ST PATRICK

0n16.5/On30/0e, narrow gauge & 00 standard gauge, 68" @ 24"


The layout is unusual as it is designed to rotate between British (On16.5), American (0n30),French (Oe) and British 00 stock.
The narrow gauge stock needs some work and this will be a summer 2022 project.

Background

0n16.5    0n30    0e    00

Panoramas    Track plan

Background    St Patrick is based on Augustenthal on the meter gauge Kreis Altenaer Eisenbahn {KAE}. The KAE was built as three separate lines Altena–Lüdenscheid (15km) in 1887, Werdoh-Augustenthal (10Km) in 1887, and Schalksmühle–Halver (10Km) in 1888. In 1905 the Werdoh-Augustenthal line was extended 6Km to Lüdenscheid and in 1925 a 2.5Km spur was built from Augustenthal to the Plate steel works at Brüninghausen. In 1955 passenger services were withdrawn from the Werdohl-Lüdenscheid line. Augustenthal became a terminus till 1967 when goods services were withdrawn. Prototypically the only goods facility is a loading dock. The major changes are an exchange siding has been added to the station to handle mine traffic, the spur runs to a mine, and is worked by a loco provided by the mining company.

Passenger traffic is surprisingly heavy with at its peak thirteen trains a day (some mixed). The mine is the main source of goods shipping coal and receiving pit props and this & that. The second source of traffic is logs. There's some general goods normally moved by mixed train. Two to three goods trains are run daily.


0n16.5

Mixed Train    Goods Train    Coal train

Mixed Train

The mixed train arrives.

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The loco runs round.

The loco collects the wagons from the goods siding and moves them to the loop.

Next the loco spots in inbound wagons

The coaches are coupled to the out bound wagons.

The mixed is ready to depart.

Goods Train

The coal train arrives.

The loco runs round.

Collects the full wagons and moves them to the loop.

The empty wagons are shunted to the exchange siding.

The break van is move to the platform.

The full coal wagons are moved to the platform.

The goods train is ready to leave (above) and does so (below).


Coal train

The colliery locos collects the empties and delivers the full wagons.


0n30

Passenger train    Mixed train with goods    Mixed train with coal    Coal train


Passenger train

The passenger train is an observation train built to encourage tourists.

The loco runs round.

Couples up (above) and departs (below).


Mixed train with goods

The mixed train arrives.

The loco run round

Moves the out bound cars to the loop.

Spots the in bound cars and re-marshals the train.

The train is ready to leave (above) and does so (below).


Mixed train with coal

The train arrives (above & below).

The loco runs round.

Moves the full cars to the loop (above) and empty cars to the exchange siding (below).

Moves the full cars from the loop to the coach and couples up (above) and departs (below).


Coal train

The colliery loco collects empties (above) and returns with full cars (below).


0e

 Passenger train   Mixed train with goods    Mixed train with coal    Coal train

Passenger train

The passenger train arrives,

The loco runs round.

Couples on (above) and departs (below).


Mixed train with goods

The train arrives

Stops at the buffers

Runs round

Collects the out bound vans and drops off the in bound vans

Couples the out bound vans to the train (above) and the train departs (below).


Mixed train with coal

The train arrives

The loco runs round.

Moves the out bound wagons to the loop and leaves the in bound wagons on the exchange siding.

The out bound wagons are coupled to the train (above) which departs (below).


Coal train

The colliery loco picks up the inbound wagons (above) and leaves the out bound wagons (below).


British 00

Mixed Train    Coal train    Passenger train    Railcar

Mixed Train

The mixed arrives at St. Patrick

And stops at the buffers

The loco runs round

Pick up the out bound full coal wagons

The out bound wagons are left on the loop.

The empty wagons are moved to the exchange siding

The empty wagons are left on the exchange siding.

The break van and parcels van are left on the loop

The coach is moved to the loop.

The break van is left by the platform.

The train is remashelled and ready to depart


Coal train

The colliery company's loco collects the empties (above) and returns with the full wagons (below).


Passenger train

The passenger train arrives.

A mixed of stock was normal for light railways.

The loco runs round.

The break van is moved to the back of the train.

Over the point.

Ready to go.


Railcar


The railcar arrives

Passing the loading dock

Stopping by the station buildings.

Leaving St. Patrick


Panoramas   












Track plan

Station


Fiddle Yard