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 Posted: Sat Jul 5th, 2008 10:15 pm
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This is a mad capped idea that I've had a look at. Having been challenged by Holly to see who can construct a better layout in a small space, I had a look about for suitable restricted areas in which to produce a model. During my room tidying mission, I came across a few shoeboxes: Perfect! All bar one are your standard shoebox size. The lone box I'm going to use is a mere 13" x 5", so I'm going to fit an N gauge BLT in there. There's not much room so it's simply the platform, station building and main & bay platform tracks. I may model a low relief goods shed behind the bay platform to justify some extra moves. Most operation though is going to be passenger orientated using a Farish GWR Railcar. This then site's the layout deep in GWR territory.

So, time for the plan. It's not 100% to scale, but tomorrow will see me possibly preparing the shoebox for it's "fun".


Any thoughts on what I may possibly be getting myself into?

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 Posted: Sat Jul 5th, 2008 10:35 pm
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What about a nice little Z gauge Austrian or Swiss set up for something different, maybe with electrical overheads :D

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 Posted: Sat Jul 5th, 2008 10:37 pm
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Great idea! And in Z scale you could almost put a helix in there!



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 Posted: Sun Jul 6th, 2008 12:37 am
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Too small for me I'm afraid guys. I'm pushing it with N gauge and with a somewhat lack of stock at a good price, I'm going to stick with my N gauge plans.

That's not to say it's a good idea (if that makes sense), just for the purpose and the fact I have a few lengths of N gauge trackwork available to hand. :wink:

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 Posted: Sun Jul 6th, 2008 08:48 am
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Only yesterday i was thinking about a little side project in N gauge

Something like the size of Franks Pen y Bont but in N

I am a bit weary thou whether my eyesight will be good enough.

I think i may well do it just to see if i am capable of producing something a little bit decent in that scale.

So if you do i will hows that for a challenge :lol: :lol: :lol:

cheers Brian.W

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 Posted: Sun Jul 6th, 2008 11:41 am
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Sam, if you look at my layout thread (Evolution) you will see the latest edition to the fleet, and by buying from the USA at around 1/3 of the price over here.

So it got me thinking, how about a low relief ice house (these were used to fill box cars carrying produce with ice, pre refrigeration days, ice was shovelled thru a hatch in the roof) or perhaps a logging layout, loads of scope there for scenic work and with the correct crossings you could probably get 3 tracks in.

This is going to sound daft but I just trying to get you to think outside of the box so to speak, challenge yourself with something unfamiliar :wink:

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 Posted: Sun Jul 6th, 2008 03:03 pm
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Hmmm, certainly food for thought Lawrence. In the space available though I would prefer to go with something I know well enough to justify the space I have at my disposal. Maybe some On30 will follow! I've admired the gauge and fancied it for some time now.

Brian, if your up for a challenge, lets do it.. 8) :twisted: I doubt Holly will get round to starting any time soon, so let's us have a go at it. :)

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 Posted: Sun Jul 6th, 2008 03:21 pm
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Ok i will have a go at a little N gauge project aswell

just to see how i get on with it.

i am just going to do a litlle plank layout ened to end thing.

cheers Brian.W

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No no no no no no Brian,

You will be much happier working on an existing layout, something along the lines of Lostwithiel :roll:

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i'm am sure your eyes are looking forward to bringing Lostwithiel back to its former glory.

Plus remember i have never tried N gauge i could end up making a total pigs ear of it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


cheers Brian.W

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Christrerise wrote:No no no no no no Brian,

You will be much happier working on an existing layout, something along the lines of Lostwithiel :roll:


I wonder how much postage would be on an N gauge layout from Cornwall to South Wales :?:

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Gwent Rail wrote:I wonder how much postage would be on an N gauge layout from Cornwall to South Wales :?:

Careful Jeff, have van - can travel! Being the expert you are at wiring you may find me dumping a layout on your doorstep when I next head for Blaenavon :roll:

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Bring it to Newport club, Chris and I'll get some real "experts" to fix it :!: :!: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Trouble is, it may come back to you with a track gauge of 18.83mm :!: :!: :!:

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If they can fit the same amount of track in the same area then you are on :twisted:

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Christrerise wrote:If they can fit the same amount of track in the same area then you are on :twisted:

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

We are railway modellers at Newport MRC, not magicians :!: :!: :!:

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