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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #375 on: August 28, 2015, 12:03:44 AM »
Hi George, well done so far all looking good.  :greatpicturessign:
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #376 on: August 29, 2015, 05:46:11 AM »
The latest arrival at Geominster to add to the stable of Class 60's already running.



A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #377 on: August 29, 2015, 08:57:59 PM »
Hi George, loving the layout build.

That class 60 looks very familiar
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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #378 on: August 29, 2015, 10:20:45 PM »
Hi George, loving the layout build.

That class 60 looks very familiar

 ;) Probably the scenery giving it all away Phil,  hopefully it won't be long before it enters Geominster TMD for a routine lube and a chip fitted!
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #379 on: September 02, 2015, 05:47:47 PM »
Just received my latest purchase a beauty - N Gauge Class 60 Corus Livery, thought it had sound fitted when I put power to the track but after a couple of laps on the roundy roundy DC track it quietened down and runs very smoothly,

Photo later, thank you Phil.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #380 on: September 02, 2015, 08:38:28 PM »
Oh I do like the  Class 60's, this one has just arrived at Geominster and having a test run before going To Kevin at Coastal DCC for surgery fitting DCC Chip.



Corus Class 60 stops by at the as yet unamed new Terminus with the Platform Canopies scratchbuilt from card.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #381 on: September 08, 2015, 08:33:14 PM »
A little progress this evening.

The first attempt cutting vinyl strips for platform edging using the Silhouette Cutter, down to 1.7mm is about as fine as I can go.

The Platform Canopies are nearly complete and I think I will colour the facia board with a vinyl to add contrast, the templates for the canopies is saved so reproducing facia boards in colour vinyl should be simple.





The more I use Silhouette the more possibilities I discover.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #382 on: September 08, 2015, 09:16:19 PM »
That platform edging looks fine to me, George :thumbsup:

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #383 on: September 08, 2015, 09:28:03 PM »
Very nice work, George. I really am getting quite jealous of your machine and your skill with using it.

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #384 on: September 08, 2015, 09:37:14 PM »
That platform edging looks fine to me, George :thumbsup:

Thanks Mick, I will probably redo the white edging because the brick paper rolls onto the platform rather crudely but is well stuck down, but I now have the the thin lines in vinyl cut to order to make a better finish.

Is that the correct lining for modern platforms? White edge and yellow safety line?

Are you off to Tings on Saturday? :NGaugersRule:
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #385 on: September 09, 2015, 08:14:56 PM »
That platform edging looks fine to me, George :thumbsup:

Thanks Mick, I will probably redo the white edging because the brick paper rolls onto the platform rather crudely but is well stuck down, but I now have the the thin lines in vinyl cut to order to make a better finish.

Is that the correct lining for modern platforms? White edge and yellow safety line?

Are you off to Tings on Saturday? :NGaugersRule:

All the photos/prototypes I've seen have white edges and yellow safety lines, George, although I'm unsure as to the width/distance from the platform edge of the yellow lines. I'm sure there is a standard somewhere for that, though.
Sorry, but I won't be at TINGS this year :(

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #386 on: September 09, 2015, 08:23:59 PM »
That platform edging looks fine to me, George :thumbsup:

Thanks Mick, I will probably redo the white edging because the brick paper rolls onto the platform rather crudely but is well stuck down, but I now have the the thin lines in vinyl cut to order to make a better finish.

Is that the correct lining for modern platforms? White edge and yellow safety line?

Are you off to Tings on Saturday? :NGaugersRule:

All the photos/prototypes I've seen have white edges and yellow safety lines, George, although I'm unsure as to the width/distance from the platform edge of the yellow lines. I'm sure there is a standard somewhere for that, though.
Sorry, but I won't be at TINGS this year :(

Thanks Mick, Before I fit anymore lines I will do some research and look round at Tings.

All the vinyls are cut ready, will try bus stop and disabled bays soon.

Shame you are not at Tings as I wont be able to buy you a drink.  :D
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #387 on: September 09, 2015, 08:26:14 PM »
The Corus Class 60 is on its way back after surgery to be DCC fitted, only posted it Monday afternoon, was fitted yesterday and should be here tomorrow.

Ace service from Kevin again. Thanks .
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #388 on: September 13, 2015, 06:53:05 AM »
After a lot of consideration I have decided not to continue with the present layout of Geominster, my ideals have changed since I began this project and I have learned so much form the Forum, Facebook and of course experience.

I am going to start again and design and build a layout rather than a train set, the ride has been great but I now have many ideas I can put into practice and move Geominster forward.

Obviously there will be a lot of research into the planning, I do not want a prototypical design but something with sweeping curved lines through countryside, a part concealed station that does not take over the whole layout space, a dedicated Heritage Preservation Yard area due to my tendencies towards Steam which have evolved and a lot more hills, slopes valleys than at present. I hope to have two boards each approximately 2200mm x 750mm but I am undecided on joining them end to end or turning the corner with one of them.

One question I would ask all of you who have supported the present project would it be best to start a new thread for this venture or continue from here?

Decisions decisions.....  this is  dramatic step for me, I recall when others have decided to start again, Maurits in particular I thought was very bold but proof that from the experience previously gained a greater project can evolve.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Geominster a first time Layout by a complete novice
« Reply #389 on: September 13, 2015, 07:08:57 AM »
I congratulate you on your willingness to start over again to achieve a layout that you'e fully satisfied with. If you want sweeping curved lines, joining the two baseboards corner to corner rather than end to end would, probably, be easier.

 

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