Gateside & Northbridge

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Lets hope the new neighbours are better!
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TimberSurf wrote: Thu Sep 28, 2023 7:44 pm Lets hope the new neighbours are better!
Amen to that Tim

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luckymucklebackit wrote:
so it begins yet again!!!
I'm very glad to hear it (read it)!
Good luck with the move. :)
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G'Day Gents

Good news. fingers crossed. :D

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Mine too!
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Great news, Jim.

Looking forward to a better G&N.

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Best Wishes on your new move. Look forward to seeing your ideas on your simpler layout.
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Thanks everyone for you kind thoughts, the good news is that we have agreed a sale on the flat, so just to agree the move date, hopefully as soon as possible.
As an aside, I received a surprise birthday present from my son yesterday
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Keeping it boxed until after the move, anyone had any experience of this kit?

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Hi all

So the move went very well and we have been in the house for seven weeks. There has been a lot of decorating to do so have been fully employed painting etc.
Nothing done layout wise yet but plenty of potential in the loft which is already floored and has an access ladder. One of the previous owners had used the loft for something so there had been power and lighting, but this has been disconnected and needs replacing.
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Parts of the loft have been roughly partitioned off and I plan to remove this, as a result this gives me a generous 19ft by 12 ft layout area, just short of the "Freezer Maximum". Not expecting fast progress, need to start scribbling!!

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luckymucklebackit wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:57 pm

Parts of the loft have been roughly partitioned off and I plan to remove this, as a result this gives me a generous 19ft by 12 ft layout area,

Cheers

Jim
How does that compare with the original G&N? Is a total re-incarnation possible, or in mind?
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Ex-Pat wrote: Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:14 amj
luckymucklebackit wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:57 pm

Parts of the loft have been roughly partitioned off and I plan to remove this, as a result this gives me a generous 19ft by 12 ft layout area,

Cheers

Jim

How does that compare with the original G&N? Is a total re-incarnation possible, or in mind?
Hi Ex-Pat, IIRC the version of Gateside and Northbridge that started the thread (mk4) was only about 13ft 6in by 10ft so there is plenty of scope to create a full reincarnation with enhancements. My concern is that I have been here before, G&N mk1 was a very successful layout, for Mk2 I had 20ft by 10ft but I made a total hash of the design and it was ripped up long before completion. I need to sit down and very carefully work out the best use of space, I have learned a lot from the previous layouts, this is likely to be the last chance to get it 100% right!

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luckymucklebackit wrote:
made a total hash of the design and it was ripped up long before completion
Story of my life! :lol:
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G'Day Gents

Great looking loft, a lot better than the last few very cramped layouts. :D :D :D

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Hi all

Well guess what, after some scribbling and research I have decided to stick with the proven concept and Gateside, Mavisbank and Northbridge will return for one probably final iteration!

Despite the necessity to really cram things in last time out, I felt that the plan threw up some nice features, in particular I was so very sorry to lose the low level station. I therefore decided to keep the basics of the last plan and stretch it to fit the much more generous area now available, The track plan for Gateside, the low level station and goods facilities, Mavisbank and Northbridge will be as before, with the larger area Gateside MPD can be at the.same level as the station and additional siding space can be fitted in at both the main and low level station, Northbridge also gets a goods mileage yard and a Motorail terminal. One benefit if this is that I managed to salvage the control panels which will save a lot of time. The big improvement is that the fiddle yard will be much larger than before.
Previous incarnations of the concept have been heavily biased towards passenger workings, this will change as i have been hoovering up 2nd hand wagons and now have considerably more than before.
Due to financial restrictions work wont start until August but that gives me time to polish up the plan.

See you all soon.

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Very much looking forward to it Jim.
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