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Should I keep the station/road area?

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2017, 10:09:46 pm »
I have set myself a very strict budget and points are expensive so I may possibly be able to stretch to a third point but it's looking unlikely at the moment! I want to see how little I can make a working layout for!!

Thanks,
Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2017, 10:12:35 pm »
I'm looking forward to seeing this new layout develop. (At your usual brisk pace, I expect.)

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2017, 10:17:09 pm »
Alex

Excuse me going slightly off topic, although I think your designs are very good.

As a former engineering student can I remind you that your priorities should be beer, women, more beer, more women, food, sleep, the odd lecture and cramming for exams in the last week, or have students lost the plot in the last thirty years.  :D

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2017, 10:30:02 pm »
Nice plan Alex, I see were you are coming from with the yard surface and why you will want something similar. It will be nice seeing this layout progress.
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My layout here East Lancashire Lines
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2017, 12:13:30 pm »
Hello all,

Thanks for the comments, this thread seems to have taken off very quickly! I have been measuring the space I have available and it turns out 90cm is the max it can be really so I have had to cut a little of the length but I don't think it will have any major disadvantages....it is meant to be a micro-layout anyway! 

I'm looking forward to seeing this new layout develop. (At your usual brisk pace, I expect.)

Thanks, well I am off to get the wood this evening so should get a baseboard built by tomorrow!

Alex

Excuse me going slightly off topic, although I think your designs are very good.

As a former engineering student can I remind you that your priorities should be beer, women, more beer, more women, food, sleep, the odd lecture and cramming for exams in the last week, or have students lost the plot in the last thirty years.  :D

 :beers:

Haha thats alright, lets just say everything in moderation! :beers:

Nice plan Alex, I see were you are coming from with the yard surface and why you will want something similar. It will be nice seeing this layout progress.

Thanks, yeah I will either need it for the double siding or the single siding (or both) so I will give it a try!

I will keep you all updated with photos as I go:)

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2017, 12:21:55 pm »
Thanks, Alex. Looking forward to the updates.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2017, 12:25:27 pm »
Here is the latest plan:

I am not sure whether to raise the rear lines up to allow the sidings to be framed with a bit of an embankment or if to leave it all at the same level, any ideas?




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Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2017, 12:29:47 pm »
Have you thought about a rotating fiddle yard?




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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2017, 12:33:31 pm »
Thanks for the idea and maybe on a future layout but this one needs to be as cheap and small as possible plus my woodworking skill is not great! I would love to give that a go in the future though!
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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2017, 12:40:07 pm »
I'd definitely raise the rear lines up to allow the sidings to be framed with a bit of an embankment which will make it more scenically attractive.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2017, 12:41:46 pm »
I'd definitely raise the rear lines up to allow the sidings to be framed with a bit of an embankment which will make it more scenically attractive.

Thanks for that, I will go for it then, though I will have to redesign how the bridge (scenic break) will work but thats all part of the fun, eh?

Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2017, 01:01:27 pm »
Hi Alex, nice looking layout. In the absence of a hammer have you thought about getting a gimlet - the proper device for making pilot screw holes! B n Q have one for 2.85.

As an ex engineering student I can only agree with snowwolflair, although not sure that food and sleep are in the right order. Beer has a lot of calories  :D

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2017, 08:36:31 pm »
Hello all,

Hi Alex, nice looking layout. In the absence of a hammer have you thought about getting a gimlet - the proper device for making pilot screw holes! B n Q have one for 2.85.

As an ex engineering student I can only agree with snowwolflair, although not sure that food and sleep are in the right order. Beer has a lot of calories  :D

I can only say thank you! I bought the exact gimlet and it worked a treat!

I have now completed the baseboard and I am pleased with how it has come out despite the spontaneity of the whole project!
This is the board under construction on the kitchen table haha!


I have attached all the backscenes but the two sections that obscure the fiddle yard are a separate section for now as I need to cut the entrance to the fiddle yard into the small end!







I have also designed it to fit neatly on my cupboard so its out the way when not in use:


I still have not decided exactly how I will model the layout, I am leaning towards a more overgrown urban scene with plenty of weed-ridden rails and decaying sleepers with a worn retaining wall in the background! Anyway I will keep you updated as the ideas progress! 

Thanks,

Alex


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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2017, 08:52:08 pm »
Jeepers! That's a humongous sized iron in the last pic :goggleeyes:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2017, 08:54:55 pm »
 
Jeepers! That's a humongous sized iron in the last pic :goggleeyes:
Hahah it is indeed;) It actually a my favourite surfboard that can only be stored there as there's no space anywhere else!

 

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