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by NEvans
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.
Replies: 6
Views: 3740

Re: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.

Taken me over a week to find somewhere to load pictures to (using Flickr, still waiting for my RailwayPictures account to activate. After playing with it over the week coming up with something like this. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/7908637762_9ee25f9350.jpg This uses Radii 2 curves, meaning m...
by NEvans
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.
Replies: 6
Views: 3740

Re: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.

This is the sort of thing have been looking at: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7908638062_b70058113c.jpg Stolen from the N Guage Society's website (thanks guys, sign me up!!!) http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7908638200_1bd44d1c76.jpg This looked the sort of thing that can be achieved on a 4' ...
by NEvans
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Looking for railway arches, plastic or card
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Looking for railway arches, plastic or card



They look really nice, you've done a good job there. Can you just confirm though that you are just getting an image that you print out, paste to card etc.
by NEvans
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Is sundeala still seen as a good starting point
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: Is sundeala still seen as a good starting point

Brought 4'x2' 12mm MFD, 12mm might be a bit overkill, but the 6mm looked potentially soft bit of board. Was going to get some 6mm ply. But none of it in my local Wicks looked a decent bit of wood, none were nice flat smooth board to start with.
by NEvans
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Looking for railway arches, plastic or card
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Looking for railway arches, plastic or card

I am looking for railway arches as part of the backscreen. They will probably form part of a road / rail running along the top.

Ideally I would like the idea of doors opening so that lorries, loading bay can be included.

Recommendations please
by NEvans
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Train Set Track - Slightly different in length to Peco
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Train Set Track - Slightly different in length to Peco

Comparing two straights, Farish & Peco, there is a slight difference in sleeper shape, colour and the fish plates. Not to mention the slight difference in length. I don't have Peco radii 1 so I can't compare any difference in lenght there.
by NEvans
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Codes 80 and 55?
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Codes 80 and 55?

Is there any particular reason for not using code 55 throughout? Does it not just come down to space? Setrack (code 80) for the tight curves, which can be very hard to do well with flexi track. The OP does not mentioned set track, he says that he wants to use streamline throughout. If using streaml...
by NEvans
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Track connections for an N Gauge 4' x 2'
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Track connections for an N Gauge 4' x 2'

Hi, For a small 4x2' Layout is there any requirement for a bus wirework with multiple connections, or just a simple 2/3 connections where required.

Thanks
by NEvans
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Codes 80 and 55?
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Codes 80 and 55?

Karhedron wrote:Is there any particular reason for not using code 55 throughout?


Does it not just come down to space? Setrack (code 80) for the tight curves, which can be very hard to do well with flexi track.
by NEvans
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Train Set Track - Slightly different in length to Peco
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Train Set Track - Slightly different in length to Peco

Just brought and opened up the Farish Class 24 DCC set. The circle is radii 1, but the straights are very slightly shorter (approx 2mm) than a Peco double straight.

Is this because it is based on streamline or some other deliberate reason. Or just not that good a match between Farish and Peco?
by NEvans
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Anyone used the Knauf Baseboard 3' x 4'
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Anyone used the Knauf Baseboard 3' x 4'

Think you confirmed my thoughts, initially may feel strong but does not have enough true strength. Liked the thought of the extra foot, but don't think I can get away with it.
by NEvans
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Anyone used the Knauf Baseboard 3' x 4'
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Anyone used the Knauf Baseboard 3' x 4'

Been looking at a 4'x2' Plyboard/MDF for a small n gauge layout. Only in that size unless go upto a 6'x2' or 6'x4'. Been thinking about it (after looking round Wicks and playing with some track). Feel need a wee bit more than 2' in width. They do have a very cheap Knauf Plasterboard. It's 4' x 3' No...
by NEvans
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.
Replies: 6
Views: 3740

Re: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.

As to trackplans, may I point you here?: http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=30842 . I made the thread a while ago. Yes, it's 00 and 6'x4', but in N scale that's 2'x3, so you actually have an excess to play with! The popular favourite is about half-way down the firs...
by NEvans
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.
Replies: 6
Views: 3740

Re: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.

The basic idea looking at is similar to this one shown on the N Gauge Society's site (hope you don't mind me stealling it, promise I'll sign up if I get to like it....) http://www.ngaugesociety.com/index.php?page=track-plan I have a couple of HVR images to show but need to register somewhere to host...
by NEvans
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.
Replies: 6
Views: 3740

Foray into N Gauge 4' x 2'. What can be acheived.

Given up trying to send the kids to uni and get a spare bedroom, build an extension or clear out the loft. But have convinced hwmbo (the boss) that a little 4' x 2' will not interfere with everything else filling the house. Basic thoughts. Ability to run trains (loop) and shunt (sidings) [getting th...

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