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Author Topic: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.  (Read 81821 times)

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Offline Zakalwe

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #210 on: April 08, 2014, 07:15:55 PM »
close to full length modern image freight trains and completely realistic length passenger trains

and the trains in scenery flowing past stuff

to me, OO always looks more like  a toy as in n gauge you get to see the landscape around the layout not just train a bit of a building and then the wall.. n gauge is like looking from a distance
« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 09:29:31 PM by Zakalwe »
I just think people overvalue argument because they like to hear themselves talk.

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #211 on: April 28, 2014, 11:10:37 PM »
lack of space as the better half wont let me have the spare bedroom so im in the shed most nights :claphappy:

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #212 on: April 29, 2014, 07:33:08 AM »
I have been building N gauge layouts for years but decided to trade all of my equipment in on HO scale models, I am at an advanced stage with my HO layout and hope to start work on a new British N Gauge layout in a3 weeks time.

I guess what I am trying to say is I have experienced the dark side and have once again seen the light, IMO N gauge looks the most realistic of the popular gauges, that is what attracted me to it in the first place and its nice to be on the way back.
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #213 on: April 29, 2014, 08:22:38 AM »
lack of space as the better half wont let me have the spare bedroom so im in the shed most nights :claphappy:
Haha you and me both but at least you have a shed. Better than the garage, I reckon.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #214 on: April 29, 2014, 08:26:32 AM »
lack of space as the better half wont let me have the spare bedroom so im in the shed most nights :claphappy:
Haha you and me both but at least you have a shed. Better than the garage, I reckon.

There must be a lot of shed dwellers out there, I love having my layout in the shed especially when SWMBO is feeling a little hormonal  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Keep on Smiling
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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #215 on: April 29, 2014, 08:27:52 AM »
No comment from me :-X
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #216 on: April 29, 2014, 12:27:35 PM »
No comment from me :-X

It's OK George, we wouldn't tell anyone; honest!  :laughabovepost:

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #217 on: May 11, 2014, 03:16:11 PM »
Initially space, however I am finding N is a bit too delicate, and my fingers are just unable to make the jump from 00 gauge. So I am back into the larger stuff.
 What made my mind up is the Dapol 33011 breaking down for the second time, with the same "loose front driver" problem as before. Nothing but praise for my CEPs but its a big thumbs down for Dapol.
 Recent buys are a Thumper, MLV, 2Bil, and an N class all 00 gauge. I will have to live with the limited space. :sorrysign: But back to 00 for me.

Stuart. ;)

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #218 on: May 11, 2014, 04:51:10 PM »
Great shame, Stuart, but don't let it stop you joining us here :no:

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #219 on: May 12, 2014, 02:32:57 PM »
I did try 'Z' gauge for a while - limited Loco's - track - poor running reliability etc - thought it would save space - but after trying 'Z' found out that space saving not much over 'N' gauge which has everything to offer.

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #220 on: June 23, 2014, 07:29:40 PM »
space limitations

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #221 on: June 23, 2014, 07:43:29 PM »
Firstly it takes up one quarter of the area of OO - you can get a hell of a lot of ground even on 4 x 3 feet.

Secondly it may at first seem small and fiddly but if you go up a scale the detail is also fiddly and easier to see faults :)

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #222 on: June 23, 2014, 07:56:30 PM »
Firstly it takes up one quarter of the area of OO - you can get a hell of a lot of ground even on 4 x 3 feet.

Secondly it may at first seem small and fiddly but if you go up a scale the detail is also fiddly and easier to see faults :)

...for me.....the same!...
...never turn you back on the ripper (judas priest)

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #223 on: June 23, 2014, 08:07:32 PM »
Space constraunts was my original reason but since I have made the change all the bigger scales now just seen far too big and  'wrong'

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #224 on: August 07, 2014, 02:16:37 AM »
After trying t-gauge and z and not finding either very satisfying and having modeled in n before in a small flat it was the obvious answer, having tried OO in the space I had and not getting the interest as it was a very simple layout. :NGaugersRule:
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