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Moogle's New Layout
« on: November 25, 2012, 02:55:42 pm »
Yes, I'm planning a new layout to finally use up a lot of stuff I have filling drawers and boxes.
I scrapped my previous layout, Esling, although still have the baseboard. I may reuse it if I can adapt it for my needs.
A lot of things from it will be re-used as I don't like wasting stuff unless I have to!

I finally had enough money spare to order the loop of Tomix track I needed from Plaza Japan.
Once this arrives I can put final planning in place. Not sure of the overall size yet but I know what the layout will be.

It will be a small Edwardian seaside resort. With hotels, a esplanade, beach etc...
The one thing I want to model on it which I've never done is a pier. Only a small one but it will be a key feature.
The new layout, no trackplan yet, will be a simple affair of a single track loop for the trains and the same for the
trams, though the latter may overlap the former. (I have some 90 degree crossing I'd like to use!)

It will be freelance, especially where the railway is concerned, so it's more about modelling the era as a whole.
So train wise anything from the period might be seen! The trams are/will be old 'Typhoo Tea' trams cut up and
put onto a variety of Japanese chassis, though only Kato so far.

These are the trams I bought for Esling and are models of London 'E' class trams.
Measuring them against drawing in a book I have on London tramways they are actually slightly too wide,
too long and too tall but in proportion.  I don't think they're overscale though as the doors, stairs etc seem to
be about right for N gauge! Photo's, drawings etc will follow over the next few weeks so stay tuned!  :)
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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 02:58:38 pm »
I look forward to seeing the photos!

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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 03:11:48 pm »
Should be very interesting, looking forward to future postings and  :camera:
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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 03:12:08 pm »
Sounds like it is going to be a really interesting layout, love the idea of a pier, amusements on the end?  ;)  Should give you plenty of scope to make a nice layout, looking forward to its development.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 04:45:14 pm »
There may be a few amusements on the end. If there are they'd probably be non-working ones like a helter skelter.
It depends on how long the pier can be. Hopefully I can have something about 3 ft long as that will look long without being long.
So a reasonable length though nowhere near as long as Southend-on-sea. (about 48 ft in N if anyone fancies a challenge!  :D)
A good place for info is here: http://www.piers.org.uk/

There era gives great scope. Donkey rides on the beach, punch and judy shows, bathing machines etc...
Basically a lot of what you don't see now at the seaside!
These 2 bits of film give an idea of the sort of thing I'll be modelling at least on the sea front:

Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front (1901)

Blackpool Victoria Pier (1904)
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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 06:48:47 pm »
Looking forward to seeing this. As a lad, I lived at the seaside (Redcar) where we had a pier that would be easy to model. A ship chopped all but the last 50 feet off it in the war years.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 08:17:08 pm »
Sounds a very interesting concept, Moogle.
Even at 3ft in N gauge it sounds like a big sticky out bit :o ;)

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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 08:31:12 pm »
Sounds interesting.
You could always go for something like Ryde IOW pier and run trains down it. :worried:
Are you going to be making working "What the butler saw " machines >:D

Will be watching this thread with interest.
Modelling stupid small scale using T gauge track and IDl induction track. Still have  N gauge but not the space( Japanese Trams) Excuse spelling errors please, posting on mobile phone

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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 09:02:24 pm »
Looking forward to seeing this progress Moogle, a very interesting plan indeed!

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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 09:49:26 am »
Well, the circle of track's arrived from Japan. (2 weeks to deliver, pretty good if you ask me!)
Let the planning commence!  :D

Sounds a very interesting concept, Moogle.
Even at 3ft in N gauge it sounds like a big sticky out bit :o ;)


That works out at 450ft - ish, about as long as the one at Totland Bay.
There's a fair few in the under 500ft range but twice as many that are longer!
It will of course be a cast iron type not wooden as a nod to the one where I grew up:

http://www.piers.org.uk/pierpages/NPSgravesendtown.html

Sounds interesting.
You could always go for something like Ryde IOW pier and run trains down it. :worried:
Are you going to be making working "What the butler saw " machines >:D

Will be watching this thread with interest.


No trains on this one. Purely scenic!  :angel:
"What the butler saw" machines?  :no:
Edwardian etiquette frowned on such things!
So they would be hidden out of sight inside a building.  ;) 
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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 12:21:17 pm »
Will watch with interest, your layouts always hold plenty to catch the eye and have a unique approach  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 02:26:22 pm »
I'm looking forward to seeing the N gauge one-legged man hopping along the prom  :D

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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 07:41:31 am »
Sounds a great idea.

Looking forward to following your progress.

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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 08:19:01 am »
Sounds good Moogle and I will be keeping an eye open for further news. I do think you should reconsider having a tram running up and down the pier though.
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Re: Moogle's New Layout
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 03:22:33 pm »
Enjoy the building of the layout Moogle and thanks for the videos.
Although I didn`t visit Morcambe till the late 1940s and after ther are still landmarks there that are still nearly as they apeared on video  :thumbsup:
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