Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

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Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby essox101 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:20 pm

My goodness its taken a long time but apart from the backscene and a few 'minor' detail like signals (!!) etc etc etc , it feels like I'm finally getting somewhere. The whole N gauge layout is 30cm wide by 1 metre 10 cms long, to fit a shelf across one side of a small spare room. After a lot of faffing about and putting off trying to model the River Exe I drew a deep breath, went for it and made the river bed and banks from balsa, cardboard, polyfilla, acrylic paint, chippings and matt varnish. I topped off the whole lot with "Realistic water". Yes it was a bit expensive but I'm pretty chuffed with the result, which is very loosely based on the river at Brampford Speke.
My next project (apart from the bits and pieces on the Stoketon board ) is to extend the layout via a single track along an 18cm wide shelf along a long wall, opening out at the far end to a model terminus based on Hemyock. (Stoketon is based on Cadeleigh - Bickleigh - on the Exe Valley Railway).
Ho hum. Methinks this is going to take some time, judging by my progress so far.
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"River Exe" at the corner of the layout
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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:22 pm

What a lovely project, the river looks really good,the horse is a nice touch,rarely seen too. :) could we have a few more pictures?
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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby essox101 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:34 pm

Thanks Harry - here are a couple more ...
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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby whynot » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:57 pm

Knew I'd "seen" it before - had to go back to earlier episodes. And I was right then - it is really very lovely! More, please.

I've spent months wondering what to do....now N comes into the frame again!
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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby StevieDay » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:12 pm

I have to agree, this is a lovely layout. The way the countryside blends into the village & station is excellent.

The river scene is exquisite. Especially the way the river cuts into the far bank on the bend & shallow stoney deposited on the near, just like the real thing.

Does the line by the cattle dock reconnect with the main line? Or end just out of scene?
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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Those pictures shout Devon. I was going to say did you keep nipping outside to see if you'd got it right, but I bet you didn't need to.
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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby essox101 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:00 pm

Thanks ever so much for those kind comments :D
The siding to the cattle dock is just that - it doesn't re-join the main line.
I'm a bit busy at the moment but give me a few days and I'll post up a few more photos + layout plan (existing and proposed extension) + some details of the methods I used to construct the layout etc etc
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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby nickbrad » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:44 pm

Hi, have you manged to progress with the extension?

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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby flying scotsman123 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:58 pm

Ooh I am glad that this has been dragged up again, looks a wonderful layout.
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Re: Stoketon update - N gauge + River Exe

Postby hiffano » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:11 am

looks really nice, is there a track plan? and some more shots please :-)
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