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Too late to change my mind now…………


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I'm also assembling a track cleaning train and wanted something a bit beefy to push it, so my Christmas present to me…

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As a test, I've been attempting a Metcalfe retaining wall kit and although I found the 00 gauge kits fairly easy, this N gauge kit was a bit more of a challenge as the pieces are a bit small for fat fingers  :mutley

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I tried to colour the visible white edges with a felt pen as I assembled it, but the pen slipped rather a lot so I'll have to add some strategically placed foliage if I intend to use it.

No prizes for spotting the other big mistake.

The wall needs to be a lot longer, but I'm not whether to make some more Metcalfe kits or look for alternatives.

I obviously considered Scalescenes, but it's a lot of card cutting for old arthritic fingers.

Any suggestions gratefully received.



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Looking smart Ed - not tempted to try out the T gauge stuff then? I went to an expo with dad years ago and they had the Guitar case layouts - looked incredible but i can't imagine trying to work with something that small.

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N gauge is positively big after trying out Z gauge, but T gauge………………….. don't think so  :lol:

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No prizes for spotting the other big mistake.


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It's not LNER……  😄

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Petermac said

It's not LNER……  😄

True, but the mistake is to do with the wall not the rolling stock.

I suppose the wall could be LNER  :hmm:


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Is it in the wrong place ?

Should be further forward to catch the ledge on the right ???

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It's not easy to see, but I've stuck the top sections of the wall on upside down. :'(

If I do use more Metcalfe kits to extend the wall, do I put all the top sections upside down to match, or attempt to take this one apart and fix it  :S


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The upside down capping stones don't show up in France Ed so I wouldn't worry too much.  😉

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But I'd know they were wrong Peter and it would annoy me.


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Nice to see Kato track in use and I like the way you have incorporated some lengths of 'normal' track.  My only issue with Kato track was that the trains often jumped where the track pieces joined.  I had to do quite a lot of filing, although this was offset by the joy of having pre-wired motorised points.
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Not had any running problems so far Bob, but I'm running mainly diesels and the pre-wired points are, as you say, a joy  :thumbs3:



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Not much to show really, still working on the scenic break between the viewing part of the layout and the storage area, but domestic duties and life in general keep getting in the way.

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