Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:25 am

Lee, How much was a ton of fine ballast ?
Who knows you may grow to enjoy laying ballast.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Dave » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:50 pm

Looking good Lee 8)

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:01 pm

Dave, given the scale of greenery you have, how many grams of static grass have you gone through and what applicator do you use?
I have an eventual plan for similar vast areas and have been collecting cheap chinese alternatives.
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:22 pm

TimberSurf wrote:Dave, given the scale of greenery you have, how many grams of static grass have you gone through and what applicator do you use?
I have an eventual plan for similar vast areas and have been collecting cheap chinese alternatives.


Thanks for all the comments lads much appreciated 8)

The large static grass bags do last quite well, 3 for 12 on ebay i have have used about 3 packs on this layout, i blend it in with the brown and mixed green turf sprinkle scenic stuff as well maybe that as helped spread the need for less static grass .

I use the plastic bottle that nock do, it seems to work fine for me just keep shaking it as you go.

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All the ballast is done, track cleaned and trains tested over points, so picks of trains will soon be here i for one is Getting sick of the greenery now :lol: :lol: so i soon will be moving on to the next phase that is fences paths etc etc

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby ceejaydee » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:30 pm

Good to see you back working on the layout - love all that greenery :D
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby mumbles » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:31 pm

Really is an amazing bit of countryside you've made

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:16 am

It's really nice to see the old school names on here from back in the day , thanks for the comments guys.

Decided to have a change and start building the bridge, it should blend in nicely once the colours are added.

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:18 am

Coo you were up early Lee,

Looking quite spectacular with such an expansive layout.

Yes, so many 'Old Names' we really do last the tests of time !!

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:36 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Coo you were up early Lee,

Looking quite spectacular with such an expansive layout.

Yes, so many 'Old Names' we really do last the tests of time !!

Geoff T.


Thanks alot , Yes Geoff was in there at 6 this morning for a hour :lol:
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:12 pm

Hi all,

Thanks for the comments

Been busy on the layout last week started planting the trees, making a platform on the left side near bridge , wiring the shed storage area fitting the points and finally testing the track out.

Testing is going well with a few minor tweaks with some of the trains and track but all in all its going ok, will get a better video of the storage area once the training is completed by my little camera girl ( She either talks through it or its at a 45 degree angle )lol.

Quickly done this due to the demand of seeing trains from you guys :)

https://youtu.be/2bPhi_vMuos

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby TimberSurf » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm

Brilliant! I can't believe how quickly it has come together! :D
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby m.levin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:46 am

Progression has always been quick, with your layout, but N gauge are only toys :wink:

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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 am

TimberSurf wrote:Brilliant! I can't believe how quickly it has come together! :D


Thanks timber ,superpose I should limit myself but once I start I can't stop lol
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:51 am

m.levin wrote:Progression has always been quick, with your layout, but N gauge are only toys :wink:


Cheers mucka , If I could roll back time I would go OO mart, due to the fact some off the trains and points in N are are pain in the backside to keep running nice lol
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Re: Back to the lakes ( N gauge)

Postby Lee » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:09 pm

Thank you all,

Planted bushes the last trees and generally darkened some of the colours they was too bright, some photos look at bit too dark but it's better in person seems to all blend in nice.

Also finished off the front board and white starting a nice little waterfall that flows of the edge.

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