Pete's new N-gauge Layout

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Postby mumbles » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:24 pm

ah yes of course, continental lower non-platform, :D
should pay more attention to the box pic you posted really!
i'm sure it's right, ignore my uk-centric anxieties
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Postby dr5euss » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:04 pm

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Postby Pete » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:37 pm

George

Yes, know the site well.

Did I see Thomas Der Tanken Engine in that thread??

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Postby NClight » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:41 pm

Pete,
we are missing vital informations regarding layout progress :)
NClight I'm too poor to pay attention

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Postby Pete » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:49 am

Nicholas, sent you a pm.

The layout as of last Sunday is now a single line passing station with a loop and a loading ramp. it's 99% wired up and I hope to running a train or two on the weekend. I can run nice prototypical long trains end to end now.

The main line will be controlled by a single controller, with a second controller option on the loading ramp, though I doubt I'll be running two trains much.

No pics at the moment worth showing as there's no scenery or anything.

My quest at the moment is to find a 1/160 1930's German lorry, an Opel Blitz or the like.

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Postby Pete » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:33 pm

Momentous Event

I have run my N-gauge trains for the first time in almost two years this morning. Including my Br38 which always stalled on the 2nd radius curves and short points used on my previous layout.

We now have sweeping curves and medium electrofrog code 55 points 8) 8) 8)

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This is the tail end of my Br94 who had the honour of being first.

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And a close up of my happy Br64 :D

Oh and just to pre-empt any replies, yep that weathering on the pwg is **** hot! :wink: :P

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Postby Raider » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:36 pm

Good to see you running trains again Pete.

And yes, that weathering does look good - did you buy it that way? :wink:

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Postby bunji » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:48 pm

Fantastic work, Pete! It's great to see you back in the saddle with a good long van train rumbling along, and behind a Br 94 as well! The station certainly looks the part as well, is it an Auhagen kit? Nice prototypical car battery too. :wink:

I can tell you what'd look good, some nice static grass. Hop to it! :)

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:52 pm

Great work you've done with the layout Pete! That goods train look amazing! :shock:

look forward to more progress!
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Postby Pete » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:10 pm

Oh, a quick vid of my Br38:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZIUc_HMWNo

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Postby sanctuary » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:19 pm

I'm delighted to see this layout progress Pete, your work is always a delight to see.
Tight Lines Aidan

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:24 pm

Great video Pete! Well done! I love that steam engine! :wink:
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Postby waz » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:30 pm

Hi Pete !!!

Nice work mate!!! and nice to see you back showing us all how to do it.
Keep it going!!!!!

My Very Best Regards

BILL.

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Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:34 pm

Gosh, I can't believe it's two years since you last ran N gauge! When I first considered returning to railway modeling your chronicle of Holstenberg was a major factor in inspiring me to make that move ... and that was two years ago now - time flies for sure!

Nice to see you posting on a layout thread again. Looking back through your thread I notice there's no track plan - do you have one or is it held in your head ? It would be nice to have some sort of overview of where you're heading ... like particular features you intend to add and so forth ... or do you tend to get inspired as you go along ?

The pictures of the long sweeping embankment of the prototype on the first page of this thread is quite breathtaking, will you be replicating this ?

Sorry for so many questions - my curiosity gets the better of me sometimes :)

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Postby Pete » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:10 pm

Hi

Here's a quick plan, it's not to scale, but shows the basic areas.

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I want to keep it simple, I'm not one for spiders webs of track.

I'm not building a specific prototype, instead I've gone for a fairly typical single line passing station layout, set loosely in Bavaria, so most of my stock is suitable, though there are exceptions.

I've not decided on the exact layout of the goods area yet, it may get an extra track before I'm finished.

Before I do anything though I must get the lift out section completed, i.e. get the worse task done first!

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