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Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Layouts' started by ed, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. ed

    ed Full Member

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    As I've mentioned before, when I came back into railway modelling some five years ago, I decided 009 was far too small for my fat fingers and failing eyesight, which is why I started modelling in O-16.5 last year.

    However, I bought this last week.




    I even managed to get the track together without resorting to my magnifying visor, to test it.



    Question is, what do I do now:lol:


    Ed
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Runs so sweetly Ed. I think you are onto a mountain theme there. Absolutely heaving with rustic character. Very nice indeed.

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    Space is the problem Toto, think it'll have to be a very small layout for a very small loco and wagons :avatar:



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    Looks like the basis of a xmas diorama to me!
    Station at the front, runs in/out of mountain tunnels:giggle:
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I think the size i's both the challenge and ..... The appeal.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    That's quite charming Ed... I'm afraid the scale would be too fiddly for me but it does look good. :thumbs:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice one Ed, I remeber at last years York Show there was a small scale narrow gauge set up depicting a Derbyshire limestone quarry ... it was magical to watch. I guess the emphasis and in many ways the big advantage of the small scales is to create character and to capture the charm as opposed to super detailing. :tophat:
     
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    :hismiley:Nice purchase Ed. A small quarry theme might be great. Did I you also get the controller with the purchase.:thumbup:
     
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    Hit the nail on the head there Paul, more like detailing a layout rather than individual pieces of rolling stock. Although some people seem to get incredible amounts of detail on some of their models in this scale.

    No controller Kevin, but for just under £60 for a loco, four wagons and a bit of track, thought it was a bargain.


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  11. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Take a look at Geoff Potters micro layouts for inspiration I say ! Nice little set you picked up. Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing with this set.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Ed, a microlayout would be the way to go. There are any number of ways to build the base to create a light and portable layout. I used an MDF IKEA bedside table top for my very first micro Amper Sand in On18. This has served well but could now be considered overly heavy. Pink or Blue foam from the hardware store, cut to shape and perhaps laminated to form a layer cake sort of base would form a simple, strong and light base fo a layout. As Gary said, a few of my microlayouts appear here https://www.flickr.com/photos/66383491@N06/albums/ and might give some ideas. The Carl Arendt microlayout site will also help with ideas cheers Geoff Potter
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    I picked up a good book "Narrow Gauge Railway modelling" By Peter Kazer, lots of really useful prototype info and modelling potential (if not a bit biased towards welsh narrow gauge), the only critacism of the book, being a Wild Swan book the only colour pics are on the covers.

    I'm sure you'll soon get this into shape.

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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    I purchased this book a couple of years ago from Book Depository, full of ideas !


    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Great Micros Geoff :thumbup:


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    Already got it Gary.

    I think I've got a lot of reading to do, as well as getting on with the O-16.5 engine shed, which at last has now got a new corrugated roof on.


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