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Should I keep the station/road area?

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2017, 08:55:12 pm »
Jeepers! That's a humongous sized iron in the last pic :goggleeyes:

But at least he drinks Bombay G&T

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2017, 08:58:05 pm »
But at least he drinks Bombay G&T

Haha thats actually one of my housemates', honestly!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 09:08:04 pm by AR »

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2017, 09:30:40 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 that's all part of the fun, eh?

Thanks,

Alex

It will be worth the extra work, Alex, as it will add to the 'depth' of the scene. I have a small embankment (some scrap balsa wood covered with sandless tile grout, paint, scatter, etc.) to take the Castle branch out of the goods yard at Cant Cove up over the road and then through a cutting.

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2017, 09:35:19 pm »
I would definitely go for the more overgrown urban scene with plenty of weed-ridden rails and decaying sleepers and a worn retaining wall in the background. It will be excellent practice. There is an excellent small layout of a South Wales colliery loading sidings area on the forum well worth studying (sorry, I forget the name).

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2017, 11:53:42 pm »
I would definitely go for the more overgrown urban scene with plenty of weed-ridden rails and decaying sleepers and a worn retaining wall in the background. It will be excellent practice. There is an excellent small layout of a South Wales colliery loading sidings area on the forum well worth studying (sorry, I forget the name).

I'd second this! Given the depth of the boards this would create a nice atmosphere. Cracking to discover another uni student on here too!  :thumbsup:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2017, 09:29:32 am »
There is an excellent small layout of a South Wales colliery loading sidings area on the forum well worth studying (sorry, I forget the name).


I'm sure you mean this one, Chris......................
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.msg377203#msg377203

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2017, 10:34:44 am »
Hello all,

I would definitely go for the more overgrown urban scene with plenty of weed-ridden rails and decaying sleepers and a worn retaining wall in the background. It will be excellent practice. There is an excellent small layout of a South Wales colliery loading sidings area on the forum well worth studying (sorry, I forget the name).


Thanks, I will do some research today for some reference photos so I can finalise the design and get the raised section built:)

I'd second this! Given the depth of the boards this would create a nice atmosphere. Cracking to discover another uni student on here too!  :thumbsup:


Thanks for that, I will definitely go down this route then! Haha yeah, there's not many of us on here!

There is an excellent small layout of a South Wales colliery loading sidings area on the forum well worth studying (sorry, I forget the name).


I'm sure you mean this one, Chris......................
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10430.msg377203#msg377203

Thanks Chris and Newport, I have looked at that thread many times for inspiration! Its a great idea for a small layout!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2017, 10:41:35 am »
Looking to be a great little project.
Looking forward to pictures in due course.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Trepol Bay :
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1392
Port Perran :
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1004

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2017, 11:07:52 am »
Looking good. sounds similar to what I did with APA park...

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2017, 11:11:46 am »
Looking good. sounds similar to what I did with APA park... :NGaugersRule:
Thanks Steve, I have just looked up Apa Park and it really is similar! I hope you don't mind me following in a similar direction!

Cheers,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2017, 11:43:12 am »
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:

Yep you have to pay for it yourself now. When I followed your recipe at Uni I had a grant. Happy days :)

Cheers
Dave

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2017, 11:45:59 am »
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:


Yep you have to pay for it yourself now. When I followed your recipe at Uni I had a grant. Happy days :)

Cheers
Dave

But at least he can now ask a girl back to do a bit of shunting. :D :bounce: :goggleeyes:

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2017, 01:18:49 pm »
Looking good. sounds similar to what I did with APA park... :NGaugersRule:
Thanks Steve, I have just looked up Apa Park and it really is similar! I hope you don't mind me following in a similar direction!

Cheers,

Alex

Please do, its always nice to see similar layouts!

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2017, 05:25:42 pm »
Hello all,

I have been working on a 3D artistic impression today and I hope it illustrates how I envisage it! Excuse the garish colours and unrealistic scenery (the program is not great in this sense) but I think it gives a good idea of space!
 





Thanks,

Alex

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Re: A Layout for University
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2017, 05:45:51 pm »
That looks great. :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

 

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