My Girlfriend Has Been Inspired By AlmightyChuff's Layout !!

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My Girlfriend Has Been Inspired By AlmightyChuff's Layout !!

Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:48 am

After seeing almightychuffs venture into N gauge and what can be achieved in a small space, my girlfriend has been inspired to build her own N gauge layout.

It is 4ft x 2ft, and is an oval, with a bridge at one end, and a small goods yard with 2 sidings.

We started just over a week ago. I built the baseboard, and she has done the landscaping, cut foam to shape and then covered with papier mache and painted.

So yesterday I took a sickie from work and spent the day covering it with scatter. :lol:

But then I had a row because I started to put the trees in...

I'd better go back up the loft to my OO layout...

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Postby m.levin » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:45 am

Nice one getting the other half involved.
Look very good, welldone to you both.

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Postby almightychuff » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:03 pm

hey this is great!! im really chuffed (excuse the pun) that my layout inspired you both.

all the best with it i shall keep watching. i best get on with mine!!! :lol:

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Postby tinsleytmd » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:53 pm

Lucky you having the other half intrested in railways my missus doesnt mind them but wouldnt build one.

Simon.

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Postby m.levin » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:31 pm

My wife likes to help but soon gets bored.
But I do have he do the boring jobs :wink:

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Postby British Rail » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:52 pm

tinsleytmd wrote:Lucky you having the other half intrested in railways


I would echo that. Great work there though :D

Rhys

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Postby Bryan Gundry » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:27 pm

tinsleytmd wrote:Lucky you having the other half intrested in railways

Simon.


This year mine has only ventured into the loft three times and one of those was under social pressure from other members of the family.

She has no idea what I am up to :shock:

Thinking about it perhaps I shouldn't complain to loudly :twisted:

Bryan

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Postby PTmodeller » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:32 pm

My well dones to you both!

m.levin wrote:have he do


Unfortunate mistake :roll:

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:33 pm

That would be Martin's 'wife' off Gay-Parsnips? *snigger*

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Postby davek » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:40 pm

Nice effort Mr & Mrs Stroganoff!

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Postby Infrontcat » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:01 pm

Excellent stuff in such a short time! I hope the row over the trees has blown over. Perhaps offer her an 'olive branch' by providing her with some livestock or a tractor for her fields :)

Any immediate further plans? Level crossing, other buildings? Or are you still catching your breath from the progress you've already made to think that far ahead yet? ;)

Cheers

Tim
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Postby edwardholmes91 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:24 pm

davek wrote:Nice effort Mr & Mrs Stroganoff!

Now don't go assuming things, it says my girlfriend, not "my wife"! :lol:

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:-)

Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:07 pm

Yes... and my surname might not actually be Stroganoff.... :P But you never know...

Thanks for all the comments guys, very motivational. We've had a good evening at the layout and its taking shape rather nicely.

We went to the model shop today, with the intention of buying some retaining walls to go behind the goods yard, but the Hornby Lyddle End walls are like £8 for a little pack of 2 !! So we just bought some Plastikard and she has made her own, and I think they are rather good !!!

Will post some photos in a few mins.... :D

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Postby almightychuff » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:13 pm

brilliant!! would love to see some close up shots of the bridge :)

im with you on the lyddle end stuff. its very good but very expensive!! i was lucky and won my bridge on ebay for peanuts. hats off to the missus for making her own walls :)

have you decided on ballasting yet or are you going to just use the peco underlay?

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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:28 pm

Well, we're gonna stick with the peco underlay..... but we've scattered ballast around the goods yard....


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We're thinking of maybe a little row of terrace houses behind the station to fill it up a bit.

And to the person who suggested I buy the girlfriend some livestock, yes, she wants some sheep on the hill... :roll:


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