Minories #2 – Out in the suburbs
If you leave London, and head to the other end of the commuter lines, a Minories like design, sort of ‘mini-Minories’ is another option. Iain Rice published this excellent design, loosely based, I think, on the outer-London terminus at Caterham.
Notable features of this design are the use of slip points to keep the interesting complex trackwork at the throat and the way that this compresses the classic Minories design and means that the platforms stretch for 4’6″ of the 6’6″ design (in OO). For N gauge, this could fit neatly on a 4′ board, giving a little more elbow room. Keeping the full length would allow 8-car EMUs in the station. Another good feature is the prototypically wide platform – we are too inclined to have very narrow platforms on our models.
Again, the design allows for an intense suburban service, and the occasional goods train for the coal siding. …
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