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by Kasrkin
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Shelf Layout Challenge! (N)
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Shelf Layout Challenge! (N)

Thanks for your quick reply mate, I don't think I was clear with my size limits tho! The shelf available is 2 1/2 ft x 11inches. The old layout was 4x1ft so double the length I have now, and back then I found that space a squeeze...
by Kasrkin
Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Shelf Layout Challenge! (N)
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Shelf Layout Challenge! (N)

Hey guys, I made a layout a few years ago bt since I finished it it fell sadly into a bad state- it didn't survive moving house too well, and it's too big now for the flat I live in. I'm considering making a new shelf layout to replace it, but the space is really limited this time and I'm not convin...
by Kasrkin
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My 00 GWR Unnamed Branch Terminus
Replies: 46
Views: 7207

As a big fan of the GWR branch termius theme, I think this looks fantastic. I'll be keeping an eye on this one!

What stock do you plan to run on it?
by Kasrkin
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Well I'm just chuffed at such positive feedback, thanks guys! And Sanctuary, thank you so much! Being in the virtual exhibition will be ace! :-D I visited my local model shop today in search of foliage, turns out they have nothing for N gauge at all... Honestly this doesn't suprise me too much becau...
by Kasrkin
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Update time! I've done loads on the layout since I last posted and am feeling quite pleased with myself. ;) I decided just to cut down the leavers in the end, mainly because the mechanism works and I didn't want to mess it up at this stage- but thanks for the ideas and recommendations! I've built up...
by Kasrkin
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Hey, I'd never take offence from constructive critisism! Quite the opposite in fact if it makes the layout better. I see what you all mean about the levers... What do you think could be done to improve them? I've been toying around with texturing and painting, and have played aorund with some static...
by Kasrkin
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Hey guys! Well it's a big ol' update this time, you can see below that I've been quite busy! Sadly, pictures were kind of awkward this time- without flash brings out proper colours, wheras with flash makes it look too bright but with better focus... But it's better than nothing, right? http://img.ph...
by Kasrkin
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: F&D Railway
Replies: 57
Views: 10492

I love that tunnel mouth and cutting, very inspiring. It looks just fantastic!
by Kasrkin
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Thanks for the feedback guys! ThorntonReed, I got the rods from my local model shop. They looked at me like I'd grown another head when I asked for Gold'n Rods, but knew exactly what they were when I tired 'snakes for model aeroplanes' instead. Cost about £2 each for a meter length, and three did m...
by Kasrkin
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Update! I've been working hard on point mechanisms these last few days (around work of course), and have made pretty good progress. Also all the track is now at least placed where it's going to be fixed down, and buffer stops have arrived in the mail too. Here's how things stand! http://img.photobuc...
by Kasrkin
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Well after looking into the 14xx problem, it seems that there is no current flowing through the wheels or the pickups. My guess is that there is something wrong with the actual motor, and I have absolutely no idea how to fix it, so I've gotten in contact with the seller to look for a replacement. I'...
by Kasrkin
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

I've had a go at using your method Mumbles (or a simular style at least), and it's working nicely! The choice now is to either stick with it and make some little buttons or leavers or something to help with switching the points, or to look up some of those Gold'n Rods, G4YVM... A bigger problem has ...
by Kasrkin
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

I agree that for a small layout with only a couple of engines, DCC would be massive overkill (rather like using a lascannon to kill a Grot ;)). Also small N gauge tank engines are the hardest locos to convert to DCC since there is very little space inside the model to hide the decoder. ha ha! A goo...
by Kasrkin
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Peak, you are an absolute legend! Using a mechanical method like a wire in a tube had just never occured to me! I'll be looking into doing that tomorrow, any advice on materials to use and/or a guide anywhere? mattiew-peter, what's DDC? I think I'm a bit out of the loop, lol. I was planning to go fo...
by Kasrkin
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GWR Branch Terminus in 'N'
Replies: 49
Views: 10168

Thanks for the advice guys! Yes, Inglenook was the name of the puzzle matthew-peter, you've got a better memory than me! lol I've done a bit of work on the board this morning, managing to construct the frame. The track plan has been drawn onto the wood- it should just fit, but the real decider will ...

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