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bedroom layout mid life crisis
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:03:34 am »
hell yeah

whats going on - loved model railways from my youth but hated that xmas day oval like that was anyway to travel

always bothered me but being a kid then with no money getting too carried away making scenery for an oval track?

its more about church's and tress and plastic people porters fences green houses etc etc than oh whats the point of this.

but from being a kid always loved the look of track and trains. not worried about the extras have gone back and had another crack to fight the oval and the station and scenery




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Re: bedroom layout mid life crisis
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 07:57:32 am »
Welcome aboard.
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Re: bedroom layout mid life crisis
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 08:59:45 am »
Welcome to the forum.
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Re: bedroom layout mid life crisis
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 10:26:46 am »
Hi Paul, and welcome to the forum :wave:

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Re: bedroom layout mid life crisis
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 03:33:44 pm »
Thanks very much for the welcome guys and great to be in a model railway forum as id really appreciate opinions
and advice

its a simply layout using an office style corner desk - wanting to avoid the oval shape - seemed the right space to make something like a shunting depot or something i dont know but like the look of the points and the way the lines interact and make use of the space - the layout is slightly altered from the peco layout book.

I have a shunter 08 loco in green and choose the period of late 50 early sixties.

My next issue is to make a baseboard to go ontop of this desk space in 3 peices i can screw together then attach track etc - but where do i go to get a baseboard cut into these angels thats where im stuck at now.

Many thanks you guys







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Re: bedroom layout mid life crisis
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 05:17:16 pm »
 :hellosign: :welcomesign:

You will probably need to cut the angle yourself unless you can find a local chippy prepared to do it for you.
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Re: bedroom layout mid life crisis
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 02:15:20 am »
if i attempt to cut these angles myself with a saw the whole train and its load will fall down the huge cracks
i guess i could just make the desk surface the baseboard sure why not? its just a cheap old flat pack all the drawls have since fallen off hell lets do this

how about putting foam on top any guys use foam? as for laying track is it pins or glue - and are you guys using cork base.

A lot has changed since beaties closed down. Its a god dam kinky shop now here in croydon. Spending free time alone in the attick room trying out track options, is a great way to show my wife ive no interest in her. Today i have been watching videos on you tube on the various ways to ballast your track.

 I think i have the method for me, but do i go with grey or brown. I was always more of a weathered man. I like grime and dirt same reason i never clean my car.
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Re: bedroom layout mid life crisis
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2018, 04:08:08 pm »
My track is laid on green squares ( 3’x2’ x 3/8”) of flooring underlay, allowing tunnels for wiring etc. However  a search for cork underlay on NGF will reveal the Corkist wars ( no result yet) .

Building up from the desk/ baseboard with poly foam ( from packing) with plaster bandage may be a good alternative to cutting the track from the base board . You can always rip it off, whilst filling holes is more complicated!

GO to some shows, and see if there is a local club for inspiration . Look for local events here:

http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk

Croydon MRS has a model rail show on the 13/10 at Warlingham

http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/17602-CroydonModelRailwaySocietyExhibition


Look out for the Purley N gauge show next year. 6 April

http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/17433-EastSurreyNGaugeNGaugeForumExhibition

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Re: bedroom layout mid life crisis
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2018, 04:21:53 pm »
There are so many possible approaches that there is no right or wrong. It's a case of trying suggestions and see what works for you?   Personally I'd use cork strip as a track bed but NOT cover the entire surface. I like to try and avoid a totally flat top (unnatural). Others like to put cork over the lot (seems wasteful to me).  Others don't use cork at all.

I don't like the look of pins so I glue the track. It's a more permanent approach, so be sure you've worked out a track plan that's interesting to operate, and test-drive it to your satisfaction before committing to fixing the track.
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