Tuesday, 12 October 2010


I think I will stick to traditional DC control rather than DCC, it looks good, but I just feel that set up costs of several hundred pounds for a good system isn’t necessary for a layout of this size. In the future I might convert, but I doubt it.

The timetable has already been bashed into an operating sequence which would require three passenger sets working Plymouth to Launceston (changing loco at Launceston), a pair of  auto set for Plymouth to Tavistock services, a Princetown passenger set and three goods sets. (One Tavistock and Launceston goods, and one Horrabridge and Princetown and one all station stopper)

Very often the goods services were double headed; for example the Tavistock and Launceston freight very often had a 45xx and a 57xx, the pilot loco would then work on to Launceston shunt for a couple of hours, then work back after lunch with the goods, sometimes joining the Tavistock loco, dependent on the load and how long the shunting at Launceston took.

Most passenger trains were two or three carriages, which by 1955 started to be newer designs and by 1957 Hawksworth stock started to appear in increasing numbers. Auto trains were a mix of Collett and Hawskworth stock, again depending on the period.

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