loco lift is another alternative.

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One option would be to try a "cassette" long enough for turning/storing a loco or a few wagons at each end rather than a turntable and stub sidings. Cassettes are usually fabricated from ply and aluminium angle.

 

You could use the footbridge as a view blocker for trains arriving from Enniskillen or Portadown

 

 

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/11899-fiddle-yard-cassettes/

 

Hi, thanks for all responses.

I have been doing a lot of thinking and drawing at the lattice steel work on the passenger footbridge.

Its really the only way that I can create a view blocker for the Enniskillen and Portadown line. I just need to use a little

bit of modellers freedom and bring things forward along the platform. Will work though...

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