Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Harringay Dave » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:21 am

Wow, the depth of your scenery is brilliant. I love the occasional buildings dotted through the landscape.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:28 am

I did wonder where you'd got to Lee.
Still I also have the universal problem of life getting in the way !
A cracking layout showing just what can be achieved using 'N'

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:36 pm

Some great scenery there. I'll second the remarks about depth. It's great.
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:19 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Some great scenery there. I'll second the remarks about depth. It's great.


Thank you buffer and all,

Here is a different angle, managed to get out with my side kick neighbour who also love model railways he was driving :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cvVO9B4jlo

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Mountain » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:00 am

Nice rakes of coaches zooming past through scenery...

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby joshv8 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:00 pm

This is a fantastic railway. The scenerys really quite brilliant. I must admit, always being a oo modeler the last few years especially Ive come to envy how great N gauge is and has become with more companies catering for he scale. And what can be achieved in a small space.... not to mention full length trains!

I find areas of oo can be challenging to model at times with the smallness compared to its real life counterpart. Eg: Ive been making some station canopy parts as a side project that involve scale H beams and trying to make that without being oversize or extremely brittle has been a challenge.
My question is how do you find modeling in such a smaller scale than oo in regards to realism etc? Obviously it can be done well. Is it challenging in itself in the same ways Ive mentioned or is the scale so small it doesnt lend itself to finer details as they would be visually reduced to nothing once scaled down??

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:44 am

joshv8 wrote:This is a fantastic railway. The scenerys really quite brilliant. I must admit, always being a oo modeler the last few years especially Ive come to envy how great N gauge is and has become with more companies catering for he scale. And what can be achieved in a small space.... not to mention full length trains!

I find areas of oo can be challenging to model at times with the smallness compared to its real life counterpart. Eg: Ive been making some station canopy parts as a side project that involve scale H beams and trying to make that without being oversize or extremely brittle has been a challenge.
My question is how do you find modeling in such a smaller scale than oo in regards to realism etc? Obviously it can be done well. Is it challenging in itself in the same ways Ive mentioned or is the scale so small it doesnt lend itself to finer details as they would be visually reduced to nothing once scaled down??


Thank you all @ Joshv8,

I kind of find the landscaping comes natural to me so never found it a problem, i have recently noticed my eyes are slowly getting weaker close up, this in the future i would say could be a big problem with N gauge specially putting in the final finer detail in.

Like you mentioned i sort of stopped at a certain size detail on this layout due the how small some things are, i was going to go to the next level of detail but backed away, saying that i have got a quite a few sheep and cows to paint and add but i think i might need a magnifying glass to add the paint :lol:

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby joshv8 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:10 pm

I know al about the eye sight. I started wearing glasses about 3 years ago for reading etc and anytime I do anything that requires attention to detail now I find myself reaching for them.

I can only hope when I start landscaping our own little roundy layout the landscaping comes as naturally to me as it does yourself. Its really well done. Im keen to give the hanging basket liner trick a go as Ive never tried it but about all Ive found in brisbane so far is stuff made from recycled coconuts. I see fur is another practical tool so Im going to have to take the young lad for a walk through our local fabric store I think.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby glencairn » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:56 pm

Lovely scenery. Well done.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Sat May 04, 2019 9:16 am

Hi all,

I am in the process of either upgrading the shed roof, or fully ripping it out and installing a log cabin in its place, it will be slightly bigger if i can sell the layout i will then have a new log cabin.

This is going in the for sale section its 14 ft long x 2 ft long its fully working in fact the best i have ever had a layout working 8)

I do not want to destroy this layout i would love someone to use it in all its glory, if i dont sell i will more than likely repair and re mod the roof 8) :wink:

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby TimberSurf » Sat May 04, 2019 9:27 am

Put it up on Ebay and/or one of the model railway selling groups on facebook, I am sure that someone would be interested! :D
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Dad-1 » Sat May 04, 2019 9:36 am

If the housing conditions are failing then I suppose it'll have to go.
I hate loosing good layouts, and what will you do if you can't sell it ?

Times keep a changin'

I'm old and don't like change.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Sat May 04, 2019 10:28 am

TimberSurf wrote:Put it up on Ebay and/or one of the model railway selling groups on facebook, I am sure that someone would be interested! :D



Never thought of that what a great idea 8)
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Sat May 04, 2019 10:32 am

Dad-1 wrote:If the housing conditions are failing then I suppose it'll have to go.
I hate loosing good layouts, and what will you do if you can't sell it ?

Times keep a changin'

I'm old and don't like change.

Geoff T.


Hi Geoff i really cant decide what to do, part of me wants to extend the shed and turn it into another usable space the other half is saying repair slightly sagging roof in all honesty there is many years in it yet, i could work with space in there keeping the layout but would not mind if it went i could always build another in the future lol :wink:
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:55 am

Been very busy in the shed decided to keep the railway, I have made a shed bar lol removed the monitor from the layout and it will go to the left near the bar area, all the new wiring is done and the layout is working from the laptop in the new position. Partioned the shed out to use it more effective and added curtains to hide the clutter.

I have redone the backing clouds scene by wall papering over the OSB wood boards to make it smoother looking.

I will model in where the monitor use to be probably a rock face and grass and trees.

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