My (N gauge) table football layout!

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PinkNosedPenguin
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:50 pm

Been having more trouble with my Dapol pannier tank engine :( (See http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=44967&p=547913#p547913).

Hence I decided to try another Metcalfe kit to cheer me up :D . These are a joy to construct so I tried the Station Buildings kit. First I made the tiny platform waiting room (and added a passenger and some tiny signs and posters from http://www.stationsigns.co.uk/). Here it is placed in approximate position on the platform:
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IMG_2747 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr
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IMG_2751 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr

But for the main building I do not have anywhere near enough space for the whole thing ( :oops: ) so I just built one part of it (and had to modify it slightly as it was designed to join on to the rest) but I think it turned out quite nicely:
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IMG_2748 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr
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IMG_2750 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr

Its nice to be making a start on some scenic items so will spend a bit of time on that over the coming weeks . . .

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:12 pm

And now some 'stuff' on my bare platform:
- Ratio station lamps (very fiddly to build!)
- Modelscene platform seats
- more people (from eBay!) and signs
Starting to look more alive:
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IMG_2755 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr
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IMG_2756 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr
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IMG_2757 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr
Thanks for looking...

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby whynot » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:02 pm

Very nicely assembled - and very nicely placed. Looks really good. Nimble fingers!

Led me to look back to the beginning - good track plan and the ballasting is top work. I like it!
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:07 pm

Thanks for comments.
I'm hoping my tank engine woes are now over - with the replacement if my Dapol Pannier tank with a Graham Farish Jinty (fitted with a Bachmann right-angled 36-556RA decoder). Its been running in this evening and (so far) is running very sweetly with no juddering, jerkiness or random stopping at all :D . Very happy with it indeed:
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IMG_2763 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr
P.S. a bit of scenery 'in progress' in the foreground . . . !
If it continues to please me I'll satisfy my ex GWR tank engine cravings with a Farish 64XX when it become available :)

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:35 pm

Been doing a bit of scenic work on one small corner of the layout - and attach some photos.

A cow looks up from munching on the lush grass as a 'Jinty' passes with a short goods train:
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IMG_2773 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr

"Hurry up in there love!" (women always spend ages on the phone don't they :lol: ):
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IMG_2775 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr

"Looks like my train is already in the station - now, did I remember to lock the car...?"
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IMG_2769 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr

I used some static grass (applied by 'puffer bottle', not one of those really expensive 'applicators') and I think its definitely better than just flock:
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IMG_2778 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr

Next I have some bicycles to paint - now they're really small . . . :o

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby whynot » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:12 am

What nice little "scenes". And yes the grass looks very good.
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby skyblue » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:20 pm

All looks very neat and nicely detailed - and the static grass has worked really well by the looks of things.

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:35 am

Thanks for nice comments :D

Here's one of my bikes:
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby skyblue » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:10 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Here's one of my bikes


That must be really tiny! :shock:

Let me guess - about 7-8mm long?

The tarmac surface looks very effective - is it Metcalfe?

Could we see an overall shot of the layout to see how it has progressed?

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby flying scotsman123 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:56 pm

Another vote for an overall view, looking really good here, it's only the couplings that remind me this is N
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:12 pm

Thanks for replies.

To answer your questions:
- yes those bikes are v small (shhh, don't tell anyone but they don't have any handlebars - not sure why!)
- yes the tarmac is Metcalfe (plenty supplied in the platform kit)
- my scenic endeavours so far only extend to one small corner - see here:
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IMG_2781 by PinkNosedPenguin, on Flickr

The rest of the area is awaiting the upper level . . .

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby skyblue » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:58 pm

You've still got plenty to do then (plenty of space to impress). It looks like quite good fun to operate and should be even better with the upper level. Presumably only the back of the layout will have a second level?

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:07 pm

skyblue wrote:You've still got plenty to do then
Definitely!!!

The second level will be a second circuit with station, goods yard and another reverse loop - see track plan on page 1. Plus an incline to join the two levels of course. Operationally its a bit limited at the moment, but I think with the upper level it'll be much more fun :D

The other thing about the plan that is different from many layouts is that there is no back. And there will be no backscene. I can pull it out into the room and walk right round it with my hand-held NCE PowerCab :)

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby flying scotsman123 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:07 pm

Sounds like a nice arrangement, on a previous layout idea I had I considered having a backscene in the middle, giving two completely separate scenes that didn't necessarily have to link together prototypically, as it could be imagine that the few mm wide board in the middle could be several miles thick! All credit to your recent photography, you've managed to find so many angles and different views making it look like a much larger are, hiding all bare baseboard well in the process!
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby whynot » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:44 pm

The whole thing is very impressive - top work.
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