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I have been playing around with the layout of the ambulance station and arrived at this with 4 parking spaces on the right plus 2 for ambulances, another three spaces at the back left corner and a fuel pump behind the building. The area of white paper would be a grass.

Let me know what you think and if there are any alternative suggestions? 

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I've not been able to think of anything better than the ambulance station to fill up this area of the scenery so have decided to ignore the slightly inaccurate size and press on. Just need some kerbs around the edge and fencing fixed in place plus line markings now.

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Also been working on the footpath along the road, station car park and platforms.20160722_075653.jpg

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I did consider a fire station but to be realistic to the size of the town it would need to be fairly big again like the ambulance station should be. I didn't want anything too big for that area as it would obscure the view of the trains.

I have got another of those bollards somewhere to team up with it.

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I've decided the layout will be based during the summer of 2014 so I found a couple of timetables on ebay to act as a starting point for a running schedule once the layout reaches the exhibition stage.

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I've (probably) changed my mind! The ambulance station has still been bugging me and I found a photo to show how large the real one in Aberystwyth is. While I'm not making a precise model of the town I do like to get the basics right.

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I could scratch build a larger one of course but that wouldn't fit into the space available so I have managed to come up with a couple of other options. The first option is another off the shelf building:

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The second option would be scratch built and occupied by a business that exists in real life Aberystwyth. In Blue Peter fashion I have done a quick mock-up using a cereal box of what it would look like and checked there is space for a HGV to do a 3 point turn.

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Regarding the ambulance station - in some locations they sometimes have standby locations, these are small buildings that generally has a crew room and space for one or two trucks outside and maybe a rapid response car (used to have one in Banbury where the main station was out of town 5 minutes away). In other locations the the station maybe be that small, an example is Stratford upon Avon where the ambulance station is on the side of the fire station, if there aren't that many crews out of there.

Just some ideas that you could work in perhaps, a bit of modellers license could easily give you a standby location on the other side of town :)

 

HTH

Lewis

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