Lees N gauge Shed railway

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Lees N gauge Shed railway

Postby Lee » Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:50 pm

Hi all i know this is a double post but im thinking it will be easyer if i make a separate topic for my new layout.

Just a quick info blast this is my second attempt in the shed, the first layout was all in all quite good but i did make alot of wrong moves :oops: examples slops to steep Mdf warping due to lack of bracing and a few other things, so i cut my loses and decided to rip all the layout out and start all over again 8)

Anyway im back and i cant wait to get sucked back into the modelling again so here are my first pics to start this off enjoy.

Pic time been in the shed about 12 hours in the last 2 days :oops: o well i did enjoy it though :D

As you can see in the first picture just as you are looking through the shed glass i will be joining the nearest side of the woodwork to the backside of the woodwork, this will be the looping then the right hand side will probably be a fiddler yard :wink:

I still have not decided to stick with OO or go with N i keep looking over to the OO trains i got, and feeling sorry for them :lol: But on the other hand it will be a nice size layout for N gauge :lol:

Why didnt i do it like this in the begining :oops:


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Postby Lee » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:29 pm

Hi just added the middle section to join up the loop section of the layout see pics :D

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Postby Class 60 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:21 pm

Hi lee, your frame work looks good and im just wondering how big your shed is because im looking to build my layout in a shed, so any tips would be great :)

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Postby Lee » Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:13 pm

Hi thanks alot yes my shed is 14x6 feet :D

The thing i would say is to insulate the shed, i used polysteren sheets and covered it with some 3 mm sheets, also get a good padlock from them thieving eyes :wink:

For building the layout in the shed well its heaven :lol: a shed is a man's first home :lol: be warned it can get slightly cold in winter and very warm in the summer but apart from that its kinda cosy :P

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Postby Class 60 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:54 pm

Thanks Lee , well my father is getting a 8 x 6 foot shed :D for me because i haven't got anywhere to put my layout. But i suppose we could get a bigger 1 seing that we have got a huge garden :)

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Postby Lee » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:10 am

Adam all i will say is get the biggest you can afford then other wise you will regret it, like me only used half the shed with old layout, and look ive ripped it all out and this is the second attempt wanting it alot bigger :D

Any way here is another update base boards are on need to be screwed down but the man flu as confined me to the house :( :lol:

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That will be it intill the weekend its a trip up the shop to buy some track :D

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Postby Lee » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:18 pm

Hi went out and brought 12 meters of track, well need to go and double that order at least it as hardly covered anything :lol:

Here are some pics :wink:

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Im back up the shop tomorrow 8)

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Postby Raider » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:19 pm

Looking good - that track never goes as far as you think it will

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Postby dynamite25 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:29 pm

I've still got a full box of peco code 100 flexi track that i haven't used yet on the layout,but i'm sure i'll end needing more for the layout when i come to do the upper level and i think more points aswell.

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Postby dr5euss » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:31 pm

Looking good, Lee :)

Where did you disappear to, by the way - you seemed to be an early poster and then you stopped :? ?

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Postby Lee » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:43 pm

Well alot of things really, i started a home computer degree last year that took alot of time up at the start, and got to many other hobbys :lol: Radio controlled cars and helicopters and on a serious note me nan was terminaly ill of cancer for nearly 2 years and passed away about 2 months ago :cry: , so there was so much running about but hey im back now and this time the job is going to be done 100 percent better :lol: :wink: 8)

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Postby dynamite25 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:58 pm

Not had my Nitro R/C cars out for about two years now but will next year for sure.

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Postby waz » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:12 pm

Hi Lee !!

Good stuff !! Keep at it.
Sorry to here about your nan.

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Postby westbrom » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:55 pm

Good start Lee, keep the pics coming.



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Postby Lee » Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:21 pm

Hi well brought another 18 meters of tracck and some points today, so here are some more pictures as you can see the 2 fiddler yards and main lines 8) Well i will be waiting now for a good 3 to 4 days for the other points :cry: So i will be laying down the track little better and get ready to drill holes for point motors.




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