German N Osterhausen

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German N Osterhausen

Postby Herr german » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:22 pm

Hello there
i suppose my interest in railways started the same way as most others when my father bought my first Hornby train set in the early 70's. Being a small child i had visions of having a massive train set with expresses, slow freights and a station the size of London Bridge, unfortunately my bedroom wasn't that big!!! School, girls and marraige put a hold on any further plans for a long whle, but a few years ago, well i say a few, more like 20 or so, i began to get back into the hobby, i have tried various gauges and scales over the years, i have belonged to a local club and even exhibited a layout in the South East area a few years ago. Recently i decided to build a diarama to display my growing collection of German locos, although what started out as a diarama is now planned to be a working layout.
So hopefully below are the first pictures of it.
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lying the points
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first part of the track laid
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all track laid
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any comments welcome
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Re: German N

Postby poliss » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:37 pm

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that models German N scale. What stock do you have?

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Re: German N

Postby Herr german » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:56 pm

mainly fleischmann and minitrix steam locos so far as layout is based around a small German MPD based in the modern day

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Re: German N

Postby Tank » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:21 am

Always interesting to see models and layouts from around the world. :) Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: German N

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:19 am

poliss wrote:It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that models German N scale. What stock do you have?



Makes 3 of us then lol!

Theres another on here as well as he bought a german N loco off me recently cant for the life of me remember who tho lol
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Re: German N

Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:55 pm

Good to see another N gauge layout Herr german.

How much space do you to play with?

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Re: German N

Postby Herr german » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:09 am

Layout has moved on a pace from last update, wiring has now been finished and tested, track has been ballasted and airbrushed for the base colour, hardstanding has been put down for engine shed and maintenance building.
Layout or working diarama as i like to call it, is 4ft x 1ft 2 inch, or for those in metric 122cm x 36cm. Board is 6mm MDF with 13mm x 76mm stripwood bracing. Track is Peco code 55 with electrofrog points, apart from the single slip which is insulfrog.
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control panel with switches in place
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spaghetti junction!!! at least i know where all the wires go
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overview with ballast laid and hardstanding for buildings
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1st locos in place with a LNER interloper, doesn't everyone have to have a Flying Scotsman???!!!!
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Re: German N

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:16 pm

You dont hang about!
Neat wiring too :)

Whats the loco behind the Scotsman? really like the look of that
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Re: German N

Postby Herr german » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:26 pm

the loco behind the Scotsman is a Rivarossi model of DB class 10 pacific no 001... a bargain on Ebay

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Re: German N

Postby SouthernBoy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:23 pm

I lie that DB class 10 pacific, very 'Streamliner' :)

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Re: German N

Postby Herr german » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:35 am

bit more work done this week, coaling stage now in place
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coaling stage now in place
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Re: German N

Postby Herr german » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:54 pm

engine shed area starting to be have scenic treatment, bridge put in place
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Re: German N

Postby Stewart Gethin » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:18 am

Looking good there, keep the pics coming.

Thanks, Stew.
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Re: German N

Postby Herr german » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:53 pm

more work done, rest of wall in place and viaduct at one end of diarama
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retaing wall in place
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viaduct in place, fencing in place
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Re: German N

Postby GROTLAND » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:14 pm

I like the unusual arrangement of bridges/viaduct and retaining wall and the ramshackle coaling stage makes a fine focal point in the middle. You've working with a nice track plan too and those Deutch steamers are sublime I think :D


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