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Author Topic: Apagele - Available for Exhibitions  (Read 12374 times)

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Offline Steve Purves

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Apagele - Available for Exhibitions
« on: July 04, 2014, 11:11:45 am »
My plan for Leicester TMD has unfortunately been put on hold for the time being, so here’s my plan for a double APA box, I have one box in hand and need to get to Ikea to get another to join two boxes together as per the excellent Dunelm layout on RMweb. The plan is for N gauge, 1990 – 2000 so sectors through to privatisation. There will be occasional passenger trains (loco hauled and units) and heavy freight reversing using the loop or the platform road, plus the nuclear transfer facility to add a little interest and to make use of the excellent FNA wagons by Farish.
Early stages at the min but something might happen in the next few weeks



Double APA Box by Steve Purves, on Flickr

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 11:21:33 am »
Looks fine! I'm an old guard modeller though and I find modern layouts to be very minimalistic. But hey, that's just me. Thumbs up with your project! :thumbsup:
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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 11:54:34 am »
What's not to like? :thumbsup:
I'm assuming by the contouring that all the tracks sit well below land level?

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2014, 12:21:05 pm »
Indeed, the tracks willbe on baseboard level with everything built up around it
Many thanks...

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 09:12:32 am »
Work has started on the latest project, which is currently nameless. I have recycled two of the children’s APA boxes, to create the base. I removed the inner ends and glued ¼” dowelling in the screw holes to join the two together. Rather than have the joins all in the centre of the box for both frames and hardboard, I cut one of each side and floor in half so as to stagger the joins and try and build some strength in to it.

Here are the trimmed sides and floors


Double sized Apa box... by Steve Purves, on Flickr

And the box with the extra-long framework fitted. To slide the hardboard into place required about 4 sets of hand and a liberal dose of swearing…


Double sized Apa box... by Steve Purves, on Flickr

The finished box, I will now print some point plans and have a play with my initial plan to see what looks/feels right


Double sized Apa box... by Steve Purves, on Flickr

The plan as it stands now, the exit tracks are sited with the same relative positions as the exit tracks from Apa Park. This will give me the option of joining the two together using a common central fiddle yard rather than as two standalone layouts.


Double APA Box by Steve Purves, on Flickr

As for a name, How does Apalong sound? – suggestions welcome!

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 09:16:10 am »
As the track is surrounded by hills how about Apa Vale?

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 10:54:50 am »

As for a name, How does Apalong sound? – suggestions welcome!

Sorry, Steve, but the first thing that sprang to mind there was 'Apalong Cassidy' :sorrysign:

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 11:00:55 am »
Haha, thanks NPN, Thats that one gone! Its sounded ok when I firtst thought of it but seeing it written down I don't think it works...

Apperton on the other hand feels better.

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 11:01:55 am »
I got Avalon by Roxy Music  :doh:

However I don't think it is a bad name for a layout  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014, 11:06:49 am »
Haha, thanks NPN, Thats that one gone! Its sounded ok when I firtst thought of it but seeing it written down I don't think it works...

Apperton on the other hand feels better.

How about Apature? (see what I did there?) :D

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2014, 11:29:14 am »
Haha, thanks NPN, Thats that one gone! Its sounded ok when I firtst thought of it but seeing it written down I don't think it works...

Apperton on the other hand feels better.

How about Apature? (see what I did there?) :D

Thats APPAling...
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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2014, 02:29:11 pm »
Apadeen, Aparystwyth... :-[

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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2014, 06:36:48 pm »
Apasite.
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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2014, 08:04:14 pm »
Ok, at the risk of appearing thick, what in this context, does APA stand for?

Cheers
Kirky
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Re: Apa Something...
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2014, 08:27:16 pm »
Here you go Kirky

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/20078031/

Hope this helps

dave  :thumbsup:

 

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