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Author Topic: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane  (Read 37933 times)

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Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« on: June 08, 2013, 09:46:28 am »
This is my first attempt at N Gauge, building a trial layout to see how I got on after my son, Callum, defected from O gauge which is my previous modelling medium.



I'm quite pleased how it turned out. The board was donated, a section of flush door, and Callum  and I worked up a scenario of Wagon Works and Cement terminal.



I squeezed in a single platform terminus, to allow  the running of some units.



The scenario is a former through route in the midlands, truncated to serve the remaining industry, recently re-opened to passengers.



The cement buildings I scratched up from brass, knightwing fuel terminal and portacabin bits.



Although there are still some detailed bits to add, (aren't there always?) I entered it into the Graham Farish trophy at the AGM show this year.



As it was so small, it seemed worthwhile to make it presentable, so that if we got invites, Callum and I could have some trips out together. We've been invited to the Stevenage Museum model railway day on the 10th August 2013. Come and say hello if you're in the area on the day!


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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 09:50:24 am »
That looks really great!  Well done - you've clearly made the move from 'O'versized to 'N'ormal very successfully!  :D
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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 09:56:59 am »
Looks really good! Can't believe it's your first go at N… wish my efforts were as good as this!

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 09:57:50 am »
The layout works very well, and some great detailing there.

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 09:58:09 am »
I'm quite pleased how it turned out.

And so you should be! :thumbsup:

Looks an excellent little layout with some good scenics  :)


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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2013, 10:06:13 am »
Nice layout, looks good to me.
What stock do you have to run on it?

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 10:19:12 am »
Nice layout, looks good to me.
What stock do you have to run on it?

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Hi Matt

We have the usual modern stuff, from 08 to 66s and a 150, 153 and a 170. We're using the premise of a repainting contract at the works to drag the odd 86 about also.

You can reach through from the back to swap stock in for repair with stock newly repaired.

At the moment, it's basically anything that is around now. Callum's interests are slipping a decade or three earlier though!  ;D


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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2013, 10:57:24 am »
Great to see a post-privatisation layout and yours is excellent  :greatpicturessign:
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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2013, 04:49:12 pm »
Fascinating little layout, and you both have a good eye for detail :thumbsup:
I'm with Callum as far as era goes though ;)

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2013, 06:26:25 pm »
Well done! Very nice layout with good operational potential. Hands off shunting? If so, what type of coupling system?
Kevin

Lowbeck Hall East MPD: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9118.msg96125#msg96125
Houghton Brook: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10285.msg106134#msg106134

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2013, 07:02:52 pm »
I have never experiencede ANYTHING industrial as per railways etc. 

But I found the images of your layout extremely atmospheric, almost as if I were in a block og flats overlooking the site.

Thankyou for the inspiration.

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2013, 07:57:18 pm »
Thank you for posting pictures of your superb layout, as Peter writes it is like being in a block of flats looking down on the real thing  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 08:06:05 pm »
Hi guys that is a wonderful little layout. Its awsome what you can do with a door lol

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2013, 08:06:42 pm »
excellent layout well done

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Re: Modern Image layout - Horseblock Lane
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2013, 09:27:03 pm »
Well done! Very nice layout with good operational potential. Hands off shunting? If so, what type of coupling system?
Kevin

Lowbeck Hall East MPD: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9118.msg96125#msg96125
Houghton Brook: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10285.msg106134#msg106134



Kevin,

We use the Dapol system for hands off shunting but we replaced the large magnets with smaller rare earth magnets off the t'internet.

I think we had a chat over Lowbeck Hall East at Leamington last year. We liked it very much and a TMD could well be our next foray as a result of seeing it and the article in the DEMU journal.

Good luck with Houghton Brook, what a cracking project. Can't wait to see more!

Neal.

 

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