Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

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Harringay Dave
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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...
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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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:

Cheers

Lee
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joshv8
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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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