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).
jimzebmk1: Genuinely devastated to hear of Michael Angelis' passing. Such a huge part of my childhood, as I'm sure he was for everyone here. RIP Michael, you will be sorely missed by us all. Job well done, and thanks again for everything you did.
May 31, 2020 10:49:37 GMT
North Star: Very sorry to hear of his passing, my condolences to those who were closet to him.
May 31, 2020 13:03:45 GMT
9: I'm not sure if now is an appropriate time to mention this, but I would also like to announce that I have raised £416.225 for the Bluebell Railway, by virtually rowing the distance of the English Channel.
May 31, 2020 15:45:03 GMT
Loganthe9f51: Really sorry about Michael, but 9, that's awesome!
May 31, 2020 22:17:21 GMT
engineerrailman: I'm very sorry for the loss of a Narrator. I never grew up with his narrations (due to being an American) but he he is
May 31, 2020 23:27:36 GMT
engineerrailman: pretty good. (Sorry I cut off for some reason)
May 31, 2020 23:28:18 GMT
Sleeper Agent: Gotta say Ringo will always be may fave but Michael was a most worthy successor and likewise sad that he has gone. Btw Engineerrailman you can edit and delete shouts on Probaords if you wish to combine the two.
May 31, 2020 23:42:29 GMT
Zack (Hufflepuff Batboy): There's something that keeps puzzling me; was Michael Angelis born in 1944 or 1952? I've always believed it was the latter, but some sources have said it's the former.
Jun 1, 2020 23:41:09 GMT
Zorgoth: Shared my condolences in the TV Series Discussion board; think I'm gonna watch some classic Thomas UK episodes on YT to remember Mr. Angelis by
Jun 2, 2020 0:31:52 GMT
Sleeper Agent: 1952. Not sure who published he was 76 first but The Guardian or otherwise he was 68.
Jun 2, 2020 8:20:35 GMT
Madness: Michael Angelis was always my favourite narrator. He gave a lot of great voices and he could always give you a good laugh at parts of his narration. R.I.P Michael Angelis .
Jun 2, 2020 19:24:54 GMT