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A newbies attempt at building a layout
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:50:42 pm »
With some diffidence I thought I would, for my first post on the forum, show my Youtube channel recording the building of my first layout - before you all say it, I know have been ambitious, but I am having so much fund learning new skills and overcoming problems.  I had a OO layout thirty years or more ago.  I had always wanted to model in N Gauge and happened to mention that to my wife about two years ago.  Within hours, bless her, she had reorganised the flat to give me a train room.  So here I now am happily building my layout with full support from the lady wife.  The Youtube channel was also her idea.  I wasn't sure but doing it, but she was right to say it provides a good record of the development of the layout.



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Re: A newbies attempt at building a layout
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 08:29:53 pm »
Looks great fun!   

I'll add one tip that came to mind:  when you come to shortening the point motor rods, use cutters not a grinding/cutting wheel otherwise the heat will melt the point tie bar!   Usually I mark the rod with permanent black marker then drop the motor out to cut the rod.   As always, measure/check twice and cut once!
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: A newbies attempt at building a layout
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 08:49:55 pm »
Thanks for that very interesting and informative introduction.
Welcome aboard.
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: A newbies attempt at building a layout
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 09:45:50 pm »
What a great intro, and welcome to the forum :wave:

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Re: A newbies attempt at building a layout
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 06:18:51 am »
Excellent!

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Re: A newbies attempt at building a layout
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 07:12:31 am »
G'day from Australia, dojos, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Any chance of a layout plan?
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Re: A newbies attempt at building a layout
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 07:18:31 pm »






G'day from Australia, dojos, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:



Any chance of a layout plan?

Thank you for all you kind replies.  As requested by Bealman here is the track layout


At my wife's request I wrote two guest blogs about a year apart on her blog describing Elvnehome and its development  You can read them at       https://leapinglife.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/exciting-news/ and  https://leapinglife.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/happy-birthday-elvenhome/

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Re: A newbies attempt at building a layout
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 08:24:10 pm »
Is it maybe Tolkien or Feist who has an influence on the name(s)?

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Re: A newbies attempt at building a layout
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 09:01:04 pm »
Is it maybe Tolkien or Feist who has an influence on the name(s)?

You are quite right, it is Tolkein.  I was swept away by Lord of the Rings in my 20s and it that is the  source for the name of the layout the town and village and the intermediate stations.  I even managed to find the coat of arms of Gondor on the internet and that is the crest in the centre of the arch of a scratch built bridge

 

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