Based on the now, long gone, Branch Line from Campbelltown to Camden, off the Main Southern Line South of Sydney.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

To build what first.

One of my most difficult, or not so difficult, things I will have to do on this layout, is to build without plans and dimensions, therefore I am building it based on, and not modelled on the line. I decided to tackle the Camden Goods Shed first, being a straight forward building. I thought it would not be to bad from my way of thinking.
It had an awning over the track, and the first thing I had to do was to take a measurement for the rolling stock clearance, both height and width, so they would fit under the awning. This then allowed me to get a height and width for the Goods Shed building. Similar to the length of the shed. A "End Platform Car" (FO, CCA) was close to the same length. All these measurements had to appear in proportion to each other as per the photos, and objects around it. I also understand that this shed was not built to a G1, G2 or any other type shed, we could assume it was a "one off" dimension wise. I only say this looking at it's surroundings.
Camden Goods Shed.
So, with these factors in mind, I will build similar to original as possible.
Something I didn't mention before, is that I have kept all of Camden and Campbelltown on a module of their own. This way, if the modules are separated, there will be only one track to reconnect. The Dairy at Camden is on the adjoining module to Camden, and therefore will require a scenery build up over the module join, to give access from the street for the man with the horse and cart to get your moo juice (just going back 60 years, dreaming of course). The Dairy I will cover in a future Blog.

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