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 Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 07:18 am
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Before the YMR show i built the box for the diorama to go in but never built it, in fact 2 where built and never used.

I still have them sitting in my train room and have been thinking about building a small shunting feature. I am told by my wife she is willing to buy a class 37 with sound for me for Xmas but i know i have yearned for this for age's but i said hang on i may change my mind, hence this thread.Now my thoughts are this, shall i build some sort of OO layout on the box i have or shall i dabble in N gauge :hmm. So i could have the money instead of the wife and buy some N gauge stuff and have a go.

So this is where you guys come in, what are your thoughts on this ?. Here is a couple of pics with the said box,s i have. One has loads of stuff dumped on it but you get the idea,





So any ideas on this matter most welcome.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 07:25 am
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From recent experience, Phill, 'N' is much more expensive than 'OO' if cost would be a consideration.
Just an observation, not a recommendation.



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 Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 07:30 am
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Also N gauge can very much strain your eyes if you are eagle eyed its not a problem but most N gauge modellers have to use some sort of magnifier to work with it.

At least with 00 everthing bought loco wise can be used on the shunting plank and your main layout

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 Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 07:40 am
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You know what Phill? I'd take the offer of that sound 37 for Christmas and start on a little shunting scene.

It can always grow module by module into something larger but - starting small - you have something to enjoy your loco on from quite early in the piece.

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I agree withe others, Phill. If I were you, I'd go for the '37 and build something small that can expanded. And tell your missus that if you don't want the sound 37, I'd be more than happy to give it a home! :cool wink:pedal:mutley:mutley

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 Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 07:58 am
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Having seen Dave's waton in the flesh, boy it's small! I think you'll have a lot of fun with the 37 as well.

So i could have the money instead of the wife
I'd definitely go for that though....!!:lol:

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I suppose it would depend how much one would get for her.



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Looking at layout thread the photo with your thumbs up i notice the area where you have the brewery building there is a space between your existing baseboard and the wall we cant see is that gap big enough to slot in the module end on as you could add it to the existing baseboard as an extention and have a station terminus of something on it.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 21st, 2010 05:49 am
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Phill,
      Further to what Brian's just said,you could have it as a removeable module that could be either attached to your main layout,or removed and with a little fiddle yard bit added,become part of a smaller layout also.Dual purpose.
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Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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I'll add my agreement Phill.  Stick with what you've already got rather than splitting your interests (and time and cash).

If you move to "N", you'll end up with 2 unfinished layouts, an empty bank account, a grumpy Mrs Phill, no Class 37 - oh, and probably blind !!!



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