Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby MrT » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:55 am

Thanks Ste :D

AR, I'm pretty sure that it is 50006 although I did it years ago and I don't have the original pic I used. It isn't a particular favourite, no, it was just a suitable pic at the time.

I see you've moved from N to OO - I did the same a few years ago, mainly to get digital sound and to get lots of stuff in NSE livery much like yourself. Best of luck with it, I hope you get more out of it than me, I moved back to N after about a year and wish I hadn't sold all the locos and stock from the first time around!

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:17 am

To Mike to be honest this was 2nd time in N as i dabbled with Continental a few years back while stuff was expensive even the cheapo stuff had working lights etc.The thing i did not like about N for me is the cost to detail renumber N stuff principaly Class 50's plus the fact i was not prepared to wait for ages for the new tooled one.That 50 35 while beautiful that Mercig did for me was not cheap and i have sold at a loss but on the plus side it is going to one of our fellow members on here who has a passion for the class and the NSE livery.Yes things are slow at moment but i am so far not regretting the switch but it is early days yet.
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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby briantwigley » Tue May 11, 2010 9:51 pm

Mike, Hows the layout going these days? Been a while since I posted :P

Got any updates?

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby MrT » Wed May 12, 2010 8:02 pm

Hi Ryan, hope you are well. Nothing much has been done on the layout since I last posted - it's nearly done now so there isn't much else I can really show!

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby briantwigley » Wed May 12, 2010 8:04 pm

Thanks for the reply Mike. I'm fine as ever, can't wait to get cracking on my layout again when I get back from Majorca (I go tomorrow).

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby MrT » Wed May 12, 2010 9:06 pm

Hope you have a good time :)

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby MrT » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:42 am

Just to wrap this thread up, here are some pictures of the completed layout. It has had many small details added over the last couple of months and I'm now reasonably happy with the finished article. I'll add a few more bits and bobs such as road vehicles etc but the main things are now finished and it won't really look any different from now on.

Apologies for the ropey pictures - I didn't have access to a tripod for these so they're not the greatest.

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby champion » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:33 pm

Top marks there great looking layout.

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby sishades » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:52 pm

That looks really good. Does it live up your expectations in terms of "fun time"?
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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby MrT » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:18 pm

Thanks gents.

sishades wrote:Does it live up your expectations in terms of "fun time"?


It does although I still need to spend some time devising a timetable - kind of difficult when there is only one station capable of handling loco hauled stock and that is mostly what is run!

I would also say that larger radius curves and points would be better, although that's pretty obvious and I knew that when I planned the layout. Still, I do enjoy operating it and it does the job as a home layout.

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby Michael Thornberry » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:14 pm

Hello Mike,
Excellent work on the Lay-out, mate. May I suggest the next one is N Gauge GWR (all steam) just for a change :lol: :roll:
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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:18 pm

[quote="MrT"]Just to wrap this thread up, here are some pictures of the completed layout. It has had many small details added over the last couple of months and I'm now reasonably happy with the finished article. I'll add a few more bits and bobs such as road vehicles etc but the main things are now finished and it won't really look any different from now on.

Apologies for the ropey pictures - I didn't have access to a tripod for these so they're not the greatest.


Hi Mike nice layout the fuel tanks you have used are exactly the one;s i used for Westside.Love the pics but no pics of your 50;s :|
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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby MrT » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:24 pm

Thanks for the comments gents.

Michael - no steam for me! The next layout is a small exhibition one with a friend, same era as this for me but he runs silly privatised stuff.

Ark Royal - can you please edit your post above to get rid of the quote, it has doubled the number of pictures on the page. Thanks.

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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby 50035 Ark Royal » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:28 pm

MrT wrote:Thanks for the comments gents.

Michael - no steam for me! The next layout is a small exhibition one with a friend, same era as this for me but he runs silly privatised stuff.

Ark Royal - can you please edit your post above to get rid of the quote, it has doubled the number of pictures on the page. Thanks.

Hi Mike done as requested sorry :oops:
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Re: Long Newton: BR 1980ish - 1993 in N

Postby MrT » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:36 pm

Thanks :)


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