Now N ....minor changes (Winter Project) P16...

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Re: Now N ....10 Weeks and DoNe P15......

Postby whynot » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:00 am

Thank you both. The space aspects of N are indeed an enormous plus - even WITH the required "twice" the room I could not possibly have filled it in the same time. I get bored without seeing some quick results! Judging it by what I expected, it's pretty good. Against some of the top quality layouts on here, it certainly isn't. Given years to improve I could do a bit better but not significantly - and I don't have the years.

So.....it's helped fill the dismal first few months of the year, time for something new, probably. We shall see.

Onward.....maybe.
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Re: Now N ....10 Weeks and DoNe P15......

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:39 pm

Agreed - a great little layout - good luck with your next venture :D

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Re: Now N ....10 Weeks and DoNe P15......

Postby jamest » Wed May 06, 2015 7:05 pm

Seconded!

I haven't been on here for a few weeks and the progress was a real eye-opener. Every layout/project is another step down the road towards better work - judging by this the next project can't come too soon!

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Re: Now N ....10 Weeks and DoNe P15......

Postby whynot » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:45 am

And now "under some minor REconstruction"! Having thought about ways to increase capacity that would have required add on boards, decided that that would negate the whole idea of small and simple. So it will be a few extra sidings....

Partly remove "hill/tunnel", use a rail served Metcalfe small factory (kit bought so I'll have to proceed!) as partial view blocker, free up an existing siding and add one by relocating loco shed and reducing to only one road (this may not fit!) will give me storage without - I hope - looking ridiculously crowded.

Minimal cost option - something to DO pre Xmas. It'll almost certainly be sold, whole or split, come January as I've also near enough decided on a "back to 00 or H0 plank" venture come the NY.

Thought if I commit to some action in public so to speak then I'll actually DO something!

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We shall see......
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Re: Now N ....10 Weeks and DoNe P15......

Postby whynot » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:08 am

Whoops! A couple of small incisions and the corner comes out nice and clean....

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At least I'd had the foresight to make it "removeable".

Leaving a scary empty bit....

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Seem to have passed the point of no return.....now "what shall I do?"

Onward....
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Re: Now N ....minor changes (Winter Project) P16...

Postby whynot » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:24 pm

Small factory built, new track mostly laid (altho' I couldn't actually fit what scarm implied I could - or not without rendering the points inoperative! so didn't gain as much extra inches of sidings as I'd hoped). Need to shorten the works siding to allow the overbridge and sloping road down into the "middle". But it's coming along...

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Loco shed reduced to one track (perhaps built for expansion that never happened??) and two short sidings added.

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As I feared, Ithink I've fallen into the overcrowding trap, but then it IS just a train set.
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Re: Now N ....minor changes (Winter Project) P16...

Postby THE CHIEF » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:25 pm

Looks alright to me :) I've seen much more crowded plans, on the real thing :) Out of interest what's the footprint of the Metcalfe shed?

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Re: Now N ....minor changes (Winter Project) P16...

Postby whynot » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:16 pm

"....the footprint of the Metcalfe shed...." is 7 1/4" by 3 1/4".
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Re: Now N ....minor changes (Winter Project) P16...

Postby Emettman » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:46 pm

whynot wrote:
Loco shed reduced to one track (perhaps built for expansion that never happened??) and two short sidings added.

As I feared, Ithink I've fallen into the overcrowding trap, but then it IS just a train set.


More sensible than my flights of fancy.

Coal and loco coal, the sidings?

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Re: Now N ....minor changes (Winter Project) P16...

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:56 pm

Watching with interest 8)

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Re: Now N ....minor changes (Winter Project) P16...

Postby THE CHIEF » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:21 pm

Many thanks :)


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