Tom's N Gauge Railway Layout

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Tom's N Gauge Railway Layout

Postby thomase » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:24 pm

I've started to build my own N gauge layout for at home, I'm having to try and find what I think are bargins and get everything I need for it as I only have OO stock at the moment.

So far I've built the boards and layed some track!

The track plan will be something like this:
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This is what the base boards are like:
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All the stuff I have at the moment!
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Where track laying has gotten up to at the moment.
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I'll be updating here and my website, there are more photos on the site!

The layout is 4' x 2'.

http://ngauge.mrtinybrain.com/

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Postby westbrom » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:50 pm

Good start there Tom.

I also have a 4ft x 2ft N gauge layout with just the track laid at present. If you go to my N gauge layout thread there are some pictures of it.


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Postby thomase » Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:06 pm

westbrom wrote:Good start there Tom.

I also have a 4ft x 2ft N gauge layout with just the track laid at present. If you go to my N gauge layout thread there are some pictures of it.


Neil




Yours has a lot more track than mine :evil: ...I'm wanted to put in some sort of townish scene and only use the items I already have!

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Postby Danny » Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:22 pm

N gauge woo! Nice start you have made there, I think you have overtook me on progress! Good luck with it all. How do you plan to get the board aligned perfectly? Good luck with it all, and all the best.

Danny.

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Postby thomase » Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:49 pm

Metheringham wrote:N gauge woo! Nice start you have made there, I think you have overtook me on progress! Good luck with it all. How do you plan to get the board aligned perfectly? Good luck with it all, and all the best.

Danny.



Current plan? Tap tap...tap tap tap...nudge...tap...ahhh, perfect! I did start the other week really though....all I did today was add that straight piece of track :P

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Postby BeechingAxe » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:07 pm

Those points look kind of familiar :D :D :D

If your layout is 4 x 2 then there's no need to have separate baseboards as this size is easy to move around. It would probably be easier to join them permanently together. This is why I've made my layout 6 x 2 as I originally wanted it 8 x 2 but the prospect of joining baseboards didn't appeal to me; I've seen too many layouts at exhibitions where trains have derailed at baseboard joins.

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Postby Class 60 » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:33 pm

Great start there Tom, look forward to the progress
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Postby thomase » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:42 pm

BeechingAxe wrote:Those points look kind of familiar :D :D :D

If your layout is 4 x 2 then there's no need to have separate baseboards as this size is easy to move around. It would probably be easier to join them permanently together. This is why I've made my layout 6 x 2 as I originally wanted it 8 x 2 but the prospect of joining baseboards didn't appeal to me; I've seen too many layouts at exhibitions where trains have derailed at baseboard joins.


Thanks for those points :) (and motors!) I'm going to make it so you can box the layout together, so it's easier to store, and the scenery won't get damaged (in theory). Also a 2ft square box is easier to transport than 1 2ft by 4ft board in my opinion.

You should be thankfully that I realised that boards 1ft by 1ft joined together was being stupid...even if they would have fitted in boxes I have nicely...though track lining up would have been a b*tch

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Postby mortyfootball » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:20 pm

Very nice!

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Postby Dave777 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:21 am

Similar size to my 4' x 2.5'.

And you've laid about as much track as I have :)
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Postby thomase » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:44 pm

Dave777 wrote:Similar size to my 4' x 2.5'.

And you've laid about as much track as I have :)


I hopfully will be getting some spare [free] track of someone tonight, so I might have another corner laid tomorrow, if not, I'll be doing all my alevel work which I'm swamped down with now or baking my friend a cake for my birthday (or something else :P)

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Postby thomase » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:20 pm

I have a meaningful update now! Lookey what I go this evening...along with some old flexi track I also got these from the club I go to (will need to donate some money next week mind!) 18 different things...only asked for about £10-£15 for the lot - bargin! :)

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There was a lot more which was donated to the club tonight, a lot had terrible paint jobs (thick paint, glooped all over), I tried to pick up some of the stuff in a bit better quality as I only have the one BP shell wagon on my currently which won't be much fun for shunting :P

With the coaches I'll need to change the bogese as the person decided to glue the coupling shut - presumably so the coaches don't come apart when going around, but at the same time stopping you from being able to uncouple at stations and turn the train around, etc, but hopfully i'll be able to change them (or at least the front and ends ones) so that I can do this, or when coupling up they'll just bounce of the loco, unless i push them over :P

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Postby FishBowlMan » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:34 pm

Hello fellow n-gauger!

That's a cracking price for that number of wagons. I look forward to seeing these running on the layout,

John.
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Postby Infrontcat » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:08 am

Brilliant bargain. Cheap as chips as that orange bloke is always saying.
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Postby thomase » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:55 am

That's a cracking price for that number of wagons. I look forward to seeing these running on the layout,


Nor can I, because that means I've laid it all :P I think I've got a good collection of stock now which is nice. A bit of work (changing couplings and removing some some modifications and I think they could be a bit better.


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