New plank 'Wassup Docks' n gauge layout

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  1. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    n gauge.jpg View attachment 16030 View attachment 16029 trackplan (goods only layout) 3 x l/h points, 1x r/h point, 1 crossover … each of the 2 upper tracks can access all harbour/chemical sidings … here we go again :facepalm:
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I think you've went a bit Looney Tunes with this one. Looking forward to see what you can do in your new chosen gauge. Hope you've been to spec savers.

    Great stuff Ian.

    Toto
     
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    Nice one Ian, interested to see how this develops

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    This is going to be interesting to watch develop Ian, what sort of stock will you need? and what era do you plan to model?

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    these 2 sets are my foundation … there'll be a few fish vans, a small dock shunter, coal wagons y'know odds n sods … all freight though … oh a nd I'll have to scratch build a rail mounted crane :scratchchin:

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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    The vino juice is flowing

    I might convert this into a customs shed
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    This into a customs house/office
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    and this will be my signal box
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    and then there's one each of these
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    That should see 2020 out … but maybe I might use ready built …. on the other hand ...
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Someone is going to be busy.:thumbs:
     
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    Just thinking a double slip rather than the crossover, would give a shunting puzzle layout with a run round.

    I take it you have been issued with stronger glasses so you can see these micro trains :avatar:

    Paul
     
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  9. Gary

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

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    Wow, N gauge Ian, that is a change ! Looking forward to your build on this one.

    Paul mentioned the double slip, or can you switch in the lines in the fiddle yard ?

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Good points Paul :facepalm: makes sense as does Gary mmmm ref the specs ... the reason for going n gauge is so i can get more in my 'hidey drawer' and the 5/8ths will think i'm buying less shinies .... :scratchchin: ok so l'm doomed ... also on reflection i reckon the buildings might be too much of a challenge as my eyesight isnt brilliant but we'll see (pun intended)

    Ian vt
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    just checked Peco double slip … phew pricey :facepalm:
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just arrived ... n gauge shinie ... ? ... well somethings there i can feel it
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    n gauge.jpg

    Slight alteration … the uppermost track if I use it will be above the retaining wall … anyway everything ordered from the scousers including a few extra wagons … buildings to be Metcalfe as I realized the combination of poor eyesight combined with scalpels and tinto is just asking for trouble … still got to make ship/boat though. things will alter when I measure up the wagons etc for the length of the run round loop

    Ian vt
     
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    n gauge.jpg 9 sets of points (already obtained from Merseyside, excellent service) and quite complex but I wanted to have a small layout that would fit on our dining table (permission obtained as long as superglue not involved) so needs to be 100cm max but decided not to use traverser o this build as it would make it too long … comments welcome .. this gives me a 2 road fiddle yard of 25cm
     
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    :avatar::avatar::avatar:

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    Good luck Ian!! :thumbup:
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    dock main.jpg Ok … after massively underestimating the size of the Metcalfe building kits, I've altered the trackplan … however now I have to use Scalescenes so first aiders on yer marks get set …. or maybe not mmmm :scratchchin:
     
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    I have never been a fan of Metcalfe kits, I think the Scalescene ones are far superior. You do have to put more work into them but I think the end result will look much better.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    I agree Pete regards the end result but I've just had a go at the free 2mm Scalescenes warehouse and fell at the first hurdle so might have to sacrifice the realism for the reality and kit-bash the Metcalfe kits ... decisions decisions :scratchchin:

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

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    Why not do the 'Gormo method' and cover the Metcalfe kits in Scalescenes papers... :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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