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Beynac.

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The BRRR
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:36:58 am »
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I'm going to build a very small layout (you can call it a "pizza" if you want): The BRRR
What that means ? Very simple: The Beynac Roundy Round Railway :laugh3:
Stage one: the baseboard;
I found a sheet of 12mm plywood (20 x 20") in my organized chaos. My layout will be very small.
Stage two: the track.
Nothing has been decided yet: Kato or Graham Farish ? :helpneededsign:
All your constuctive crticism are welcome.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2017, 08:53:27 am by Beynac. »

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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 08:51:31 am »
Good luck!  Look forward to seeing what you come up with - I am also considering a small suitcase type layout and am looking for ideas

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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 09:09:47 am »
The two sides of the baseboard (12mm plywood / 50 x 50cm):





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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 09:34:25 am »
And now, the big question: what kind of track ? Kato or Graham Farish/Bachmann ?





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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 10:33:24 am »
Have you looked at Peco too?

depends how critical the look of the track is to you, my earlier layouts have used the peco foam underlay, and I found that great to work with, but have moved to the more traditional loose ballast & cork approach this time, remains to be seen if it will look any better!

The Kato track has a lot of fans for it's simplicity

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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 11:01:47 am »
The GF track is cheaper than the Kato. I'm choosing Kato mostly because it's very simple to laid (and I hate ballasting).

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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 01:50:56 pm »
Have you considered Tomix track?

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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 01:54:43 pm »
While I personally prefer Tomix track, considering possible issues of availability outside Japan, for a simple circle Kato should do the trick.
Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

Birmingham Knotmore Street - (ex) GWR mainline through the Midlands

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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 02:01:29 pm »
I mostly buy my stuff from Hatton's. They don't sell Tomix track. A long time ago I made a try with Kato and it worked very well. I really like their 24-818 terminal uni-joiner. I also buy from Train trax (another very good online store).

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Re: The BRRR
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 02:10:33 pm »
Hi

Tomix is harder to find although DM Toys (https://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/items/HN2199/kategorie_en/gleismaterial_en/hersteller/Tomix.html)  stock it.

Not trying to push the Tomix particularly, just thought I'd mention it as it has a wide choice of radii.

As it happens, I have recently ordered some Tomix track including larger radius points, I plan to post a review in the track section once they arrive.

Rupert

 

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