I've finally lost the plot

Discussion of large gauge model railway specific products and related model railway topics (problems and solutions). (1 gauge, O gauge, S gauge etc)
Desmond84
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Re: I've finally lost the plot

Postby Desmond84 » Tue May 27, 2014 9:10 pm

Yep, this happened to me recently, i find O gauge very appealing, but I have decided to wait a few years as it seems Ixion have started something with the RTR Hudswel and other manufacturers are getting involved which hopefully will bring prices down with competition..

One thing I dont really like is kit building, as I just really want to be the fat controller and run trains, the class O8 looks great..

I like the idea of a micro layout in a big scale, like a tuning folk/ingle in O, and id also like to make a big layout with high speed trains in N.. thats what i see scales for, boring operation = big scale.. continuous running/long trains = N

Oo gauge sound locos are same price as the O class 08 sound loco so why not :D

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Re: I've finally lost the plot

Postby ParkeNd » Tue May 27, 2014 11:41 pm

Mind you those Loveless Gauge 1 ready to runs look pretty good don't they?

lnernut
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Re: I've finally lost the plot

Postby lnernut » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:16 am

Desmond84 wrote:I like the idea of a micro layout in a big scale, like a tuning folk/ingle in O, and id also like to make a big layout with high speed trains in N.. thats what i see scales for, boring operation = big scale.. continuous running/long trains = N

Oo gauge sound locos are same price as the O class 08 sound loco so why not :D


That is an interesting philosopy..... I am currently looking at the area behind my shed and thinking I could do a fun layout in Gauge 1 / G. I should be able to get some reasonable operation on the 1400 sq metre horse arena.

A G gauge Emily (Thomas & Friends) + carriages is considerably cheaper than my last second hand HO loco.

Martin

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Re: I've finally lost the plot

Postby Emettman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:35 pm

lnernut wrote:
Desmond84 wrote:I like the idea of a micro layout in a big scale, like a tuning folk/ingle in O...


That is an interesting philosopy..... I am currently looking at the area behind my shed and thinking I could do a fun layout in Gauge 1 / G. I should be able to get some reasonable operation on the 1400 sq metre horse arena.
Martin


If the track costs don't bankrupt you!

My first G-scale railway was in a space almost exactly 15ft square.
Yes, I was down to 2ft radius curves and 4-wheel coaches, but fun it was.

In G I can offer a trackplan for a dockside shunting layout 6ft square.
Five sidings plus a loco spur, continuous run and a run-round loop.
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In this case the central hole is not for operating but is filled by a view blocking warehouse.
With battery power radio control it works as an island: viewable on all sides, no power lead problem.

The idea is that the slow-geared (scrap-box sourced) locos are driven by the public.

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In O, I reckon using the same plan and Faller plastic track, I could get that down to 5ft square, if not quite 4ft each side.
(Any connection between this and a real railway is not really intended.)

But I agree, if you wish run mainline express or heavy goods trains, the smaller scales are calling.
I've felt for a while that OO actually not often the best scale, falling between the advantages of going bigger or smaller.
It wins on default of course, by its popular presence.

Chris

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"It's his madness that keeps him sane."


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