Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

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Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:38 pm

Hi all,

Well its been a while the house move was all ok, and the decorating is done new house no linked neighbour and im buzzing :lol: Its a long time coming :D

As i promised a few months ago the next layout will be shortly underway the plan is to use the existing carports roof and build a 10 Ft x 8 Ft area with garage at the front with wooden sides and back with a window and door to the back.

Its going to be a N gauge DCC Layout ( like the old layout) modelled similair to the Lake district, with hills mountains alot of trees and some big big lakes :wink:

The Picture Below shows the new area before i start this project, the garage door will come up to the nearest electric meter by the window and will go along to the right hand post, and going back to the wooden frame thats already in place.



Lee 8)
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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:57 pm

Great to hear you're now settled and ready for your next layout. Are you planning on having the room ready for the winter ? 10' x 8' gives you plenty of scope ... Your old layout was quite inspiring, so I'm looking forward to what you come up with this time round :)

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Raider » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:23 pm

That is going to be a cracking railway room Lee. As I said on MSN if you need a hand give me a yell and I'll have a wander round.

With the garage doors are you going for up and over or 2 hinged opening doors?

BTW I've moved this over to the planning section until you start construction of the layout - hope you don't mind.

Chris

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:10 pm

Hi all,

No probs Chris my bad :wink:

Southern boy cheers for comment it will be well underway and probably nearly half finished by crimbo going by the last layout :lol: :lol: ( Now the pressures on :mrgreen: )

Been messing with photo editing been bored waiting while im waiting for payday not the neatest but shows how it will sort of look like :)
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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Raider » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:16 pm

One thought about the up and over door - you will need to sort out some way of stopping the breeze blowing through the gaps otherwise all the insulation in the world will not keep it at a nice temperature.

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:15 pm

Raider wrote:One thought about the up and over door - you will need to sort out some way of stopping the breeze blowing through the gaps otherwise all the insulation in the world will not keep it at a nice temperature.


A thick and heavy curtain all the way across - people use to have them across doorways to keep the draughts out in winter. Get a blue curtain and you have 'instant sky' 8) In summer just pull it back to let the fresh air through :)

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:01 pm

Hi all,

Update time ive currently been designing the Area to be built hopefully next weekend i will be ordering it next week. :wink:

It will be 10 x 8 Ft as planned so heres the progress

Also my 1st plans of the Layout are coming together too included at the bottom.

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:35 pm

Hi all,

Well been busy changing and making more plans as the side of the house that was to be used for the layout as been abandoned due to the roof being made from asbestos :o .

Ok so plan B is underway with a 14FT x 8Ft shed on order it should arrive on Saturday the 2ND August, ive cut away trees and leveled the base ready for the slabs that should come on Friday. The Shed electrics are in the planning stage to accomodate the full use of a PC to control the DCC of the Layout, along with a Heater and the lighting all done safely (o yes and not forgetting the music entertainment too 8-) ).

Here are a few pics showing were the Shed is going

Before


Tin Shed Moved to here Layout left side across to back



This shows the area close up before soil was moved.



First very basic Track Plan this is just to show how the tracks will go round the baseboard this will be changed.

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Lee
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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby sishades » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:17 pm

You are going to need an reverse module where the two circuits join! Otherwise nothing will work!
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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:43 pm

Hi,

Yeah thanks alot for the reply luckly its something i have talked about with Chris so im sort of pre-planned for that problem 8)


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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:58 pm

Hi all,

After 4 Hours of Graft 3/4 of a ton of Sand and 3 bags of cement 24 slabs later All slabs are in position just waiting for the Shed to arrive in 8 Days time.

Time for a Chinese me thinks im knackered :lol: :D

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Raider » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:57 pm

You don't hang around do you Lee - I'm looking forward to when your shed arrives so that we can start playing with bits of track on the floor (1:1 track planning)

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Watercress » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:12 am

Looking good so far and seems lots of planning has gone into this so far.

What will you do you with the other 4' of shed?

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Raider » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:44 am

The original plan was drawn up for the space down the side of the house with was only 10' X 8'. When Lee changed the location for the layout he went for the extra 4' as 'compensation'. Planning proper will start once the shed is in place and we can get some track out and have a play (Lee has asked me to help with the planning side of things as he lives about 6 minutes walk away)

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Re: Sunshine in the Lakes (By Lee - N gauge )

Postby Lee » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:25 pm

Raider wrote:The original plan was drawn up for the space down the side of the house with was only 10' X 8'. When Lee changed the location for the layout he went for the extra 4' as 'compensation'. Planning proper will start once the shed is in place and we can get some track out and have a play (Lee has asked me to help with the planning side of things as he lives about 6 minutes walk away)


Thanks for replying was not feeling to good at the time

Update time the Man shed has arrives so its sytems go from tommorrow insulation and painting of shed are next.

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