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 Posted: Thu Feb 25th, 2010 03:09 pm
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Thanks for the advice about baseboards.
Just to start this thread on what will be a long and painfully expensive journey, I can bring you up to date with progress so far:

This morning I bought:

2 x set track straights.
Some rail joiners.
A lovely little long open wagon (to test the track running - when I have the track).
Two concrete filled buffers.

No finished track plan yet because I'm waiting for a parcel of track which I will then play with to best advantage.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 25th, 2010 03:11 pm
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I forgot - I also bought the Peco setrack Planbook.
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When will the new glasses arrive, DD? 

Mind you don't lose some of those tiny trains.....or worse still, stand on one.

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That has given me pause already, Gordon.
The little wagon has a mind of its own. It's very keen to run away.
Good prospect for eventual running I suppose.
I'll put some telegraph poles in it to slow it down.

I saw some secondhand 'N' locos today.
They started at £65 and it looked like they'd been painted by our cat.
That's a bullet I'm going to have to bite eventually.



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Not achieved a header picture yet then.
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ddolfelin wrote: I saw some secondhand 'N' locos today.
They started at £65 and it looked like they'd been painted by our cat.
That's a bullet I'm going to have to bite eventually.


DD, have you considered going American for this project, lots of good stuff about and at a fraction of the cost of UK stuff (pm for advice if required, it's free) .  Just a thought, and no, I'm not selling any more of my stuff :roll:

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Thanks, Lawrence.

I'm strongly tempted by an American theme for my next (and first) HO project.
However, this one really has to be GW generic and tick all the usual clichés.
Thanks anyway for the thought.

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What is the general opinion about the Peco ballast underlay?
Any thoughts welcomed.



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ddolfelin wrote:

What is the general opinion about the Peco ballast underlay?
Any thoughts welcomed.

I like it a lot, but it does give me a bit of indigestion sometimes.  :mutley



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ddolfelin wrote:
and tick all the usual clichés.

Careful what you say 'round here, DD. Feelings run strong about GW ...

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I'm hoping that eventually I'll be able to photograph the layout for chocolate boxes, Tim.
Small chocolate boxes of course.



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ddolfelin wrote: Thanks, Lawrence.

I'm strongly tempted by an American theme for my next (and first) HO project.


When will that one start DD 2/3 years time !

Is this N gauge layout for you or are you looking at making it to sell ?

And what is this talk of Chocalate boxs, nobody asked me :roll:

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Alan:
Some time ago I conspired with Don (the leading light), Gordon and many others in providing an N Layout for a very sickly little chap from the townships in South Africa.
This project has echoes of that in that it is for a traumatised little boy although his circumstances are certainly nothing like as deprived or as bad as the SA chappy.
It is tempting just to buy him a 'train set' but, on his visits, he will be able to see the progress knowing that it will be his eventually.
He is too young now to own it but in a couple of years he will get much pleasure from it. He already becomes animated when I let him 'play' with my railway 'stuff'.

All that said, this is by no means a Charity project.
Wonderful what a feeling of satisfaction one can get from a child's face lighting up instead of retreating from the world.
There will be thanks offered shortly due to contributions of kit from someone who remains nameless but his name starts with D and ends with N and has an O in the middle.



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    I've used Peco underlay before,and its fine.It does the job(cuts out noise),but it depends on how realistic you want your ballast.If you PM me your address,I'll send you some.I also have the same stuff to fit their points,and you can have as many of those as you need as well.

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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What a nice man.
Thanks, George.
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I'm not into N, but if I see any GWR on my travels I will send it to you, to help as well.

Great Project :thumbs

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Oh dear.
I obviously misled you into thinking I was appealing for contributions.
While surplus bits are welcome of course, that wasn't the purpose - the family concerned are reasonably comfortable in money terms and this is my voluntary project.



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I did understand that, but the offer is still on the table, if I ever see anything that you might be needing :thumbs

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While waiting for various deliveries of materials, I thought I'd build a little random stone bridge over a stream (as you do).

2mm plasticard forms the bridge pillars and sides.

A little work with the Dremel and diamond cutters produced something usable.
(Remember it's very small!).

To be continued with my system for building up stream banks.

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I don't know if you can see the attachments.

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Bridge sides in place.

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