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Offline Greenbridge

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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2017, 02:30:18 pm »
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread. Some wonderful little layouts here and inspiring to see what can be done in a small space.
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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2017, 02:33:06 pm »
I ordered three Dapol wagons for £4.00 each:



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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2017, 03:29:29 pm »
Loving it!

Keep the pics coming.

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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2017, 06:40:20 pm »
Yes indeed.
Keep the pictures coming.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2017, 06:46:05 pm »
I ordered three Dapol wagons for £4.00 each:



 :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

That's a good deal. Can I ask where you got them from??
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2017, 07:41:05 am »
That's a good deal. Can I ask where you got them from?
Yes you can ! From Hatton's.
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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2017, 07:43:07 am »
Would a Swiss mountain top café fit on rock ?
:sorrysign: but no.
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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2017, 01:57:57 pm »
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Got all my Rolling stock today in a perfect shape.      :claphappy:      :claphappy:      :claphappy:



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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2017, 03:02:48 pm »
Now it's time to order a few wagons and a loco. I'm working hard on it. See you soon.

The Farish 03 and 04 are excellent diesels for very tight circles. There are green, blue and even NCB yellow ones, and if you don't mind repainting them, there's the option of an industrial livery of your choice. The Dapol 'Terrier' is almost as good, and available in some nice liveries too, particularly the LB&SCR livery.

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The pending NGS Hunslett would do nicely
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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2017, 04:52:04 pm »
The pending NGS Hunslett would do nicely
Too expensive for me (£100.00) !       :'(
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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2017, 06:10:25 am »
The pending NGS Hunslett would do nicely
Too expensive for me (£100.00) !       :'(

More to the point, it won't be available for a year, at best, and while it should go round tight curves, it obviously hasn't been tested yet. On the other hand, as an industrial shunter, it'd be quite a good choice for totally freelance layouts.

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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2017, 08:59:58 am »
Another crazy idea: Can I use a Bachmann MDT Plymouth (N scale) with my three Dapol wagons ?


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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2017, 09:15:13 am »
Absolutely you can!

Foster Yeoman have used an EMD SW1001 shunter since 1980, which while not the same loco, does set a precedent for the use of American 'switchers' on British private railways.

It would be fun, of course, to repaint your model into something more British in style. Given the Plymouth MDT was a loco from the 1960s, I believe, you'd want to backdate the livery to something of that era. Numerous photos of industrial locos from that era can be found online.

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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2017, 02:51:52 pm »
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But it's not really the same scale for the diesel (1:160) and the wagons (1:148). Does it matter ?
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Re: Very small Layout
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2017, 03:04:46 pm »
But it's not really the same scale for the diesel (1:160) and the wagons (1:148). Does it matter ?

Depends what you're trying to achieve. Obviously yes, it's the wrong "size". But at the same time, US diesels are physically bigger (more generous loading gauge) so even thought it's 1:160 compared to 1:148, it'll look about the same size as a similar UK shunter.

In any event, easy enough to argue this little loco was a scaled-down version built for the UK loading gauge! Given you're building something to look fun, rather than accurate, only the worst kind of rivet-counter is going to call you out on this. The 1930s wagons are more of an issue, and the crazy-tight radius equivalent to a loco spinning around a cricket pitch is even more damning when you think about it!

Cheers, NeMo

 

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