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Author Topic: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge  (Read 36139 times)

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #930 on: Yesterday at 04:19:28 pm »
Tree Time

May I be so bold as to add a couple more suggestions which you may disregard or utilise as you wish.
Road vehicles - almost certainly not all to scale. I remember my layout as a 10/11 year old had vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
Trees - those heavy plastic green and brown monstrocities  set on round plastic bases the size of a three penny bit.


Thank you so much for this, Martin.  I had been thinking about trees from the 'normal' suppliers until I read your suggestion a couple of weeks ago.  You are correct, of course.  I got looking on the internet - the place for such things - and found these.  Are these close to what you had in mind?
 

They smell of balloons and the green bits go everywhere.  I'll need to give them a spray with the cheapest hairspray I can find to try to fix the 'foliage'.


I unpacked the trees carefully on a table covered in newspaper as I anticipated that it might be a messy business.  Fortunately, I was given expert assistance to undertake the delicate operation.


Many thanks for looking.

All the very best.

John and Poppy
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« Reply #931 on: Yesterday at 04:21:41 pm »
Just the job.
Especially the tangerine coloured ones. They are a dream  :D
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« Reply #932 on: Yesterday at 08:38:39 pm »
I've been down that complex road too, American HO hand laid and track points. Interesting but got me nowhere fast.
Love the trees and expert helper. Real train set trees! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #933 on: Today at 09:35:42 am »
I've been down that complex road too, American HO hand laid and track points. Interesting but got me nowhere fast.
Love the trees and expert helper. Real train set trees! :thumbsup:


Just the job.
Especially the tangerine coloured ones. They are a dream  :D



Thank you very much for your comments, chaps.  Yes, Poppy was fascinated by the tangerine dream trees.  She thought that they would be ideal if we ever build a German layout.

Today's jobs; buying cheap and sticky hairspray (these self-service checkouts have their uses after all!), and cleaning out the vacuum cleaner.  I also have a further thought on simplicity and layouts which I might write on here - or maybe not!

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #934 on: Today at 10:11:35 am »
I fully agree with the comments about the trees shown and the importance of operating simplicity to maximise operator enjoyment. The wiring for DCC and lighting is quite enough complexity for me without adding electrically powered points. (There is only so much that can be crammed into a small underboard space.) DCC requires MANY power connections for smooth running and lighting (although 2mm lamps are massively overscale) makes a big difference for photographs, as shown in Martin's layouts.

I've always been a big Tangerine Dream fan. 8-)

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« Reply #935 on: Today at 04:51:15 pm »
Is Poppy not getting a little maternal the way she's snuggled round the "dreams", or is the paper more interesting?  :confused1:
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« Reply #936 on: Today at 04:52:13 pm »
Your cat is very cute.

 

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