New plank 'Wassup Docks' n gauge layout

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  1. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    A change of tack (nautical term eh?) I wasn't happy with the Scalescenes Puffer build …it's an excellent kit full of detail but my n gauge build quality just couldn't do it justice … so I bought a Langley model Puffer (expensive but detail excellent and it is a Xmas treat) and I also got 3 fishing boats from TMD (Telfer Model Design) good detail at very reasonable price and good service … I intend to use 2 on my layout and will convert one to a front wheelhouse design as shown

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    Fishing boats n' Puffer thingy given base coat prior to hand painting ... once complete they'll be planted then clear nail laquer (curtesy of the other 5/8ths) will be applied near the hulls of the boats to give a deeper reflection (the Puffer thingy mast will be detachable as it is soft white metal and just prime for bending/breaking) 20200107_162038.jpg
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    Just a small amount of progress (more visitors here) but coming on .. the fishing nets will be sections of hairnet (bottom of photo) from cheap Chinese shop 20200110_113206.jpg
     
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    More work on fishing boat thingys (decided against front wheelhouse) navigation lights to paint on next then Puffer whatsit ... ropes n fenders n capstans n little fishermen later

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    Hi, I enjoyed seeing your layout today.
     
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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Coming along a treat Ian. Looking forward to seeing more of this layout and the new 'shhhh' locomotive ! :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    shhhhhhh
    Locomotives … I didn't see any locomotives … who said locomotives ….:facepalm:
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I take it that the 'other 5/8ths' doesn't know about this shhhhhh loco then? (yet!):avatar::avatar::avatar:

    You've done well sneaking that in 'under the radar' then Ian!
    Keith.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thats why I switched to n gauge plus she hasnt noticed there are no lenses in her specs yet . sneaky eh :scratchchin:
     
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    Modified trackplan … again! … but this is to unclutter it ... 2 less points but still plenty of running options
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Just catching up with your thread Ian... must have missed this somehow... I really like those little fishing boats and dock scene. The revised layout looks the biz too. :tophat::tophat::thumbup: Lovely work Ian as always.:thumbs:
     
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    Great read, I am enjoying this thread and the photos of the progress. How are you able to draw such neat track plan designs?
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Just catching up Sir. Coming on a treat. Love the boats.

    No goat though
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Robyn I use .. https://www.anyrail.com the free version gives ample scope for most layouts and very easy to use

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

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    Getting the track plan you want is one of the most important considerations on designing/building a layout. It took me four attempts to get the JSRR right !

    When does the track laying commence ?

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Very true Gary although I must admit that the 5 exhibition layouts I have built have been very simple track designs to ensure running trains and keeping visitors interested. If I had the opportunity to build a home layout I would no doubt go for something a little more involved. I am drafting plans to do a new version of my first layout. I think layouts like Ian is designing here are a real test of a modellers skill especially in a small space. Ian has put a lot of effort into this and his efforts are an inspiration.

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    Hi Gary track laying will probably commence round about the end of March when the other 5/8ths is in the UK for a wedding (just in case I superglue the cloth to the table again :facepalm:) what she cant see will relax me

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