MrT's BR Blue era N Gauge layout

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live-frog
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Postby live-frog » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:03 pm

Tell your mum there's nothing wrong with 33s small but powerful !!
Can your shed doors be adjusted slightly , or taken off ? - seems a shame not to use it.
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Postby m.levin » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:13 pm

where is it hitting the doors? Like live-frog said its a shame you cant use the shed

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Postby BrotherWolf » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:18 pm

MrT wrote:OK, bought some more platforms and a Peco depot kit. The kit itself was an absolute nightmare to build, and the locos don't go in and out without hitting the doors so its only for show but it looks pretty good!:

That seems a big design flaw!

MrT wrote:I asked for a 33 for Xmas - I got a call on Saturday asking if I wanted another loco as (and I quote my Mum here) "that one is the smallest in the cabinet, I'm not getting that".

Pretty harsh on 33's I think. I think shes gone and bought me a 73 instead. Oh, well :roll:

Smokey Joe more like :D

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Postby MrT » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:26 pm

Thanks for the comments guys.

The locos rub against the doors, not hit them (bad description, sorry). The track is all Peco and the two lines have been laid the 'standard' width apart, according to all the peco plan books etc so I don't know why its doing it, considering the shed is Peco too.

Ah well. I'd remove the doors as suggested but I like them cos they're all stripy :)

At least the layout is looking a bit more like the prototype anyway. I'm considering a name now - I rather like Urlay Nook as a name for the depot, I dunno.

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:50 pm

Typical bloomin' mother that is. Only mine would argue for ages about why her selection was better. I did try to explain why I wouldn't run certain carriages (i.e. Mk3s) with my Evening Star once when I suggested I'd like some carriages to run with it, but she still didn't see why I had to buy the grotty looking 'red' ones :roll:

Glad to see it's coming along mate. Keep us posted

Tim
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Postby MrT » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:54 am

Just thought I'd post up some pics of my new stock:

33 w/MK1s:
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50 w/new MK2s:
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My layout now needs more buildings etc. I've moved the second platform across to make a bigger station - I'm going to make a coal depot on the right as you look at the pic below, where the HEA train is.

I'm also going to put some office buildings where the big space is in the loop at the bottom of the pic. Sort of a BR HQ near the depot. If anyone knows where I can get an early 80s looking office block in N gauge, let me know (not that I'm specific or anything!).

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Postby Blacksheep 1 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:50 am

very good mr t

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Postby mortyfootball » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:48 pm

Nice work there Mike

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Postby westbrom » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:02 pm

Very nice pics Mike.


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Postby BrotherWolf » Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:27 pm

Hi Mr T...... Looking at the layout, wouldn't it be more fun if you had two loops with and the long platform between the siding and outside loop?

If you've already considered this approach then kindly disregard this post.

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Postby heinz » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:36 am

Nice work. Gotta love N gauge!

and your new 33 looks grand.


cheers


heinz
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Postby MrT » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:41 pm

After a few weeks with the previous layout, and after selling a few bits and bobs, I decided to add in a second loop etc and came up with the current layout:

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I doubt I'll change again but you never know. I don't think I can fit more onto the board, anyway, and the station is long enough to take 4 carraiges (just).

Added St Vincent to the fleet:

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And, on a slightly related note, Black Sheep have started brewing my favourite ever beer again, so I got a crate ready for running some trains at the weekend: :D

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Postby Spavo » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:02 pm

Great pics, looks like a really nice layout, thanks for the update....

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Postby Danny » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:07 pm

Very nice plan, the only thing I would think to improve is another point at the top end of the station you have probably thought of this though.

Looking forward to seeing some progress.

Danny.

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Postby westbrom » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:37 pm

Great pics and a nice plan.


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