I think eslbridge looks right except it should be a 2 track station not one. I know it's from the rev's track plans but even he admitted to comprimising Also teh River els should be flowig north of the station, with a road crossing side by side. check teh maps on granpuff's site.
With Ffarquar, it seems to be a little too busy for a branch line yard. for example, from images taken from SBE (Stepney the Bluebell Engine) The line leading towards the quarry and the line running past and to the sheds should be the same line. There should also points in the stonecutters sidings SE of the station to allow engines to run around the trains.
Knapford Junction Looks perfect. great job on that guys! Although I would make the branch line connec with the main line at both ends of the platform. Realisitcally i would have thought it would have served a double purpose as a second Up platform.
Apart from that, Great Job! I may even change my trainz layout to match.
On Ffarquhar, For Weeks me and Knuckles havestudied the books and the bottom right of the map is the Stonecutters. Plus The older books arent correct illustrations, the recent books are the ones to be studied.
'Thomas and The Evil Diesel', 'More about Thomas The Tank Engine' and 'Toby, Trucks and Trouble' provide the best proof of Ffarquhar Track plans. The Proof of the House sidings and Level crossing to the Quarry Can be seen in 'Branchline Engines' - 'Thomas Comes to Breakfast'
Your trackplan of Ffarquhar is 97% correct - you've made three mistakes according to the trackplan Christopher Awdry sent me of Ffarquhar some years ago (hand-drawn by Wilbert for 'Branch Line Engines'.
1: The two sidings top right do not have the double crossover you've shown connecting them to the main track - they are just a pair of sidings that taper down into a single track and then join the loopline.
2: The tracks connecting the Engine/Carriage Sheds and the Station throat are incorrect - I'll draw one to show you the correct method.
3: This is more of an ommission than anything - you've correctly shown the tracks running through the sheds and continuing to the road - however, Percy and Toby's tracks are connected by a right-hand crossover by the coal staith and water-tower - there is also a light crane straddling Thomas' track (he runs under it in 'Thomas come to Breakfast')
As pointed out, Elsbridge is all wrong, because Wilbert designed that track layout to fit in a confined space for his model railway - I'll doodle up the version I believe works.
Knapford has the basic layout right, but I think there are some errors - based on what we know of Knapford from 'The Island of Sodor' I think the harbour is larger and more complex - also the harbour and town is at the back of a bay - Clive Spong often drew a beach next to the station but I think the headland is meant to stick out there (he always draws the station on the south side of the river as well, as opposed to where it should be on the north side).
Henry Blue, not to burst your bubble but Tidmouth shed as shown in James and the Express is incorrect - Wilbert stated in IoS that the correct version is the one in Christopher's later books, a roundhouse with a central turntable.
The Track plans are studied from the Later books, wich all fit, and According the 'Iland Of Sodor', There are TWO Tidmouth sheds, Wich explain a damn lot, the Inner Roundhouse shed was built around Before High Speed Gordon.
Thomas and the Evil Diesel has a very detailed and recent showing of the track plan. Thats why Me and Knuckles used it, it shows two tracks, One ending a the 3rd Shed track and the other to the Quarry and Stonecutters.
The Elsbridge One helps, For Ffarquhat. Youve drawn exactley the One i Done a while back before i studied the tracks plans in older books.
Is it Possible you can have a look In Thomas and The Evil Diesel and the other 2 Extra Books?
For further help on Elsbridge, There should be a bridge on the north end of the station. The large stone brridge for which Elsbrisge is famous crosses the river els at the ffarquar end of the station. The river callan seperates from the river else east of the railway track and road and crosses the road further north of the els bridge and runs between road and rail until hackenbeck tunnel where it veers off east again crossing the road. check the maps from IoS to confrim. I will do a 3d version in trainz to show.
Oh and for the record, Tidmouth Station has 5 tracks. 4 are terminus tracks and one is the through line leading to the arlesburgh branch check Ios. IoS does not make reference to two sets of sheds either. It only states the the ones in TCP are the most accurate.
I'm not disputing that is what is in James and the Diesel engines. You are quite right, it is. But no-where I have read describes those images as canon. If you have, point me in the direction of it and I'll happily stand corrected. If I am right, it is a rare mistake for clive spong who is quite accurate with his images.
By the north end of the station i was simply referencing to which side it was. I know it wasn't the station throat, but then again it isn't much further either, as it is just leaving the town.
I completely agree with you loey machan about tidmouth. I happen to own a copy of IoS myself, although i don't own TCP which I would like to get my hands on. Unfortunately we cannot put scans up due to copyright i think, but a track plan based on them would be ok.
I will do some 3ds of the current plans out shortly
The Station is curved, like in your first track plan. Heres my plan of Toryreck.
1. Signal Box 2. Car Park 3. Grounded Van Body and Workman's Huts 4. Railway Cottages 5. Station Building 6. Cattle Pens 7. Goods Shed
The Ground is raised rather high on the bottom of the picture, as high as the bridge leading over the railway, The Tarmac behind the station is as high as the station platform, and then slopes down right at the very end to ground level. I forgot to add Coal Staithes but you can add these anywhere. The goods shed leads onto the tarmac for easier access, and the end of the siding can be used for end opening vans. The Platform is fenced.
I have based it on a real prototype, modified of course to fit exactly with the revs specs. There are no proper pictures of troyreck in the books.
Part of Toryreck's station throat was also seen in 'Stepney's Special'.
My advise as well would be to incorporate a goods loop as well as a passing loop - any trains from the Toryreck lead mines headed for Knapford Harbour or Junction would probably run to Toryreck and then reverse direction with the engine at the head of the train instead of propelling it.
It also seems possible that Toryreck might well have two signalboxes - it is stated in 'Stepney's Special' that Stepney passes the platform before he reaches the signalbox, meaning there is one on the Ffarquhar side, but IoS confirms that the signalbox from 'Ghost Train' is at Toryreck Junction, immediately south of the station, and since when we see the signalbox in that story there are two tracks beside it, the junction may actually be at the station's throat (since Percy was on the nearside track, the one immediately past him can't be the harbour line, so it is either part of the station, a loop, or a siding).
dtchapman1: So, Thunderbirds are go has finished the second third of season 3. So when will the final part come out? 2021 or 2065?
Jul 13, 2019 7:44:53 GMT
OJ: I hear the remaining episodes are back in the new year. It feels like it's only just come back and I wish we had seen the remaining series 2 now. That's three lots of hiatuses.
Jul 15, 2019 16:17:21 GMT
OJ: Ducktales did the same thing. Looks like it's the norm now. I'm beginning to dislike these series breaks. We the viewers would like to see a series at once without breaks. I thought this one of the reasons why Thomas was loosing to Paw Patrol.
Jul 15, 2019 16:19:07 GMT
dtchapman1: I think the reason why it felt like it only just came back is that, in essence we had a 4 parter episode. The run time for them is almost the same as all the movie's. Essentually we have had only 6 eisodes
Jul 15, 2019 16:56:51 GMT
dtchapman1: Ducktales has done something similar yes, but the breaks are nowhere near as spaced out as Thunderbirds are go. The space between the Ducktales episodes was (excluding the random episode) 127 days. Thunderbirds are go episodes was 357 days.
Jul 15, 2019 17:03:20 GMT
dtchapman1: *UPDATE* CITV has released a promo and it does contain a few seconds of the last 3rd. It also let's us look at the new Zero-X that they built. It looks like they purt TB2 and TB3 in a closet and that is the result of it.
Jul 15, 2019 21:16:33 GMT
dtchapman1: If may even have TB5 stuck on it later on. That has to be a reference to Thunderbirds 2086. It just has to be.
Jul 15, 2019 21:17:30 GMT
OJ: I wonder if Thunderbirds are Go is going to get a series 4. I hope it does but this scheduling has been a problem I feel.
Jul 16, 2019 14:34:46 GMT
dtchapman1: I genually believe that Season 4 is already in the works, but ITV have not made it public. If you think about it, the production team has been extremly secrative when it comes spoilers. Have we ever had a screen shot come out? A post by the voice actors?
Jul 16, 2019 20:10:05 GMT
dtchapman1: The trailer for the second third only came out 1 month before it aired and we only found out about Lee Majors playing Jeff Tracy 10 days before the airing.
Jul 16, 2019 20:14:16 GMT
dtchapman1: I'm posotive it has been confirmed. They just won't release it to the public until season 3 has finnished.
Jul 16, 2019 20:14:19 GMT
Fox: A warm welcome to Summer on SiF - and with it, the incoming ERS Competition 2019! A pre-announce post has been placed in the ERS Discussion forum, and the competition will go live as of Friday 26th July 2019. Don't be tardy, adventurers!
Jul 18, 2019 0:09:50 GMT
Kat: Looking forward to it! Can't wait to hear this year's theme. I fully intend on participating this time around. I think the last time I did was a few years ago, but I've been itching to stretch those creative muscles.
Jul 18, 2019 4:36:00 GMT
OJ: Good luck to those who enter the ERS competition. I look forward to seeing the winning entry.
Jul 18, 2019 15:11:47 GMT
OJ: It's comic con this weekend and Ducktales fans might want to look out for news. Last year character who would be appearing in series 2 were revealed so I'm guessing they might reveal characters who'll be appearing in upcoming episodes.
Jul 18, 2019 15:12:54 GMT
OJ: I'd be very surprised if Gosalyn WASN'T among those characters revealed.
Jul 18, 2019 15:13:42 GMT