Milton Grove N gauge TMD

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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:10 pm

Ive not done a great deal on the layout since adding all the feeds apart from play trains ::)

So my new years res is, To pull my finger out and do more modeling than playing :D

This is what my wife got me for Xmas

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and this from my son

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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby dagenham » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:31 pm

hi ya
what a brill start to yoru layout
how do you find moddeling n gauge as i am thinking of going over to n gauge from 00???
and i ook forward to your progress
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby cmeonthemove » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:01 pm

This is a great looking layout. I like the shot of the yard at ground level with the towers installed. I presume the track at the back is going to be blanked off with a backscene?

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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:09 pm

dagenham wrote:hi ya
what a brill start to yoru layout
how do you find moddeling n gauge as i am thinking of going over to n gauge from 00???
and i ook forward to your progress
peter


Thanks dagenham,
I find N really easy to work with.
Living in a modern home OO wasnt an option so N was the only way forward
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:12 pm

cmeonthemove wrote:This is a great looking layout. I like the shot of the yard at ground level with the towers installed. I presume the track at the back is going to be blanked off with a backscene?


Thanks Chris,

Im looking at backscenes at the moment, I wish I could find a busy freight yard as a backscene just to be diffrent lol..

Although theirs seems to be some good photo backscenes coming on the market..
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:16 pm

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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby auricom » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:26 pm

If your looking for a specific backscene like a busy freightyard, why dont you go somewhere with a camera and get it printed up onto a backscene? May be more expensive, but would give you a unique backdrop?
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:19 pm

Not really done much to the layout for a while,

I thought I would give the gaugemaster pre ballest underlay a bash. Im happy with the overall finish...
although the points are a bit fiddley to do :shock:

Ive also started to add a few Items to see how the rest of the layout will look.
I had a couple of hornby bridges which I wanted to use.
when i put them in position, I noticed I hadn't left enough room for my access road to the depot :o

So after a long think I repositioned the service shed and reduced the fiddle yard by 1 road.

Heres some piccies of my progress

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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:21 pm

Sorry peeps I cant help it........
I am so Happy with how things have turned out.
I just had to add all my other 80's pics too. :mrgreen:

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1980's skeggy summer run to the sun 8)
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And finally..
This is a what if loco I have,
Class 50801 Vulcan Heritage On the load bank having its power unit test
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby 66fan » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:46 pm

Hi Phil,

Great looking layout so far, just a quick glance at the pictures have provided me with a few pieces of inspiration for my own railway!

Anyway, I've just asked the same question in my thread, but where have you got your yard lights from and how much were they? And are they live and illuminated? Really want some for my layout but not too sure where to get them from...

Keep up the good work, I particularly like the 08 shell on the lorry, I was planning to do a neglected 08 scene just beyond the refuelling station on my layout!

Cheers, Matt
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby phil sabin » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:47 am

Hi Matt,
Thanks for your kind comments.

I got my light towers from CR signals. http://www.crsignals.com/index.aspx They are based on the TPM tower kit

They do light up which looks ace :D Although Im looking in to turning them on/off with a DCC decoder to save on wiring and another power supply.

If you are not bothered about them lighting up, you could buy The tower kit from Taylor Precisian Models.

Cheers

Phil
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby Tank » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:02 am

Looking good Phil. The Class 50 is great, I'm jealous! :D
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby cmeonthemove » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:56 pm

A cracking set of latest photos. The class 40 exposed engine conversion is superb and lifelike. I presume this was a non-runner. A great way to recycle a dead loco.

I also like the Intercity 50. It somehow suits it.

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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby champion » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:33 pm

A superb set of updates and must say was fascinated with the class 40 showing its engine exposed something that may be a future plan for models released as such with opening hatches.
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Re: Milton Grove N gauge TMD

Postby 413x » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:03 pm

Hi all I was just reading this thread and I was getting really excited for some reason :roll: and I thought that this layout looked really good and I was thus wondering when the next update may come along.


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