Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

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Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby Dale_the_noob » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:20 am

Click on plan for a larger version
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Its a 10' x 3' plan on 2 boards (6' x 3' and 4' x 3') which will be able to taken down when needed.

Baseboard frame and legs came from Model Railway Solutions

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ModelRailwaySolutions

I'll get some photos up soon of the full size plan with some stock on in place and the baseboards being built

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby Rammy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:37 pm

Nice looking plan Dale. Plenty of interest there.
It still amazes me how much you can get into a small area on 'N' gauge.
Looking forward to your updates.

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby cmeonthemove » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:17 pm

Wow plenty there to provide a lot of points of interest and a good size. Look forward to seeing developments of this layout.

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby Dale_the_noob » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:24 pm

A very slight tweak to the plan to give a headshunt on the dmu/loco depot and changed the angle/position of some of the bits in the yard.

The last bits of the baseboard arrive today, so I can build those next week.

I'm also printing out the plan fullsize and putting stock on it to see how it will look, capacity etc. I'll take some photos when I'm doing this so you can see how it will look

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby SouthernBoy » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:52 pm

You certainly won't get bored with that in a hurry :)

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby Dale_the_noob » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:14 pm

Its now full size out on the floor and it suddenly looks huge!!

I can fit 16 large locos on the 3 loco roads and the DMU roads can fit 6 159 cars on them, so will be nice and full.

I've asked Jeff0052 on ebay to build me a 4 road 1m long DMU shed and a 3 road 3 loco long engine shed. Hopefully I will have them built with a removable roof.

Its now down to scenary planning and what to put where and I'm lost, partly due to scale. I've got no idea how small/large bits need to be, so I need to do some playing.

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby cmeonthemove » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:17 pm

Now you probably realise that this is not going to be a cheap venture! I was quite suprised how much stock I could fit in my 6x3-ish layout so yours is going to be HUGE! Looking forward to those pics....

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby Dale_the_noob » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:44 pm

The stock won't be the problem as I have it already, the expensive parts are going to be....

52 points - £500
Converting current stock to DCC - £1400
52 Traintronic point motors (inc DCC decoder) - £988

Its the DCCness is going to be expensive. BUT It will make the wiring easier, simpler and cheaper and running will be easier

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby briantwigley » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:25 pm

You must have a fair bit of stock for it to cost £1400!

The plan is definately a work of art and I do not envy you in the task of ballasting and wiring!

However, This is going to be an awesome layout to watch getting built, spam us with photos please :D

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Re: Nembrington Park -BR Blue 10 x 3 N gauge - full size plan

Postby Dale_the_noob » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:48 pm

Full scale plan fun!!!

First we have the overall plan showing various stock including a full length HST :D, can fit 4 full length HSTs on the layout and on the longest road, 28 MGR wagons.
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Next we have a slightly closer look at the fiddleyard at the back, engine shed on the right and DMU shed on the left
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My 3 road engine shed can hold around 18 locos, I think I may use siding for a bit more loco storage or see if I can squeeze another siding in.
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My 4 road DMU shed can hold a fair amount of DMUs :shock: Should be getting a 150/2 in Regional Railways this week in the post which should fill it nicely
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I'm getting Jeff00052 (or something) via ebay to build me a DMU shed and engine shed both with a removable roof hopefully. I've got a building of his already and its excellent.

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby Dale_the_noob » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:52 pm

Baseboard time...

2 Baseboard kits (6' x 3' and 4' x 3') and 3 sets of legs from http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ModelRailwaySolutions (Very nice stuff, all pre drilled where needed and fits together well)
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The 6' x 3' board dry fitted together.
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The 4' x 3' and the 6' x 3' boards together.
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Will glue them and put all the panel pins in tomorrow and then leave them to dry for a day or so. Then I'll build the legs and sort the joining and alighning of the 2 baseboards.

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby BIG DUNC » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:53 pm

You have some stock there mate!!

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby small358786 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:56 pm

Looks very impressive but without wishing to put a downer on you layout that is going to be a hell of a lot of space to fill :mrgreen:
Will be interested to see how this progresses.

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby Dale_the_noob » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:20 pm

BIG DUNC wrote:You have some stock there mate!!

DUNCAN

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That's about half of my locos ;-)

I shouldn't any more stock to fill it. Some if it won't fit on I think

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Re: Nembrington Park - Mid 80s BR Blue 10' x 3' N gauge

Postby SouthernBoy » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:46 pm

Whoh :) Space!

Any reason not to continue the platforms further round so longer trains can stop there? Your hidden sidings certainly look they could accommodate them :)


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