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by alan_r
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Road bridge foundations and pillars painted grey and cardboard fitted at the edges to form the vertical walls and angled embankment covering underneath. I've also fillered the surface of the embankments to get rid of the gaps in the polystyrene. P4_75.JPG Then to paint the embankments in brown so an...
by alan_r
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14
Replies: 229
Views: 19712

Re: 8x4 roundy round

Good to see the nice large access hole to the side. I guess with this being OO, you have much better access. Mine is n-gauge, so no chance of getting my hand into a tunnel, hence I had to go down the route of a lift-off top. I like the look of your bridge and river. I found it made a very convincing...
by alan_r
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Here is a view of the further building up of the cutting and town area where the road will go. By having two layers of ground, the cutting for the railway is less severe and also the road and bridge don't look like they are so high, which I hope will be a bit more realistic. I've also put an interfa...
by alan_r
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Next stage is to put down some cardboard to create a road at railway height and to allow me to make a level crossing. The road edge also makes a perfect straight-edge to hide the baseboard interface/join. In the far distance I've put down some polystyrene blocks to create a cutting for the railway t...
by alan_r
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

It has been a while, but I've now made progress on the final track module to link the oval back onto itself. This takes the mainline track and curves behind the back-board, joining to the station and siding. Here I'm using large radius setrack pieces to mark out the route P4_62.JPG As with all of my...
by alan_r
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 8x4 roundy round- Lemmington - minor update page 14
Replies: 229
Views: 19712

Re: 8x4 roundy round

The hill and tunnel is looking good - I used a similar method of construction for my layout. One (hopefully redundant) question: is the hill/tunnel removable to access the track for cleaning or to recover a derailed train? A detail best resolved now rather than after you have spent a lot of time and...
by alan_r
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 16984

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

The forced perspective of the N-gauge train might have been good if we could have actually seen it - it was there for what felt like a fraction of a second! The OO-model disappearing into the tunnel followed a few seconds later by the identical N-model appearing higher up would probably have made a ...
by alan_r
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

With the front scenic module pretty much done I thought I'd post some pictures of the road bridge which forms a feature in front of the railway. This also stiffens the structure with some height as the river and banks mean the module is quite thin in this area. The piped stream of the left emerging ...
by alan_r
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Thanks for the comments Not sure if this is what you are asking PinkNosedPenguin, but here are the three new modules separated from the base: P4_53.JPG P4_55.JPG Since these are very lightweight, I thought it would be interesting to see what they weighed. I needed to put some blocks on a kitchen sca...
by alan_r
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Scatter finally applied to the green painted edges in front of the track and around the tunnel opening (mix of various greens and brown). More brown in the gully at the bottom of the embankment and at the road edges. Darker green next to the river where lush watered grass would grow. P4_48.jpg To hi...
by alan_r
Sun May 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Another batch of Peco fencing, this time painted white and fitted to the road bridge to protect from the drops on the approaches P4_43.JPG P4_44.JPG I also fitted more orange wire with the emerging cable painted black, running between the dummy point motors and the electrical cabinet P4_45.JPG I fou...
by alan_r
Wed May 16, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

The buffers are painted yellow and weathered. A short length of Peco fencing painted yellow then closes off the end of the siding. I've also fitted an orange wire as a cable conduit at the board edge to help mask the join and because they looked so good on the previous module! :D . Wire stripped bac...
by alan_r
Wed May 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

I've now fitted the tops to the road and railway bridges P4_33.JPG Track laid to connect to the 180deg curve at the board join. The join will be hidden under the tunnel P4_34.JPG Track laid in the module, with several variations. I've gone for medium points in the siding, but also a long curved poin...
by alan_r
Mon May 07, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

The tunnel cover section was made up with polystyrene blocks, fillered and had the tunnel mouth fitted. Matchsticks either side of the track will align the tunnel correctly P4_30.JPG With the tunnel in position the walls and sides close the gap. These will be hidden with bushes once finished P4_31.J...
by alan_r
Mon May 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge
Replies: 216
Views: 26391

Re: Reusable, modular layout base in N-gauge

Time to base-paint the scenery of the new module, with a dark bottom to the river and grey for the concrete channel sides. The end of the tunnel is also painted matt black to hide the fact it doesn't go right through P4_26.JPG A long view shows the piped small stream from the left and the main river...

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