Pete's new N-gauge Layout

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Postby m.levin » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:49 am

I like it pete, can't wait to see it when it is painted.

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Re: Signal Box

Postby Lee » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:11 am

Pete wrote:
I'm about 80% happy, so he might be allowed to stay for now.

Pete


Well thats not the Pete i remember 80 % Usely 110% :lol: :lol: Im sure you will sort it out 8) :wink:

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Postby Infrontcat » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:15 am

Pete

Excellent work as ever. You must have the patience of a saint to be able to do that with those steps. Looks like it was worth the effort though :)

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Postby SouthernBoy » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:36 am

You're a brave man attempting to scratch-build stairs in N gauge !

I think if it was me I'd be tempted to pretend the stairs were concrete and adapt something like the Peco subway stairs ... but it set my mind thinking to how I would try this (which I probably wouldn't) :

Cut two strips for the sides of the stairs and tape them together so that they are aligned. Then use a small hacksaw to cut slots in the sides for the risers - this way the slots are consistantly aligned. Then untape the sides, fix them at the distance you want them apart, then cut and slot in the risers. It's a very fiddly solution, but probably would work

Either way - it's a very elegant signal box - and a good portend of things to come.

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:47 am

Your doing a fine job Pete, the door and windows look great, although I'm not sure about the chunky bits of trim on the top and bottom? Maybe cover those with a tree as well :wink:

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Postby Pete » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:18 pm

Hi
I'm not sure about the chunky bits of trim on the top and bottom


Neither am I :| .
We'll see how it looks when painted. I've another one to make, so if this one is rubish, I'll start again.

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Scenery

Postby Pete » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:34 pm

Hi

Started to block in some scenery, it's layered, 50mm, expended polystyrene insulation material, cut to profile. Once I'm happy with it, it'll be plastered ready for finishing.

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I've started a bit of ballasting on the mainline too.
(The signal box is only undercoated)

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Postby joshing_man » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:29 pm

Hi Pete

Any progress to report? You don't seem to be on much these days!

You having a break or lurking quietly in the background letting others take the strain and the flak?

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Postby dr5euss » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:43 pm

I think his internet's been a bit iffy, Andrew.

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Postby joshing_man » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:55 pm

Must be all that dodgy French stuff he keeps looking at! :wink: :P

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Update

Postby Pete » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:50 am

Hi

Thought I'd ressurect this thread from the depths of page 3. Intend to spend as much time as I can this weekend doing some work on it, I've decided to concentrate on the scenery at the one end and work around the layout, this'll give me time to decide exactly how I do the station and goods area. I've also bought some new wagons which hopefully will soon be on their way from Ontracks, I want to run nice long goods trains, so long rakes of box-vans and tankers etc.

Photos by Sunday I promise.

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Postby bunji » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:22 pm

Glad to see you're back on track, Pete. :D Can't wait for those pics!

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Postby Pete » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:06 pm

Hi

Here's a few pics of progress to date, a semi organised chaos:

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I stuck the first set of polystyrene hills down tonight, ready for plastering tomorrow. Hopefully I will be able to do more in the evenings as the shed is dead cosy since I insulated the walls.

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Postby Raider » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:13 pm

A real home from home there Pete - sure you will have the basics nearly finished by the end of the weekend.

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Postby bunji » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:08 pm

That's a heck of a lot cleaner than my chaos, Pete! :) Cracking start there - can't wait to see some long trains winding along the track.


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