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Title: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on November 26, 2010, 09:20:15 AM
I just wondered what everyone was modelling on here?

I mainly collect anything that was run by BR in the 80's up to 1995.  If it's in Network SouthEast livery, even better!  :D  I have also bought a few out of place items like some Class 66's and Voyagers....all part of the fun.   ;)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: dpr59 on November 26, 2010, 09:02:23 PM
No special region or era.

I've a Virgin Voyager, GNER 125, DMU 150, Class 20 and an 08 Diesel Shunter.

Also a 2-6-2 Tank (Scarborough NE Livery) hauling 3 Pullman carriages.

I buy then 'cause I like 'em not for an era or such.

Perhaps not purist but it's fun.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris on November 26, 2010, 09:19:23 PM
My modelling is squarely based on the current railway scene (post 2008), but no particular area.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Ollie3440 on November 26, 2010, 09:31:20 PM
I model present day and preservation so essentially i can get away with pretty much anything i want :D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: cupoftea on November 26, 2010, 10:08:26 PM
I am currently building my first ever layout with the help of my grandson. I bought him a Hornby OO trainset and got 'bitten' by the bug myself. Went to the modelshop and saw N gauge stuff and that was it. I was hooked by the little works of art.

We are currently building a small layout based on the current era with EWS rolling stock. Grandson sees EWS trains just about every day so it just had to be EWS.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on November 26, 2010, 10:28:02 PM
Well I did have a fairly decent layout in the 'spare' room, until daughter moved back home!

It was roughly post transition era Baltimore & Ohio RR, very much freelanced and very much my first attempt, but I got a lot of 'learning' out of the process and enjoyed running some big late 50's early 60's diesels, with a rogue steamer in there too (must have escaped the chop on a branch line).

I am currently on the look out for some Japanese stuff, I have already picked up a few bits here and there, but until funds permit there will be no layout as I need to get a good quality shed, get power and lighting in to it (as well as good insulation), then construction may begin.  Until then I am in research mode and still learning from what others are achieving.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: ddolfelin on November 27, 2010, 08:19:24 AM
I'm building a 6' x 3' layout called 'Much Wittering' for the small son of a friend who has a few health problems.

For ease of transport it is in two 3' x 3' halves and I'm about halfway through side one.
The progress (or otherwise) is documented on the second page of my website ⬇

It is GWR Chocolate Box and set in the mid sixties.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: NGF Staff on November 27, 2010, 08:38:48 AM
It sounds like we have a good mix on here.   :)  Don't forget you can post pictures of your progress on the forum, as I'm sure everyone is interested in viewing your layouts or plans that you might have.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: johnboy on November 27, 2010, 09:13:44 AM
i am modeling steam era on a 6x3 board but with working all week and over time on the weekend have only got the track laid. i have a mix of locos

farish
black 5, a3,v2 coldstreamer, j94, 4f, crab, 3mt, and royal scot the RAF[awaiting repair]
union mills
j25
dapol
45xx 
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: dpr59 on November 27, 2010, 03:37:10 PM
I am currently building my first ever layout with the help of my grandson.


I know what you mean, I'm not sure who the layout really belongs to.

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: porkie on November 27, 2010, 05:58:43 PM
Im modeling from the mid 80's to present.   No where specific so Im free to run anything that goes :evil:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on November 27, 2010, 09:57:37 PM
Im modeling from the mid 80's to present.   No where specific so Im free to run anything that goes :evil:

Thats my kind of layout Porkie. I'm sure anyone who knows anything about Japanese stock will have a heart attack when I finally get some of my motley collection running, but it's my layout  ;)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: zwilnik on November 27, 2010, 10:24:27 PM
I started with GWR as that's the set I always wanted as a kid but my main line is one that's shared by Southern and the odd LMS service (kinda somewhere in the south of England). The odd BR truck from e-bay job lots and a couple of engines I was given as presents have prompted an alternate use of the line as early BR, so I recently bought my first 'green' Diesel :)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: ddolfelin on November 28, 2010, 10:25:09 AM
I'm not modelling.
I'm struggling.
 :thumbsup:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/ddolfelin/Nman.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: REFaust on November 28, 2010, 11:55:48 AM
I'm modelling sectorisation era BR (Regional Railways, some NSE, and frieght) with some preservation steam stuff, which allows me to run early emblem BR alongside. But my long term project is to create a late 1920's/early 1930's LMS layout based on the 'port road' in South West Scotland.

R E Faust
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: D821 GREYHOUND on November 28, 2010, 08:48:21 PM
Hi lads and lasses. Its nice to be one of the first members on a great forum. I have built a small western region layout just 4' x 2'. It is a fictional line based on the branch to Kingswear, but further east in South Devon. Sort of where the Sidmouth branch ran. Based any time from the late 50s to the early 70s, i can run my steam locos along with the diesels and have a late 60s hydraulic heaven on a summer saturday. Gentlemen this is why God invented the spare room!   locos include Castles, 4500s, 5500s, 6100s Hymeks Warships and Westerns (all liveries) the odd class 20 and 25 and class 37s! I prefer that late 60s diesel era where blue locos were seen with maroon coaches and green with blue/grey etc! Almost finished now and just a tweak or too. And for a first attempt at a "decent" n gauge layout, its something i ve been wishing for, for almost 30 years!  ;)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on November 28, 2010, 11:57:17 PM
I am currently working on two N Gauge projects.

First up is a 16' x 3' layout set in present-day Japan, which is the N gauge layout for the club I am a member of - Liphook & District MRC. It is a medium sized town situated on the Chuo main line in central Honshu. Lots of interesting stuff gets to run on this line; thankfully the majority of which is available from the 'big three' manufacturers - Kato, Tomix and Micro Ace. Its still under a major refit, however I'll try to add some pictures in teh near future.

I also have a smaller 8' x 1'6'' Japanese termnus layout under construction. It is currently at the 'track and boards' stage, however we should be seeing the electrics completed fairly soon; fingers crossed...
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 29, 2010, 07:48:44 PM
The term "modelling" flatters my big 2-station, U-shaped layout.

The track layout represents my interpretation of Pirmasens in Germany. Pirmasens Hbf is a branch terminus, with a single track to a junction at Pirmasens Nord, where four diesel worked single track lines converge, and passenger trains connect and/or reverse. Stock is mostly 70s, so a mix of DB railcars, DMUs, push-pulls and loco-hauled trains. The  trains are researched and authentic, and I even use the actual timetable of the day, but scenery is virtually non-existent and what there is thrown together.

Somewhat bizarrely, I am currently working the layout with BR stock, and will probably modify the layout to represent somewhere SR/WR like Yeovil, for which I have appropriate rolling stock (and inappropriate visitors, of course).

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: nf3996 on December 21, 2010, 02:57:23 PM
Well, I'm still at the 'thinking' and 'planning' stage, but it will be a branch line station in East Anglia set in the 1950s/1960s. I like the look of Cockfield in Suffolk as something simple (and I've long liked the GER's '1865' style of architecture); that will probably be my inspiration, but I won't be copying it slavishly. Green diesels (Class 24, 31, 37, 101 DMU) and Grafar's B1 and 2MT (when it becomes available) will feature.

Alan
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Sailor Charon on December 28, 2010, 05:43:58 PM
Late 60's cross-country mainline.
Yes, I know. I'm just pretending that there was a line from Newcastle down to Leeds, Leeds to Sheffield, Sheffield to Derby, Derby to Cricklewood, Cricklewood to Reading, Reading to Weymouth, as opposed to just a route (that replaces Cricklewood with Birmingham)
This means I can run pretty much anything I like.
Oh, and although it's late 60's all the coaching stock is still in blood and custard.
I'm still working on the scenery. And I've still got a couple of small boards to add. There's going to be two pubs, the Ferret and Dartboard, and the Cycling Lion.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: jonclox on December 28, 2010, 09:24:39 PM
A cheap fast built layout ::)
 I mean a slow build pre-anything but steam somewhere in the south of the UK . It grows/changes as ideas come into my head. If I spot a new released bit of 'kit' (of the right era) that takes my fancy then it somehow finds an area to fit into (usually).
I`m restricted to a 3ft X 5ft board tho I managed to sneak a 1ft wide X 2ft deep extension onto the LHS end of the existing board.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: jonclox on February 19, 2011, 02:11:25 PM
RIGHT IM TELLING DAD!! DAD JONS GOT 2" MORE THAN ME


  :-[ and youve left out the fact that ive got a 12" wide extention on the lefthand side of it giving me 6feet all told.
(i`ll send ya my specialist doctors addey if you want) tho plenty of exersize worked wonders for me
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Richard G Dallimore on February 19, 2011, 02:19:21 PM
What if layout loosely based on Camborne in Cornwall in about 1986-7, but with several twists. Goods yard still in use with mixed pick up frieght, Diesel Hydraulics not scrapped, HST's in use but more of a mix of services. St Ives and Helston trains starting from Truro. I am mainly sticking to engines and DMU's that operated in West Cornwall at some point.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on February 19, 2011, 07:43:11 PM
My last layout (God rest its soul) was a transition era Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, roughly 1960, then daughter had to move back home and wanted her bedroom back so it was binned, all 13' of double loop of it :'(

I still have the rolling stock and buildings packed away and recently I have started collecting some Japanese stock with a view to a shed layout sometime in the next 6 - 18 months.

Cant make a decision yet on buying the shed, getting it wired up and all that nonsense until after the result of the Strategic Defence Review as my workplace is currently one of those under threat of closure by the ConDem Government  :evil: :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on February 19, 2011, 08:56:29 PM
Had a letter from that con twitterwooooo con /lib marcians today ??? and ere, they only want to close my shed and take it away, so they can build flats on  where it sits and i said, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! MY SHEDS ALWAYS BEEN THERE! AN ITS STAYING THERE FOR EVER!!!!  :evil::thumbsup: ;D ;D

I'll have a pint of what he's on  ;D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on February 19, 2011, 09:34:49 PM
I'll have a pint of what he's on  ;D

 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: cloughie on February 21, 2011, 07:36:36 PM
me thinks BT has been on that 80 shilling stuff  :beers:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on February 21, 2011, 09:41:08 PM
Currently OMWB: Repainting a handful of tatty red matchbox buses into all over cream pending a final livery decision. Might go for WMPTE (partly inspired by a nice couple currently on eBay).
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on February 28, 2011, 09:57:30 PM
I am modelling anything European in steam and diesel but at the moment run Yankee diesels left over from a previous layout, these will be passed on to my Grandson.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on March 02, 2011, 10:16:05 PM
I model whatever comes into my head, that is no set pattern, all part of being a stubborn old non-conformist.

I have a second hand model train shop that I visit every Saturday there I can make myself a cup of tea and find an unlimited supply of American N gauge models, mostly Atlas and Kato, I buy these because of the superb running qualities.

I take them home and remove the shells and hop into them with a Dremel, Files and Sandpaper, I have no real interest in American N gauge but the result is usually a loco that looks like it was built in the USA for some other market outside America, the shop which is a huge garage in a backyard has a box of replacement shells so if anything goes wrong I can start again.

I also modify other rolling stock and have found a hobby within a hobby creating my own style stuff from American outline models, its a whole lot of fun but I guess there are those that don't condone my methods but I only have myself to please.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Dock Shunter on March 02, 2011, 10:27:56 PM
The shop you visit sounds interesting Dave :thumbsup:.......how about a few pics next time you are there ;D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on March 03, 2011, 08:52:16 AM
And pictures of the chopped locos would be good too, my previous layout was Baltimore & Ohio RR so I do have an interest in the American stuff
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on March 04, 2011, 08:10:01 AM
The shop you visit sounds interesting Dave :thumbsup:.......how about a few pics next time you are there ;D

Hi there Dock, he will be closed this Saturday because he is taking his family for a steam train trip, will take some pictures next Saturday.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on March 04, 2011, 08:15:36 AM
And pictures of the chopped locos would be good too, my previous layout was Baltimore & Ohio RR so I do have an interest in the American stuff


Hi Lawrence, the front, back and cabs on the locos have been changed, the idea was to make them look like they were made in the USA for some other market.
(http://i56.tinypic.com/vwv7dh.jpg)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2vwgpbr.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on March 04, 2011, 09:50:37 AM
Some right curious beasts there Dave, not without the bounds of reason to expect to see something like that working in one of the poorer South American Countries  or the Caribbean even - ooh layout ideas there  ;)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: ninjasloth on March 04, 2011, 11:35:27 AM
 :wave:Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum having recently returned to railway modelling.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on March 04, 2011, 01:11:31 PM
Welcome from me Ninjasloth!  :wave:

Cuppa on the way.   ;D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on March 04, 2011, 07:19:08 PM
Hi ninjasloth, good to have you on here, why dont you introduce yourself to the rest of the members on here, and if you have a layout, feel free to start a topic on it.

Welcome aboard
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on March 05, 2011, 09:47:49 AM
Some right curious beasts there Dave, not without the bounds of reason to expect to see something like that working in one of the poorer South American Countries  or the Caribbean even - ooh layout ideas there  ;)

Thanks for the encouragement Lawrence, I have built many layouts that use either British, American or Japanese models but my object with this layout is to be original and different.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on March 05, 2011, 11:23:22 AM
Some right curious beasts there Dave, not without the bounds of reason to expect to see something like that working in one of the poorer South American Countries  or the Caribbean even - ooh layout ideas there  ;)

Thanks for the encouragement Lawrence, I have built many layouts that use either British, American or Japanese models but my object with this layout is to be original and different.

To be honest Dave, with your "custom" locos you could come up with a new model railway concept, your own custom locos & rolling stock, an imaginary location, all based or the original railroad concepts but with an oldrailbug twist.  I love to see innovation and quirky things in our hobby, I believe it reinvigorates the mind and makes one more open to new ideas  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: quinntopia on March 17, 2011, 03:49:55 AM
Wow...I'm really surprised by the diversity here, all of its interesting stuff!  oldrailbug...really like your creativity expressed through how you re-fashion these locomotives!  As another poster commented, its totally within the bounds of reason!  I have two older Minitrix U30cg's that I often think of putting the dremel to and making them into a single double-ended (i.e. cab on both ends) locomotive with a similar backstory in mind.

As for my, I primarily buy European...I seem to be gravitating towards French, Dutch and (what little there is) Belgian locomotives.  I'm sorely tempted to get some Italian locomotives.  I've also got quite a bit of Japanese and a Class 150 DMU i recently picked up!  I really like trains!  Like someone else mentioned, you see these 'little works of art' and its hard for me to say 'no'!   :)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: haeckmaen on April 13, 2011, 07:16:24 PM
As for my, I primarily buy European...I seem to be gravitating towards French, Dutch and (what little there is) Belgian locomotives.


Hi quinntopia, full marks for Belgium! Great variety of diesels for such a small country. It's a shame Kato doesn't do its magnificent Nohab in any SNCB version that would IMO be one of the nicest continental diesels ever. If they'd do I'd be in. For conversions of Belgium locos see here:
http://www.raw-nette.de/h_nohab.htm

Here's a list of all Belgium models in N gauge (language is Flaams, but there are pics and numbers ;) )
http://fbn1920.be/belgische-n-modellen

Happy modelling,
Matthias

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: cookiescrumble on April 15, 2011, 09:22:43 AM
May aswell introduce myself, many of you may know me from other forums.  :wave:

My names Paul, I've been modelling N gauge now for 4 years but have nothing to show for it  :smiley-laughing:.

My new layout, Moorings Way, is a Modern era layout set in a fictional location just north of Birmingham on the West Coast Main Line. Although it will be based on a Modern Setting, I will run whatever I want! I love some of the older BR liveries including the sectorisation liveries. Also, don't be suprised to see the odd steam special  ;D.

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: moogle on April 15, 2011, 12:42:17 PM
As some of you may already know, I'm modelling Edwardian London.
I'm also helping build a 1950's/60's BR layout set on the North Wales Coast with my local club.
At home my other layout that I'm slowly building is a 1950's branchline somewhere in South West Ireland.

(http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab257/Kilnevan/My%20Irish%20N%20gauge%20trains%20and%20layout/kilnevan06.jpg)

I only work on one of mine at a time so progress is very slow. I'll put more in the Layout construction thread.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: darren.c on April 21, 2011, 10:41:08 PM
well i have just started collecting stock for my first n gauge layout after 15 years of modelling 00 the layout is based around the Birmingham
so far i have
150/1 x4 in centro livery
2 class 37 soon to become DRS 37/6s
few coaches for conversion to network rail coaches
and few wagons for the freight workings i want to do
plus my wish list is a bit long at the moment that needs to be cut down a bit lol
daz   
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Vulcan on April 21, 2011, 11:12:22 PM
Well, I collect anything that I likes the look of really. Mostly British, but any region or era. I have a preference for things local to my native West Yorkshire, but that said I still have quite a collection of GW and Southern locos.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Alex on May 07, 2011, 06:42:59 PM
Hi,

My main N Gauge layout is not based on anything in particular. I run what I like the look of, but I'm also adding a number of wagons from local companies. I have a mix of GWR, LNER and BR engines, both steam and diesel. My wagons are mostly Peco kits, although I do have some RTR stuff. I try to scratchbuild when I can. Usually when funds are low.

One of my long term projects is building a Barclay 0-6-0 Tank that was operated by the Wemyss Private Railway in Fife. The donor chassis is a Grafar 0-6-0 General Purpose tank engine. The new body is being built from plasticard and brass tube.

I am also building a US layout above my main layout. My 'train room' is an 8x6 shed in the garden. The main layout runs around the inside of all four walls and is 4ft off the floor. It is 20inches wide. The US layout is 8inches above the main one but only 9inches wide. It will have an upper and lower level track. The lower one will have a couple of sidings. It will have a mix of scenery and consist of mountains, tunnels, canyons, bridges, bridges and more bridges.

I'll post some piccies one I figure out how.

Alex
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on May 07, 2011, 07:42:26 PM
Welcome to the forum Alex, and nice to have a fellow Fifer on board, what part of the Kingdom are you in?  Buckhind way by any chance.  Look forward to seeing the Wemyss stuff  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Alex on May 07, 2011, 07:51:38 PM
Hi Lawrence,

Close. Methil, by the cemetery. Nice to have an N Gauge neighbour.

Alex
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on May 07, 2011, 08:17:30 PM
Trying to think where the cemetery is in Methil  ??? been a while since I was down that way

My Great Uncle worked at the Wellesley Pit and lived in the Coal Board houses on Wellesley Road, and my Dad was Harbour master at Methil, Kirkcaldy & Burntisland for a number of years.  I even visited the original Bayview as a young boy, my loyalties lye at Starks Park now  ;)

I may have some of my great uncles books somewhere, I do have his certificate awarded to him for 50 years service to the CB  :o
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Alex on May 07, 2011, 09:02:03 PM
Hi Lawrence,

The cemetery is a stones throw from the River Leven and Methil dam.

Hopefully there is a piccy of my WPR brake van and a couple of other models. The NBR Floor Cloth Wagon was scratchbuilt using two Peco 10ft steel chassis and some plastic card. Nairns of Kirkcaldy used a few of these wagons to transport their linolium. The Coal truck uses a PG Models Bedford MK cab and chassis. The hopper body is built from plastic card. Last is a general view of my coal yard with another coal truck, this time a Fleetline Beford TK.

Alex

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/WPR3.jpg)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/photo3.jpg)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_7420.jpg)
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_7423.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: SymonC on May 07, 2011, 10:13:28 PM
Hi Lawrence,

Close. Methil, by the cemetery. Nice to have an N Gauge neighbour.

Alex


An N Gauge neighbour? He must be very small! ;D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on May 07, 2011, 10:17:54 PM
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: port perran on May 24, 2011, 08:47:36 AM
I'm modelling a fictional Cornish branch line (GWR) somewhere between Hayle and Perranporth in the late 50s/early 60s.   
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: lesmond on May 24, 2011, 12:44:40 PM
I'm modelling somewhere north east-ish and hilly, roughly round 1955 - 1965. Some ex LNER to be seen, the odd foreigner too, just for fun.

That said, I've just bought a BR blue class 04, so who knows where it will end up.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: H on May 24, 2011, 02:28:31 PM
Q) What are you modelling?

A) British N gauge railways.  8)


PS - That Don Ford coal lorry is nicely weathered and look very good; particularly the scratch build body (just a shame that the cab is a solid moulding).

H.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on May 24, 2011, 02:41:25 PM
I'm (re-) modelling Pirmasens Nord slightly.

(1) Added an extra siding alongside the station

(2) removed a siding from the Ford plant (left the turnout in situ, as I have a kind of plan forming)

(3) planning to remodel the junction at the west of the station (where the double track becomes two singles) to save length and allow longer trains to fit platforms 2 and 3. Waiting for a longer crossover to arrive courtesy of eBay.

(4) lengthened island platform 3 and 4, and tidied it up a bit (still some non-matching platforms).

(5) carriage sidings at eastern end redesignated Battery Railcar Charging Station (Akkuwagen Ladensstation or similar)

Pimasens HBf also has an additional long siding, plus an additional very short siding in the brewery (my weekly beer train is now longer than all my run round facilities, so will now run in two portions).
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Alex on May 24, 2011, 05:51:14 PM
Hi H,

Thanks for the kind comments on my coal truck. It is a pity the cab is solid but hopefully some manufacturer will produce some decent models of trucks from the 60s-80s.

I have a number of Dornaplas Thornycroft trucks and I noticed that they do a number of Ford cargo trucks, including one with just the chassis and cab. I may buy a couple and see what I can do with them.

Alex
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on May 24, 2011, 10:58:38 PM
Well I gave all of my home made N Gauge creations to my Grandson and now model what I grew up with "British Steam", my layout is very loosely based on the Castleton and Monsal Dale area of Derbyshire with a name change to "Castletown and Monsal Vale Railway", it is a 10ft x 5ft model of a fictitious preserved railway, I decided on the Preserved railway theme because I like all British Steam and I can run whatever I like.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: grid078 on June 23, 2011, 10:33:44 PM
 :Class31: :Class37:

  Mid eighties to late nineties so i can cover BR blue through to sectorisation, i currently run BR blue and early railfreight liveries on Saneham-Tey, am also planning my own layout of East Suffolk Jc in Ipswich, this will be late eighties and early nineties only, plenty of livery variation on classes 31,37 and 47 with the odd 56 for added interest.

Stuart
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on June 23, 2011, 11:43:39 PM
At the moment various microlayout scenes, Wadebridge as it might have lasted into the 1980s and the other side of the layout I'm just starting to do the woodwork for a 'what if' Birmingham Snow Hill had survived as a local station and then become the HS2 station as well. I can't fit it all in so I'm going to assume most of one side of it got turned into a shopping precinct 8).

 I've no idea how I'm going to do all the architecture it's going to be a big learning exercise. OTOH its an excellent modelling excuse as it covers a lot of modern activity and franchises - Central/London Midland diesel local services, electrified local services, cross country stuff, Arriva services to Wales, the current Marylebone services, WSMR, the Shakespeare express, steel services to/from Wolverhampton, HS2 services: Eurostar, freight, perhaps ICE services .. well not at the Arnold price for an ICE set ;), perhaps Nightstar and so on. And in fact assuming HS2 was continental gauged all the way to Wolverhampton steel terminal lots of cool non UK wagons as well.

And with a period change it can cover late 1960s (Hydraulic Heaven 8) ) and 1970s stuff too.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Alex on June 26, 2011, 12:35:00 AM
Hi,

Just finishing off the first of three bridges for my US layout, then I plan to start my GWR weed killer train.

It's a kit bash using a box grider bridge I won on E-bay and two sets of Peco girder bridge sides. 2' 4" in length. Hopefully it will be in place by tomorrow evening.

Alex
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: OwL on June 26, 2011, 12:16:02 PM
At the moment repainting a warehouse building that will be going on the layout soon. Whilst it dries Im working on a small platelayers hut that is actually an American plastic kit, although it will be on a British themed layout. Pictures to follow soon I hope......
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: grid078 on June 26, 2011, 03:31:34 PM
 :Class37:

 Currently got five class 37`s on the bench being renumbered,new depot plaques and new rfd distribution and construction logos being fitted.

Stuart
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on June 27, 2011, 01:55:03 PM
Having a go at bllasting using my new gizmo....

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1020578.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on June 27, 2011, 02:09:30 PM
Tadpole - that looks very neat. Do tell more as I will have to get to this stage eventually.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on June 27, 2011, 03:19:17 PM
The gizmo is brilliant, but will take practice. basically it's a little "hopper" with a permanently open slot at the bottom. There are also grooves 9mm apart to keep it on the rails.

Before starting, ensure any track pins are removed or are in far enough so they don't interfere with the sliding gizmo, do a dummy run and run it along the track empty to ensure a clear passage. Then fill the hopper with ballast chips, slide it along the rails at the appropriate speed, and you get a neat application of ballast between and outside the rails - so far I've been too slowly and the result is slightly too much ballast (you need it to be level with the sleeper tops).

You can tidy up with a modelling paintbrush - I find running the brush along each rail (so the hairs are split either side of the rail) ensures the rails are clear. Run a wagon along the track at this point to ensure there are no stray bits interfering with the flanges.

Once you're happy, apply (with a syring, dropper bottle or similar) diluted PVA (1:3) (and washing up liquid, apparently, though I omitted this). You don't have to wet everything, just between the rails (in the four-foot), capilliary action will ensure that it all gets glued. Run your wagon up and down again just to be sure, then ignore for two days (yes, two days).

I've just tested it on two tracks attached to some balsa wood (for my display cabinet), so when dry I'll turn it upside down to allow any non-glued excess to fall off - I could get an unpleasant surprise at this point! On a permanent layout, you'd need a hand held vacuum cleaner to lift off any excess.

When doing multiple track, you'll probably have a gap in the six-foot, so sprinkle chips into it with a thimble or similar, and a few spots of gluey water.


Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: poliss on June 27, 2011, 03:56:56 PM
Upnick has made a ballasting hopper, complete with brush. Maybe he'll post his guide in the tips section? :-)
The washing up liquid breaks the surface tensionallowing the glue to work better. PVA can sometimes turn the ballast green. Diluted Copydex might be better than PVA.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bikeracer on June 27, 2011, 05:35:03 PM
I'm trying to make trees at the moment and finding it hard to get the clumped foliage to stick to the wire frame.
It keeps falling of... ;D The cheapest hair spray from Wilkos helps once I've got a bit on.

I've tried PVA which is okay once it's dried,but a but fragile until then,I've tried UHU and my hot melt gun,both tend to string.I'm going to try the solvent free UHU next because I read somewhere that it doesn't string.

At the moment I've found that soldering it up as I go is working out best for me,it stiffens the wire and makes it more positional.
Soldering also helps to stop the weight of the foliage bending the branches down which has happened on one attempt.

When I've decided where each branch splits off I lightly twist the wires together,bend an "L" shape and put it in the chuck of a battery drill,this twists it nice and tight and makes the branch sizes a bit more proportional as I work up the tree.

The trunk I've tried hot melt glue to thicken it up before painting.

Allan
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: poliss on June 27, 2011, 05:39:57 PM
Mrs. Europeantrainman will show you how it's done.  8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEjsNRX24o
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bikeracer on June 27, 2011, 06:00:28 PM
I don't think my wife will make my trees though. ;D

Anyway I'll probably call in "Total N gauge" tomorrow and get some tacky glue and alternative foliage stuff.

Got to get all my hobby shop visiting done this week because I'm in for a new hip on Saturday and it's no driving for at least six weeks afterwards.
If I can I like to call in a shop and see what I'm buying rather than mail order.

Allan
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: lesmond on June 28, 2011, 09:05:51 PM
Is it me or has she got too many fingers  :smiley-laughing:

Also, 'cos I didn't read it properly the first time and only noticed when Lawrence posted (see below), best of luck with your new hip, Allan, hope it all goes according to plan.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Lawrence on June 28, 2011, 09:23:00 PM
Best wishes for the op Allan, and a speedy recovery  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: OwL on June 28, 2011, 10:11:42 PM
I don't think my wife will make my trees though. ;D

Anyway I'll probably call in "Total N gauge" tomorrow and get some tacky glue and alternative foliage stuff.

Got to get all my hobby shop visiting done this week because I'm in for a new hip on Saturday and it's no driving for at least six weeks afterwards.
If I can I like to call in a shop and see what I'm buying rather than mail order.

Allan

Best wishes mate. OwL
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bikeracer on June 28, 2011, 10:26:43 PM
Thanks to you all for the best wishes.

I called at "Total N gauge" and picked some jars of Woodlands Scenics foliage and turf etc. I think that Bob who was in charge of the shop today has joined this forum recently.

Picked up a large bottle of Anitas Tacky Glue to try.On the drive home I did notice what I think is an oak tree with an extremely fat trunk so I've attempted to make something similar.

If it works out okay I'll post a pic and people can tell me if I'm going in the right direction with this tree making,it's a lot more time consuming than it appears at first.

Allan
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on July 09, 2011, 07:35:43 PM
Well , I finally got this project nearly completed. I need a rear light and firecracker antenna, but here it is. I had to cheat on the SF logo and it is to large but I have to live with it and I made the Amarillo decal for the boom.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/mfifer/DSCN2064.jpg)

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/mfifer/DSCN2065.jpg)

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/mfifer/DSCN2066.jpg)

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/mfifer/DSCN2067.jpg)

Thanks , Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Alex on July 09, 2011, 09:06:14 PM
Hi Mike,

Absolutley stunning  :o. Is this a kit or did you scratchbuild it.

Alex
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on July 10, 2011, 03:03:03 AM
Hi Mike,

Absolutley stunning  :o. Is this a kit or did you scratchbuild it.

Alex

Thanks Alex , The car base is an MT heavyweight car but the rest is scratched with the exception of the boxcar center. It was a MT MOW car load.
The Crane is a Bachmann with many modifications and some decal work plus lowered with MT trucks and complete paint job.
Thanks , Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: lesmond on July 10, 2011, 11:47:09 AM
Hi Mike,

That is a beautiful job, more so as it's in "N". Very well done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on July 10, 2011, 01:29:44 PM
Hi Mike,

That is a beautiful job, more so as it's in "N". Very well done  :thumbsup:

Thank You so much Lesmond I had a blast building it.
Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: upnick on July 10, 2011, 05:44:07 PM
Hi Mike,   
Excellent build  makes a change to see a  crane  in  Santa  Fe paint   ;) :)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on July 10, 2011, 06:53:45 PM
Hi Mike,   
Excellent build  makes a change to see a  crane  in  Santa  Fe paint   ;) :)
Thanks so much Nick.
Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Alex on July 11, 2011, 05:53:33 PM
Hi,

There's a similar looking crane on Ebay right now. It's made by Minitrix.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Minitrix-N-gauge-CRANE-/310331156710?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item48412da8e6

Alex
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on July 11, 2011, 08:59:58 PM
Hi,

There's a similar looking crane on Ebay right now. It's made by Minitrix.

[url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Minitrix-N-gauge-CRANE-/310331156710?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item48412da8e6[/url]

Alex


Thanks Alex , I had one of those as well but is the wrong starting point for the ATSF , it is much smaller and wrong body shape. It is a cool crane though !!!

Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: jonclox on July 12, 2011, 09:38:54 AM
Wow! very nice work
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on July 12, 2011, 01:07:30 PM
Wow! very nice work

Thanks Jon , Great to have you looking !!

Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: quinntopia on August 12, 2011, 06:12:51 AM
I've been trying out weathering some Roco DB cars, it was fun.
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/quinntopia/file-56.jpg)
(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv96/quinntopia/file-57.jpg)
I've also been having fun running trains and 'train-spotting' my layout!  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ikeaOqcVg
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on August 12, 2011, 08:14:54 PM
All good stuff!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: LMSStanier on August 16, 2011, 02:27:16 AM
I just wondered what everyone was modelling on here?

I mainly collect anything that was run by BR in the 80's up to 1995.  If it's in Network SouthEast livery, even better!  :D  I have also bought a few out of place items like some Class 66's and Voyagers....all part of the fun.   ;)
:Carriage: I'm hoping to build a representation of the Oldham line as it used to look in the 1950' - 60's. The line closed in 2009. I've bought lots of rolling stock and locomotives for the period, along with buildings and various kits, and am now buying the track. Though I have the track plan to work from, the whole layout will be a challenge as there are certain things that may have to be scratchbuilt.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Dock Shunter on August 16, 2011, 09:42:53 AM
I just wondered what everyone was modelling on here?

I mainly collect anything that was run by BR in the 80's up to 1995.  If it's in Network SouthEast livery, even better!  :D  I have also bought a few out of place items like some Class 66's and Voyagers....all part of the fun.   ;)
:Carriage: I'm hoping to build a representation of the Oldham line as it used to look in the 1950' - 60's. The line closed in 2009. I've bought lots of rolling stock and locomotives for the period, along with buildings and various kits, and am now buying the track. Though I have the track plan to work from, the whole layout will be a challenge as there are certain things that may have to be scratchbuilt.

           Hi LMSStanier........you may be interested in this NGauge layout that is based on Oldham in 1959....           http://www.satanicmill.cd2.com/index.htm
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: LMSStanier on August 16, 2011, 09:28:58 PM
 :A1Tornado: :Carriage: :Carriage:

Hi Tank,

Thanks very much for directing me to this post. It has  given me some invaluable tips and ideas already for when I come to build my layout.

Regards,

David.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Portpatrick on October 01, 2011, 08:18:49 PM
Well Portpatrick Town is inspired by the railways serving Stranraer in the 1948 to 1966 era.  At exhibitions I tend to keep most locos to those known in the area.  My available stock covers a wider geographical spread of Scottish steam to green diesel era., with regular and occaisional West Highland being strong.  But the parralel amount of post privatisation stock is growing, including 158s in Swoosh, Barbie and Saltire liveries.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: LNER1949 on October 09, 2011, 08:36:29 PM
N Gauge member nos 10272,at the moment in very slow progress ! on the sceneary,as all track work compleate apart from the back scean sideings,LNER late pre war to erly BR(ER) on origonal layout plans off Nawton Station,between Kirkbymoorside & Helmsley, N Yorks.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: galway on October 10, 2011, 07:34:03 PM
Welcome LNER1949 to the forum, any pictures?
Paul
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on October 10, 2011, 08:09:29 PM
Just before going on my holibags, I won a mishmash of 6 converted coaches, spares/repairs, on eBay. Turns out these are reasonably expert but unfinished representations of a 2HAP and a 4EPB in BR blue/grey. They're based on GF pre-BR suburban coaches, so don't have the right profile, but they've been expertly extended to the right length (at the expense of undercarriage other than bogies). Another few hours' work by the original modeller would have resulted in 6 lovely vehicles.

Instead, they'll be finished by me.

I have started tidying them up, and will add undercarriage, paint the roofs, add BR logos, and black triangles on the brake ends. I will try to keep open the option of motorizing the two power cars.

Photos to follow.

 :Class414:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on October 10, 2011, 08:16:56 PM
Sounds like you got an unusual bargain there, Tadpole. I'm sure you'll do a great job and look forward to some  :camera:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: LNER1949 on October 10, 2011, 08:30:20 PM
yes, I have some photo's.How do I down load them please ?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: cloughie on October 10, 2011, 08:39:22 PM
LNER
have a look at this for photos
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=6.0
cloughie
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on October 10, 2011, 09:16:01 PM
I didn't take any "before" pics, but here are some mid-renovation:

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1020719.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1020715.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1020712.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on October 10, 2011, 10:03:27 PM
Looking good to me matey! :thumbsup: :Class414:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: LNER1949 on October 10, 2011, 11:10:57 PM
Hi, thanks for your help,gosh I got completley lost on the photobucket page so gave up ! mybe to old for the uploads ect,as the basic email is about all I can do as you can see what and where it is going.So I've sent it (the photo's) by email to N Gauge Forum.Hopefuly they will post it to the right page.Sorry railmodler's that's me,a bit old fashion !Orthewise I know the NG Forum team are doing thire best to help and the other reader's.So thanks for your help,hopefuly thire will be a way round that will work !Yours Jarvis.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on October 11, 2011, 07:27:09 PM
EMUs more or less done - triangles added to brake ends, BR logos, roofs painted (may need re-doing), and another underframe. I may decide to repaint the 2HAP in all-blue, but it's glazed so would need disassembly - always risky on a scratchbuild.

I just noticed that one of the cabs has a beautifully painted driver inside.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1020720.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on October 13, 2011, 10:30:40 PM
2HAP is now all-over blue, and here she is coupled with 2EPB.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1020724.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on October 14, 2011, 08:03:49 AM
Looking great, Tadders :thumbsup: Excellent work.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on October 14, 2011, 10:17:44 AM
Thanks nobby.

There is still some cosmetic tidying up to do - in particular the roofs. I struggle to get the colour right and don't seem to have any two carriages with the same roof colour. What colour do you guys use?

The nearest one is humbrol 165, which, apart from anything else has a nasty "satin" finish. Needs to be matt.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on October 14, 2011, 11:08:55 PM
I'd do the roof vents first then paint it.

From memory and looking at pictures finding two rail blue era coaches with the same coloured roof was unusual, they tended to vary a bit sometimes a lot. Railmatch do a blue/grey for the roofs of the rail blue period.


I've been working on a couple of slightly older items.

A while back I acquired a Highfield S&D Bouch long boiler. It's probably one of if not the first UK outline N scale model loco kit, and Ray at BHE spun a new batch a while back along with the never released G5. It's not brilliant - it was to fit an Arnold chassis so its somewhat 'Limaesque' but with a bit of hacking and scratchbuilding some chassis bits it is getting there. It still needs a few bits of plumbing adding and the splashers. Right now it's also static as I'm still trying to build a working tender drive for it.

The centre bits of the chassis are from a dead Terrier picked up on ebay the rest of the chassis is bits of plastic and card, except the steps which I etched on the corner of a sheet a while back. On the bright side the NER figured out pretty early on that it was a whole ton cheaper to paint freight locos unlined blakc.

(http://www.etchedpixels.co.uk/Gallery/longboiler.jpg)

Also doing a bit more work backdating a pannier. The picture shows there is a fair bit of filling and tidying to do yet, particularly where I removed the boxes over the middle spasher. Sandboxes and some work on the front of the frames will also be needed. The motor is a bit of a problem I'm hoping a pair of crew members will "lose" it.

(http://www.etchedpixels.co.uk/Gallery/2721.jpg)

Alan

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on October 15, 2011, 03:47:48 PM
Thanks, Alan. I think I've mixed myself a decent matt darkish grey colour which is drying as I speak. Looks OK so far.

The roofs of all six cars are lacking vents or any other features whatsoever, but as they don't bear close-up resemblance examination anyway, I don't think I'll miss them. I could replace the lot with standard Farish Mk1 roofs, they are exactly the right length, but I'm short of donor coaches (I'd also want their underframes for the non-powered cars).
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crackerbill on October 15, 2011, 05:44:33 PM
Hi
 
In preparation for my new project - a steam loco depot - I was taken with the article in N'spirations No.3 on scratch building a Coal Tower.  Coal tower kits in N being almost non-existant.

I therefore drew up my plan with reference to the article and with reference to other peridicals I could get my hands on.  I must admit though I was more influenced by the N'spirations article, so thank you H for prodding me along in the right direction.

Here is my effort so far, needing a touch up here and there and some weathering before a final coat of matt varnish.  I will leave the ramp and hoist to be constructed when the tower is in situe.

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/Ngauger5/Coaltoweralmostrear.jpg)

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/Ngauger5/CoalToweralmostfront.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on October 15, 2011, 06:23:16 PM
Hi
 
In preparation for my new project - a steam loco depot - I was taken with the article in N'spirations No.3 on scratch building a Coal Tower.  Coal tower kits in N being almost non-existant.

I therefore drew up my plan with reference to the article and with reference to other peridicals I could get my hands on.  I must admit though I was more influenced by the N'spirations article, so thank you H for prodding me along in the right direction.

Here is my effort so far, needing a touch up here and there and some weathering before a final coat of matt varnish.  I will leave the ramp and hoist to be constructed when the tower is in situe.

([url]http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/Ngauger5/Coaltoweralmostrear.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/Ngauger5/CoalToweralmostfront.jpg[/url])


Great looking model there Bill !!

Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on October 15, 2011, 08:35:09 PM
 Impressive! Why so tall? What are the different levels?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on October 15, 2011, 09:14:45 PM
Excellent modelling, Bill :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crackerbill on October 16, 2011, 12:46:07 AM
Hi all

Thank you for the encouraging remarks.

The height this model is 175mm (ie 85ft scale size in old money).  This is quite a large building, but some example coal towers were very much taller.

Apart from the ramp and hoist there will be attending buildings to be designed and built.

Cheers
Bill
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: upnick on October 16, 2011, 11:27:51 AM
Excellent modelling  look  forward to seeing it  & accompaning  buildings on the  layout   :D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 11, 2011, 09:50:54 AM
Just before going on my holibags, I won a mishmash of 6 converted coaches, spares/repairs, on eBay. Turns out these are reasonably expert but unfinished representations of a 2HAP and a 4EPB in BR blue/grey.



It's happened again - only this time it's a 4VEP!  :D
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160673692924?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

It's a different seller, but I suspect they came from the same original source. Although the 4 bodies are lengthened and the window arrangements have been done and look suitably veppy, they're in a much earlier state of completion and will be more of a challenge to complete, and I'll need some donor vehicles. They'll need roofs, glazing, undercarriage and painting. I have NSE and blue-grey VEPs already, so this will be all-over blue.

There are a couple of other suburban coach shells for which a cunning plan is forming in my slightly hung over little brain  :evil:

Photos to follow.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bees on November 13, 2011, 06:23:49 PM
Hi All,

I am constructing a small layout called Nathayle Town measuring 40cm x 100cm inside a cabinet that is all powered through 1 cable from the wall.  Lighting, analogue control and point motors too.

The rolling stock comprises of DMU's - 3x101's, 121, 123, 128 and 155
                                        Loco's - a few Shunters, 2x31's, 2x47's, a few Lima 86's and 87

Mostly repaints although the 86's have had to be repaired first, not too sure if i have 2,3 or 4 working!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on November 13, 2011, 07:20:45 PM
Hallo Bees :wave: How about some pics of what you're up to? :camera:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on November 13, 2011, 09:45:00 PM
I ran into a kit a friend had and have a place and need for it. It is a Minikits Chemical Plant. Pretty old as the box retail was $3.98.
Here is the progress so far. I have stuccoed all the structures and will be adding the shown details as well as some buildings from a Model Power Railroad Maintenance yard and North Island Refinery to complete the scene.


(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/mfifer/DSCN0193.jpg)

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e338/mfifer/DSCN0194.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on November 14, 2011, 08:02:15 AM
Nice work, Mike :thumbsup: Can I please ask what you used to stucco the buildings?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on November 14, 2011, 11:18:23 AM
Nice work Mike, it looks like a very nicely detailed kit
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on November 14, 2011, 01:32:17 PM
Nice work, Mike :thumbsup: Can I please ask what you used to stucco the buildings?

Thanks NPN , I use Arizona Rock and Minerals Paving Powders mixed with cheap acrylics and stippled on.
http://fiferhobbysu770.corecommerce.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=16201
Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Fifer on November 14, 2011, 01:33:38 PM
Nice work Mike, it looks like a very nicely detailed kit
Thanks ORB , I liked the shape and the industrial feel of it.
I will post updates soon.
Thanks , Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crackerbill on November 14, 2011, 03:53:01 PM
Hi,

Thought I would show my loco shed under construction, which is the next bit of real estate for my planned steam loco depot.  It is two Metcalfe kits joined to make four roads.  No particular prototype.

Obviously there is the roof and roof detail needed to complete yet, with little bits and bobs of tarting and of course some weathering to do.

The base board is now constucted, well almost, and I have attached a peco type turntable which I have motorised using the Expo motor and gearbox.  The turntable was a pain to get right but now it works just fine, but I am dithering whether to replace it with one of the dedicated electric types.  It will depend on the durability of the Peco, however it will be difficult to change once the baseboard is complete with track layed.  Extensive tests will have to be in order to prove the Peco before I complete track and baseboard.

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/Ngauger5/2011Rebuildlocoshed.jpg)(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/Ngauger5/2011Rebuildlocoshedreverse.jpg)



Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 15, 2011, 10:24:38 PM
Chassis arrived today for the blue skinhead 31 I've been working on. This will go with the 57' blue mark 1 suburbans slowly taking shape to form a Moorgate type rake. (Ok most Moorgate stuff wasn't  a skinhead 31 but plain RTR wouldn't be so interesting)

(http://www.etchedpixels.co.uk/Gallery/NGF/31.0.jpg)

Anyone want to buy an unused dutch class 31 shell ?

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 15, 2011, 11:10:34 PM
I love the blue suburbans, Etched. I'm surprised Farish haven't done a blue version of their existing maroon suburbans rather than two varieties of maroon (probably because they were only found in one place), anyway, looks like you beat them to it.

I have fond memories of seeing these lurking on the slow lines out of The Cross. If I remember right, the GN rakes were six coaches with a brake at each end. At least half the 31s pulling them were still green in "my day".
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 15, 2011, 11:44:50 PM
I love the blue suburbans, Etched. I'm surprised Farish haven't done a blue version of their existing maroon suburbans rather than two varieties of maroon (probably because they were only found in one place), anyway, looks like you beat them to it.

I have fond memories of seeing these lurking on the slow lines out of The Cross. If I remember right, the GN rakes were six coaches with a brake at each end. At least half the 31s pulling them were still green in "my day".

I've been trying to find out the actual formations definitively but as far as I can establish the standard formation was always five coaches (BS, S, S, S, BS) although I've seen images with a brake mid train ? Prior to that they were the quad arts.. wonderful thing but rather more challenging to model.

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 16, 2011, 01:25:39 PM
oh.... (tadpole scurries off to his books to dig out some pictures).
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 16, 2011, 02:17:36 PM
oh.... (tadpole scurries off to his books to dig out some pictures).


Enlightenment kindly provided by someone

Formations were

BS - S - S - S - BS

but after the remodelling allowed Moorgate platforms to be extended they became six coaches and began using

S - S - S - BS - S - S

with the one brake to maximise capacity (the quad arts prior to these not only fitted the platforms perfectly but carried more). Of course the arts fitted the platforms because they and the platforms and space for a tank loco were designed that way !

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 17, 2011, 05:37:32 PM
A quick look in Early London Diesels by Michael Welch confirms all of "someone's" findings.
Pictures include:

BS - S - S - S - BS in maroon behind a green class 26 (1959). The 26s only lasted a year before going to Scortland.

S - S - S - BS - S - S in blue behind a blue class 31 (1974).

But best of all is a 1963 shot of a green 31 hauling two quad-arts. It's marshalled with brakes at the outer ends - I'd have thought the middle would be better so the gurad, or even the guard, is never more than 4 coaches away from the door that some lazy sod has left open. (On the other hand, probably better a guards compartment is off the end of the platform should the train overrun slightly).
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 17, 2011, 11:08:56 PM
Todays work was on the pannier backdate and decalling the Thompson 6 wheeler prototype - which is beginning to take shape nicely. Still needs numbers. varnish, glazing and then handrails. These go over the decals so need to be done last.

Some fun with the gimp tools

(http://www.etchedpixels.co.uk/Gallery/NGF/2721-2.jpg)

and the Thompson prototype (it's never going to be perfect as the roof wasn't quite right on the test etch and the battery boxes had to be moved for the final one, but it'll pass most eyes!)

(http://www.etchedpixels.co.uk/Gallery/NGF/thomp.jpg)

and the pannier unadulterated by gimp. I'm feeling rather pleased with the crew look. Just needs a trainspotter on the platform looking up !

(http://www.etchedpixels.co.uk/Gallery/NGF/2721.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 19, 2011, 05:18:50 PM
Re-bashed my class 123 DMU so it now has the correct formation. Converted a farish BCK with a Greenmax chassis to become a DMBS, and added a CK (which has to be shared with a 4CEP). The surplus 123 DMS has a new cab and inlays, and before the weekend is out will be a 4TC driving car (to be joined by another I just won on eBay).

Obviously it needs finishing and BR decals.

BEFORE:
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2009-19.jpg)


AFTER:
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2011-90.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: homerail on November 19, 2011, 09:32:04 PM
I model 1945 to 1960 ie the tatty but glorious last days of steam with some incursion from diesel the layout is fictitous and non area specific so I can run anything that I like that looks good. All stock and layout controlled via DCC .
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bees on November 20, 2011, 01:48:58 PM
Re-bashed my class 123 DMU so it now has the correct formation. Converted a farish BCK with a Greenmax chassis to become a DMBS, and added a CK (which has to be shared with a 4CEP). The surplus 123 DMS has a new cab and inlays, and before the weekend is out will be a 4TC driving car (to be joined by another I just won on eBay).

Obviously it needs finishing and BR decals.

BEFORE:
([url]http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2009-19.jpg[/url])


AFTER:
([url]http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2011-90.jpg[/url])


That's looking great, which greenmax chassis did you use?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on November 20, 2011, 02:00:24 PM
Good work mate. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 20, 2011, 04:27:24 PM
It's the 20m one, bees. It's frame is 127mm long, perfect for farish Mk1s. There is also an 18m one ideal for class 101s.
My chassis/boxes are all jumbled up, so I don't know the reference numbers, I'm afraid.

These chassis usually run OK, but the bogies are a bit naff with short wheelbases, and are too close together. They come in a pale grey colour so need painting, plus the addition of engines/gubbins underneath.

The 20m one is prone to derailing, so are good for checking track for defects. I marshall three beer wagons one side of the chassis and 2 carriages the other - if that little combo stays on the track, everything else will.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: kirky on November 20, 2011, 06:25:01 PM
Today I have mostly been ..... applying decals.

these are the 30ft containers/transfers from c-rail.
Only possible with microsol....

(http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/uploads/1321166547/gallery_7509_260_347159.jpg)


Only three more to go  (groan)

cheers
Kirky
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bees on November 21, 2011, 08:20:45 PM
It's the 20m one, bees. It's frame is 127mm long, perfect for farish Mk1s. There is also an 18m one ideal for class 101s.
My chassis/boxes are all jumbled up, so I don't know the reference numbers, I'm afraid.

These chassis usually run OK, but the bogies are a bit naff with short wheelbases, and are too close together. They come in a pale grey colour so need painting, plus the addition of engines/gubbins underneath.

The 20m one is prone to derailing, so are good for checking track for defects. I marshall three beer wagons one side of the chassis and 2 carriages the other - if that little combo stays on the track, everything else will.

I use the greenmax chassis in my class 128,  i was really impressed with it's smooth running, i hadn't run it for a while and when i put it on the track the other week, it was completely dead!!! :( :(

I'm going to be building a small test track soon, i'm waiting until then before having a good look at it!!!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on November 26, 2011, 04:19:38 AM
I know this was posted a year ago but I thought I'd reply anyway. I model the steam/diesel transition period, like many others of my vintage. Loosely early 1950's to mid 60's. I love the Brunswick Green livery. I started my Beal & Castle Eden Railway back in 1987 and it was progressing quite well up until 1999 when circumstances dictated a halt to construction. It appeared in half a dozen issues of The Railway Modeller during the period 1993 to 1997, if anyone has those issues and is interested enough to have a look.

The layout fell into a fairly advanced state of disrepair over the years, but as my recent letter in the October RM states, I am in a position now to start work on it again, enthused as I am by the great new models that are appearing. I can't wait to get my hands on a blue Deltic and Blue Pullman set! So hopefully, the layout may yet see completion.

Oh, and Happy First Birthday! You guys do a great job.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 26, 2011, 03:19:25 PM
4VEP slowly taking shape. Still lots to do - little baby steps.
They're actually 4CEP cabs taken from a TPM kit (no use to anyone now GF have released their rtr version), so will need disguising.

Also yet another 4TC needing some middle coaches. One DTSO is TPM, the other is brass sided.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1020779.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1020780.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Mustermark on November 26, 2011, 08:59:12 PM
I have just renumbered and weathered my Farish 31.  It was Sister Dora.  It is now just plain old 31 184.  I modified the nose slightly to make it a bit less round looking and it does look a bit more 31 like.  Also making it filthy dirty made it look a lot more realistic (I never saw a clean one).


Also, and I don't know of this is relevant?  Not a train, but I have just been building a 1:144 scale Concorde to hang over my layout.  Second most beautiful aircraft ever (after the Spitfire, of course).  It will represent one of my memories as a kid, we lived in Reading right under the flightpath from Heathrow.  Amazing sight and sound.

You may notice that it is supposed to be 1974-75 on my BR-Blue layout and the Concorde will be in BA's 1978 livery (the earliest I could find).  However, they say Concorde landed two hours before it took off when it went to New York, so I guess after enough flights it would end up back in 1974?

Will try an post photos when the transfers are done.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Mustermark on November 27, 2011, 09:50:29 PM
Here is Concorde.  This is the 1:144 (almost N-scale) Revell kit.  It is one of the best kits I've built.  The decals add superb detail.  A nice way to spend a Thanksgiving weekend!

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Aircraft/DSC_0010.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Aircraft/DSC_0012.jpg)


And here she is hanging over the layout at a scale height of a bit over 800ft...  (That's Bruce McCandless II on the wall (the first un-tethered space walk on STS-41B in 1986).  He is not to scale!)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Aircraft/DSC_0014.jpg)



Here is the renumbered and weathered 31 184 with buffer beam detailing:

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Traction/DSC_0001_2a.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Traction/DSC_0001_2.jpg)


And here is 57 602 Restormel Castle with bufferbeam detailing and added etched nameplates.  Fantastic engine this one - runs really well and looks great.  I saw the real one once at Reading (2008, I think) having rescued 43 179 that caught on fire just West of Slough... which brought the Western region to a standstill for a few hours, and 57 602 and the stricken HST were at the back of Reading station at 10pm when I got there to change for Tilehurst.  I had travelled 20 miles in 5 hours!  But it was worth the hassle to get 10 minutes looking over the real thing close up.

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/Traction/DSC_0008.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on November 27, 2011, 09:56:57 PM
Concorde looks very good.  Jealous!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: OwL on November 28, 2011, 11:31:01 AM
nice one mark, I like 31184's detailing. Very well done. :thumbsup:

Concorde looks great too!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on November 28, 2011, 05:09:37 PM
Your 31 is deliciously grimy!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on December 08, 2011, 06:39:13 PM
4VEP just about finished, not the prettiest kid on the block, but hey.
Also another 3TC for my fleet (need an FK to make it a 4TC).

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2011-95.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2011-94-1.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2011-97.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2011-96.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/2011-98.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on December 08, 2011, 06:46:00 PM
Great work there Tadpole. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Mustermark on December 08, 2011, 06:49:32 PM
Very nice indeed.  Good job! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on December 08, 2011, 07:00:09 PM
Smashing work, Tadpole. You must be really pleased with them :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: tadpole on December 08, 2011, 08:27:45 PM
Thanks guys.
Pleased with them? Yes, bit more work to do - need to score the doors, re-do the roofs (streaky finish).
If the original modeller had finished the VEP, it'd have sliding openers on the windows (as seen on one of the driving cars) giving that proper VEP look.
As it is, the middle trailer would pass as a cl.117 DMU middle car.

Need some third rail track, now.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: malfoy on December 11, 2011, 03:44:49 PM
Currently I am trying to model the train that would be useful for the east-west corridor of India. As all of you might be knowing that trains in India are very unique and primitive in their architecture and a lot of work needs to be done if we have to solve the supply chain systems in the country. I would be posting pictures of my model very soon and all comments and suggestions are welcome.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on December 11, 2011, 03:46:23 PM
That sounds very interesting Malfoy.  I can't wait to see some pictures. :camera:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on December 11, 2011, 04:56:10 PM
I really look forward to seeing some pics :camera:
The BBC series on the Hill Railways of India was superb, and showed very accurately the positive attitude of the locals towards their railways in the face of adversity. Good on yer :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bbdave on December 17, 2011, 02:49:06 PM
Here's a pic of my efforts so far, it was planned originaly as just a layout on a board so the track ran round the outside to maximise space but i found the scenic side is what really interests me so i have started to do some as practice for when i can have a bigger more permanent layout so it'll probably have a little of everything on it.

My stock is a mish mash of what i like i will one day model to an era but i reckon a few rogues will still get through. Untill then my layout hides under the spare bed and is wheeled out when time allows me to play.

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p127/bbdave/Rail/0036.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p127/bbdave/0019.jpg)


Dave
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tank on December 17, 2011, 04:16:21 PM
Very good bbdave!  What's the plan with the sidings at the back?  Will this be covered, or left open?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 17, 2011, 04:40:01 PM
Here's a pic of my efforts so far, it was planned originaly as just a layout on a board so the track ran round the outside to maximise space but i found the scenic side is what really interests me so i have started to do some as practice for when i can have a bigger more permanent layout so it'll probably have a little of everything on it.


Scenery can be addictive I have spent the last 3 weeks building a terrace house scene that is going to cover where my circuits pass each other one climbing one descending. Then my wife says why aren't there any lights in the pub..... More work.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bbdave on December 17, 2011, 05:55:05 PM
Very good bbdave!  What's the plan with the sidings at the back?  Will this be covered, or left open?

No plan as yet i could continue the hill but access for my hands may be limited for the sidings which i tend not to use any ideas greatly received

Dave
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Mustermark on December 17, 2011, 06:07:26 PM
Good work bbdave.  I think a lift off section would be ideal so you can 'fiddle' and in case of derailment.

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 17, 2011, 06:40:51 PM
Scenery can be addictive I have spent the last 3 weeks building a terrace house scene that is going to cover where my circuits pass each other one climbing one descending. Then my wife says why aren't there any lights in the pub..... More work.

Fit a speaker in it as well so it can play Chas & Dave and other terrible things....  then maybe you'll get less suggestions ;-)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on December 17, 2011, 07:03:06 PM
Forestry commission plantation of just a small depth of trees then green/blue painted board ?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bbdave on December 17, 2011, 08:03:32 PM
Forestry commission plantation of just a small depth of trees then green/blue painted board ?

Yes could do that though i can't go to high due to under bed storage but i had thought about the last 2" or so of ground as trees to screen the sidings which are barely visable when i'm sat running  trains

Dave
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Mustermark on December 17, 2011, 08:43:12 PM
This weekend I am mostly modelling station platforms.

Lots of 3/8" strips of wood and Metcalfe platform edging, glue and screws.  Slow and labour intensive, but it's taking shape slowly.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: davieb on December 17, 2011, 08:55:36 PM
This weekend I am mostly modelling station platforms.

Lots of 3/8" strips of wood and Metcalfe platform edging, glue and screws.  Slow and labour intensive, but it's taking shape slowly.

sounds interesting would love to see some  :camera: of your latest project

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Mustermark on December 17, 2011, 09:11:02 PM
Will do. I'm taking snaps as I go, so sometime over Xmas I should have an update...
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bbdave on December 17, 2011, 10:17:20 PM
This weekend I am mostly modelling station platforms.

Lots of 3/8" strips of wood and Metcalfe platform edging, glue and screws.  Slow and labour intensive, but it's taking shape slowly.


Been there with 3mm strip

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p127/bbdave/010.jpg)

Dave
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: polo2k on December 17, 2011, 10:52:52 PM
This weekend I am mostly modelling station platforms.

Lots of 3/8" strips of wood and Metcalfe platform edging, glue and screws.  Slow and labour intensive, but it's taking shape slowly.


I feel your pain,
Been working on this today, scratch built from balsa strip with automated hopper release (servo driven) and scratchbuilt Nn3 running over the top!
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c171/polo2k/Models/YVR/update%2013/DSC00443.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Blackbird1137 on January 24, 2012, 07:25:39 PM
BR no region, 1955 - 1965 ish.

(http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii436/Blackbird1137/Camera2ndapril049.jpg)

(http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii436/Blackbird1137/Railway005.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: railwaysymphony on February 09, 2012, 01:20:32 PM
Now that I've got a bit of a plan in mind...

The main era I'm looking at is BR, late steam era, definitely before BR Blue took over. My layout won't have any particular location in mind... it might even look slightly Australian rather than slightly British!

Anyway, my fleet consists of a mixed bag of locos:

A1 Tornado (BachFar - Doncaster Green)
A4 Sir Nigel Gresley (Minitrix - LNER Garter Blue - sadly retired due to major breakdowns, probably won't run again as I cannibalize it for parts)
A4 Mallard (Minitrix - BR Green)
A4 Falcon (GraFar - BR Green)
A3 Flying Scotsman (Minitrix - LNER Apple Green)
9F Evening Star (Minitrix - BR Green)
9F 92018 (Minitrix - BR unlined black)
7P Brittania (Minitrix - BR Green - currently waiting on some parts)
7P Boadicea (Minitrix - BR Green)
Duchess of Hamilton (GraFar - BR Maroon)
Ivatt 2MT (Minitrix - BR Unlined black)
Hall (GraFar - BR Unlined black)
Standard 4MT (BachFar - BR lined black)
LMS Class 4P Compound 4-4-0 (GraFar - BR lined black)
Jinty 0-6-0T (GraFar - non-authentic LNER Green)
Prarie 2-6-2T (GraFar - BR Green)
2x Class 08 (old GraFar and newer BachFar, both BR Blue)
2x Class 101 DMUs (GraFar, one 2-car and one 3-car)
3x Class 27 (Minitrix - two in BR Green, one in BR Blue)
Class 25 (BR Green)
HST125 Swallow Livery (GraFar) with 7 coaches
Class 52 "Western Emperor" (GraFar - BR Green - in need of some parts
Battle of Britain Class 34066 "Spitfire" (GraFar - BR Green - non running, no motor)

I have to confess to having a few more on the wish list! My next acquisitions will be the Farish Rebuilt Scot "Royal Air Force" (I'm a former Australian Air Force Cadet so this one has some interest to me!), possibly a Farish Jubilee (although if a Peco one ever turned up I'd seriously look at that one!), perhaps a "proper" black Jinty, and maybe a Tangmere to replace Spitfire.

I'm also interested in further investigating Dapol, although finding that around is next to impossible! In the meantime I'll make do with my Farish and Minitrix :)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on February 09, 2012, 01:30:18 PM
Some fleet you have there :thumbsup:
Keep an eye on Dapol who will be releasing A4/A3 and Bulleids hopefully soon!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: OwL on February 09, 2012, 07:13:13 PM
British, American and Eoropean N gauge 1930's-2012

Love it all in N scale  :NGAUGE:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bad Raven on March 07, 2012, 07:49:06 AM
I started out 30 years ago to be strictly LMS and mostly L&Y area.........didn't stay that way!!!  :angel:

ALL LMS area now, from 20's through into BR, plus a little bit of Southern.

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: dr deltic on March 10, 2012, 09:19:09 PM
modelling 1970's to early 2000's! To much good stuff to stick to one short period!!

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on March 10, 2012, 11:08:37 PM
Freelance American Heritage Railroad called "Stone Valley", with a mixture of Steam and Diesel.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: MinZaPint on March 26, 2012, 05:04:34 PM
Hello & wecome Gordon, I like your choice of era and look forward to hearing of your progress. Have you any track plans, what area do you have and do you have a location in mind, oh and don't forget we love  :camera:.

Keep us posted

David
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: MinZaPint on March 28, 2012, 07:48:21 PM
Well I'm working on a most important area of my layout as this pic will hopefully show,

(http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/minzapint/Railway/DSCF0015.jpg)

If anyone would like to help me extend this fleet their help would be most welcome!

@ the moment I have Worthingtons, Fremlins, Bass, Allsops, Palmers & GWR Ale wagon for all the guest ales I would like to invite.

Also featured are the superb NGS Queen Mary & the ubiquitous M7 that used to haul me from Brockenhurst to West Moors in days of yore!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on March 28, 2012, 08:46:22 PM
As a well know Simpson would say "Mmmmm - beeeeerr"
Can't help with your fleet, though, David, as I don't have anything I can contribute :(
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: 4x2 on March 28, 2012, 09:08:07 PM
US 1970's/1980's lots of GP's, ALCO's and SD's and various switchers - no particular livery, but i do have a soft spot for the Union Pacific and the Chessie System.

That said any good Running N gauge loco is welcome to join my collection ! Money no object, i'd do the Somerset & Dorset around Bath and The Rio grande in the same room, just on different levels...*


 (*Warning - Euromillions win required...  :smiley-laughing:)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on March 29, 2012, 08:55:47 AM
A freelance American Heritage Railroad situated in Cascade Mountain type scenery.

All rolling stock has been repainted and named "Stone Valley Railroad".
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on March 30, 2012, 01:42:59 AM
Now that I've got a bit of a plan in mind...

The main era I'm looking at is BR, late steam era, definitely before BR Blue took over. My layout won't have any particular location in mind... it might even look slightly Australian rather than slightly British!

Anyway, my fleet consists of a mixed bag of locos:

A1 Tornado (BachFar - Doncaster Green)
A4 Sir Nigel Gresley (Minitrix - LNER Garter Blue - sadly retired due to major breakdowns, probably won't run again as I cannibalize it for parts)
A4 Mallard (Minitrix - BR Green)
A4 Falcon (GraFar - BR Green)
A3 Flying Scotsman (Minitrix - LNER Apple Green)
9F Evening Star (Minitrix - BR Green)
9F 92018 (Minitrix - BR unlined black)
7P Brittania (Minitrix - BR Green - currently waiting on some parts)
7P Boadicea (Minitrix - BR Green)
Duchess of Hamilton (GraFar - BR Maroon)
Ivatt 2MT (Minitrix - BR Unlined black)
Hall (GraFar - BR Unlined black)
Standard 4MT (BachFar - BR lined black)
LMS Class 4P Compound 4-4-0 (GraFar - BR lined black)
Jinty 0-6-0T (GraFar - non-authentic LNER Green)
Prarie 2-6-2T (GraFar - BR Green)
2x Class 08 (old GraFar and newer BachFar, both BR Blue)
2x Class 101 DMUs (GraFar, one 2-car and one 3-car)
3x Class 27 (Minitrix - two in BR Green, one in BR Blue)
Class 25 (BR Green)
HST125 Swallow Livery (GraFar) with 7 coaches
Class 52 "Western Emperor" (GraFar - BR Green - in need of some parts
Battle of Britain Class 34066 "Spitfire" (GraFar - BR Green - non running, no motor)

I have to confess to having a few more on the wish list! My next acquisitions will be the Farish Rebuilt Scot "Royal Air Force" (I'm a former Australian Air Force Cadet so this one has some interest to me!), possibly a Farish Jubilee (although if a Peco one ever turned up I'd seriously look at that one!), perhaps a "proper" black Jinty, and maybe a Tangmere to replace Spitfire.

I'm also interested in further investigating Dapol, although finding that around is next to impossible! In the meantime I'll make do with my Farish and Minitrix :)
Hey there railwaysymphony, I also own most of that stock. I am currently refurbishing and completing a layout I started a long time ago, and just about all stock is mothballed at the moment. Unfortunately it may never again see the light of day - at least not on my layout. Its going to be an expensive undertaking, but the 'light years ahead' nature of the latest offerings from Dapol and Bachfar have got me 99.9% convinced that the only stock to run in future will be the new stuff. I have made a start with a new class 14, 24 and 42 along with a few goods wagons (though I probably will still run my extensive selection of Peco wagons).
Actually a goodly number of my old locos are kaput - and I'm sorry to say that most of them got that way through extensive exhibition running during the early 1990s. Take into account that the Minitrix stock are actually British bodies on what are basically German locomotive chassis so there are many compromises there. They also featured traction tyres which inevitably got thrown at exhibitions, so most of my Minitrix stuff is also shot.
Having said that, I have two lovely 'old' models (also non-runners) that will find a home on the layout: a Peco Jubilee repainted in BR brunswick green by a friend of mine, John Baker, and a Minitrix 9F converted to a Crosti-boilered version, also by John Baker.
My layout is also the BR steam - green diesel era. It is a fictitious layout with real placenames. Each section has a different flavour to it -WR, MR and ER. It is designed to be operated as per the late Peter Denny's Buckingham branch with multiple operators. I hope to be able to post track plans and pix as work progresses, but for now there are phone photos on my album and articles on the layout (Beal & Castle Eden) in the Feb 92, Feb 93, Oct 93, Jan 95 and May 97 issues of Railway Modeller magazine.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Pageant-Moselle on April 19, 2012, 04:36:29 PM
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I'm not basing my layout on anything in particular, but am more interested in modelling parts of the railways around where I live (with a strong Midland, LMS bias), but are now long gone and trying to fit it all into a 5 by 3 so that it doesn't take up too much room at home.

The fun bit, for me, is research and then actually trying to model it in N guage.

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: apsheehan on May 20, 2012, 03:48:55 PM
Trying for early sixties diesel steam mix, somewhere in midlands where western region and rest of BR meet.

Steam locos:

Dapol 14** & 57** pannier
Farish Black 5 & 4MT 2-6-2
 
Diesel all Farish:
Class 24
Class 37
Class 42

That being said I'm not being absolutely precise on period/area. e.g two of the steamers have the early BR crest, and some of my wagons are Private owner stuff that was eradicated by WW2, however they look nice!!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Skyline2uk on May 20, 2012, 09:05:40 PM
Filton TMD is loosely West Country (in location only, not loco fleet as such: P), and even more loosely (cos BR never bought GM locos!) set in the last days of British rail...

Class 08 (Railfreight, old Farish)
Class 08 (EWS, old Farish)
Class 08 (Railfreight, new Farish with outside frames)
Class 33 (Engineers "Dutch")
Class 37 (Railfreight, Metals sector)
Class 37 (EPS, with Chunnel Plates)
Class 47 (Railfreight Distribution, "The Sapper")
Class 47 (Great Western, "SS Great Britain")
Class 47 (Portabrook Purple)
Class 56 (Railfreight, Construction)
Class 60 (Railfreight, Petroleum "Charles Babbage")
Class 66 (EWS)
Class 67 (EWS)
Class 67 (EWS, Dummy)
Class 73 (Engineers, "Dutch")
Class 150/2 (Regional)
Class 159 (Network Southeast)
Class 170 (Southwest Trains)

Plus occasional visitor GWR 2-6-2 Prairie

And two sets that are too big for the layout:

Class 43 HST Great Western (Old Farish)
Eurostar Set (Kato)

Now I just need to get the layout running to play with them all ;D


Filton TMD Layout Thread :http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Pete Mc on May 21, 2012, 01:24:18 AM
My layout started off as Moss Eisley,this being due to a massive influence of the Star Wars theme.Problem is,there is no amount of 1:148 scale models of Star Wars characters so I decided to rename my layout  Chatsworth.
The reason for this is I wanted to recreate a time when urban life was starting to decline which incidentally was what was going on with BR.All my stock is BR corporate blue going onto large logo and railfreight red stripe with a smattering of later stuff such as pacer and sprinter dmu's.There will be no more later stuff than this due to my preferred period being when deltics and hst's were what ran on the east coast mainline when I was a kid.
Late stuff can and is a good age but as a cliche,I do like blue stuff more due to there being a large contingent of loco hauled services.Today the only loco hauled stock is mainly freight.
So as a home layout,my choice is an urban setting with BR blue stock serving a fictional east coast mainline route that has a degree of deprivation due to budgetery cuts but runs efficiently as a mainline would,oh, and it is going to be sound equipped.I currently have a sound equipped hst and dmu and this will expand to others as and when decoders and speaker technology begins to filter down to us home modellers.
As an aside,I am planning an exhibition layout.This layout was to be a layout consisting of a TMD and mainline passing by.Trouble is,there are loads of the same tpes whereby a loco is left ticking over in a stabling area and the odd loco movement is made,these are mainly in oo gauge so I decided that an n gauge version would be something quite unique.Only it isn't.So I have decided that,living in Doncaster,I am going to do a layout in n gauge,based loosely on Doncaster Plant Works.
This layout will feature all my blue stock.It,as I say is only loosely based on Donny Plan,due to it being such a large area to model,so will not feature Doncaster railway station.It will feature the East Coast mainline so as to exhibit my deltics and hst's flying through.
Only.thing.now is to do some extensive research so as to determine what aspects to feature on this layout.
It s dimensions are to have a 9foot by 2 foot scenic area,with a two foot either end to allow traffic to return to.the staging roads.This means it'll be a roundy of around 12-13 foot by 3 foot.

Pete
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Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on May 21, 2012, 01:44:04 AM
Sounds cool. The exhibition layout should be a corker.

I am firmly stuck in the BR green period, but I must admit as time passes I do feel some nostalgia for the blue period you are so fond of, and I am nowhere near as venomous to the era as I have been in the past. It reminds me of when I made the move to Australia. I was actually hauled from Durham to London by a blue Deltic on the first leg of the journey to my new life.

As I say, your plans sound great! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on May 21, 2012, 08:09:11 AM
Sounds a great idea Pete :thumbsup:
Look forward to seeing the plan
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Pete Mc on May 21, 2012, 05:51:14 PM
Thanks for the replies gents,it is only in the embryonic stages as I only had the idea come to me in the latter half of last week.
The idea sprang up from the fact that one of our club members decided to mothball his layout of Holmfirth in n,due to his dalliance with 2mmfs.This means there is space to accomodate another effort,whether its from me remains to be seen.Our club secretary is an ex Doncaster Plant workerone of his favourite periods was when BR ordered the class 56.Doncaster Plant works had the job of ensuring the Romanian built loco's were fit for mainline running.They were far from suitable due to things like conduits welded up with wiring inside them,which consequently melted the insulation.Another one of his tales is the one about the cabl ends.The early ones upto 56064 had aluminium cabs.Tons and tons of material was shipped to Romania,only for it to go missing once it had arrived at the factory where the cab shells were being formed.It turned out that the workers were nicking aluminium,not for scrap,but to make pans out of it.There are quite a few more of stories but I won't bore anyone.
Anyhow,with his insight into the site,and google maps as well as a family friend who also worked at the plant and has loads of information on the works,I should be able to get what I need to get going,hopefully.

Pete
 :Class37: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Sandvika on May 22, 2012, 07:14:00 PM
My last layout was Settle to Carlisle, loosely modeled on Garsdale, except with double track branch to Hawes.  It was all about very long runs with scale length trains on proper gradients ("The Long Drag") and curves, all LMS, so 1930s/40s. This was inspired by chasing steamer excursions over the moors with my father in law and falling in love with the bleakness (Blea Moor etc).  My most memorable chase was an 8F, which ran late due to loads of wheel slip on a very cold autumn morning, so steam vapour galore to go with it.

I'm sticking with LMS era as I'm loving it. However, my life is very packed - far too many interests - so I'm planning my new layout on the premise that I'll be retiring during its lifetime. Thus, I'll make it modular to specification, so that I can take modules to exhibitions rather than have the whole layout permanently fixed in the loft. This is also influenced by my heartbreak over my previous layout being dismantled for a house move and never reassembled due to a radically differently shaped loft. A modular layout should be able to survive a move!

I would like to figure out how to incorporate gradients into a modular layout. "The long drag" was about 20 feet long at 1 in 100, so over half a scale mile, rising 30 scale feet - and down again over the same distance - and that would amount to 10 modules long!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: longbridge on May 22, 2012, 09:25:55 PM
I am modelling a freelance American layout with mountainous scenery that is a bit of this and a bit of that, I am running trains in the 1968 to 1976 era on the Penn Central Railroad which ran in Nth East USA but have a love for the scenery in the Nth West USA, I also intend to have features found in other parts of the USA on the layout, I enjoy modelling the freelance way as I love to use my imagination and create something that is entirely mine.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crackerbill on July 08, 2012, 04:50:37 PM
Following my thread in regard to a coal tower in February, I thought a few of you might be interested in seeing the thing " a view at dusk" in situ on my loco service depot which is under construction.  Also this thread is a test for me to see if I can get an image into a thread using the media button.

Cheers
Bil

l(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/64/thumb_1445.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1445)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on July 08, 2012, 05:25:00 PM
That'll be a 'yes' then, Bill :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crackerbill on July 08, 2012, 05:29:12 PM
An absulute YES Nobby with a little help from John.

Cheers
Bill
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: scotsoft on July 08, 2012, 05:37:13 PM
Well done Bill, I am pleased my ramblings made some sense  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crackerbill on July 09, 2012, 12:41:53 AM
Well done Bill, I am pleased my ramblings made some sense  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

Seems I've been having a time of it John, as I sent you a message immediately after my success and this doesn't seem to have gone out to you.  Must be me pressing the wrong button again - not unusual at my advanced years!!
Anyway I thank you for your patience and advice and must advise that the problem appears to be that when I right clicked the BBC code after highlighting it the copy option on the drop down menu was greyed out.  Right  clicking the actual image gave me the correct option and it was plain sailing from there.  Strange!!!  Maybe it will be useful for you to hold this gem in your advice bucket for future old codgers like me who get lost opening the door.
Seriously thank you once again
Regards
Bill   
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on July 09, 2012, 12:54:46 AM
Well done, Crackerbill! An absolute CRACKER of a model! The cityscape in the background looks pretty cool, too.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: scottishlocos on November 04, 2012, 12:53:47 PM
Hi all

My first n gauge layout is going to be based on Thornton Yard in Fife from about 1996 onwards this was in my view a golden era with Transrail, Loadhaul, Mainline and EWS class 37, 47, 56 and 60's appearing on freight trains in the area.
As well as coal trains which made up the majority of the trains there was stratch for local paper mills CO2/carbon dioxide gas for a local distillery flyash from Longannet as well as coal slurry for Methil power station.
As space is tight i am only modelling a small corner of the yard but i hope to include most of the freight trains mentioned.

kind regards

ave
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: westie7 on November 04, 2012, 01:09:02 PM
Hi all

My first n gauge layout is going to be based on Thornton Yard in Fife from about 1996 onwards this was in my view a golden era with Transrail, Loadhaul, Mainline and EWS class 37, 47, 56 and 60's appearing on freight trains in the area.
As well as coal trains which made up the majority of the trains there was stratch for local paper mills CO2/carbon dioxide gas for a local distillery flyash from Longannet as well as coal slurry for Methil power station.
As space is tight i am only modelling a small corner of the yard but i hope to include most of the freight trains mentioned.

kind regards

ave

Sounds right up my street.
Do you have a copy of Branchlines and Byways - Scotland, Michael Rhodes? Had me drooling.

I'm still looking for inspiration for something Speedlink that includes a small yard off an electrified mainline

Rgds
Mark
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: scottishlocos on November 04, 2012, 01:44:48 PM
Hi Mark

Your profile says you stay in Aberdeenshire you dont have to look far for a speedlink yard try Elgin on thr Aberdeen to Inverness line! In speedlink days there was grain, containers carrying whiskey and MOD strores for the local airbases and timber traffic the yard used to have a small gantry crane!

regards

Dave
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: westie7 on November 04, 2012, 05:27:12 PM
Hi Mark

Your profile says you stay in Aberdeenshire you dont have to look far for a speedlink yard try Elgin on thr Aberdeen to Inverness line! In speedlink days there was grain, containers carrying whiskey and MOD strores for the local airbases and timber traffic the yard used to have a small gantry crane!

regards

Dave

Hi Dave,

Elgin would work, also used to work in Inverurie in the days when Timber actually went by Rail. Sometimes we even got a treat of a Transrail 37 on the logs
Might have to use some modellers license to run my sparkies past such a yard  :D

Rgds
Mark
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on November 07, 2012, 04:04:27 AM
In reference to my March 30 2012 entry on this thread, here are a few shots of the Peco Jubilee and Minitrix 9F that my friend John Baker worked on for me back in the early 90's. Firstly, look at the vintage on the box! I've had that thing for 25 years!!
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
I believe it was made for Peco by Rivarrossi. The motor is in the tender, and, like most of my old stock, appears to be a non-runner since I dug it out. It was originally a maroon "Bahamas" and being my only loco at the time was a tester during tracklaying and baseboard construction. It ran off the end of the unfinished boards several times, which would account for it being a non-runner. I haven't really worked on it, however.
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
The pizza cutter wheels are lit up nicely in this shot. John did an excellent paint job on it, re-numbering it 25713, "Reknown." He even put the go faster "not allowed under electrification" stripe on the cabside!
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
The vacuum pipe he added at the front can be seen in this shot. The Minitrix 9F conversion was also a brilliant piece of work, adding as he did the extra smokebox door at the front, and the side-mounted extra chimmney. John re-numbered the locomotive appropriately.
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
It is also a non-runner, due to being missing a small link in the side gear when I acquired it. Another modeller friend at the time, Greg Ryan, fabricated a part for me but it has never really been right. I do have high hopes for the model though, thanks to being directed by this forum to the excellent Minitrix repair site - I should be able to get hold of a genuine part.

Going or not, these models are very dear to me and when all is well again with the layout would even take pride of place as static displays in Beal MPD.

George
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chetcombe on November 07, 2012, 04:30:12 AM
In reference to my March 30 2012 entry on this thread, here are a few shots of the Peco Jubilee and Minitrix 9F that my friend John Baker worked on for me back in the early 90's. Firstly, look at the vintage on the box! I've had that thing for 25 years!!

Going or not, these models are very dear to me and when all is well again with the layout would even take pride of place as static displays in Beal MPD.

Thanks so much for posting these pictures George. They take me back to the late 1970s when my father and I had both a Peco Jubilee (also 5596 Bahamas, but in LMS black) as well as a 9F. My father died in 2010 and that inspired me to build an N gauge layout, including an engine shed devoted to some of my father's old models. As well as the Jubilee and the Minitrix 9F, I also have his Minitrix Britannia, 2 Minitrix Warships and 2 old Hymeks (white metal kits from a long forgotten manufacturer on an Arnold chassis). Almost all non-runners, but they have huge sentimental value - I will post pictures at some point when I get time.

2 of the locos have been DCC fitted. one of the Warships (which still runs superbly) and the Jubilee, which struggles. Any suggestions for a place to get this serviced would be most welcome...

Anyhow, creating a place for these old timers to be displayed on my layout was  very important to me. Thanks again for prompting these fond memories!

Mike
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on November 07, 2012, 11:01:04 AM
Hi Mike

Thank you so much for that. To me this is why this forum is brilliant. I am so glad that my post brought back nice memories. I am just going through my stock boxes after all these years and am also finding memories. I know that somewhere in the back of the drawer there will be a Minitrix German chassis posing as a 'Mallard' but what the hell, it was the only Mallard we had back then! Into boot my late father-in-law bought it for me and would sit out in the garage with me on a late summers afternoon here in NSW watching me building my layout. With a beer in hand, by the way!  :beers:

Thank you for your kind response!

George
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: scottishlocos on November 14, 2012, 08:44:11 PM
Hi Mark

Your profile says you stay in Aberdeenshire you dont have to look far for a speedlink yard try Elgin on thr Aberdeen to Inverness line! In speedlink days there was grain, containers carrying whiskey and MOD strores for the local airbases and timber traffic the yard used to have a small gantry crane!

regards

Dave

Hi Dave,

Elgin would work, also used to work in Inverurie in the days when Timber actually went by Rail. Sometimes we even got a treat of a Transrail 37 on the logs
Might have to use some modellers license to run my sparkies past such a yard  :D

Rgds
Mark

Hi Mark

If you have sparkies then the small rail to road transfer depot at Law Junction may provide inspiration i am sure at least one siding there had wires up!

kind regards

Dave
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: westie7 on November 15, 2012, 08:49:03 AM
Dave

Thats what I had in mind, an electrified loop off the main with a few wireless sidings.
Always remember the sign stuck on the fence at the neutral section outside Salkeld St just before GLC, "Electric Traction must not enter no.2 Parcels Siding"
Wonder If its still there

Mark
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bigbear on December 10, 2012, 10:59:46 PM
I'm actually getting on with my long-time-in-the-planning GWR/WR layout with mainline andf branch running. I've decided to model 1948 - 1950 -ish, Devon, as then I can run GWR/chocolate and cream, BR/crimson and cream and even a rogue SR train or two without sacrificing too much in the way of reality.
Initial traffic is: GWR 6100 with B Set (I think these didn't actually inhabit WR metals until later, but hey...), a Terrier in GWR green as a pickup goods, Hall in GWR livery with GWR express/siphon, BR Black Manor with Collet blood and custard coaches and another Hall in BR Black with some Mk1's in Blood and Custard. There's also a 57XX with more goods and a 14XX/GWR Autocoach combo to service the branch line.
Anybody got any thoughts on the accuracy of these configurations, please? I think I've got it fairly accurate, but am open to suggestions.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: port perran on December 11, 2012, 08:19:56 AM
Sounds good except I'm not so sure about that SR Terrier in GWR Green ??
How about a 45XX prarir (Dapol do them in Black & Green).
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bigbear on December 11, 2012, 08:36:02 AM
Ah. Yes. Terrier... Well, there WAS one in GWR livery, from the old WC&P, I'm told. Plus, I've already got it from those nice people at Osborn's :)

I had thought it might be better to use something more GWR, but what else could I do with my Terrier - no jokes about rabbiting, please! Hohoho.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: port perran on December 11, 2012, 09:24:48 AM
It's your layout so if you like it run it I say.
I have a GWR branch line but I was very tempted by a terrier myself.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Cutter on December 16, 2012, 04:53:17 PM
Hi guys,

I am new to the forun and am returning to railway modeling after decades of doing other things, some of which had to do with ship models. My plan is to model Welwyn North c.1925-35 because I grew up in the area and commuted from the station for a few years. My father was always a big fan of the LNER and it is a great subject in a great location. And this is a fascinating era.
 
Since I now live in Massachusetts getting the stuff and doing the research is going to be a challenge, and I have yet to figure out where I can build the layout. But I have to start somewhere. I have chosen N gauge simply because the station is too long to model in a larger scale. This is my first N gauge project since an abortive dabble while I was at university many moons ago. Before that it was OO and before that, clockwork tinplate Hornby O!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Stevie DC on December 16, 2012, 05:26:50 PM
Hi Cutter,

Welcome to the forum and good to see somebody else who is looking at modelling the correct railway company in the correct period!  :D 8) :P

Us LNER lot have traditionally been a bit hard done by in terms of suitable locos in the inter war years but the situation has greatly improved with some brilliant models from Dapol and Farish recently (not forgetting Union Mills Models!). Although we could do with some nice RTR tank engines but there are some nice body kits available which would suit an GNR/LNER main line location.

For some initial research try Middleton Press: Potters Bar to Cambridge. ISBN:978 1 904474 70 8

This is not a book that I own but I've got others in the series and find that they make interesting light reading and usually (but not always) provide trackplans (maps) of the area from around the turn of the last century.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Jerry Howlett on December 16, 2012, 08:59:54 PM
Hi guys,

 My plan is to model Welwyn North c.1925-35 because I grew up in the area and commuted from the station for a few years. layout.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Steve2912 on January 01, 2013, 07:45:40 PM
well i am going for pre grouping around NBR (North British - Scotland) and NER (North Eastern - England) both of which became part of LNER. Pitching in around the 1920s as a preference
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: 5982 on January 07, 2013, 12:35:57 PM
Former Cambrian Coast lines in BR (WR days).
If I ever get a layout anywhere near finished, it would be interesting to look at back-dating it - either to pre-WW2 under GWR ownership, or pre-WW1 in Cambrian days.

Brian
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: bees on January 09, 2013, 01:48:15 AM
This is what i've been upto

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=8010.msg103577#msg103577 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=8010.msg103577#msg103577)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: deltic 187a on July 13, 2013, 07:47:35 PM
Just dusted off my layout that was constructed about 18 years ago. 6x4 base which hinges up against the wall in the spare bedroom. Very freelance based on the early 60's, so a bit of steam / diesel crossover. Now in the process of converting my locos to DCC as they are as old as the layout in general.  Motive power - farish ( poole )  J94 060, Cl 101 DMU,  pannier tank, Class 08, Class 33 ( now converted and operational ). Minitrix :  2 x warship cl 42, a class 27, A4 nigel gresley ( doesn't really go with the layout , just bought it for pure indulgence ). Farish ( china ) class 31 DCC converted but not working. Also have a big weird orange coloured centre cab kato Freight diesel that I was given as a present, absolutely does not go with layout but what a beautiful runner - don't know what to do with this yet - and finally a tomix 6 wheel diesel thingy - again good runner but unsure what to do with it.

That's my rather eclectic mix !!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on July 13, 2013, 08:04:00 PM


That's my rather eclectic mix !!

You're not wrong there!
Interesting selection - what trackage system are you using?
How about a couple of pics of the layout (if in doubt, see our FAQ's) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: dodger112958 on July 13, 2013, 08:42:20 PM
Currently working on a diorama, hope the link works :dunce:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=15066.0;topicseen (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=15066.0;topicseen)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: deltic 187a on July 13, 2013, 08:55:17 PM
track is a mixture of Farish and Peco setrack and flexitrack.  Once I mange to get all the dust off it ( all 15 years of it ) and reglue a few bits back on that have dropped off, I will gladly take some pics.

trev
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on July 16, 2013, 02:20:26 AM
Dodger: Yep, link works. Lookin' good, buddy!

Deltic: you're in same boat as me... layout restoration. My layout too is old, and most of my stock is old Farish. I am gradually acquiring new stuff, though. DCC will be a long way off, if ever, for me, unfortunately.  :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: grumbeast on July 16, 2013, 09:37:09 AM
Also have a big weird orange coloured centre cab kato Freight diesel that I was given as a present, absolutely does not go with layout but what a beautiful runner - don't know what to do with this yet - and finally a tomix 6 wheel diesel thingy - again good runner but unsure what to do with it.

That's my rather eclectic mix !!


I was intrigued by this, I am thinking that given its Tomix and orange, its probably a JNR DD-51 like this one...

(http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200802/02/89/d0089989_0275932.jpg)

Am I correct?  There are some other centre cab loco's but they're not really in the middle

Graham
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: deltic 187a on July 16, 2013, 11:08:30 AM
 :thankyousign:  :greatpicturessign:

spot on grumbeast - well done, that is definitely the beasty. I have to confess, although it does not fit my layout, it is probably the best running loco I have - it us simply superb.  Will have to paint it br green and pretend its an experimental prototype. Mind you it is big, it dwarfs my class 33.
cheers
Trev
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: texhorse on August 11, 2013, 07:41:46 PM
My main layout is American diesels, set on the Ohio / Indiana state border in the MidWest.  I have also got a new shelf British diesel layout based in the West Midlands somewhere.

Andy
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Dorsetmike on August 28, 2013, 11:44:15 PM
As I mentioned in my intro post I'm modelling the Southern in the mid 1930s, lovely Maunsell dark olive!  Somewhere in east Dorset, probably the Purbecks.

I've modelled this area since my first N layout in the mid to late 1970s, Initially the period chosen was late 1950s due to there being so little ex SR stock available I had to run some BR and also to include the Somerset and Dorset in the scenario so I could use ex LMS as well. In the mid 1980s I started a loft layout loosely based on Bournemouth west, by the time I had track laid and tested, the company I worked for decided to move my job from Poole to Clevedon, so track was salvaged and stock packed and off we went to Weston super Mud, We had the loft properly floored and insulated and Bournemouth West started again, this time 25' x 17' L shaped, Broadstone was also modelled. We had an area group covering north Somerset, Avon and north west Wilts, mostly meeting at my place so we got plenty of running time in.

After about 5 years redundancy struck so we went back home to Poole, funds were tight and quite a bit of stock got sold. when I got work I restarted but moved my time period back to the 1930s but still in E Dorset. Now on my third layout, 2 previous ones having died the death due to domestic requirements - got chucked out of the spare room into the garage,  Now I'm on me own I can build what and where I like.  The current layout started in a bay window and has developed to the point where it has encroached  on another wall. I'm gradually assembling photos in preparation for writing it up here on NGF.

Stock now ranges from Adams classes through to Maunsell's day. I'm fairly sure that some of them are the only examples of their class in N gauge How about an Adams A12 class 0-4-2 or a Drummond K10, or a Urie H15. Very little is as it came out of the box, even if it's only renumbered or had vac pipes added. My workbench is the home of Bodgem & Fudgit ably assisted by Hackem and Scratchit.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: jamie on September 05, 2013, 07:56:36 PM
I'm modelling a railway inspired by the novels of Agatha Christie! I thought it would be nice to try modelling a theme rather than a specific location, although there are both real and fictional locations I will be incorporating into the layout.

The layout will be mainly GWR, as dictated by the books.

You can read my blog at www.murderonthetracks.co.uk  (http://www.murderonthetracks.co.uk) I also re-blog my entries on RMWeb.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Pengi on September 05, 2013, 09:23:03 PM
Welcome Jamie, your blog looks terrific  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 12, 2013, 12:01:49 PM
What a great wealth of information and helpful people are here. I'm planning a N Gauge DCC layout based on the ex-SR North Cornwall lines after the WR takeover in 1963 so that I can run WR steam and diesel locos plus a Bulleid Pacific on the Atlantic Coast Express and some BR Standards. I'm assuming that the total closure of the ex-SR Withered Arm did not happen under a far more enlightened management with local council support and that steam continued, in a limited summer service until 1967, the end of SR steam. (A scenario like the BR Manager who was sent to close down the Settle & Carlisle line but actually helped to save it.)

The station is planned to be a modified version of Padstow but with some features from Halwill Junction, Bude, and Ilfracombe so all protypical for the area. As I won't be moving for at least 10 years I have plenty of time for planning, learning, and buying stock! (Anyone got a spare SR green CCT?)

Although a (G)WR man at heart I've always loved the atmosphere of the ex-LSWR 'Withered Arm' and (G)WR locos like 45XX and 57XX panniers, not to mention the 136X small panniers all ran in the area, together with a nice selection of BR Standards. I’m assuming that with route modernisation (in 1963 instead of decline and closure) the Route Availability was increased (new track and ballasting) so that I can stretch beyond Class 03s, 04s, 08s, and 22s (which certainly ran; I need to start collecting numbers for those which worked the Withered Arm) to Class 42 Warships (which ran to Ilfracombe) and Class 35 Hymeks which weren't exactly common in the far South West but I love from my schooldays. (I'm not really interested in SR T9s or Ns, hence choosing 1963-67; although I know the Ns lasted longer than the T9s and one is available in N so . . . .) However, I think Class 52 Westerns would not be able to cope with the curves even if the track was upgraded? (Plymouth Laira certainly had an allocation at the time.) Alas Class 14s (to my knowledge) never ran in the South West. A pity as I still remember cabbing an almost brand new condition D9501 after it had already been withdrawn and stored! However, as the WR soon had more Class 14s than they knew what to do with, maybe a couple could have been transferred to Laira to keep freight costs down?

One single unit BR railcars (W55001, W55014 and W55026 are known to have worked the line), one two and three coach Class 117 DMU sets, all in green, plus, if it ever became available a green AC Cars railbus would complement the loco-hauled trains (SR green Bulleids and Mark Is and WR chocolate and cream Mark Is, plus a maroon B Set). I’m assuming the Maunsell carriages were all gone by 1963. Plenty of ex-SR parcels, luggage and newspaper vans in green and green GUVs for the summer only car carrier service. (One ran to Okehampton until 1964; I'm assuming it ran to 1967 and to my 'Padstow'.)

Limited goods and parcels, newspapers traffic with china clay hoods but no cattle traffic (I think it had finished by the late 1960s?).

I will have to find a prototype small SR / WR diesel servicing area for my model based on Padstow but I still want to keep the turntable by the sea as it is such a beautiful location. (As I'm adding a small locoshed based on Bude's -- for the limited steam services -- off the turntable I can add a diesel servicing area, too!) The goods shed will be based on Wadebridge as all sidings will be on one side of the (modified) station only. (Does anyone have any scale plans for Wadebridge goods shed? I have a lot of pictures of it but no plans.)

I have added an island platform with awning to my station plan, opposite the original platform for operational reasons. (I'm assuming the SR added it in the 1930s in their standard style with the sttaion name at the end.) The WH Smiths kiosk (as at Bude) will go there to serve departing passengers. A standard SR concrete footbridge will link the platforms.

I want to keep the distinctive latticed signals but will need more than the prototype had because of the two extra tracks used for passenger trains. I suppose the exits from the goods yard and the loco shed area will also need full signals whilst ground signals will suffice within the yards. Ideally, I’d like working signals. (I’m not thinking of interlocking although with a notebook PC and software I suppose that could be added with DCC operation? Maybe, later, a tablet computer with an Android app.?)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 13, 2013, 12:28:20 PM
On recommendation, have just ordered "Southern Country Stations - 1.London South Western Railway" to aid me modelling a station based on Padstow but with features from Halwill Junction, Bude, and Okehampton!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 14, 2013, 06:31:02 AM
If the station "core" (minus the jetty lines) of Padstow from the carriage siding end stops to the "headshunt" beyond the turntable is about 16 feet long and of a manageable width (3 feet?) in 4mm before "selective" compression", is the equivalent in N (2mm) about 8 feet by 1 1/2 feet? (Somewhere I have a 4:1 ratio not 2:1, in mind!)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Michael Shillabeer on September 14, 2013, 11:08:33 AM
I'm assembling fiNetrax on the NGS stand at the Steam exhibition in Swindon. Warwells next to put on the track.

Michael
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 15, 2013, 09:49:02 AM
The domestic authorities having granted planning permission for a layout stored under the double bed, after careful measuring, I now have space for a baseboard measuring 160 X 70 mm, which means room for rather more scenery behind and in front of the planned terminus station (based on Padstow but with significant alterations and deletion of the Fish Shed and Quay sidings.) Working out where all the wiring will go (points, electric lights, turntable) as I only want to use DCC for the locos. will take me a considerable while . . .

Meanwhile, each month, I am buying stock for my chosen period (c. 1963 - 1969 -- the core network of the North Cornwall lines being modernised not closed down, after the WR took over in 1963, in my alternative history!). Steam, diesel, SR and WR stock. A very nice combination. I will run the ACE with SR steam and, in winter, WR diesels (Hymeks, mainly, occasional Warship). (In my history, in summer, the ACE remained WC / BB (unrebuilt until after the hypothetical route upgrading in 1964) hauled until the end of SR steam in 1967.) I plan to run summer and winter timetables for specific periods with appropriate stock. However, there will be Castle-hauled enthusiast specials, too!

My first loco. and rolling stock order has been sent.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: carlmt on September 22, 2013, 11:45:11 PM
Just started to design our new layout for when we move into our new house next month.

Inspired by the right-bank stretch of the Rhein near Rudesheim in Germany, it will be based in Epoch IV.

The layout is designed to fit in a room 3m x 2,5m and will sit on a 500mm wide base-board with spirals at each end leading to a fiddleyard on a layer below.  The whole layout will be incorporated in a full-height, wall to wall library bookcase running around 2 walls of the room.

Much work to do yet!!!!

Too many UK layouts on this 'ere forum - need to redress the balance a bit!!!!  :D  :D  :D

Sketch of the proposed layout:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7108.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7108)

And the inspiration:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7109.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7109)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7110.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7110)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7111.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7111)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7112.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7112)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7113.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7113)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7114.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7114)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/55/thumb_7116.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=7116)

Carl :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Malc on September 23, 2013, 09:51:04 AM

Inspired by the right-bank stretch of the Rhein near Rudesheim in Germany, it will be based in Epoch IV.

Hi Carl,

I know the area, been up and down the river a few times and along the railway a few times. Taken my life in my hands crossing the tracks at Rudesheim as well. Looking forward to seeing some progress reports and pictures.

Malc
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: daveg on September 23, 2013, 01:36:28 PM
Look forward to watching your new layout grow.

Dave G
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: mr bachmann on October 21, 2013, 08:10:08 PM
 i'm getting 'bored' of the US outline layout , so over the past few weeks i have been doing Central station whilst its still in one piece - ( work has started on 1.5 million £'s plus improvement ) - any way lots of buildings have been made , this week its  making lots of terrace houses using metcalf kits as a starting point .

alan

         :Class37:
what the up boulby on the down saltburn line !
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: texhorse on October 21, 2013, 09:18:29 PM
 :o :o :o

WHAAAAAATTTT??!!!!

Hush your mouth Alan!  How can you be bored of US layouts?

 :laughabovepost:

Andy
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Cutter on October 26, 2013, 03:45:48 PM
I am in the early stages of modeling Welwyn North on the East Coast Main Line in LNER days, c.1925-35. I grew up not far from there and for a few years lived close by and commuted from there. My father was born in 1929 and moved to the area in 1931 and was a lifelong LNER enthusiast. I chose to model the period around 1930 partly for these reasons, and because after years of little change improvements began to make their mark with resignaling in 1931 followed by alterations to the buildings and in 1935 the removal of the up side cattle dock and sidings.
I am having lots of fun and learning a ton about local history! But as a Massachusetts resident, site visits and stock are more difficult than I"d like.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: steve836 on November 04, 2013, 03:48:46 PM
 :hellosign:
I'm making a layout based on Cromford in Derbyshire, the old Midland route to Buxton & Manchester, in late steam/early diesel era.
I put some photos on this website but can't find them so here they are again.
While I'm on , I'm thinking of getting a Dapol track cleaner as I have loads of track in tunnel: does anyone have experience of these & are they any good.
Found the pictures, they are in the media section under Steve8736's layout.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: scotsoft on November 04, 2013, 04:00:17 PM
Hi Steve,

You will find this tutorial useful:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4300.msg48938#msg48938 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4300.msg48938#msg48938)

As for keeping track clean, I can recommend these track cleaning pads.  Attach one to each train you are running and they quietly go along doing their job of keeping on top of the dust etc.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=7687.msg85644#msg85644 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=7687.msg85644#msg85644)

cheers John.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: steve836 on November 04, 2013, 04:23:59 PM
Hi John,
Thanks for the links. With so much track (Nearly 100metres) in tunnel I want something to run through when cleaning is needed and, according to the proprietor of my local model shop, if impregnated with cleaner these pads would only do about 10ft before they needed a top-up. There used to be a wagon advertised in R.M. but  I havn't seen the ad. for over a year, at £75  I think they may have gone belly up. The prop. of my model shop found these wagons from Dapol but has no personal knowledge and as they cost £50 I would like some feedback before investing so much.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: scotsoft on November 04, 2013, 04:38:21 PM
I use these pads dry, they are not meant to be used to give the track an initial clean, they are a maintenance thing that helps.  I only soak them in IPA when I need to clean them  ;)

The guy in your model shop has obviously no experience using these and I would suspect he is after a sale of something more expensive.

There is another "home made" track cleaner that has been used:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=957.msg20200#msg20200 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=957.msg20200#msg20200)

and one you can use IPA with:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=2199.msg23122#msg23122 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=2199.msg23122#msg23122)

cheers John.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 04, 2013, 07:30:22 PM
I use these pads dry, they are not meant to be used to give the track an initial clean, they are a maintenance thing that helps.  I only soak them in IPA when I need to clean them  ;)

cheers John.

IPA = India Pale Ale? 8-)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: dodger112958 on November 04, 2013, 07:35:56 PM
Started laying track on my layout 'Ashdon' from the fiddle yard around under what will be the raised station and town centre. Made a complete hoo har of the flexi track, trying to make nice sweeping curves realised I wouldn't have enough room to complete the 180 degree track without running out of baseboard.  :doh:So had to rip most of it up again.  :veryangry: Still I have learned a lesson and will be more aware when I reach the other end of the board to re-join the fiddle yard. Guess that is the first of many newbie mistakes. Still only cost me a length of flexi, could have been worse.
Ian
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: daveg on November 04, 2013, 07:45:51 PM
I use these pads dry, they are not meant to be used to give the track an initial clean, they are a maintenance thing that helps.  I only soak them in IPA when I need to clean them  ;)

cheers John.

IPA = India Pale Ale? 8-)

No, Chris. That would make the rails sticky and a waste of a reasonable tasty beverage!  :beers:

I'm sure you really know but just in case anyone isn't sure, the stuff mentioned is Isopropyl alcohol which is definitely not anything like the beer.  :sick2:

Dave G
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 04, 2013, 08:13:18 PM
No, Chris. That would make the rails sticky and a waste of a reasonable tasty beverage!  :beers:

I'm sure you really know but just in case anyone isn't sure, the stuff mentioned is Isopropyl alcohol which is definitely not anything like the beer.  :sick2:

Dave G
[/quote]

I guessed it wasn't India Pale Ale but coming back to N Gauge modelling after a 30 year hiatus, and not being a chemist, I HAD wondered what IPA was.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: daveg on November 04, 2013, 08:21:31 PM
It's great stuff for cleaning but keep it away from anything precious as it will take the paint off in a blink!

Best that you wipe if not wash your hands after using it.

Dave G
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: pookies2007 on November 13, 2013, 09:04:59 AM
I am modelling a Devon ex GWR Branch line in the early 1950's which I remember as a schoolboy. The model village is the terminus station situated somewhere between Plymouth and Exeter
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: ParkeNd on November 13, 2013, 10:01:04 AM
For me it is Parkend on the old Severn and Wye Railway. I have chosen a track plan from 1922 with a couple of bits that were on the 1875 track plan which make it all the more interesting operationally. The idea of mineral and goods trains running across roads and past peoples houses suits a model train layout just fine.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: AndyGif on November 13, 2013, 11:08:17 AM
For me it is Parkend on the old Severn and Wye Railway. I have chosen a track plan from 1922 with a couple of bits that were on the 1875 track plan which make it all the more interesting operationally. The idea of mineral and goods trains running across roads and past peoples houses suits a model train layout just fine.
The Forest and Gloucestershire in general are quite well represented in the mineral/coal wagon rtr market.
I think i've managed to get almost everything currently available with a Forest/Gloucestershire usage.
If you get bored of it you can always rip up the track and then come back to it in a few years time, relay some of  the track and run it as a preserved line. :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: ParkeNd on November 13, 2013, 01:26:16 PM
For me it is Parkend on the old Severn and Wye Railway. I have chosen a track plan from 1922 with a couple of bits that were on the 1875 track plan which make it all the more interesting operationally. The idea of mineral and goods trains running across roads and past peoples houses suits a model train layout just fine.
The Forest and Gloucestershire in general are quite well represented in the mineral/coal wagon rtr market.
I think i've managed to get almost everything currently available with a Forest/Gloucestershire usage.
If you get bored of it you can always rip up the track and then come back to it in a few years time, relay some of  the track and run it as a preserved line. :smiley-laughing:

I am fortunate to live just the other side of the Wye about twenty minutes from Parkend so I have been able to visit and take hundreds of photographs to assist me. Sitting on the bench with your back to the Fountain Inn overflow car park with the station goods shed in front of you it is very hard to reconcile that with the images of Castlemain Colliery, Pricess Royal Colliery, The Iron Works and it's three blast furnaces, and the Tin Plate Works in front of you, and then having locos hauling trucks from the lumber yard, stone masons, and minerals coming right past your left ear and across the road. The current setting with the preserved Dean Forest Railway is sylvain but not chocolate box artificial like the New Forest - a world apart from what was quite heavy industry 100 years ago.

I have one or two  FOD Peco open wagons - who does more?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: LNER1949 on December 03, 2013, 02:31:41 PM
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n501/LNER1949/Nawton/NawtonStationMAAFWarehouseNGaugeModel020.jpg)
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n501/LNER1949/Nawton/NawtonStationMAAFWarehouseNGaugeModel019.jpg)

This my progress so far.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on December 03, 2013, 05:18:36 PM
Good work :thumbsup:
Is there any way you can sit the building into the platform maybe by cutting out the platform surface?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: LNER1949 on December 03, 2013, 07:19:16 PM
Yes it is ready to fix on the surface, as I still need to repaint some of the stonework and may add lighting out and in the building, hence why it's not fix down just yet.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Komata on December 15, 2013, 08:25:32 AM
What am I modelling?

1. Part of a Branch line on a mythical 'Common Carrier' railway that runs in New Zealand's King Country region of the country's North Island.

2.  A large-scale gold-mining operation located 'somewhere' on New Zealand's Coromandel Penisula.

Both are NZN- Freelance , with the ruling scale being 1: 148.

Thanks for asking.

Komata

"TVR - serving the Northern Taranaki ..."
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: talisman56 on December 25, 2013, 12:07:45 AM
What am I modelling?

I have acquired a part-completed layout from a former member of the MRC I am a member of. End-to-end on three 48"x18" boards, track laid and wired, some scenery work done.

Now set up in the garage. When I cleaned the track up and tested, one section is dead and one point refuses to throw (the point motor makes a noise, so it isn't that), so a bit of electrical work to start with...

Layout is called Dunestone, I am intending to develop it as a port/holiday resort 'somewhere on the south coast between Weymouth and Dover'.

Some pictures follow:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9010.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9010)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9011.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9011)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/52/thumb_9012.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9012)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on December 25, 2013, 12:01:28 PM
Looks like the basis for an interesting layout. Keep us posted on your progress please :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: LNER1949 on December 27, 2013, 10:46:03 AM
Here is another view of Nawton Station I'm moderling, almost completed apart from a few fidderly bits & pices to fill in. This line in North Yorkshire ran in the Vale of Mowbray, Ryedale area between Helmsley-Kirkbymoorside, which connected from Pilmoor to Scarborough on the north side from Gilling,the southern rote took you to Malton.
This view is as sen from the north of the station from the warehouse(still standing as a carpet store, was a MAFF warehouse) will post a picture later, this is the view of the coal drops that laid along the north side of the station line.
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n501/LNER1949/NawtonStation2013014.jpg) (http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/LNER1949/media/NawtonStation2013014.jpg.html)
Thanks for your views too.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: eric the viking on February 11, 2014, 05:55:12 PM
Hi. Just a simple request. I am building my first N gauge, somewhere Southern but need the footprint dimensions of the Ratio concrete footbridge before I purchase one if anyone has them. Thankyou.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: scotsoft on February 11, 2014, 06:00:46 PM
Here you go Eric  ;)

Thank you to upnick  :claphappy:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9234.msg97213#msg97213 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=9234.msg97213#msg97213)

cheers John.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Raymond on February 16, 2014, 06:52:27 PM
I'm from Holland, living in the UK and model German.

ERA IV & V  :thumbsup:

Just about finished drawing my layout but think it isn't big enough.  :-\

The outside of the track is 2M x 1M and the room is only 2.2M wide. I'd like to turn the whole room into one big track but I need somewhere to work too.  :hmmm:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Silver Line on March 25, 2014, 04:53:11 PM
Representation of a Trip to Lyon via TGV and incorporating an alpine panorama into a Coffee table. Track layout well under way and some building materials arrived to day. Busy days ahead.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: mark37/4 on March 25, 2014, 06:13:16 PM
Im beging to model in modern era 1993-2014 with some preserved stuff, Im also run some what if & what the hell stguff, mainly a colas 66 on a speedlink train

Mark
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: richie894 on May 20, 2014, 08:18:19 PM
I started out focused only on mid 90's ECML. But decided I liked trains from other regions/ eras and wanted those on my layout also. I use correct rolling stock for each loco, but have a Virgin Pretendolino running on the same track as a Regional Railways Sprinter or a Intercity Swallow HST for example.

So I guess I am now UK 1985-2005 ish,

I buy whatever trains I like the look of or relate to from my past. The only thing which is really consistent is that I only purchase diesels. Although I may get a stream loco sometime soon. I might end up with a kind of preservation railway kind of theme.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on May 20, 2014, 09:09:50 PM
. Although I may get a stream loco sometime soon.


How about going bigger than a 'stream' loco and get a 'River' class  :-X
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SECR_K_and_SR_K1_classes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SECR_K_and_SR_K1_classes)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: njee20 on May 21, 2014, 11:23:56 AM
Modern for me - post 2006, EWS/DBS/Freightliner/London Midland/Virgin for a WCML based layout once I finish making the garage more hospitable!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: talisman56 on May 21, 2014, 03:32:20 PM
Modern for me - post 2006, EWS/DBS/Freightliner/London Midland/Virgin for a WCML based layout once I finish making the garage more hospitable!

There was a time when the word 'Modern' applied to any layout on which an occasional box-like thing which had fumes or sparks around the roof area appeared...
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: njee20 on May 21, 2014, 03:38:31 PM
Yes periodically I open a thread with  a 'modern image' tag (more commonly on the 'other' site), and find it's full of boring blue and grey stuff!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on May 21, 2014, 03:42:37 PM
My first N Gauge layout 30 years ago was, then, 'Modern Image' BR Blue locos (Class 27, Class 35 Hymek, Class 42 Warship) and Blue and Grey Lima and Minitrix carriages!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: JonathanC on July 22, 2014, 01:36:08 PM
For me, I like both steam and diesel, and even though I'm an Aussie, English trains for me have the most appeal. I'm going for British Railways era 4 and 5. I am not fussed if they have early or late logos. When I get around to eventually doing a layout, I would set it in the early 1960s.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: steve836 on July 22, 2014, 02:52:07 PM
. Although I may get a stream loco sometime soon.


How about going bigger than a 'stream' loco and get a 'River' class  :-X
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SECR_K_and_SR_K1_classes[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SECR_K_and_SR_K1_classes[/url])

maybe an atlantic or pacific
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Jerry Howlett on July 30, 2014, 12:15:56 PM
. Although I may get a stream loco sometime soon.


How about going bigger than a 'stream' loco and get a 'River' class  :-X
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SECR_K_and_SR_K1_classes[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SECR_K_and_SR_K1_classes[/url])

maybe an atlantic or pacific


Then model a classic GWR train like the OCEAN MAILS....  sorry I'm :dighole:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EtchedPixels on August 01, 2014, 11:16:14 PM
Been there done some Ocean Mails stock  :D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Cutter on September 01, 2014, 11:32:32 PM
I am modeling Welwyn North Station on the Great Northern Mail Line, c.1925-35. At present I am collecting stock and kits to build, planning a layout, and trying to figure out where to build it--I live in a house without a basement, attic or garage! True to scale, within the station limits the trackwork at Welwyn North is about 22 feet long--I will have to condense it considerably, and can get it down to 12 feet or so. I am busy figuring out the various station buildings, and have been making crude coloured card mock-ups to help in my layout and structure planning:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/thumb_15114.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=15114)

This photo shows the main station building with the goods shed and signal box in the background.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Silver Line on September 02, 2014, 09:56:47 AM
I am modeling Welwyn North Station on the Great Northern Mail Line, c.1925-35. At present I am collecting stock and kits to build, planning a layout, and trying to figure out where to build it--I live in a house without a basement, attic or garage! True to scale, within the station limits the trackwork at Welwyn North is about 22 feet long--I will have to condense it considerably, and can get it down to 12 feet or so. I am busy figuring out the various station buildings, and have been making crude coloured card mock-ups to help in my layout and structure planning:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/thumb_15114.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=15114[/url])

This photo shows the main station building with the goods shed and signal box in the background.


Love the way you are forward planning this layout.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 02, 2014, 10:18:40 AM
Those are pretty good model buildings for 'mock ups'. The final versions will be well worth seeing.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Cutter on September 02, 2014, 12:21:11 PM
Thanks Chris. These mock-ups help me figure out the dimensions and detailing of structures I have very incomplete information for, and I have the time to make them now, but won't have when I get the layout started. I plan custom etched windows because of the distinctive dimensions and arched design. The biggest challenge will be the brickwork, which is a particular bond and a distinctive orangey red color. The signal box and footbridge will be buggers. The footbridge has lattice panels on the walkways and vertical banisters on the stairs. It also has three gas lamps rising from the handrails and a third staircase descending to the goods yard. Fortunately there were very few buildings near Welwyn North in my chosen period!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on September 02, 2014, 12:26:47 PM
Why do I have the feeling your 'mock ups' will prove to be better than my 'Large Chicken :) ups'? :worried: :'(
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Stevie DC on September 02, 2014, 12:40:32 PM
I am modeling Welwyn North Station on the Great Northern Mail Line, c.1925-35. At present I am collecting stock and kits to build, planning a layout, and trying to figure out where to build it--I live in a house without a basement, attic or garage! True to scale, within the station limits the trackwork at Welwyn North is about 22 feet long--I will have to condense it considerably, and can get it down to 12 feet or so. I am busy figuring out the various station buildings, and have been making crude coloured card mock-ups to help in my layout and structure planning:

Hi Cutter, great to see someone else modelling a 'proper' railway in its prime! (OK so the LNER was in dire straights financially but boy did they achieve some feats!)

Welwyn North was, and still is, a major bottleneck on the ECML. I can see you being able to run an intensive service through the station as trains battle for the right of way!

Welwyn North was also very much part of the London suburban service, have you had any thoughts about how to tackle the quad sets yet?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Cutter on September 02, 2014, 02:37:01 PM
Hi Steve,

I grew up near Welwyn North and commuted from it for a few years. My father gre up in the area too, in the 30s, and he was always an LNER man. His enthusiasm has transferred to me! Right now in the two hours I get to work on the project in a good week I am busy with the Harrogate Pullman and Northern Belle. Suburban services will be on my radar when Steve Banks' book comes out--or did I dream that up?
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 02, 2014, 04:23:38 PM
I'll be using mock-ups to help me figure out how to scratch-build the buildings for Cant Cove based on those of the station on which it is modelled (for which I have plans).
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Cutter on September 02, 2014, 05:31:00 PM
Cool! I have found the mock-ups great for figuring out details and proportions, as well as designs and techniques to avoid in the real thing. They are helping me with planning gradients for my topography--important given the truncation of the site I have to adopt. And I get some idea in advance how my models will look as a group.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: EssexN on December 08, 2014, 12:09:38 AM
Into the third year of modelling the LTSR at Shoeburyness and a small section of the Shoebury Military Tramway, Trying to include most types of trains that ran on this line, eg Thundersley, scratch building and taking forever to make. Mallard, which travelled down to Southend Central, 80xxx, class 37, HST and many other Diesels that made an appearance on Merrymaker trains of the period.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: chrispearce on December 15, 2014, 01:03:12 AM
 :hellosign: I am a new boy to this forum. I am currently battling to plan a possible layout. I fancy trying to capture the feel of those O gauge empires that I saw pictures of in my youth - Norman Eagle's Sherwood Section etc. Obviously smaller in size and scale! Probably LMS/LNER as those monster 'railways in miniature' seemed to be and I have a small collection of suitable locos and stock. I am, however, at head-scratching and snag-solving stage but I think I can detect just a whiff of progress.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: CarriageShed on December 15, 2014, 01:21:55 PM
Hello Chris. That sounds like a fine ambition, although more planning is definitely better than less. I spent over a year planning mine before anything was started. Until then I just fine-tuned the plan, built up my loco and rolling stock collection, and saved up for the spend on materials for the layout. Be sure to start a thread in Layout Planning so that we can see how you're getting on.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Westbury on December 17, 2014, 11:21:13 PM
Another newcomer to the hobby here. No real plan on where I want to go yet but rather than just buying random items items I liked I'd stick for now with just buying loco's and rolling stock that was around when I was a kid late 50's into the 60's... era 5 as they call it

A J39 and class 4F steam loco's from Farish and a Dapol class 22 Diesel so far plus about 20 pieces of rolling stock.

 :)

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Wingman mothergoose on December 31, 2014, 12:29:30 PM
As some of you may be aware, my GC themed layout Sherwood Central has now passed into memory, as I've come into possession of a part built layout of Whetstone, which was a real station on the GCR's London Extension and was the first station south of Leicester Central. The guy who built it had based the track plan on how it was in the BR period, which fits my chosen period just fine.
I've already posted some photos and updates on the N Gauge Forum Facebook group, and will shortly get a thread up and running on the main forum.
Currently I'm completing the last piece of new baseboard, and starting track laying into the storage yard. I've re used as much as I could from Sherwood Central, the baseboard frames, some of the baseboard top is now the storage yard board and I've salvaged as much flexi track and points as I could. I'm learning from previous mistakes by avoiding setrack points, and my previous attempt at wiring, while it worked fine looked like a child had done it!

Chris

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: coxsteve49 on January 06, 2015, 05:38:37 AM
I am in New Zealand and my layout is loosely modelled on KiwiRail, but I am not at all a stickler for prototypical realism.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on January 06, 2015, 05:59:31 AM
Oh gawd, another Kiwi  ;) ;D

A big welcome to the forum from across the ditch, coxsteve49! Looking forward to hearing about a KiwiRail-based layout!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on January 06, 2015, 10:10:36 AM
Hi Steve, and welcome aboard :wave:
Looking forward to hearing more about your layout.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Komata on January 07, 2015, 12:19:41 AM
Now, now Bealman, you chose where you live, when for only another 1200 miles (and for less that five quid) you could have been living in the 'better' part of the neighbourhood, away from the snakes, the flies, the fires and the Oztrilians...

Coxsteve49: Welcome to the madhouse!! (Ignore Bealman- he's just jealous because we don't have snakes, the flies, the fires or Oztrilians..) There a a few Kiwi's here, myself included, so you won't be alone.  Your Kiwirail layout sounds interesting.  How far have you progressed, and what N-scale 'variant' (UK, US, Japanese, Continental) do you use?  When you get 'settled' and have the time, pics would be appreciated (the locals love them).

Again, welcome.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: PooleSider on January 08, 2015, 11:42:28 AM
I am modelling where I was born: Poole Siding and brickworks, just outside Wellington in Somerset. I am setting it in 1945-47 so I can use GWR locos and rolling stock. My grandfather was the signalman for the brickworks siding and my father was the engineer fitter for the works. I was born in the signalman's cottage (which still stands) in 1951, so I have a memory of the 1950s and 60s, but not actual GWR.
There is a great photo from the air in 1933. If you sign in to Britain from Above you might find your location too.
http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw041153 (http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw041153)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Biggy on May 17, 2015, 10:19:35 PM
I am modelling GWR, LMS joint line somewhere in the South West (I know but I just love Black 5's! :-[) set in the 20's -30's. Inspired by but not really resembling Barnstaple. It was going to be SR GWR but we are originally from Lancashire so not sure my Dad would forgive me.
Also there is a model of Tiverton Castle (the loco not the building) in BR green coming out soon and well I've just got to have that so not really sticking to an era or geography
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on May 17, 2015, 10:25:59 PM
A GWR, LMS joint line somewhere in the South West would have to be in the Bristol area, I think.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Biggy on May 17, 2015, 10:30:57 PM
Your right. I believe the line to Clevedon was used by both. I seem to remember seeing a couple of great N-gauge layouts at exhibitions.
To be honest I am just running things that interest me I'm a bit of a heretic really :)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Biggy on May 17, 2015, 10:51:21 PM
Oops I mean Burnham on Sea :dunce:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on May 18, 2015, 07:27:51 AM
Oops I mean Burnham on Sea :dunce:

Which was part of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway which was a joint LMSR and SR operation. Post nationalisation it was joint WR and SR but with a large stock of LMSR design locomotives inherited.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Portpatrick on May 18, 2015, 08:24:42 AM
There was a superb 2mm or maybe N Gauge model of Burnham on Sea on the exhibition circuit a few years ago.  It also appeared as RoM in the Modeller.  Very convincing.  As a teenager I part built a model inspired by it.  But I never finished it.  I changed to N in my early 20s.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: PooleSider on May 18, 2015, 12:00:08 PM
What would be interesting would be the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead line: the WC&P. There are a few signs of embankments etc left but plenty of photos including of trains being red-flagged across the streets.
Whilst my layout is on the old Bristol-Exeter line, subsumed by GWR, I expect to see occasional LMS wakes week holiday specials, LNER football specials (they could only be going to Exeter or Plymouth; is that feasible in 1945-47?), and SR Q1s and spam cans diverted between Exeter and Westbury due to flooding near Honiton (perhaps china clay wagons and Maunsell passenger coaches?).  These depend on Father Christmas, however.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on May 18, 2015, 12:50:52 PM
Maunsell passenger coaches would certainly be in use in 1945-47.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: talisman56 on May 18, 2015, 04:11:32 PM
There was a superb 2mm or maybe N Gauge model of Burnham on Sea on the exhibition circuit a few years ago.  It also appeared as RoM in the Modeller.  Very convincing.  As a teenager I part built a model inspired by it.  But I never finished it.  I changed to N in my early 20s.

Still going strong - changed hands and the new owner(s) are doing a great job in refurbishing/adding to it...
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Biggy on May 18, 2015, 05:40:58 PM
I think there was one of each I saw one 2mm I think at a show in Willand and another at the Warley show.

I am treating this layout as a re spilling project so not especially prototypical but I am certainly having fun.
I will post some photos soon

Thanks for the poitive responses
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: GScaleBruce on May 18, 2015, 09:43:53 PM
I tend to model things that have a special place in my memory, and (preferably) about which I either have the proverbially dangerous little knowledge or can research on the web reasonably easily. A plausible/likely operation is key for me, even if the location is totally imaginary.

My garden railway (http://hdlr.moonfruit.com/) is based on a 2 week(!) holiday (well, plus a few trips) to Austria where I visited a number of steam operated narrow gauge lines. It was obvious even in 1981 that this couldn't continue, though I had no idea how long they might survive (in the case of the Steyrtalbahn, not very). If only colour slide film hadn't been so expensive for a poor student back then! These days, the H&DLR (http://hillheaddaleslightrailway.blogspot.co.uk/) also covers East Germany - but as a result of further trips that I've been fortunate to make.

The n gauge (back on topic) reflects my travels around West Germany as a student and later. An earlier incarnation tried to imagine a cross border French/German branch, but it didn't seem terribly realistic and the French stuff has all gone now. I'd also like to model late 1980's BR as I worked for that now (amazingly) much lamented organisation for 14 years; but an Anglo-Franco-German line is stretching credibility a bit too far for my liking, and, personally, I gain most satisfaction from a railway that is at least plausible (within the limitations of my knowledge/experience). So Steinheim/Main (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23998.msg253927#msg253927) is firmly set in the late steam/early diesel DB era (a little before I really came to know Germany, to be fair, but I can't resist the steam engines). Diesels seem to be increasing... which is what I remember most... which is where I came in...
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: mark100 on June 03, 2015, 11:40:21 PM
We are modelling Swanwick Jcn on the preserved Midland Railway Centre line in Derbyshire.
The fleet is going to be mainly the diesels on that line but i'm sure a few Steam locos will be added eventually. there will be guest locos, Dapol have announced a class 59, so we are hoping for the first Silver Foster Yeoman version.

Here are the next modelling jobs
31108 in Railfreight
31162 in Rail Blue
31271 in Triple grey livery
31418 in Rail blue

The chassis shown are 2 life like versions, there is a Kato PA1 in the post to us and we have been told of a minitrix co co chassis with metal gears that will fit underneath a class 31 shell.

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)


(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

We are also fitting a Mintrix 2959 chassis underneath a Farish Class 25 shell which also has metal gears and cost me £25.00
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: MalcolmInN on June 04, 2015, 12:23:42 AM
There was a superb 2mm or maybe N Gauge model of Burnham on Sea on the exhibition circuit a few years ago.

Still going strong - changed hands and the new owner(s) are doing a great job in refurbishing/adding to it...
And they did an excellent job of exhibiting it (if I am thinking of the same one ?) at the recent Nailsea&District show,
much to the delight of youngsters who were allowed hands-on.

No connection, just an admiring bystander,
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: PGN on July 15, 2015, 10:40:06 PM
My modeling is exclusively pre-grouping.

At the moment I've not settled on any particular company, and probably never will. I'm building up stock across the piece, and as and when I have enough stock for any company or companies to make a layout viable, I'll start to think about building the layout.

I've plenty of ideas in mind; but two long-term projects are driving my thinking:

(a) Riff-Raff and Artington: watch the trains go by on the stretch of track south of Guildford, where all three of the pre-grouping constituents of the Southern Railway ran their trains over the same metals; and

(b) Carlisle (yeah, I know ... but surely one can dream?) - seven different railway companies all working into the same station

So I guess those ten companies (LSWR, LBSC, SECR, LNWR, MR, NER, NBR, CR, G&SWR, and Maryport & Carlisle) sort of get a marginal preference over all the others. But I'm still acquiring stock for the GNR, GER, LYR, NSR, S&DJR, GCR and various other pre-grouping companies, too. Oh, and even a little GWR, as well.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on July 16, 2015, 11:01:20 AM
How about Oxfordshire?
Can't comment on pre-grouping but in the mid 60's you could get everything at Oxford other than Scottish region stuff :D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on July 16, 2015, 11:06:26 AM
Great Central.  After the  great Peter Denny.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crossroadsofsabbath on August 05, 2015, 01:52:45 AM
A rock band in a rehearsal room.
This is my first effort.

The amplifiers are a tiny bit too big.
Some of the figures were modified.
The drum kit is from scratch.

This will be inside a building so it needed lights. I think i might rearrange them or have several ceiling units (all this is in parts).

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on August 05, 2015, 10:20:51 AM
Welcome to the forum :wave:
That looks pretty good to me - all decent bands need a 'wall of Marshalls' :D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crossroadsofsabbath on August 05, 2015, 10:27:27 AM
Thanks Mr Newport,
I would like to point out that the amps represented are an early Laney and a Vox Ac30.
The drum kit is also the correct colour and (almost) the correct configuration. I gave up on the hi-hat but am tempted to have another go as i still have a number of weeks before this model will be put on display.

Its a very specific scene at a specific time.

Details of the event i have made it for are on the link below
https://crossroadsofsabbath.wordpress.com/ozzy-zig-the-witch-the-warpig/ (https://crossroadsofsabbath.wordpress.com/ozzy-zig-the-witch-the-warpig/)

cheers

If anyone can point me to other n guage models of rock bands that would doubtless be useful to look at/try and work out how they were executed.

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on August 05, 2015, 10:48:23 AM
I would like to point out that the amps represented are an early Laney and a Vox Ac30.


 :oopssign:
Sorry. I'm not into the technicalities but am a great Sabbath afficionado so thanks for the link. Looks fascinating.
I do seem to recall someone created a music festival (like Monsters of Rock) but my brain cells cannot recall where I saw it (caused, no doubt, by too many loud gigs)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Crossroadsofsabbath on August 05, 2015, 03:01:50 PM
You might be thinking of a Noch unit.
I saw that online.

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on August 05, 2015, 04:11:11 PM
Found it in Bealman's pics of Miniatur Wunderland

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17734.msg212210#msg212210 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17734.msg212210#msg212210)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Wonham on August 16, 2015, 06:35:46 PM
 :)
No special region or era.

I've a Virgin Voyager, GNER 125, DMU 150, Class 20 and an 08 Diesel Shunter.

Also a 2-6-2 Tank (Scarborough NE Livery) hauling 3 Pullman carriages.

I buy then 'cause I like 'em not for an era or such.

Perhaps not purist but it's fun.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Firefox on November 27, 2015, 12:36:52 PM
SR and GWR 1930's/40's but not anal about it and will probably accumulate any interesting stock, steam or diesel.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: MrDavidCallan on November 27, 2015, 09:39:41 PM
Aiming for br era and NSE  but whatever my budget allows and who can turn down a bargain regardless of its region?The pride of my fleet is a Bachmann 411 cep that my fiancee' got me for Xmas.Especially as its running no' 50 which used to run through my childhood hometown(armpit of the earth)Swanley jct.When its too cold in the attic I'll be back downstairs painting soldiers.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: dats475 on March 31, 2016, 03:11:21 PM
I'm modeling Los Angeles, California in 80's.
I started with an actual location in mind but eventually became funky nowhere location layout.
Still good to see little trains running though!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Jason B on April 26, 2016, 07:03:32 PM
IM still in planning mode however ive have almost every thing I need .
A single line freight  harping back to the early 90,s midlands I originate colchester very near the GEML and ive seen to many freightliners and commuter trains so there banned ...

So its a single line freight only line the board is around 5 x 4 the plan is to a running line and maybe three loops to store a block based freight working ..the sort of thing seen near coalville area Plus a small refuelling point similar to Ipswich.I have the board / 20 MGRs a nice set of Roco cargo wagons plus Fleischmann steal caring wagons and minitrix oil tankers traction will be type 5 mainly
So just need to get  on with it really ..

any thoughts welcome .thanks
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Tractor37 on June 25, 2016, 10:20:57 PM
Well I'm modelling the fictitious Yorkshire city of Hood-dale so that means whatever the he'll I like  :D
It is based as a fairly modern era but with throwbacks through securitization and back to the 80's. Also will be rail tour specials etc chucked in for good measure so expect to see some kettles to.
Got a liking for class 37s so expect to see them a plenty in various liveried. Also got a love of dirt and graffiti everywhere. Reminds me o  many of the cities up here... can't beat a bit of realism...
Jas....  :beers:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: KainHarkins on June 26, 2016, 06:19:14 PM
I'm currently trying to replicate a class 60 going through the super 60 overhaul process with a tpm body I received but required some attention when I got it.

I'm currently half way through trying to remove the roof so I can add plasticard to replicate the bulkheads as you can see when the roof is removed, but I'm kinda stuck at the moment because I need to work out how to cut a straight enough line right down the length of the side/roof join
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/5447-260616181906.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=41440)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Daviespot on October 19, 2016, 10:32:42 PM
Interesting thread. I've started on what I hope will be BR around 1960/5 in the Bradford area. Never been, but pictures I'very found so afar are very inspiring. Dave.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Railwaygun on October 19, 2016, 10:53:20 PM
'm currently half way through trying to remove the roof so I can add plasticard to replicate the bulkheads as you can see when the roof is removed, but I'm kinda stuck at the moment because I need to work out how to cut a straight enough line right down the length of the side/roof join

remove body

find a piece of wood that fits snuggly inside the body

get 2 steel rulers

make a sandwich - Ruler then body(+wood) then ruler. make sure the top of the ruler is on the cut line you may need a thin padding layer to protect the paintwork

gently fit sandwich into a vice and tighten

score the line with a NEW scalpel blade ( or several) and keep scoring till a cut is made

Simples!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Skyliner on November 21, 2016, 08:47:56 PM
Just joined as Tank showed me the way ! I'm building Edinburgh Waverley at the moment. Just spent 2 years in the garden with G scale and OO and I give up with the weather . .  Now I can do it every day ! Been building model railways since I was a kid and I still scratch build everything apart from the track and trains !
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on November 21, 2016, 08:53:29 PM
Hi Steve, and welcome to the forum :wave:
It would be nice to see some pics of what you're getting up to in N please
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: steve836 on November 22, 2016, 03:17:17 AM
 :hellosign:
Hi Steve,
  Welcome. Last time I was in Edinburgh I thought Waverly would make a great layout, even if one was pushed for space the approach tracks between the two bridges would be interesting with the platforms etc. hidden under the roof. What era are you into? I hope you will have plenty of A4's.
  :photospleasesign:
Regards another Steve
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: mr bachmann on November 22, 2016, 01:25:04 PM
at present a small tunnel for the kids of NWmrc  , with lights  :doh:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: carlstavros on January 25, 2017, 10:51:08 PM
Late 80s, early 90s Western region for me, pre privatisation. It's the era I spent many days either at Chippenham or Temple Meads. So many different locos and liveries. Although not strictly Western region I have a couple of NSE locos too.

Cheers,
Carl
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: BrakeCoach on February 06, 2017, 02:16:28 PM
I am modeling 1950s WITH the 1980/90s. So the B1s go with the Intercity225s  :laughabovepost:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Morris1800 on March 15, 2017, 09:37:57 PM
Good evening all.

I am returning to N after a fair few years of absence. I have always kept an eye on the gauge and the improvements that have been made. Detail and running qualities have vastly changed the scale, ultimately leading me to recently purchase 2 Dapol Westerns and a rake of GF Mk.1's
Something attracts me to the Western Region of the 60/70's. Will see what comes of it.

Have enjoyed trawling this site tonight. Off to continue now.

Bye for now.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on March 15, 2017, 09:47:41 PM
Hi Morris1800, and welcome to the forum :wave:
When you have time, how about a post in the Introduction section telling us about your plans in N e.g. DC/DCC, era, location, space available etc?


Have enjoyed trawling this site tonight. Off to continue now.

Bye for now.

See you in a couple of years then! ;D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Morris1800 on March 15, 2017, 09:56:07 PM

 :P

 :thankyousign:

Maybe 50th anniversary of the western withdrawl by the time I post next!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: 37214 on April 17, 2017, 09:41:21 PM

Got a liking for class 37s so expect to see them a plenty in various liveries.

I like the sound of this.

I stopped railway modelling about 18 years ago when the newly expanded family moved into the current house and house renovation and family life took priority. A recent loft clear out led to a rediscovery of my N-gauge bits and a reawakening of interest.

I never got round to building a layout all those years ago but when a layout does eventually get built, it will be a fictitious location in the north of England  near the border with Scotland set around 1988 to 1995. Most of my locos are Poole era Farish 37's in BR blue or Large logo BR but a Regional Railways and RFD have crept in, all repaints. The next most numerous are Lima 86's, 4 of them all repainted either RES or RFD with new pantographs but I'm not sure if they will still run.

There will be 2 Class 60's and 2 Class 26's, both 26's will be on engineering duties hauling a mixture of kit built wagons. I have around 25 kits to build, mostly from the N-gauge Society but also Ian Stoate Models and John Grey.

Carriages will be a mix of BR blue and grey and Regional Railways MK2, the RR are conversions using TPM inlays and transfers (how very retro).

I plan to have a 125 HST set with Intercity swallow livery and also a Class 91, maybe a 90 or two as well.

A blue and grey 101 and Regional Railways 158 complete the stock, not sure if I will get any more DMU's as I prefer locos but never say never.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: N Scale Newbie on April 19, 2017, 11:17:59 PM
I am modelling owt I can get my hands on after a 40 year absence  and enjoying building a small estate of 4 in a block terraced houses. So far 8 blocks and a terraced block with shops courtisey of Wordsworth Model railway free down loads. Don't forget to print at 51.35% as 1005 is for 00. But best of all I am getting a lot of enjoyment doing it as it is a challenge compared to 00 that I also model :wave: :wave: Makes it worth while.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Dazeenie on July 27, 2017, 03:26:23 PM
I will model the UK North East with some Class 66s, Scratchbuilt Metros and dapol's Pacers when they come out.
Title: Re: What are you modelling? 1947 to 1965 BR coal movement for NCB
Post by: dumbo on October 06, 2017, 04:48:41 PM
My father who sadly  died very young was a guard on the old LMS system around the Notttinghamshire Coalfield. I've always hankered to reproduce his working environment and so far have built the boards, aquired a Jinty, 4F and diesel shunter to work the colliery sidings/power station/depot and collliery village station. My main problem will be wiring it all up as I must confess that even the most 'basic' how to's leave me slightly baffled. No doubt it will resolve in time.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: austinbob on October 06, 2017, 04:57:44 PM
Welcome to the forum and what a nice project. Wiring should be straightforward using an almost infinite cache of expertise and help from. The forum. Good luck with your layout and keep us posted on progress. Pictures are always welcome.
 :beers:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on October 06, 2017, 05:11:15 PM
Hi Dumbo, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Electrickery is a black art I have never managed to master which has resulted in all my attempted layouts never reaching anything serious. There are many elements of DC control I struggle with so that, and my large amount of stock with no chips, precludes me even going to DCC.
There are some very clever people on this forum who can help though.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: RailGooner on October 06, 2017, 05:27:47 PM
Welcome aboard Dumbo! :wave:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Sloughstation on October 06, 2017, 05:42:16 PM
I know the feeling mate, when it comes to the wiring, but it will get easier... Stick at it! Best of luck! :confused2: :hmmm:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: port perran on October 06, 2017, 06:16:58 PM
Welcome aboard Dumbo.
I'm a complete dunce where electrickery is concerned. All I can say is that a very acceptable layout can be operatedwith the very minimum of wiring.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Jaguar68 on February 10, 2018, 07:47:18 PM
Iím building up a collection of Locos from the period of nationalisation in Ď47 to privatisation. Loosely based around the Hither Green TMD, with a few visitors.

The layout is region free and able to run a few steam Locos to represent preservation although I would also like to incorporate a nuclear loading siding to add a little spice to the freight running.

John
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Mr. Germanman on February 21, 2018, 12:59:21 AM
So much to do,

Ii try to reorganize my collection, some of my collection i have sold on E-bay
over the last few weeks ( to old and not so detailed ),
now i concentrate to fit my locos with dcc decoders.
No problem if the locos are equipped with a 6pin socket.
But i have some shunting diesel class 03, 04, and a class14 diesel  were i must soldering
the decoder, that looks very fiddly and i hate soldering.
So the planning of a little layout must wait until all my locos are convert to dcc.

Good night.
Michael
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Ted on August 21, 2018, 07:12:15 PM
Just started work on planning my set piece TMD, as it's my first I'm keeping it small as a scene at around 4x3ft.

A few sidings either side of the main lines with sheds and service related paraphernalia.

Oiled up and heavily distressed, with a mix of diesels rumbling around. Era8/9 mix.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on August 21, 2018, 08:21:43 PM
This will make you laugh :D - by popular request of my boys when I started it a few years ago, a fictional layout based on King's Cross to Hogsmeade, with a very limited model of Hogwart castle (lots of low relief).

It's really just an excuse for me to get back into modelling and try lots of things out - so it has a bit of Kings Cross (will model four platforms and half a canopy), so I get to run long trains, a fabulous viaduct (which is a helix) as in the films, leading to a branch terminus (Hogsmeade). Plus goods sidings, a quarry, and a nice set of hidden sidings/fiddle yard at the back so I can bring out long trains, behind a long fake hill. Here's an early photo showing my plans that I've touched up!
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/68/6745-210818201453.jpeg)

More in due course!

Challenges: I know have to make the layout folding - so it disappears against the wall - see my other post: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=42121.msg523425#msg523425 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=42121.msg523425#msg523425)

As it's King's Cross and steam I can run it about 1950's/1960's so do steam and diesel (LNER and early BR). And I love LMS too so we'll do a bit of LMS in there, just will assume it's a joint line to Hogwarts. Shame I have no room to model St.Pancras without taking over the entire hallway! 

Question - does anyone know any body kits for a Hogwarts Express in N? Or has anyone modelled Kings Cross (even cut down)?

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on August 21, 2018, 09:51:53 PM
Would I be correct in assuming one of the platforms will be numbered 9ĺ? :D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: DarrwestLU6 on August 21, 2018, 10:48:45 PM
Would I be correct in assuming one of the platforms will be numbered 9ĺ? :D

Oh yes! Obligatory!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: railsquid on December 01, 2018, 03:18:17 PM
Or has anyone modelled Kings Cross (even cut down)?

Here's one: https://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/12918337.incredibly-detailed-working-model-of-london-kings-cross-railway-station-to-go-on-display-for-charity-in-frampton-mansell/ (https://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/12918337.incredibly-detailed-working-model-of-london-kings-cross-railway-station-to-go-on-display-for-charity-in-frampton-mansell/)

It's been in the NGS journal not so long ago as well.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: nookfield on December 01, 2018, 03:49:15 PM
Or has anyone modelled Kings Cross (even cut down)?


Here's one: [url]https://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/12918337.incredibly-detailed-working-model-of-london-kings-cross-railway-station-to-go-on-display-for-charity-in-frampton-mansell/[/url] ([url]https://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/12918337.incredibly-detailed-working-model-of-london-kings-cross-railway-station-to-go-on-display-for-charity-in-frampton-mansell/[/url])

It's been in the NGS journal not so long ago as well.



It's been done in OO as well with realistic length trains. Still a work in progress

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/109884-the-kings-cross-layout-mid-50s-to-mid-60s/?hl=%2Bkings+%2Bcross (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/109884-the-kings-cross-layout-mid-50s-to-mid-60s/?hl=%2Bkings+%2Bcross)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: mpickup on April 26, 2019, 06:48:17 PM
Hi Tank and All,

My first ever post, having no previous experience of Forums. I'm currently building my first ever "proper" layout ie: not on the floor! It's LMS based and my first try in N Gauge. It all started with taking my now 36 year old youngest to Pecorama  nearly 30 years ago. About 5 years ago he bought me a small N Gauge set for Christmas and added a TMC weathered Tornado the following year. I had to have a go!


Having adapted part of the loft, I started building the baseboard and began the design and track laying close together. I'm going for DCC as I can remember Triang locos moving unexpectedly when I was a kid.It seemed a good idea which seems to be the case and for the first time I've electrified the points which given the growth of the layout is essential.

Unfortunately I keep thinking of other ideas and the table has had at least 3 extensions to form a wider L-shape with a still theoretical Fiddle Yard. The point work has become increasingly complicated but at least it's all running, at last! Currently there's a complete lack of scenery, but it as getting closer, a few card buildings done and a few more ideas. I have to admit it's been quite hard to get used to the wiring, particularly crossings, and with my more senior eye-sight I sometimes wonder if O Gauge might not have been more sensible!

I'm glad to have found the Forum and must spend more time reading it!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Train Waiting on April 26, 2019, 06:59:09 PM
Welcome aboard; it's great to have you here!

The LMS is a splendid choice for a model and there are a few LMS enthusiasts on the Forum.

I look forward to hearing (and seeing, please) more about your layout.


Like you, this is the only internet forum that I've ever joined.

All best wishes.

John

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: RailGooner on April 26, 2019, 07:12:41 PM
Hi mpickup :wave: and welcome aboard! :wave:

Thanks for introducing yourself and your layout. Of course now I'm interested and nosey enough to have to ask for picture please!

This was my first (and to date only) forum too. I think you'll find it a friendly and informative community with a terrible taste in jokes. :D :beers:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on April 26, 2019, 08:20:44 PM
Hello M, and welcome to the forum :wave:
I always believe the track plan is the most important thing to get right as, if you're not happy with it, it can become tedious and not enjoyable. I have exactly the track plan I want with Peco track. I was unable to use Kato track purely because I couldn't replicate the plan I had and wasn't prepared to make changes, so I know I have it right :)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: mpickup on April 26, 2019, 10:19:53 PM
Thank you people, I'll try to see about a pic soon. The layout is very flat, so a bit boring, but I have 4 lines and any loco can access any part of the layout, so far! Will keep in touch. 😊
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Caz on April 27, 2019, 08:14:09 PM
Welcome to our friendly forum mpickup and we look forward to seeing your plans.  If you post them they experienced members on here will be able to instantly spot any nasty pitfuls saving you endless hours of frustration.
 :welcomesign:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: mpickup on April 28, 2019, 02:33:34 PM
Thank you Caz, not sure I'm up to putting plans online, the plan has been a rough sketch followed by repeated "I've got a good idea!" and "I'll just extend the table by 2 feet". At least it all runs at the minute, fingers crossed
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Vigo on June 07, 2019, 11:23:20 AM
Everyone probably already knows about my Inverduff layout, North East Scotland in N, so I won't bore you all with it here.

My other project however is completely different. So different in fact that it probably doesn't even belong on the N Gauge Forum but at least the track is 9mm so that's near enough for me

I've recently inherited a nice house near Alicante in Spain with a very large play room (garage) underneath it. The Management decreed that it would probably be a good place for me to build a small railway. Something to keep me out of the way and out of mischief while she worships the Sun God. I didn't need too much encouragement :D So far I have a room in which to build it, a working plan, some hand built stock and some lengths of track (still in the UK. Getting them all to Spain could prove.... interesting :hmmm:

It's very loosely based on Soller station on the Palma - Soller railway in Mallorca. I say loosely based because it's just that. No particular scale, maybe 3mm, maybe HO so for the sake of convention I've called it HOe-ish


(https://i.ibb.co/hY6hs0y/20190416-3.jpg)
The garage.

(https://i.ibb.co/p1T4vpj/20190422-1.jpg)
The room - roughly 11' x 8'

(https://i.ibb.co/mDRrSjk/San-Pablo-details1.jpg)
The Plan. Single track roundy, old school DC

(https://i.ibb.co/v18MbMg/20190522-1.jpg)
One of these.

(https://i.ibb.co/48kMCvj/20190507-1.jpg)
Four and several halves of these.

(https://i.ibb.co/G34yzMk/20190523-2.jpg)
and a few wagons.

I'm working on ideas for buildings, scenics etc but as I only get over to Spain five or six times a year, it's going to be a long drawn out project.
In line with everything else I build, everything on this layout (well 99% ish anyway) will be scratchbuilt by me and my trusty Silhouette cutter.


Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on June 07, 2019, 11:29:05 AM
That is awesome! Keep us informed!


I love HOe!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: weave on June 07, 2019, 11:45:43 AM
Hi Vigo,

Looks and sounds great.

I travelled on the line from Palma to Soller in 1987 or '88? Lovely trip, lovely place and lovely little railway.

I was actually staying in Magaluf at the time, long story  :worried:, but it was nice to have a bit of Enya and get away from Motorhead for a while  :D.

Don't know where, probably Other Hobbies/Gauges, but think you should start a separate thread so it doesn't get lost.

Salud weave  :beers:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Vigo on June 07, 2019, 11:53:41 AM

Don't know where, probably Other Hobbies/Gauges, but think you should start a separate thread so it doesn't get lost.

Salud weave  :beers:

Sounds like one for the admins then.

Cheers for the comments. I can't wait to get cracking on this but I have to wait for the middle of July for my next visit :'(
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: port perran on June 07, 2019, 12:20:37 PM
Looks like a great project.

Canít help feeling that the Clio is a bit over scale though.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: mpickup on June 07, 2019, 01:02:44 PM
Wow, that looks like a project. I suspect it'll be a while before I try scratch building! You'll save a fortune on sun cream!
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: The Q on June 08, 2019, 06:22:15 PM
I've no idea if I've answered this thread before so this may be a repeat.

Originally I'm modelling EM Gauge GWR ex MSWJR,  May  1940. Ludgershall, Wiltshire. This is continuing very slowly.  I went to school there.

Then I inherited an N gauge  model railway built on Tiree in the Inner Hebrides.
This was 12ft by 2ft originally built into an upstairs room in a croft.

I've set it in 1963 , Highland Railways,  yes grouping and nationalisation never happened. And decided to style it on the Kyle line because I went to school on the line.
Modifications include
A front 10 inch scenic panel, fold up,
Two new boards making the layout L shaped 15ft by 7ft 2ft 10inch width.

I'm not intending to model Northern Ireland with yet more gauges,  even though I went to school there.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: chrism on June 08, 2019, 07:06:21 PM
I think I must have missed posting in this topic too.

I'm currently modelling the old station at Coniston in the heart of the English Lake District.

The Coniston Railway was originally built to tap into the lucrative copper ore traffic from Coppermines Valley below the Old Man of Coniston. The line departed from the Furness Railway Cumbrian coast line at Foxfield and ran through Broughton-in-Furness, Woodland and Torver before reaching the terminus at Coniston. An extension to Elterwater and beyond was considered at one point but never came to fruition.

Although built for the copper trade, the railway carried passengers from the outset in 1859, the spur up to the copper house wasn't actually ready for use until a year later. As the copper traffic declined, the freight emphasis shifted to slate whilst tourism boosted the passenger traffic, especially when the lake steamers, Gondola iand Lady of the Lake, arrived. The Coniston Railway was absorbed by the Furness Railway in 1862 and contiinued under that ownership until the Grouping in 1923 when it became part of the LMS.

Originally built with a single through platform and a blind spur, both under a 100' train shed designed in an ornate "Swiss Cottage" style, the station was expanded from 1888-1892, turning the spur platform into a second through platform and extending the train shed to 200' - still in the same style. A third, excursion, platform was added in 1896 although it was little used due to the tight curves on it.
The station had a small locomotive yard  from the outset with a 42' turntable and a small locomotive shed used to stable the branch locos overnight. It had a small goods yard with a coal yard, cattle landing dock, a slate loading wharf and an unusually large goods shed. Beyond the station, the line only ran up to the copper house although in the 1950s a siding was added to held up to three camping coaches, which proved popular.

Traffic tailed off during the 1950s and passenger traffic was terminated in 1958, with freight traffic continuing for four more years.  Although British Railways rapidly removed all materials that were of use to them, the station itself remained, in an increasing state of dereliction, until the local council demolished it in 1968, to be replaced with a mixture of housing and light industrial units. All that can be seen now is the site boundaries (cliffs to the west and a huge retaining wall to the east) and the slate wharf and office building. Half of the wharf is now the pay and display car park but there is nothing to indicate to a casual observer that there used to be an rather elaborate station here, not even a mention on the information board by the car park.

I am modelling Coniston in its heyday - the late 1930s albeit with a little modeller's licence because some of my locos and train movements weren't introduced until the late 1940s. The model is as close to true scale as I can manage, allowing for point geometry, the need to avoid complex track across board joins and for exaggerated curves at the far ends to enable me to fit it all into an 8' length and, broken into three sections, into the car.

Here's the latest state of progress, now that most of the scenery is done and I've added all the requisite buildings;
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43692.msg572445#msg572445 (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43692.msg572445#msg572445)

Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Stuart B on June 20, 2019, 11:06:48 PM
No special era - I run an A4 Mallard in blue with some red LNER model coaches and a couple of GWR ebay specials as an express, slow train is a 4MT that SWMBO bought me with two BR red Mk1s and a parcel van bought because it was the right colour.  Only 2 rules for Devex Junction - 1. I run what I like 2.  When the train is running, the bar is open (when the train isn't running the bar is also open).  Kato track and turnouts controlled via the original DC controller and Gaugemaster Prodigy Express for the rolling stock.  Not sure what's next.  Maybe an HST in blue and yellow or a blue Deltic.  Metcalf models supplied for Christmas and birthdays by sister in law.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4998-200619230503.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=78670)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on June 21, 2019, 10:06:53 AM
Only 2 rules for Devex Junction - 1. I run what I like 2.  When the train is running, the bar is open (when the train isn't running the bar is also open).

@Stuart B (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4998)
Love the rules ;D
I've trained my relatives to give me Rails of Sheffield vouchers for every birthday and Christmas. It takes the sting out of buying so much like I do.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on June 21, 2019, 11:08:52 AM
I'd just be happy with being presented with me Christmas presents at a bar.  Home is so boring!

(No places open on Christmas Day here)

That's one of the great things about living in Australia.....

temperance  ;D
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: chrism on June 21, 2019, 12:09:15 PM
Only 2 rules for Devex Junction - 1. I run what I like 2.  When the train is running, the bar is open (when the train isn't running the bar is also open).

@Stuart B (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4998)
Love the rules ;D

Especially Rule 2, that suits me a treat  :beers:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: monkey_brains on June 21, 2019, 07:55:30 PM

I've trained my relatives to give me Rails of Sheffield vouchers for every birthday and Christmas. It takes the sting out of buying so much like I do.

Now that sounds like a good plan  :claphappy:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Dizz on June 25, 2019, 12:20:48 PM
Last w/e modelled a couple of NGS container kits: experimented with some home-made "What's Neat This Week" podcast logos. 
I only have clear water-slide decal paper and wanted to see how white text comes out using a white back ground.  Also how well MicroSol would handle pulling the decal down onto the detail.
(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/78/4918-250619120845.jpeg)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Littorio on August 18, 2019, 07:06:53 AM
Hi all, still new here and finding my way around.

I planed on doing a Southern themed early nationalised layout (1948-56) for which I have a Schools class and a B1 (some where loaned to Southern) there is also a visiting 0-6-0 GWR 64xx Pannier (cute little thing that I couldn't resist) that got lost  :uneasy:
I've only just brought some track so nothing is down yet but while away a couple of weeks ago I visited Gaugemasters engine shed and as it was my birthday couldn't come away without buying something, so now I have a Class 43 GNER HST with a couple of extra coaches, most definitely not Era 4!

There are at least one or two more Schools and a couple of Spam cans set for the future but I can also see a Class 66 and some other more modern diesels joining the layout.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: chrism on August 18, 2019, 07:19:09 AM
I planed on doing a Southern themed early nationalised layout (1948-56) for which I have a Schools class and a B1 (some where loaned to Southern) there is also a visiting 0-6-0 GWR 64xx Pannier (cute little thing that I couldn't resist) that got lost  :uneasy:

With a little bit of modeller's licence that could be more than "just visiting".

In BR days, GWR Panniers (OK, 57xx rather than 64xx, but it'd be close enough) were used on the Portland branch out of Weymouth (plus boat trains through the streets of Weymouth),  ECS workings between Waterloo and Clapham Junction and on the Folkestone Harbour branch.


Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Littorio on August 18, 2019, 07:29:12 AM
Thank you Chrism, that's good to know. I have been reading up on Southern but I'm still finding my feet so to speak.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: chrism on August 18, 2019, 08:37:18 AM
GWR Panniers at Weymouth would have been because they were there under GWR days, with both GWR and LSWR/SR lines running to Weymouth.

Folkestone and Waterloo were, of course, never GWR, but BR used the GWR panniers at those places because they needed something to replace older locos and there were plenty of panniers around.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on August 18, 2019, 09:31:43 AM
This map might help. GWR lines in red........(see attached)
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Littorio on August 18, 2019, 09:52:10 AM
Thank you both and for the map.

Schools I know were express passenger for which I have some blood and custard coaches for, I'll also pick up some earlier SR green coaches, the B1 is mixed traffic but what about the Pannier, were they freight, passenger or mixed traffic?
 
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: chrism on August 18, 2019, 09:59:02 AM
Thank you both and for the map.

Schools I know were express passenger for which I have some blood and custard coaches for, I'll also pick up some earlier SR green coaches, the B1 is mixed traffic but what about the Pannier, were they freight, passenger or mixed traffic?

Mixed at Portland and Weymouth I suspect, obviously passenger for the boat trains through the streets.
Passenger for the ECS (Empty Coaching Stock) workings out of Waterloo.
Mixed, I suspect at Folkestone, including (definitely) banking boat trains up from the harbour.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Littorio on August 18, 2019, 10:19:31 AM
Chrism thanks.

Just did a quick interweb check and found the 64xx was fitted with gear for Autocoaches. GF do a blood and custard autocoach so it looks like I may get that for the Pannier and use the B1 for freight.

Thanks for your help, I've only been at this for two months before then all I knew about trains were that they ran on rails, came in different colours, some chuff others thump and some whine!

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Bealman on August 18, 2019, 10:24:51 AM
If that's the case, then you are indeed doing well :thumbsup:

And serious about getting it right, which is great.  :beers:
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 18, 2019, 08:57:18 PM
BR SR also used ex-GWR pannier tanks in Devon and Cornwall of the 57xx variety, Exmouth Junction had some and there was a pair at Wadebridge, too. Again, as replacements for much older mainly ex-LSWR locos.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Doltic on November 11, 2019, 01:24:30 PM
I'm planning of going somewhere late 70's - early eighties. Any excuse to have big diesels running, like the Deltic or maybe a HST in the future.

Planning to run a double-track high speed line somewhere through the flat, and then end it in some sort of larger station, though the choice is still out on that - I need to see how much space I get allocated for my little train obsession by the management
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Post by: 1148Nick on November 24, 2019, 04:49:44 PM
It's BR green for me, boring old diesels but at least I have more luck than with the steamers! Having said that I do have one Merc. navy, Clan line, purely because I was fortunate enough to get up on the footplate while it was in Victoria station prior to a excellent day trip.
Title: Re: What are you modelling?
Post by: Newportnobby on November 24, 2019, 10:06:11 PM
Nowt wrong with green/maroon/desert sand/golden ochre diesels to my mind :no: :D