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Title: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Tank on August 12, 2013, 08:08:06 pm
Here is a link to a folder where you can view other members layout plans.  You may also add yours to aid others if you wish.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=563 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=563)

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Title: Re: Member's Layout Plans
Post by: mr magnolia on September 24, 2013, 08:06:51 pm
more plans please!!!!

I think the intent is that the plans are of layouts that exist/have been built, so we can coo over the goodliness of success and get some insight into problems arising?
Title: Re: Member's Layout Plans
Post by: 4x2 on September 24, 2013, 08:37:35 pm
What an excellent idea ! I've drawn up loads of plans over the years so I'll be adding quite a few soon...
Title: Re: Member's Layout Plans
Post by: Brooksy on September 24, 2013, 10:57:25 pm
I've added mine and updated my layout thread. See also http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3013.msg164844 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=3013.msg164844) for more description.
Title: Re: Member's Layout Plans
Post by: Newportnobby on September 25, 2013, 09:55:56 am
What an excellent idea ! I've drawn up loads of plans over the years so I'll be adding quite a few soon...

I believe the idea of the thread is for layouts that have come to/are coming to fruition such that any difficulties and resolutions to problems can be shown, along with any tips that can be given, rather than a thread full of 'head plans' :hmmm:
Title: Re: Member's Layout Plans
Post by: 4x2 on September 25, 2013, 10:11:09 am
What an excellent idea ! I've drawn up loads of plans over the years so I'll be adding quite a few soon...

I believe the idea of the thread is for layouts that have come to/are coming to fruition such that any difficulties and resolutions to problems can be shown, along with any tips that can be given, rather than a thread full of 'head plans' :hmmm:
No probs, I have built a few of the plans so i'll just add those.
I do feel a plan database/thread could be useful, especially the smaller plans for newcomers.
Title: Re: Member's Layout Plans
Post by: GeeBee on September 26, 2013, 08:10:58 pm
I have just down or uploaded my new layout plan, I am not sure if it will flow as well as I hope but hey ho that's the fun of all this
Graham
Title: Re: Member's Layout Plans
Post by: Mr Sprue on September 27, 2013, 09:07:37 am
Here is a link to a folder where you can view other members layout plans.  You may also add yours to aid others if you wish.

[url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=563[/url] ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=563[/url])

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Well done Tank a great addition to the forum  :thumbsup: I have to add though I agree with Newportnobby, that additional information is needed about the individual layouts that are featured.  For anyone wishing to build any of the layouts a bonus would be for the designer to specify what track software (if any) was used and the file which could be downloaded.


Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 02, 2014, 10:30:06 am
I've added the 'visulisations' for both Cant Cove and Penmayne together with the trackplans for both. However, the details are still being adjusted. Construction of Cant Cove is due to start this year (I hope this Easter) whilst Penmayne is rather further in the future. However, I have a Working Time Table and much of the rolling stock to cover 1960s to (at a push) 1980s operations so they are definite plans rather than 'pipedreams'! 8-)
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: LAandNQFan on October 01, 2014, 12:48:38 pm
Could members give their plans a name  :thumbsup: rather than "My track plan"?   :unimpressed:
David
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: TylerB on January 20, 2016, 07:45:05 pm
I like the idea of this folder, always interested in how other people come up with designs for their layout, but unfortunately the folder seems to have lost its way a bit and now is full of all  sorts of assorted pictures of anything and everything, any chance of it having a bit of a spring clean and going back to being purely plans and diagrams?
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Tank on January 20, 2016, 08:13:14 pm
Oh no, not again. :doh:  I can't understand why it happens.  Will clean it up when I can, unless a Moderator wants to volunteer?   ;D
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Sprintex on January 20, 2016, 09:00:54 pm
Already done mate ;)

I can't understand why it happens. 

I can, it's called "one particular member using this folder for every picture they've ever uploaded" ::)  :smackedface:


Paul
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Ashto75 on February 04, 2018, 10:00:11 am
Help!

I can't access the track plans!  Is this because I am new to this forum?

It states "Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery"
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: algarde on February 16, 2018, 04:06:00 pm
Me too have I done something wrong  :D
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Newportnobby on February 16, 2018, 08:27:47 pm
Sorry, guys. I'll check with the 'Keeper of the Scrolls' @Only Me (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328)

I just accessed the link in the OP with no issue so perhaps you need over 25,000 posts to gain access :D
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Caz on February 16, 2018, 08:33:14 pm
Just checked the page permissions and maybe the groups (newbie and less than 10) at the bottom need including but I'll leave that to the resident techie @Only Me (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328) to sort out.
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Only Me on February 16, 2018, 08:53:20 pm
Members who joined after 2016 wont Be able to access this im afraid its the old gallery which we had major issues with...  and cant accept any more users.. nobby you could if you wish copy all the pictures to a folder in the new gallery and relink?

Also I believe to stop spammers you need at least 10 reasonable posts to access any gallery
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Newportnobby on February 16, 2018, 08:56:10 pm
There's a whole squadron of pigs just flown over my rear garden :P :P
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Only Me on February 16, 2018, 08:58:01 pm
Well you moan theres nothing to do so shoot down the pigs and get on with it! 😉🤣
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Caz on February 16, 2018, 08:58:54 pm
 :laughabovepost:    :laughabovepost:    :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Newportnobby on February 16, 2018, 09:17:51 pm
Well you moan theres nothing to do so shoot down the pigs and get on with it! 😉🤣

I've fed them well and they're heading towards your house now >:D >:D
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Leon on May 24, 2018, 11:47:38 am
I think it's time for me to make my initial statement in the Forum, and as I'm still in the layout planning stage, I suppose this is the right place. First, something about me. I shall turn 80 this summer, have not built a layout since 1976, have no experience with electrical wiring, and don't understand much of what I am intending to attempt. My objective is to build an 8' x 4' layout based on an English GWR rail junction, c. 1938-42 over the next two years. I've already acquired several locomotives, and some 40 wagons - so I am serious! When I have a better understanding of the Forum site I'll post my plan (which is a work in progress). Without giving it a name, I think there will be some of you who will recognize the location. I'll be laying Kato track. I'm open to comments - encouraging or critical. Oh, btw, I live in the United States but have lived in Scotland and am writing from Edinburgh where my wife and I are visiting family.
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Bealman on May 24, 2018, 01:25:03 pm
G'day from Australia, Leon, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Awesome introduction and plans! Looking forward to developments!

Enjoy Scotland!  :beers:
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Invicta Alec on May 24, 2018, 01:50:53 pm
.........have no experience with electrical wiring, and don't understand much of what I am intending to attempt.

I'll be laying Kato track. I'm open to comments - encouraging or critical.

Leon, I know very little about wiring either. After a frustrating start, I switched to Kato track and never looked back. Mine is a funny dogbone shaped layout about 12 feet long at its maximum and the plug and play aspect of using Kato track and the built in point motors has been a godsend. I spend hours watching anything up to 5 trains simultaneously trundling around DCC controlled by an NCE Powercab.

Good luck with your new layout.

Alec.
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Newportnobby on May 24, 2018, 01:54:00 pm
Hi Leon, and thanks for the intro :wave:

This forum can save you time, money and angst so don't be afraid to ask questions :no:
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: port perran on May 24, 2018, 02:35:14 pm
Hi Leon.
Welcome aboard from another to whom electricity is a complete mystery.
Iím intrigued to learn the location of your GW location.
I await a description of the layout with interest.
Enjoy Edinburgh.
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: emjaybee on May 24, 2018, 08:07:42 pm
Well you moan theres nothing to do so shoot down the pigs and get on with it! 😉🤣

At-a-boy, you tell 'im.

 :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Train Waiting on May 24, 2018, 08:31:13 pm
I think it's time for me to make my initial statement in the Forum, and as I'm still in the layout planning stage, I suppose this is the right place. First, something about me. I shall turn 80 this summer, have not built a layout since 1976, have no experience with electrical wiring, and don't understand much of what I am intending to attempt. My objective is to build an 8' x 4' layout based on an English GWR rail junction, c. 1938-42 over the next two years. I've already acquired several locomotives, and some 40 wagons - so I am serious! When I have a better understanding of the Forum site I'll post my plan (which is a work in progress). Without giving it a name, I think there will be some of you who will recognize the location. I'll be laying Kato track. I'm open to comments - encouraging or critical. Oh, btw, I live in the United States but have lived in Scotland and am writing from Edinburgh where my wife and I are visiting family.


Welcome aboard, Leon, from a Forum member just south of Edinburgh!  I hope you are enjoying your time in Scotland.

Kato 'Unitrack' is excellent.

The GWR is a really good choice to model.  Union Mills does three lovely GWR locomotives which run well and are not expensive.

The following link to another part of the Forum might help with your layout planning; it certainly helped me.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35556.msg416493#msg416493 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35556.msg416493#msg416493)

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Newportnobby on May 24, 2018, 09:15:25 pm
Well you moan theres nothing to do so shoot down the pigs and get on with it! 😉🤣

At-a-boy, you tell 'im.

 :smiley-laughing:

I've already said I've filled 'em with swill and sent them to bomb his house so there's nothing to shoot down :)
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: dannyboy on May 24, 2018, 09:27:31 pm
Welcome to the forum Leon from another Kato afficianado. Apart from the excellent knowledge base which the forum is based on, I can recommend
www.fiferhobby.com (http://www.fiferhobby.com)
There are plenty of tutorials on the site regarding Kato Unitrack, including how to make 'flexible' track.  :beers:
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Leon on May 25, 2018, 06:17:43 pm
I couldn't find where I posted my initial comments. *sigh* Now that I'm here, I'm not sure I'm following the right protocol, but I'm going to try and post an image of my layout plan. I'll post an account of what brought me to this point in time, whenever I understand the site a little better. My impression is that I may need to start a new thread. Am I correct?

Leon
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Leon on May 25, 2018, 06:54:38 pm
I couldn't find where I posted my initial comments. *sigh* Now that I'm here, I'm not sure I'm following the right protocol, but I'm going to try and post an image of my layout plan. I'll post an account of what brought me to this point in time, whenever I understand the site a little better. My impression is that I may need to start a new thread. Am I correct?

Leon

Well, that last post wasn't very successful. First I got the message I couldn't upload a jpg file, and when I switched to pdf there were 65 pages.  I'll upload my layout plan when someone can tell me how to do it.

Leon
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Newportnobby on May 25, 2018, 08:28:36 pm
PM sent, Leon
Title: Re: Members' Layout Plans
Post by: Leon on May 25, 2018, 09:29:08 pm
I couldn't find where I posted my initial comments. *sigh* Now that I'm here, I'm not sure I'm following the right protocol, but I'm going to try and post an image of my layout plan. I'll post an account of what brought me to this point in time, whenever I understand the site a little better. My impression is that I may need to start a new thread. Am I correct?

Leon

Well, that last post wasn't very successful. First I got the message I couldn't upload a jpg file, and when I switched to pdf there were 65 pages.  I'll upload my layout plan when someone can tell me how to do it.

Leon

I've successfully uploaded an image of my layout plan to My Gallery. I'll post it tomorrow to a new thread under Members' Layout Plans. I'll be VERY interested to see how many people identify the station(s) in the plan.

Leon