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Offline thephatmaster

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My first layout - inglenook
« on: December 12, 2019, 06:49:57 PM »
Following some incredible freecycle generosity (see N gauge discussion thread) I'm getting started on a little inglenook layout.



The beginnings are pinned to some IKEA cardboard packaging.

Hopefully it will be just the ticket to test / dial in my recently inherited gear, and my 3d printed bogies, wheels and wagons etc too.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 08:19:31 PM by thephatmaster, Reason: Typo »

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Re: My first layout - inglenook
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 06:52:07 PM »
Starting to take shape and hope it will have operational potential

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Re: My first layout - inglenook
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 12:19:28 AM »
What brand is that point in the foreground, please?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: My first layout - inglenook
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 06:23:49 AM »
@Bealman i think it's circa 1970s Graham Farish, it has GRAFAR BRITAIN moulded on the underside

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Re: My first layout - inglenook
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 11:44:26 AM »
With some coaxing (and Emery board / track rubber) the little class 8 is shunting happily. Had several heart stoppers with the brass couple spring, but didn't loose it somehow!



@Bealman to my amazement the GRAFAR points didn't have plastic blades - they polished up nice with the track rubber.

Now need to find a suitable piece of board as the card is not the same thickness and doesn't take pins well

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Re: My first layout - inglenook
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2019, 01:56:31 PM »
Got my inglenook pinned to some ply, which seems to have warped over night, so now the wagons roll around!



Most of my foam insulation board is warped too... Will have to find some suitable material for a small baseboard

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Re: My first layout - inglenook
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2019, 10:53:19 PM »
How thick is the ply?

9mm ply in that small area should be OK, but I would still recommend some framework.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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