My (N gauge) table football layout!

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby carnehan » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:10 pm

PNP, the new tunnel mouths and cuttings look fantastic. As usual you have managed to blend everything in perfectly.

Can, or will, you be extending the tunnel tube(?) in to the fiddle hard to maintain the illusion. I see you have ballasted a section of track here so I'm guessing the answer is yes. :wink:

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:25 pm

Thanks guys for comments 8)

carnehan wrote:Can, or will, you be extending the tunnel tube(?) in to the fiddle hard to maintain the illusion. I see you have ballasted a section of track here so I'm guessing the answer is yes. :wink:

Interesting question - the reason the ballast extended further than strictly necessary was that my 'gravel boy' was loaded with too much ballast so it seemed easier to just carry it on a few inches :?. But, yes, there is a lot of light coming through that tunnel mouth (looking more like a bridge in fact) so maybe a curved 'tube' would make it look better from the scenic side . . . :?:

P.S. The 'tube' looks like this from the fiddle yard side, just asking to be extended (now, why didn't I think of that?):
ImageIMG_5987 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:49 pm

There. It looks much more, well dark, in that far tunnel now doesn't it 8). No indication whatsoever that it leads to a fiddle yard :lol::
ImageIMG_5991 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

View from the back:
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby End2end » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:25 pm

That looks much better giving a real sense of a deep dark tunnel. :D
Would it be possible to have an updated full layout picture please PNP? .... at present there is an N gauge fan staying with us at the End.
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:53 pm

End2end wrote:Would it be possible to have an updated full layout picture please PNP?

Happy to oblige :D

1) General view:
ImageIMG_5992 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

2) Fiddle yard and undeveloped part of the layout:
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby carnehan » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:03 pm

That looks the ticket now PNP.

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:53 pm

That curve works well, better than the black strips of plastic often used to
hide see-through.
Can you still easily recover derailments ?

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby markh » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:44 pm

very impressive PNP looks the part

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby End2end » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:25 pm

Many thanks PNP. Much obliged for the pictures and sorry for the late reply. We spent a good deal of time yesterday looking at it and chatting about it, even going back to your previous posts including your competition entry traverser, so my N gauge fan guest could see how you developed it.
He was most impressed. :D
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:08 pm

Thanks again for encouraging comments everyone 8).

Today I decided to build a Ratio plastic kit - the coal depot. The instructions barely mentioned the actual assembly, but almost filled an A4 sheet with painting instructions :lol:.

Anyway, the kit consists of a small hut and a pair of coal staithes. The hut took a couple of hours and the staithes about 10 minutes :D. The sign on the hut roof was knocked up in Word to vaguely match a coal wagon I have.

Some photos:
ImageIMG_5996 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5997 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

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All good Sunday afternoon fun . . .

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:29 pm

I do like that Snow & Sons continuity.
There are so many good small plastic kits that can be
fitted in all sorts of odd corners, Final painting is the
key ..... but to have all the instructions for that was
perhaps a little over the top.
That must be so small in 'N', either that or your 5p
has been left by a bag of fertiliser.

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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:43 pm

either that or your 5p has been left by a bag of fertiliser.


No, he stuck it on the railhead with a blob of chewing gum, then retrieved it when the train had passed.
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:39 pm

Dad-1 wrote:That must be so small in 'N', either that or your 5p has been left by a bag of fertiliser.

Bufferstop wrote:No, he stuck it on the railhead with a blob of chewing gum, then retrieved it when the train had passed.


Sorry, both wrong :shock:

I was using a OO-scale 5p piece above - here it is again with a real 5p piece :lol:
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:13 pm

I'd take that 5p back to the bank and get it changed, it's gone a bit flat on the bottom.
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Re: My (N gauge) table football layout!

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:31 pm

Further staithes added . . .
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