Building Elvenhome, an N Gauge layout

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    Work has continued to lay the track for the branch terminus. I have also started the process of converting a design for a scratch built signal box from 00 gauge to N gauge and I show the build of a key part of the design I have had to adapt in reducing the size of the build. I also talk about a new gimbal that will allow me to fix a mic on to help in filming the videos.
     
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    Now that I have stopped throwing my tools around and damaging the track, progress in building the branch terminus and goods yard has been swifter. Track in now laid, with, eventually, point motors in and working after my first dalliance with DCC control of point motors. I show the value of a set of vernier callipers in measuring for scratch building in n scale, and my train cam lives again.
     
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    In this video I complete the installation of the buildings for the branch terminus. You get a front row seat at the train cam takes a trip up the branch and into the train shed at High Elven. The signal box I am scratch buildings from an adapted OO scale design, begins to take shape.
     
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    In this video I complete the scratch build of a signal box in N scale having scaled down a design from OO scale plans. A rake of newly issued Thompson Teak Coaches joins the fleet at Elvenhome. I am also starting in this video a new series in which I talk about two N gauge layouts that I follow on YouTube.

     
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    In this video I concentrate on the building of a low relief terrace house kit from Petite Properties. Together with three other kits the terrace houses will form part of Station Road at the branch terminus of High Elven. I also take a look at how I am going to expand my use of the Woodland Scenics Just Plug system. Finally I showcase two more N Gauge layouts to which I am subscribed.
     
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    Very, very nice Steve......:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
    And you video presentations are very well put together.
    Nice to see N gauge so well done.
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
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    Thanks very much Gormo. Sorry to be slow in replying

    Steve
     
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    No worries...:thumbs:
     
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    I have been starting the work of constructing Station Road which will run along the branch terminus station at High Elven. I also show the router attachment that I recently used with the Dremel to cut the groove into which the inspection pit was set for the Engine Shed at High Elven. Finally I showcase two other N Gauge layouts that I follow which I think you will enjoy watching.
     
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    I have been able to complete the work to create Station Road at High Elven the branch terminus. That has included using some low relief shops from IN the Greenwood Laser. I have also finally decided to bite the bullet and replace a building which has been bugging me for a while. I show me building its successor ahead of the wrecking ball moving in. I also showcase two other N gauge channels on YouTube to which I think it is worth subscribing.
     
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    This posting is two weeks late and I appear not have posted it when it was released. So you get two for the price of one. This video concentrates on the completion of the work to build and paint the new church and install it on the layout.

     
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    By way of double bubble this week, here is the latest video which looks at how I went about completing some scenic work at the top fo the cliff edge by the church. Two more channel recommended in the Two to Watch series. My plans for the village of High Elven are also revealed.

     
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    In my latest video I respond to those who replied to my last video by saying I should have a go at making a skittle alley for the pub in N scale. I will learn not to scoff publicly at ideas from my wife. There are two more channels with N gauge layouts to look at in Two to Watch. I also talk through the plans for the scratch build of the pub into which the skittle alley will be placed. Oh yes and there are trains running.

     

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