Small N gauge layout

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Jeep
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Small N gauge layout

Postby Jeep » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:51 pm

Having had to abandon my N gauge layout in the shed due to damp etc,I decided to start a small 5'x2' layout as my first proper N gauge layout,this layout is purely for fun and will run both steam ere and modern era trains.Maybe a preserved railway theme?
Ive managed to squeeze in a goodshed,a double track engine shed,a 3 track fiddle yard and passing loop on one of the platforms.
I had some track problems after ballasting,eg points not working correctly etc but after purchasing a soldering iron everything is fine now,buildings are Metcalfe and Lyddle end,and untill I get a decent controller,and proper street/building lights,I managed to locate some aa battery powered decorative lights which when painted pass for streetlights,Ive also installed some in my signal boxes and buildings.Ill post pics of these soon.As I said,this layout is just for fun and also for learning about crating layouts,so in future Ill do a lot better...I hope lol
The track plan
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Station and other buildings in place (you can just make out a couple of my 'streetlights'
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Bridge from the signal box
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View from bridge
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foilage on side of engine shed
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This layout is being made as cheaply as I can as my funds are very limited,and as soon as my missus stops limiting me funds things will progress faster lol, more pics soon,Ill get some of the lights soon.

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Postby suchahampal » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:56 pm

There's some nice detail there. ^ 8)

Looks great. :)

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Postby santene » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:42 pm

nice start . that would be a good train spotting spot on top of that bridge
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anyone got n gauge track i can buy

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Postby Sprintex » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:47 pm

Nice beginnings there mate and good use of space, keep it going and keep the pics coming :D


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Jeep
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Postby Jeep » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:18 am

couple of night pics,I stress the decorative lights are only temproary till I buy proper lighting,and I still have more grass to sow!
The goods yard
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Village
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Late shift at the box
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:D

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Postby paulie » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:25 am

quality that and on a budget as well just think how good it would be when ur lass gives you more spend :)

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Postby engineer dave » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:57 am

Thats looking pretty good. I like your trackplan too, and some nice detailed modelling.
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Postby heinz » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:12 pm

Wow great work! :)
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Postby margao » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:29 pm

I love this one, I hope mine turns out something similar.

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Jeep
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Re: Small N gauge layout

Postby Jeep » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:01 pm

Thanks for the comments!
spurred on,Ive made some scenery progress,the ugly temporary lights will be gone soon replaced with proper ones,I also picked up a Gaugemaster D twin track controller for 30 odd quid so Ive saved more money there :D I bought a couple of trees and added scatter to them,as I didnt like the foilage that came with them!,birthday next month,so the missus will be given a shopping list! :D
trainspotters view from the bridge
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these two probably complaining about their trainspotting husbands... :roll:
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the small trainshed area,still to be more detailed
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view from the 'fiddle yard' work on back gardens almost complete
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view uptowards bridge from station street
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view from other direction
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whole layout
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Still a LOT more detailing to do,but Im getting there now :D

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Re: Small N gauge layout

Postby Theflyingcrazyperson » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:23 pm

:shock: Amazing! I like what you have done. Good job :D

Phil

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Re: Small N gauge layout

Postby Sprintex » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:26 pm

Holy crap, that's excellent work there :shock:

The view along that road is just brilliant 8)



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Re: Small N gauge layout

Postby santene » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:43 pm

for such a small layout the detail is amazing :shock:
proud modeller jake also known as Duke Jake the Bewildered of Mousehole by Sea :D

anyone got n gauge track i can buy

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Re: Small N gauge layout

Postby barney121e » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:31 pm

The layout looks great, how long has it taken you?

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Re: Small N gauge layout

Postby Jeep » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:56 pm

Taken me about 3-4 months in total,I had to have a layout that was small enough to stand vertically in a cupboard while not in use as theres nowhere in the house for a permanant one,so I had to cram as much into it as I could,Im also as Ive said under an extremley small budget,so everyday at work Id go on my break and buy say,1 bag of grass scatter,and so on untill I had enough to start work,the most expensive thing I bought was the Jinty suburban train set from Graham Farish,then everything was built around that,Ive had some success on Ebay,getting the Gaugemaster Model D twin track controller for £40,saving me money,so its all budget budget budget,plus a very patient missus,who cares nothing for railways! :mrgreen: Ive a LOT more detail to get into it yet lol


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