1st N gauge test track

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Gerbyl
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:51 pm

Have managed a little more detail to the tunnel and moved onto the rural scene.

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The colours look a bit false because of the flash....

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Other side with footbridge attatched

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A bad picture of the farm side.... more to follow after tidying up the board and adding more details.

Still not really got many ideas for the industrial side but i'm checking out mags and others layouts for inspiration.

Happy modeling
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:58 pm

A few more pics from this weekends work... still a lot of detail to add.
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:10 pm

A few more pics... with a bit more detail added
and the sidings engine servicing point? OK I no nothing about trains but wanted to scratch build a couple of items for the sidings. They have to be painted anbd more detail added yet.
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No more photos for a bit as I have to get more detail onto the layout then i'll post some more. What do you think so far?
One thing taking a photo is good for showing up the mistakes and small details missing.

Thanks for looking
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:28 pm

A bit more work done this week

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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby beerandpies » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:33 pm

I only wish my layout progressed as fast as yours is. You're a natural!
cheers, Mark.
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:42 pm

I was just thinking the same thing!
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Graymee » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:01 pm

Just picked up this thread, looking great! Wish i had gone n gauge, so much detail in such a small area...

Question please gerbyl, the stone walls either side of your country lane atop the tunnel, are they bought or scratch built?

keep up the good work.

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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby ChrisWV10 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:13 pm

Looking great and you're making fast progress. Are you sure this your first layout?? :lol:

Really like the road up the hill with the tunnel. I considered a similar feature but don't think I could get it to look anywhere as natural. btw... those hedges wouldn't be green scourers?

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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:09 pm

pic showing road and walls with some trees and bushes now added still more detail to come Thank you all for the kind comments

to answer the questions the stone walling is Javis Scenic. flexible granit walling n Gauge and the green if Javis Scenic flexible hedging. They both come in 2 x 4' lengths and can be shaped how you want. I did try scourers for the hedges first but they looked out of scale and were not fine enough, but were from the cheap shop.

My current project is to build a Metcalf cardboard kit. I chose the brewery as you get 4 buildings with it and I thought it would fill the space well. The kits are very well mae and I am quite please with the results so far but the buildings need painting and more platform has to be added.

I have added a couple of pics as a taster, thanks again for the interest.
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top of tunnel road showing more detail trees, bushes etc. still more detail to add
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Metcalf brewery, the board is getting fuller now
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close up of brewery, platforms and detail still to add
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A possible helpful tip... I have noticed whilst posting these photo's it's a great way to spot any errors or bits that need painting because when uploaded onto the computer I can zzoom in on the details.
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:12 am

The metcalfe brewery strikes again :lol:

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How it can be made to look
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:33 pm

Thanks essex I love what you have done with the brewery,

can I ask where the barrels came from? as I feel I'll need a few for mine.
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:42 pm

I soooooooooooo wish that was my layout!!!!
The pic is from a layout thread on another site I just used it as an example, apologies if you thought it was my work.
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:30 pm

Hi Inspired by the photo Essex put on i've fixed the brewery to it's base. I'm using a plasticard base as I have to remove it to put it away in the box.... it was not tall enough for the buildings.
To help disquise the board I have made a scratch built wall around the front. The round post tops are cake decorations. Whilst doing so I added the wire netting compund by the platform but I'm not sure what i'm gonna put in there yet.
Added platform to brewery and some steps to get into the building.

Does anyone know if there are any pictures about of a gate/barrier across the track ?

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Closer look at the brewery walls and platform alterations... needs repainting now and white board covering
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby beerandpies » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:46 pm

I really am impressed with how much you've managed to do with the layout. The quality is top notch too.

First class example of what you can do with a simple track plan and great imagination!
cheers, Mark.
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:01 pm

A couple more pics of the Metcalfe brewery, nearly finished the only problem I have had is the colour wash over the card was stained by excess glue, but it looks worse on photo than in real life.
I am hoping a trip to the Alley Pally show will solve problems about lorries and the barrells needed to finish it off and perhaps a few more people.
I am working on a lake... well ok not enough space so it's gonna be a steam in the space between the tracks then a culvert under the track to flow away.
I have also got in mind a scratch built pub based on my local chip shop.. i'll post some photos of the real thing and see how I get on.
I have not really tackled elec points of lights but i'm thinking a small offcut just to try those out, when I get a suitable power source and then thinking about the larger layout.

Thanks for looking.
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