1st N gauge test track

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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:59 pm

A bit more work completed.

I have added the stream but still have a lot of detail to add. One problem occured running a large long coach around as there was not enough clearence. I had to alter it and its not a good as the original also it is still very close.

I have a few scratch built buildings to add and more details then it's nearly finished.

a couple more pics added, thanks for looking.
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too close and thats after changing it dramatically... more planning in future
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My new carrage drops off workers at the brewery... if I had any ?
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby ste234 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:45 pm

Kevin, this layout just gets better; so small but the details are great!
That little stream looks good! :D
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:01 pm

Gerbyl wrote: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.


Found some barrels here
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Gerbyl
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:05 pm

Thanks for the positive comments... and the details where to get the barrels. i'll give them a try.

I have done some work on the scratch built warehouses for the corner piece. I have attached a couple of pictures and I am quite please with the end result.

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Scracth built warehouse
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location on the board.

location on the board
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All for now i'll add a few more pics soon.
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby barks » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:55 pm

hi kevin,

well i think youve done a great job and a very quick one!
i love that little corner scene :D

regards

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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:31 pm

Last couple of day I have worked on the scratch built pub... heres the photo's can you spot the real one?

Ok perhaps a little more painting needed then it's about finished.

Thanks for looking Kevin

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The real thing ?
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The shape was ideal for the pub... here's my effort so far
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby trains! » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:41 pm

Pub looks great! needs weathering though and a name. One last thing i would do aswell is spray it with matt varnish. It seems to glow, might not glow with weathering?
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:44 pm

Thanks Trains for the advice. I had a go at weathering it but i'm not really happy with the effect.

I have added a few more details ...see pics, and now am really waiting until after the Ally Pally show to get a few more bits for the details, trees, lorries, barrels etc.

I still have quite a bit to do on the station next then...... Anyone any idea whats next?

1. I thought a small practice board at wiring up some points onto a switch.
2. Any other ideas of what I may need to practice for my proper layout? Does anyone know if there is a post on the forum for weathering things?

Thanks for all your help
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Pub weathered .. not too good
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corner wharehouse
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Chickens still one of my favourite bits
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Pub and Brewery
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From above I'm running out of space ... think I need a bigger layout ?
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:24 pm

Not much work done this past week as I have had to study and go on trips.

The good news I returned from the Alley Pally Show today with most of the parts I needed to complete my test track and 2 new engines to add A Westerner class 52, and a class 40 to add to my small train stock. I also picked up a very nice coach British Rail Bedford OB which I think will do nicely to pick up the passenger from my bus stop.

here are the new trains and bus...................... Only one real problem the trackside clearance has now become a critical issues as the Class 52 is longer than my other diesels but I did buy it to run on my next layout and of course it's Blue not green but I liked the model so much I wans't bothered.


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the bus
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The new trains
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this Farish class 52 is stunning i'm not quite so jealous of all you new era modellers now
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:53 pm

My little steam train was feeling quite alone and called in reinforcements from Ebay Central Station in the form of this nice little train.... Cheap and fast.. runs nice and looks good on the track

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Just then the class 40 had a go ..but someone put a trackside shed in the way.

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Who said failing to plan was planning to fail.

More soon thanks
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:22 pm

Today saw another show visit and two new trains for the test track.
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new class 66 passing the station
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Also a little bit more work done on the station and fencing.
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My two new locos
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby ste234 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:52 pm

Nice 66 :wink: farish or dapol?
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Gerbyl » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:15 pm

Hi Ste

thought you may like that one... it's the Farish model comes with a ladder but I'm not sure where that goes. Also wow saw the Eddie Stobbart version ....liked that but it was £30 dearer and I wanted the EWS as I see it when I am at college pulling the sand train....

The Farish Class 57 Freightliner was only £29.99 so I could not resits that either... that has lots of extra bits in the boax as well??
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby ste234 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:26 pm

Hi Gerbyl,
On my class 66 i didnt get a ladder, but i did get a little accescory pack with things like pipes and the buffer skirt thingies, only thing is for the latter i cant get the couling off :? I have to agree, the Stobart one is V.nice, my uncle has it, but it sits on a shelf as he collects them so he wont let me run it :(
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Re: 1st N gauge test track

Postby Graymee » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:28 pm

Gerbyl wrote:I see it when I am at college pulling the sand train....

The Farish Class 57 Freightliner was only £29.99 so I could not resits that either... that has lots of extra bits in the boax as well??


Might be a long shot but with you saying sand train, you're not in the Mansfield area are you? PM me if you are... :D

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