Newcastle Emlyn in N scale

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  1. Marty

    Marty Full Member

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    A pictorial introduction to my Newcastle Emlyn Layout.

    The entrance to the layout room... this is the spelling used on the station sign in the 1930's. Timetables used the Newcastle Emlyn spelling.

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    Just making the allegiance clear. :lol:�

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    A view of the Pentrecourt Halt section near the layout room door.

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    The original layout plan...

    Here are some early photos of baseboard construction. I use the open frame L-girder and riser style with track beds cut from ply or made up from strips of 3mm MDF on their side and laminated together with PVA. Stations and yards will be individual planks on risers. This arrangement allows for hilly country above and BELOW the track level, enhancing the feel of a railway in a landscape.

    First the right hand section that will eventually have the Newcastle Emlyn Station on it...

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    Then the corner section...

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    Then the Henllan Station and Green Grove Milk Factory section...

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    ... and finally the narrow section near the layout room door which supports Pentrecourt Halt, the Alltycefan Bridge and Woollen Mill...

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    The backboard is 3 or 4mm hardboard which has bent nicely though the corners at about a 400mm radius...
     
  2. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh Yeah Marty,
    Bring it on.........makes one consider N Gauge when you see what is possible. I really like your layout plan. I can`t remember studying it before but it has great operating potential.
    Do you hope to run the layout with a team of friends.??? It could make an interesting evening in the train room running to timetable or schedule.
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  3. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    A great kick off Marty. First time I have seen the track plan from memory. Plenty of interest there.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    That looks a great track plan, anymore photo's please? :):)

    Cheers
    Ron
     
  5. Marty

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    gormo wrote:
    Gormo, that is the hope. To eventually have a small operating team. While designing it to be operated stand alone I've also set the control panels up for individual station operation. The Nephew and I have done a couple of test runs using sequential time tabling and basic train shunting lists. Seems to work.

    Much smoother loco control and uncoupling will have to get sorted before then though.

    Marty
     
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    The track plan has been modified slightly and provision for expansion around the other side of the room incorporated. I'm working on an updated plan but it's taking a while.

    More photos in due course.

    Cheers
    Marty
     
  7. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    All the time in the world Marty. :avatar:
     
  8. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    What's the reason behind this affiliation of aussies with Gods Worst Railway

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    Still a lovely layout even with the GWR stuff spoiling the overall effect :avatar:

    Paul
     
  9. gormo

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    I reckon I know Paul,
    Because we are so far away from Gt. Britain and it`s therefore difficult for us to be choosey about some of the lesser known railways like LMS and LNER and Southern etc. etc, so we simply go for the best one, being GWR, because as it`s so popular world wide, there is so much reference material available about it. There are literally volumes of detailed material about God`s Wonderful Railway.
    I mean whatever you follow in life, it might as well be the best available of it`s type I would think.
    Without prejudice of course.......Ahem!!!
    Cheers
    Monsieur Gormo...... Happy Adopt A Frog Day
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    There's me thinking that comment had slipped under the radar :giggle:

    Now you should know, that just because its popular doesn't make it the best :facepalm: :avatar:

    Sorry Marty - thread back to you....

    Paul
     
  11. gormo

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    Yes ignore him Marty......let`s get back to GODS WONDERFUL RAILWAY.....the little version in W.A.
    http://www.click Baron Von Gormo
     
  12. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Marty,

    Congratulations on picture of the week.a very worthy edition.

    I don't think your gallery will be a stranger to this slot somehow. We are very fortunate to have some strong contenders. Some phenomenal images.

    Thanks for sharing your terrific talent with us.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  13. gormo

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    Well said Toto
    http://www.click Gormo
     
  14. Marty

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    gormo wrote:
    Wot ee said.... But mainly because when I started modelling in N Gauge, 1989 ish, the most readily available and common rolling stock was GWR. Especially here in Perth and before I had worked out that it could be bought over the internet. (Actually the was NO internet!)

    ... And the Duck was a Great Western engine through and through, as was City of Truro... No choice really.

    Although, I must admit, I found Duck a bit of a pompous twit at times. But he'd did do everything the right way which appeals to my OCDness.

    Marty
     
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    Cheers for the PotW....

    Here's a couple more of recently arrived shinies...

    6280 Kingstone Grange, new on shed, is heading a Down Carmarthen to Newcastle Emlyn afternoon train past the mill with a rake of the recently released Hawkesworth coaches.

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    The train is tailed by a chocolate Collett BG from the N Gauge Society that was ordered several years ago and has just arrived this month. The BG is rumbling over the bridge over the Afon Teifi and will shortly pass Pentrecourt Halt as the train weaves its way down the valley towards the Alltycefan tunnel.

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    Cheers

    Marty
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Marty,

    Another fantastic pair of photo's. The bridge in the first picture with the concrete and steel tube fencing on it is virtually identical to a bridge on a disused track bed in Killin near Crianlarich. What a truly great version of this type of bridge.

    You've played another blinder kind Sir.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  17. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Hi Marty,

    Great start to your thread. The photos you have posted are superb and show your level of skill and dedication to N scale. Fantastic.

    For those out there that have never read about Newcastle Emlyn, hang on, it's going to be a great ride !

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  18. SMR CHRIS

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    Congrats on the "Photo of the week" really show the plus side of Nscale modelling so much depth to that scene.
    :thumbs:

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  19. gormo

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    Great Photos Marty,
    And congrats on picture of the week.......well done :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    http://www.click Gormo
     
  20. ianvolvo46

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    Realistic scene that Marty gteat depth!

    Ian
     

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