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Offline hillside

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Parish End
« on: March 09, 2017, 12:27:27 pm »
Please like and share my "Parish End" Facebook group, which will show the progress in building my new layout:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/242762646132554/

Thank you.
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 01:11:01 pm »
Sorry - Facebook's not for me :no:

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 01:17:59 pm »
Sorry - Facebook's not for me :no:

Not a problem.  Thanks though.
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 01:20:08 pm »
Sorry - Facebook's not for me :no:
Same here!

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 06:24:49 pm »
John A GOM personified
N Gauge can seriously damage your wealth.
Never force things. Just use a bigger hammer
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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17646.0
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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29659.0

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 07:53:31 am »
Sorry - Facebook's not for me :no:
Ditto
Any another...

To be honest Hillside; if you want to maximise exposure for your layout and make it more 'findable' by the likes of a google search, you would be better to post text, photos etc on the forum and then put links to the forum posts on face book, rather than the other way round...

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 07:58:32 am »
Let's have a look at it on the forum!  :thumbsup:

Kick a thread off, mate.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 09:10:17 am »
Just to buck the trend......I am following your facebook page  :)

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Parish End
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 01:30:12 pm »
Here is a plan of my proposed N Gauge model railway Parish End.
It is a fictional set of sidings in the industrial north west of Britain and is served by the LMS Railway Company. The era modelled is the 1930's.

The plan should sit nicely on a 6' x 18" board, though i think the passing loop is a little too long.

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 03:58:06 pm »
While it's commendable you have used large radius points in the plan, you'd get away with medium radius running wise and give yourself a bit more room.
Any reason for choosing code 80? Personally I'd have gone down the code 55 track and used their small points SLE391/2.

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 04:37:50 pm »
While it's commendable you have used large radius points in the plan, you'd get away with medium radius running wise and give yourself a bit more room.
Any reason for choosing code 80? Personally I'd have gone down the code 55 track and used their small points SLE391/2.

Hi,
I've used medium radius points on my previous layout attempts and find the large radius suit this layout better on aesthetics.
The reason for Code 80 is that I'd got loads left over from when I went mad and over bought (considerably) when I first started out in N Gauge last year.  Essentially the majority of track was "in stock", so all I've had to do was spend £30 on a new board; just a question of economics.
I have "discovered", as have many on this forum that modelling in N isn't the cheapest scale to buy in to.
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 04:51:26 am »
Welcome hillside, at last someone from FB have come over to the “Mothership” main Forum. I love your layout hillside, would love to see some photo’s of it. I also started out last year and agree it can be a expensive hobby to be in but there are bargains out there.

Hillside by the way is a place between Formby and Southport in the North West, Southport being my home town where i was born, it was in Lancashire until the powers that be changed the boundaries of the county’s and included both towns into Merseyside.   :thumbs down:
 
Still enjoy your layout hillside and please post some photo’s.      :thumbsup:

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 07:56:43 am »
If you want "likes and shares" on FB, why is your layout a closed page?

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Re: Parish End
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2017, 08:59:09 am »
Oops.  My bad.  Privacy changed to an Open Group.
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Re: Parish End
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 03:42:46 pm »
A fairly momentous day today.
I have stripped down my old layout and saved the useful bits and pieces: Cobalts and Wago terminal connectors and printed off the track plan at full size - just need to sellotape it together neatly.

Jobs for tomorrow:
Sellotape track plan together.
Sand edges of layout board.
Get all the bits and pieces I need in one place where I can find them.

Note to self:
Take your time and don't rush things.
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes" - Oscar Wilde

 

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