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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2017, 06:45:15 am »
Hi Guys, a few days of absence and a lot of thought. I actually dismantled the original 2100 x 800mm board and am now in the process of building the framework to support a baseboard that runs the entire length and width of the shed with a baseboard width of 350mm. I have the option to run it round  all four shed walls of two only with fiddle yards at either end.

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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2017, 04:32:24 pm »


Hi all, I'm back with the new and revised baseboard boards that run pretty much around my shed in a U-shape giving me 2.9m x 1.650m x 1.500m of running. This gives me long trains and plenty of shunting space.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2017, 04:34:16 pm by tmcg1959 »

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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2017, 04:34:14 pm »
Very nice but much too tidy for a mancave ;)

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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2017, 05:22:36 pm »
Lots of space and potential there
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: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2017, 08:28:03 pm »
Very nice but much too tidy for a mancave ;)

I can't relax when things are untidy!

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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2017, 10:57:16 pm »
As weekend approaches I have to think about boring holes in all my baseboard frames to allow cables to pass through freely. Then, I need to fix the to the supporting framework. Once that is done I need to set out the layout on the plywood base, cut the trackbed with a jigsaw and raise this on small blocks so I can form a trackbed over a road below.

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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2017, 10:59:42 pm »
Very neat woodwork.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2017, 11:58:43 pm »
Seconded. Plus really handy storage underneath.

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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2017, 07:46:23 am »
Thanks guys, thats my occupation!
I started setting out the actual track layout using Railmodeller Pro on the Macbook. Its a truly amazing piece of software that allows you to import my GNRi engineers station drawings and overlay them actual track work. You then get a 1:1 scale print-out to set over your baseboards and organise the track.

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Re: New N-Gauge Layout
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2017, 07:56:38 am »
With Christmas out of the way, I wanted to return to the forum to update on progress, or lack of it. I spent much of the break actually contemplating my return to 00 gauge however, the reality of this is unlikely. My baseboards are covered with lining paper at the moment where I am setting out ideas in pencil. I have come to the conclusion that 'less track' is sometimes better than 'more'. An 0-6-0 tender loco with a train of wagons can do a lot in the space I have in N.

 

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