Spavo's N Gauge Adventure..........

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PeterH
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Postby PeterH » Mon May 07, 2007 10:35 pm

Watford will be in the Premiership next season... This was just a taster session. :wink: :roll:

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Postby Spavo » Mon May 07, 2007 10:38 pm

I could kiss you :wink:
Watford FC For Me Since 1976

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Postby TerryB » Mon May 07, 2007 11:51 pm

Nice vids Gav ......[an' I gotta admit,I've alluss liked Booker T meself]
Wigan Casino? :shock: Watford? Charlton? ...........I hope that aint an omen.......I'm a Sheff Utd fan ........and if Wigan win at Bramall Lane on Saturday we'll prob'ly be joining you.
I know it's the fastest .....but why did they have to name it after a duck?

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Postby Spavo » Tue May 08, 2007 8:52 am

Here we are then, just used up the last 2 video clips and as the Western seemed pretty popular here is a special treat......
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I hope Utd will be ok Terry as I am tired of Jewell's whining on about conspiracies.....although if the hammers go down too it will a couple of good games for us next season....

Enjoy the vid, I will post pics when the tree's finally arrive, they are taking so long to come I think the bloke must be growing them individually!

Cheers,

Gav.
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Postby Ijdagger » Tue May 08, 2007 9:52 am

nice video, im not sure how ron got his trousers so tight. im sure he would have said it was me.

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Postby waz » Tue May 08, 2007 9:59 am

Nice video Gav !!

Looking good.

My Best Regards

BILL.

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Postby Lofty » Tue May 08, 2007 10:19 am

Hi Gav,

I think the Class 08 and 31 video is the best advert for N gauge I have seen in a long while (although forcing that poor little chap to race around with those tankers is cruel, and I am thinking of reporting you).

I am an ‘OO’ man all the way, I have seen some very good N layouts at exhibitions but they have never really done it for me, the trains just look too small.

Your videos however show the scale of brilliantly, I think maybe the design of the layout helps, with constantly changing scenes and land formations.

Lofty

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Postby live-frog » Tue May 08, 2007 10:25 am

Ijdagger wrote:nice video, im not sure how ron got his trousers so tight. im sure he would have said it was me.

Reminds me - must get a bit of weight off !!!

Great work from the Western ,Gav . This is a class layout for operating as well as scenery.

BUT - you can't have only praise . A static windmill counts as a major flop !!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock:

Cheers
Ron

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Postby Derek » Tue May 08, 2007 11:30 am

Spavo wrote:Hey Derek, ... The long girder bridge to the front of the layout I made myself with 5 pieces of normal girder bridge, cut at angles to hide the joins and glued to wood, I am honoured that you seem to think I got it from somewhere which is a very nice feeling!


Aha! Good job!! ... De Rickety bridge :lol:

Loved the videos Gav; they show your layout off at its best :)

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Postby Spavo » Tue May 08, 2007 12:12 pm

Cheers chaps,

Those trousers are v. tight Ian and you notice I was too kind to imply who might have been wearing them......at the least whoever was wearing them was doing some work unlike the other chap!

Thanks for your support Bill....

Lofty I know what you mean about the N...I was the same until I saw some of the layouts on here and thought it just looked too good....I am very happy, it is small but not too small.....the track laying has to be near on perfect which mine isn't as you just don't get away with anything dodgy or the uncoupling situation turns up....

I love operation the layout, Michaels track plan was genius with the double loop and the gradients which gives it the interest and also I can run end to end from any of the sidings to any of the others which is very nice....thanks for the comments about the vid.....

That 08 was going fairly slow.....honest....it looks too fast on the vid but in real life it looked ok, also the probs with the speed, I needed someone else to operate the train while I videoed due to all the gradients but it still came out ok so thanks for your kind comments you peeping tom!

Hey Ron, I know what you mean about the windmill, I didn't know it was a serious no no tho...... :oops: what I do know is that it came with a motor to make it turn and when I turned it on on the minimum voltage possible it went round so fast it nearly blew the factory away! I like me windmill but then again I also like Eurovision so that pretty much says everything!

Still waiting for those darn tree's.......

Perhap Lofty might like to just try a little diorama in N......they do great diesels mate........go on, have a little try at it!

Gav.
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Postby tinsleytmd » Tue May 08, 2007 12:58 pm

i must say after seeing this little layout come to life its tempting to build a small n gauge layout i gotta say this layout does look great.

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Postby Spavo » Tue May 08, 2007 4:13 pm

Hmmmm Tinsley........

Have you any idea of what kind of size TMD you could build in N in the same space as the OO one you were planning??

Oh my god, it would be huge, expensive on trackwork but huge all the same, I am sure I saw one in the Peco N gauge track plans book, I'll see if I can photo it for you cos I remember it looked magic!

Add in to that the reliability and the smooth running of the loco's across the pointwork and it would be magic, a really nice idea for someone there.....

Tempted????

I'll get that photo for you....

Gav.
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Postby Spavo » Tue May 08, 2007 5:32 pm

Here you go, sorry the pictures aren't so good but good enough....do you see the potential........TMD in N......hmmmm almost sounds tempting but I know nothing about TMD's!

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Think I'll leave it to you guys......but tell me that plan no. 17 doesn't look amazing....... :twisted: And only in 2 metres by 0.5 metre, that's the same size of my layout and it's not very big!

Oh by the way if anyone wants a borrow of this track plans book it is the Peco N gauge one, just let me know, not a problem if you want to borrow for a bit......I couldn't find any decent track plans on the net.....

Cheers,

Gav.
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Postby Infrontcat » Tue May 08, 2007 6:06 pm

Hi mate

Love tha vid. See you next year in the Fizzy-pop League! :wink:

Cheers

Tim
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Postby British Rail » Tue May 08, 2007 6:15 pm

Hi Gav. ,

that was an excellent video, very, very realistic 8)



Good luck and all the best :)

BR


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