Terrier's Shed №2 - Now Known as "Forton-on-Sea"

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Terrier's Shed №2 - Now Known as "Forton-on-Sea"

Postby Terrier » Tue May 15, 2007 2:52 pm

Wey Hey! after years of not really having any space to construct my own layout at home but fortunately being able join a club last year which is cool, my old man is getting a new shed/workshop and i'm going to be able make a board up in his old shed! Only thing i can't make my mind up on is whether to go N gauge or 00 gauge? the space is about 6.5ft by 5.5ft and i've got a blank canvas so to speak.... any ideas or suggestions? :)
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Postby Sprintex » Tue May 15, 2007 2:53 pm

Gotta be N gauge, fit SOOO much more in that available space!!


Won't get realistic-length trains in that space in OO. :wink:



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Postby Terrier » Tue May 15, 2007 2:57 pm

Totally agree with the space saving aspect of N gauge! Sadly i sold a tonne of N gauge stock and track a few years ago so i will be starting from scratch, we have 00 at the club so all in all, N gauge will be the best me thinks? better start saving those pennies ha ha! :lol:

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Postby FishBowlMan » Tue May 15, 2007 4:13 pm

Normally, I'd say N gauge. However that would mean someone else outbidding me for items on ebay :lol:

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Postby kristopher » Tue May 15, 2007 4:41 pm

well id go for N guage
loads of space then for long curves and trains
very realistic

big spaces for scenery aswell!
if im not back in 5 mins

wait longer!!

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Postby Infrontcat » Tue May 15, 2007 4:59 pm

As dedicated practitioner of '00' I can only recommend...'N' :wink:

Unless you have plans to run trains outof the shed and into the garden...not that I'm trying to persuade you to or anything... :roll:

Seriously though, 6.5 x 5.5 feet is a huge space in 'N'. Just remember to put a hinged section accross the door :)

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Postby tinsleytmd » Tue May 15, 2007 5:55 pm

depends on what you run i would go OO build a nice depot / goods yard in that space & it would look brilliant im modelling in less space than that & im happy.

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Postby TomWebber » Tue May 15, 2007 6:04 pm

I agree with Tinsley. If you want to do a branch line you could get a good layout in 00, but for a mainline I'd go for N.
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Postby Danny » Tue May 15, 2007 6:33 pm

Haven't seen a shed layout as good as Pete's or Lee's which isn't N gauge :wink:.

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Postby TomWebber » Tue May 15, 2007 6:44 pm

Metheringham wrote:Haven't seen a shed layout as good as Pete's or Lee's which isn't N gauge :wink:.

Danny.


Huh, I feel offended now.... :lol:
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Postby Spavo » Tue May 15, 2007 7:01 pm

At the end of the day it is your choice......you probably would be better deciding what type of layout you are going to have before deciding on gauge, I am in the fortunate situation of having an OO layout and an N and I like them both but if I had to choose I would go with whatever fitted space I had to work in best.

If you want long runs and loops for tailchasers then N is your best bet but if you want a yard/tmd/end to end situation then maybe OO is the way to go.

Only you know what you want, the good news is that N gauge is so totally magnificent for detailing, reliability and realism you really do get a free choice...

Good luck!

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Postby thebuisnessman » Tue May 15, 2007 7:27 pm

I'm a 00 Guy, but if you've got the chance to do N, you should just because you can make lush scale length trains!

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Postby suchahampal » Tue May 15, 2007 7:38 pm

00 gauge all the way! 8) 8)

I like N Gauge as well

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Postby British Rail » Tue May 15, 2007 7:59 pm

I'm a OO guy for the simple fact that you can appreciate your locos more than tiny n ones.

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Postby Danny » Tue May 15, 2007 8:01 pm

TomWebber wrote:Huh, I feel offended now.... :lol:


Damn... you have compromised my argument :lol:. Just had a look back at your thread and it looks very good so I don't know what to say now...

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