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by alan_r
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Thanks for the comments - all appreciated. It just goes to show that even a novice like me can come up with something surprising. :D Not bad for a second ever layout! What I found made the biggest difference was the details (fences, trees, bushes, road signs/barriers) which suddenly brought the whol...
by alan_r
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

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by alan_r
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

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by alan_r
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

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by alan_r
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

OK, last couple of pictures for now. Firstly a picture showing the whole of the scenic part of the layout (eyesight permitting!). If you look to the bottom of the picture, you can see some of the other trains in the storage sidings underneath the scenery... a96 whole.jpg As the flash of the camera i...
by alan_r
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Here is a long view showing the extent of the model. The signal has been fitted and wired up to IRDOTs, and is showing red in this picture... A closer view, and with a ballast train running! :) The trees/road bridge seem to be effective in hiding the hole in the backboard where the track exits the s...
by alan_r
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Final stages of scenery now, including clump foliage in two colours for bushes, some wire trees in a number of colours (from China via ebay) and some Peco fencing. Here is the tunnel cover section, with trees around the edge to hide the transition from layout to backscene. The flash on the camera ha...
by alan_r
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Multilevel layout and graidents can it be done?
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Re: Multilevel layout and graidents can it be done?

Hi TK421 (great name!) This was my solution... http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=40116#p493866 By having the scenery on top liftable, you don't need to drop the level so far, as the bottom of the cover can be just above the train tops, without the need for hand spa...
by alan_r
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?
Replies: 17
Views: 4577

Re: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?

Great idea Dugie ... I have just tried it myself on my new layout and it works very well... http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=40116#p495316 For glueing the polystyrene together, I simply used ordinary PVA glue. This was then filled slightly with lightweight filler,...
by alan_r
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Board Attachment Quota Reached!
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Board Attachment Quota Reached!

Happened to me last night too! I think (?) the site got temporarily full, as even starting a new page/reply didn't work.
All working again this evening though, so maybe the administrators extended the board size?
by alan_r
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Next to finish off the scenery for one of the storage yard 'covers'. This includes a section of road approaching the bridge, a farm track to access the field, and a country path leading to the pedestrian bridges. As you can see from the outline of the section, the join edges on this one are very zig...
by alan_r
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Starting to look a bit more like a proper landscape now... a76 all bridges in long view.jpg View with some of the sections removed... a77 long view with sections removed.jpg Then to start laying the other side of the track, now that the bridge is built. The flextrack is kept straight with a long ste...
by alan_r
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

OK - a bit more progress to show :) Finally getting some track down. I first painted a 50:50 dilute wash of brown watery paint along the track to take away the standard black plastic look of the sleepers. The wash is thin enough to be applied quickly and easily (can't be doing with painting individu...
by alan_r
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)
Replies: 176
Views: 31116

Re: Shawbury Foregate (BR 1987-92ish inspired by Shrewsbury)

Fantastic use of space and some great detailing - nice job!
Some very innovative use of materials too. Very effective - just what modelling is all about :D
by alan_r
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 223
Views: 27905

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Long view showing the two river beds and the cliffs a66_BothRiversLeft.jpg Long view along the track. Here you can see the long join between the storage yard cover and the track. Bushes and trees should hide this later on... a67_LongViewRight.jpg A few bush tufts stuck along the river sides to look ...

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