Stretching things a bit

When I built Sandbach back in 2011 it was designed for a loco and two coaches. What I didn’t take into account at the time was that the push-pull “Silverfish” coaches are quite a bit longer than the ordinary suburban stock. So much so that the locos could still clearly be seen under the bridge when the trains were in the fiddleyard.

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There is of course a simple solution to this, make the fiddleyard longer, so…

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Resulting in…

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The locos are now much less visible when the trains are in the fiddleyard. Which means that I’m more likely to run the push pull trains more often, which is easier than having to shunt when running conventional stock.

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Nice aren’t they?



About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.
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