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Author Topic: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.  (Read 698 times)

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'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« on: November 17, 2015, 01:45:15 pm »
I have just finished my first ever layout, built with kato unitrack.

It has been a big (but mostly fun) learning curve, and I have made several mistakes. But here it is. It is dc, and uses a standard kato controller and points switches, but I will convert it to dcc very soon. Then probably rip it all up and start again with all my newly gained beginners knowledge:-)

I have to say I am very impressed witjh Kato Unitrack, and will stick with it for any new layout. I found it very simple to use and so easy electrcally. For a newbie like me built in point motors and track feeders are a godsend, I am absolutely crap at soldering.

I think I might go down the z21 route in the future, that seems a comprehensive bit of dcc kit, and I own an ipad already.

Any coments on the layout or general thoughts are more than welcome!

Richard
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Re: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 02:07:58 pm »
That's a really good first effort Richard. I'm pleased that you enjoyed constructing it.
You've made a great job of those Metcalfe kits too and it's good to see working lighting.
Great stuff and thanks for sharing.
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Re: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 02:30:35 pm »
 :greatpicturessign:
Looks good, though by all accounts there's no such thing as a finished layout ;).  Unitrack user here too BTW, I think if I hadn't had access to that I might not have got into N gauge the way I have.
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Re: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 02:39:18 pm »
Most impressive piece of work!
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Re: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 03:14:05 pm »
Great job, Richard, including nicely disguising the Unitrack :thumbsup:

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Re: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 04:07:36 pm »
For a first timer you've done extremely well, lots of nice little touches, bodes well for the future and look forward to seeing your next one.   :thumbsup:

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Re: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2015, 08:47:14 pm »
Thanks so much for all those very kind comments!

It is very encouraging to get some feedback, and i am sure i will learn a lot from all you folk on this forum.

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Re: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2015, 09:19:55 pm »
Very good first attempt. Looking forward to the second. :) :thumbsup:
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Re: 'Greenhills', a first ever layout.
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2015, 09:23:25 pm »
Great first layout I look forward to seeing your new project. :thumbsup:
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