My European(ish) N Gauge layout

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:15 pm

Great looking cows by the way Pete! :lol:
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Postby m.levin » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:15 pm

That is one hell of a crap free field.

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Postby Pete » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:21 pm

Mart

I never got round to the by-product, I expect Preiser make some :wink:

And thats enough I think, I don't want to be accused of hijacking or taking this thread off tack.

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Postby mpetch » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:12 am

lol well if anybody knows where I can get some cheap cows or similar animals in N then let me know!

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Postby Pete » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:23 am

Hi

Preiser make nice cows and sheep, about £6.00 for a box, you get a shepherd and dog with the sheep too.

I think your stock is European N, so take care if you do purchase any animals, as GB N is slightly larger and they will look like mutants, I certainly wouldn't want one following me if I was a Euro N person :D

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Postby mpetch » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:41 am

Thanks for the tip. I didn't realise there was some difference in scale. I bought a few cheap US wagons on eBay the other week and was surprised how much bigger they were, but I just put that down to the actual size difference.

I love mutants anyway so it could be fun - I have always been tempted to make a Mad Max type post-apocalyptic OO Gauge layout one day.

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Postby mpetch » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:49 am

New photo. The hill has had a second layer of grass, although in the photo it still looks a bit shiny so I will probably add some more. The bottom left looks a mess but that's because I was waiting for the glue to dry before hoovering up the excess.

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Postby Pete » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:33 am

Hi

and was surprised how much bigger they were, but I just put that down to the actual size difference.


I think the US N is the same as the Euro N, so they were probably just bigger wagons. Where you will notice the difference is if you buy some buildings, for example the Ratio goods shed, and put it along side a Faller building. Definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Looking at your layout, I think your using PECO tunnel mouths (?), they look fine, but you would still see a difference against a Faller tunnel.

You might like to take a look at my first German layout, to save you plodding through all the junk, jump in around page 32:
http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=159&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=pete+holstenberg&start=465
It might give you some ideas.

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Postby mpetch » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:38 pm

Yes they are peco tunnel mouths (I think).

Thanks for the link - it's a impressive layout you have there!

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Postby bricktop » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:16 pm

Pete wrote:Hi
I think the hill is mostly going to stay bare unfortunately


What you need is some nice cows!

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:wink:

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(Sorry this has just been an excuse for me to rehash an old photo of my layout Holstenberg)



Indead, nice cows, but there Dutch (Fries stamboek) and not German.. they wish ! Germans cows have all very small moustages LOL and go BOE with a nasty accent

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Postby Pete » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:43 pm

and not German


Oh they are definitely German, they can trace a very narrow bloodline all the way back to an injection moulding machine outside of Nürnburg :D

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Postby mpetch » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:45 pm

I bought some expensive Noch cows at the Dartford rail fair. They were probably my most extravagant purchase. Everything else was good value for money. They do look great though!

I will put some more photo's on soon, much has evolved since my last update!

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Postby mpetch » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:56 am

New photo's. I would say the layout is now 90% done.

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Postby mpetch » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:47 pm

what do you think guys?

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Postby DriffCharlie » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:55 pm

Thats looking great mate, First time I have looked at your thread and just read it all in full, the scenics are certainly there now, some nice little almost "cameo" scenes on it too :D :D :D

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