Stations

What a station should look like, what it should be able to handle and the size ... it's up to the owner. But what it should at least be able to do in the modern period, we will illuminate on this page;

 

Many stations today are geared towards passenger transport. However, there are few key stations left that still handle freight cars in large numbers. However, some of the track area has changed to be able to handle the modern amount of goods delivered or shipped today.

Compared to the past where there were smaller quantities in a single, perhaps 2 freight wagons for a customer, in modern times, freight trains can often come just for a single customer. Take, for example, the chipboard train to Herning; here we are talking between 10 and 20 carriages at a time. Upon arrival in Herning, the wagon trunk is distributed on the tracks that run along the loading road, so that the wagons can be emptied and sent back as soon as possible.

What do we do in FFMM?

According to the page about Train Lengths, we work with train lengths of up to 4 meters.

 

That means for a station on the main line;

  • that arrival track / departure track, should be able to receive and send a train of 4 meters
  • that pull-out tracks should be able to take a train of the same length as the receiving track / departure track
  • that an overtaking track should be able to take a train of 4 meters

This means for a station on a side stretch;

  • that crossing tracks at a single-track station should be able to take a train of 4 meters

Track terrain

Depending on what the station needs to be able to do, a suitable track terrain must be built for just this. In modern times, a station should be able to take a minimum of a 3.5 m train, preferably longer. This also means that there must be a corresponding bypass track of the same length, and a pull-out track of the same length.

 

In addition, the following should be taken into consideration;

  • the primary function of the station

At passenger stations / step boards it is clear;

  • single or double track section
  • junction
  • smaller or larger station town

At freight stations there are several aspects;

  • many medium-sized customers
  • few but large customers
  • bypass - one or more
  • pull-out track
  • loading road
  • loading ramp
  • line-up track
  • daily freight trains or weekly freight trains - maybe even both options

If it is to be a station where there is both high passenger traffic and larger volumes of goods, it requires plenty of space.

  • modules are variable
  • build track terrain so that the station can always be expanded (new ideas)
  • but common is, however; remember modules must be able to be transported

Example of track area