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by Zunnan
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My N gauge layout
Replies: 199
Views: 31790

Thats a lovely simple plan you have there! :D If you wanted a passing loop (which really would add more operational interest), there looks to be plenty of room if you were to add a point where the first tanker is, and another on the straight at the opposite side giving a loop the length of the whole...
by Zunnan
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 38514

I love the look of the Dapol 9F, only the plastic center driving wheel detracts from the overall look (the wheel looks cheap and nasty). I'm having real problems with it though, the traction is next to non existant! My Dapol Ivatt can pull more :( It's going back to Dapol themselves as they've expre...
by Zunnan
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 38514

Just a little update as the seasonal alchiehol (hic) got the better of me as usual... 8) I've had a stab at working on the roadway overbridges that run behind the goods shed (which will be constructrd as soon as the bridge is fixed in place). They're built using loft insulating board with daler boar...
by Zunnan
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Metrocamel's Layout- Modern Engineers wagons - pics page 51
Replies: 761
Views: 134944

That cardoard retaining wall looks amazingly like a concrete wall that separates the railway from a rail served scrap yard in Handsworth (Birmingham) on the old GWR Snow Hill line. You could get away with keeping it looking like that if you put in the upright 'concrete' supports. :)
by Zunnan
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: GCR 00 Gauge Layout - Final Plan Page 7
Replies: 111
Views: 24183

A lovely plan there, it will be interesting to operate once it's done. I've had a soft spot for the GCR since I was little, theres just something about it, I don't know what it is. The photos that exist of the line and the trains in later years always make me want to build a model of a small part of...
by Zunnan
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 38514

A little update while funds are low in the run up to Christmas and I'm all out of materials to do any useful work to the layout. I was rooting through my boxes of bits and found a Langley 4MT kit that I'd completely forgotten about! :shock: I had some primer and black car spray from doing the cars u...
by Zunnan
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 38514

The Farish Jubilees I have both had slightly twisted chassis on the tender, which is where the motor is sadly. I found out it was caused by the tender chassis not being pushed entirely home leaving one corner pushed slightly out of shape. Oddly the only time traction suffered was when they were runn...
by Zunnan
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 38514

It is essentially a freelance layout, it's just elements of different locations all mixed together to fit the space I have. Loads of liberal application of modellers licence here inspired by places I know. :lol: I'm experimenting with 1mm thick card and the Scalescenes brick for retaining walls behi...
by Zunnan
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Longcroft
Replies: 123
Views: 17662

I used Tracksetta templates, both straight and various curved radii with a peco way gauge on my N gauge layout. Absolutely brilliant investment at a couple of pounds a template. Saved me my sanity, and with a little care the running through the templated flexitrack is far, far smoother than through ...
by Zunnan
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 38514

Thanks for the welcome, much appreciated. :) I understand your initial nervousness about inclines with curves, I had a similar experience when starting off my layout about a year ago. Plenty of patience and testing / adjusting / testing ironed out any difficulties for me. Yes, I was a little more th...
by Zunnan
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 38514

Thanks for the comments guys :) I've dug out a few more pics, more focused on the trains than the layout. Just as it's supposed to be! :D http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o240/ZunnanDeclawed/Stuff/IMG_1130.jpg Stanier 8F number 48045 with a long coal train attacks the gradient to High-level. A ver...
by Zunnan
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Canon Street ~ N Gauge
Replies: 57
Views: 38514

Canon Street ~ N Gauge

Firstly let me introduce myself being as I'm new here. My name is Simon, I'm 29 and have been playing with model railways since I was 4. By toy trains I mean nothing more than a Hornby/Lima tabletop layout with a few sidings until I was 16 when college and then work took over. A few years ago I was ...

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