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Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:45 pm
by olliereading1123
Right, a bigger update will be appearing later today or tomorrow but a quick post to say i have just ordered a Class 150 sound chip from howes so expect some noise in the near future!!

Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:51 am
by [qifop]
Will watch this one with interest as Kidderminster was where I lived for 27 years, up until Nov last year then I turned to the dark side and moved to London.

(Just as well as being a manufacturing town the recession has hit it hard unfortunately).

Good luck

Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:59 pm
by olliereading1123
This is the update i said would have happened nearly 3 weeks ago!!

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I now have the three main fiddle yard boards done, the longest road can handle a 15 coach train with room to spare!!!!

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I've also chipped up my voyager so more to play with :)

Re: Ollie's current attempt at an N Gauge layout - Kidderminster

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:57 pm
by 47806
I really like the baseboard construction, very neat!

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:43 pm
by olliereading1123
Right, due to Kidderminster not really progressing at a decent rate i have had a rethink. I realised that Kidderminster was mostly fiddleyard and the trains (especially the preserved line) didn't have much of a run, and also with the newer electric locos due in the future i wanted to utilise the dapol catenery system.

With all these in mind (plus the fact i still wanted to run modern and preserved) i came up with the following:
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The layout is 1ft shorter than Kiddie, and 6inches wider and i have worked out that the scenic run of the mainline is 0.86 scale miles. There will be a mainline station where it divides into 4, and the area below will be a mpd/carriage store for the preserved line. I am still debating if i should have a station for the preserved line, have been thinking of a halt style platform near the bottom of the plan.

So any Thoughts???

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:42 am
by bbc100p
How do you get from the top one to the bottem one?

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:44 pm
by olliereading1123
bbc100p wrote:How do you get from the top one to the bottem one?


you don't, it has been designed as two independant circuits.

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:29 am
by Infrontcat
Hi mate

Why not make it a proper two levelledstation. It wasn't uncommon for there to be two stations-in-one on different levels. In this particular case you name the station- for argument's sake say you were to call it Kingsby Park, the 4-track mainlie station could be called Kingsby Park (Main Line) and sit atop former Kingsby Park(Low Level) platforms which are that have now been restored to their original condition (Be it LMR, LNWR, whichever) by- and are now thus used by- the preserved railway. This gives you scope to use yer imagination a bit and build a traditional station and contemporary structure side by side (well, one atop of the other at any rate ;) )

Hope that helps

Tim

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:08 pm
by olliereading1123
Update time, the baseboards are nearly complete. A fellow club member has built them for me and the following show where we are at so far.

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And two with a 10 coach train to show how big the layout actually is
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We're finishing off the boards tomorrow and will hopefully start track laying.

Cheers
Ollie

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:06 pm
by Polyrhythms
Very nice, wish I had that much space to model in!

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:09 pm
by Dad-1
Hi Ollie,

That is some baseboard ! The quality looks first class.
Even at employee prices the track for all that's going to cost you !!

Geoff T.

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:45 pm
by olliereading1123
Cheers for the comments guys

Dad-1 - Fortunatley i already have 50 odd points from when it was gonna be Kidderminster so a big chunk of the track is already out of the way

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:22 pm
by kennyGWSR
joe is such a poser!!! hahah fair play!!! oh and so are you ollie! lol

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:39 pm
by olliereading1123
The bank holiday and half term equals layout time :D I took the layout back over to the club room and Nick helped me out a bit more.

This is what the layout looked like Sunday morning
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And by Monday afternoon we had the following
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A fully raised mainline (except for the curves to the mainline fiddle yards which were finished off today)

Few with trains on
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Another MASSIVE update is that track laying commenced today and the first train has been run, pictures will follow on sunday as my camera battery died tonight.

Enjoy
Ollie

Re: Ollie's New Layout Plan - Formerly Kidderminster

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:25 pm
by kennyGWSR
looking good......to think, it had 00 track on it a few weeks ago.