Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby b308 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:59 am

Very nice! It's a pity you can't hang the screen from the ceiling, that way it'd give you a bit more room on the upper level?

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:38 pm

b308 wrote:It's a pity you can't hang the screen from the ceiling, that way it'd give you a bit more room on the upper level?

... or mount it on the wall?

Lee, are your two levels completely separate, or are you planning a gradient to join them?

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Infrontcat » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:47 pm

Bleedin' marvellous! :wink:

Good to see a strong to form mate!

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:48 pm

Hi all,

Nice to see your still on here Tim ;)

@ Pinknose I will not be joining the levels up this time there going to be kept separate nice and easy I say ;)

@b308 For the monitor that's not bothering me to be honest its a nice size layout as it is unfortantly it has to stop there.

wont be long before the paper Mache is going on will see it better but in the mean time here's the roller coaster stream and hills in the making.

The layout is developing different to what I though imagined but I am in fact liking the way its going more river and streams are more on the menu than the large lake now .


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Lee
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby actonnorth » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:03 pm

Looking like this will be an incredibly detailed layout, cannot wait to see its progress.

I would have loved to model in N for my layout due to my imagination being big and a layout needing to match, but, modelling present day WCML and the lack of the most vital passenger train, a pendolino, meant it was a no go for me.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:15 pm

Hi all,

And thanks

Right then started work on some of the hill construction so yet again its not to clear on these pictures to what's going on but should give an idea to roughly where the streams are going.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby skyblue » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:32 am

That last view shows the best aspect of N gauge in my opinion - the way that you can have 'trains in the landscape'. How long did it take you to put all that paper mache onto the chicken wire?

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby AllyG » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:13 pm

And following on from the last post, I'm intending using chicken wire and torn newspaper stuck with wall paper paste until it's thick and solid enough to go for the final 'scaping. What are you using as glue and any comments you could make?

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:22 pm

skyblue wrote:That last view shows the best aspect of N gauge in my opinion - the way that you can have 'trains in the landscape'. How long did it take you to put all that paper mache onto the chicken wire?


Hi and thanks that work took me just over 2 hours to achieve this.

AllyG wrote:And following on from the last post, I'm intending using chicken wire and torn newspaper stuck with wall paper paste until it's thick and solid enough to go for the final 'scaping. What are you using as glue and any comments you could make?


I use Pva and water 50/50 mix let the papers soak for a few seconds then lay on to mesh it does tend to drip underneath in areas but just add covering paper to catch this it, this method does work well it forms nicely for hills :)

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:58 pm

Hi all,

Quick update

Good job I robbed the paper kid hey here is some more paper mache anyway for on the other hill, this will be a bigger water fall and rocky area will add small polystyrene pieces for rock faces mixed into the hilly grass areas.

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And this is the best bit my daughter did the middle bit down from the monitor think she enjoyed it anyway >< ><

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Lee
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Terrier » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:41 pm

Another fantastic build in progress Lee! good to see you back it chap! That is some awesome dramatic landscape taking place, love it. 8)

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:55 pm

Hi Lee - I like the prototypical sweeping curves, shaping up to be an impressive layout. I will follow this one with interest.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby whynot » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:24 pm

Fascinating stuff! I've never really grasped large landscaping with wire and paper mache. Looks like it really will appear that the land was there FIRST. Brill.
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:19 pm

Been a while well 4 years nearly, well I am back into the swing of things.

Here is the stream and water fall under construction

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Hi Lee,

All downhill now ?
I just looked at the huge area to grass up ......

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