Pete's new N-gauge Layout

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Postby Raider » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:16 pm

A simple yet effective plan Pete - I'm sure the scenic side will be up to your usual high standards.

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:04 pm

Great plan there Pete! Just shows that more track isn't always best!

can't wait for the scenery to develop! :shock:
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Postby SouthernBoy » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:28 pm

Thanks for the plan: less is more. Will you be signaling btw ?

I tend to leave the worst for last - not the best practice I guess :?

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Postby joshing_man » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:47 pm

Very smooth on the video Pete and as usual looking good. Be great to see this one progress.

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Postby Pete » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:27 am

Will you be signaling btw ?


Hi

There will be signals, but static ones. I'm not a great one for total automation, the points are all hand operated, I like playing with the scenery rather than wiring!

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Postby Pete » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:16 pm

Hi

I managed to crack on with blocking in some scenery this weekend:

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I've also started to get the lift out section in place, so I can complete the loop:

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Here's 40s of Youtube fun too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9QCjPT81Rw

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:40 pm

Hi Pete

Great to see things are moving on nicely. Liked the video: nice and simple ;)

I have a feeling this layout is quite simply going to put all of your hitherto excellent efforts into the shade. Have you decided on what will be used to cover the white sloping areas around the edge yet, i.e. rock, vegetation, even snow?

Cheers

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Postby Pete » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:58 pm

Tim

I'm going for Woodland Scenics stuff. I don't want to recreate my earlier layout, so will be limiting the amount of static grass, I think it's great for small layouts and HO, but I want to try to create a more expansive look with this layout.

We don't talk about snow, a very sore subject!!

I must admit I have a good feeling about this one, it's turning out just as I wanted now I've decided to go down to a single mainline.

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Postby Infrontcat » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:50 am

Pete wrote: it's turning out just as I wanted now I've decided to go down to a single mainline.

LOL, all the more room to dazzle with your scenic abilities fella ;)

Look forward to more updates mate

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Postby Motors » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:24 am

Wow pete i have really enjoyed reading through this thread and can't wait to see how this layout progresses,keep up the good work

as i posted in my layout thread i have gone backwards and my board is dismantled and am considering selling my two ho sets and accessories
to be able to buy n gauge,but getting back to this forum and looking around is making me want to design a smaller layout,so i can get something started asap,some things never change i am still indecisive lol

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Postby Pete » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:23 pm

Hi

Thanks both for the comments, I've thrashed around for a bit in the dark trying to get this layout right for so long now, it'll be good to get back into the proper modelling rather than woodwork.

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Closing the loop

Postby Pete » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:38 pm

Hi

Managed to get the insert fixed up, and a temporary track so I now have loop, and a loop=long trains.

Not had chance to take any good pics yet, but heres a short vid if your interested.

The Long Train, or Near and Far.

I've also gathered together some pictures of my old layout if anyone would like to take a look:

Holstenberg Gallery

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Postby dr5euss » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:03 pm

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Postby Pete » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:54 pm

George

It's an American folk group called the *word censored* Fairies, if you visit their web site you can download a lot of their stuff, I've got their CD Memento Mori. I recommend the track 'We're all going to Hell'.

8)

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Postby SouthernBoy » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:12 pm

dr5euss wrote:That music's hilarious :lol: What is it?

Sounds like some would be Karen Carpenter number to me, quite poignant and sad really ...

but returning to the business in hand - Pete, I notice that there are no guards vans at the ends of your goods trains (as in British practice), but at rough thirds through the assembly are what look like guards vans with birdcage observation points ... My question is am I correct in assuming these are guards vans and that positioning them at regular intervals through a goods train was the standard practice ? Did they do it this way for double safety ? Or because the braking ability was lower so more were required ? Or am I barking up the wrong tree ?


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