!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: West Porthsea  (Read 11349 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline weave

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3180
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2018, 06:42:49 AM »
Morning Derek,

Nice pic. Glad you're having fun running trains.

By changing location, do you mean to another room or, as I presume, no longer set in Cornwall?

What's the plan man?

Cheers weave  :beers:

Offline Train Waiting

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2871
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
  • The Table-Top Railway.
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2018, 01:59:40 PM »
That looks excellent, Derek; thank you for the photograph.  I'm glad that you are running trains - I find it great fun and a 'switch-off' from life's pressures.

Your photograph is a super example of how 'N' gauge is wonderful for modelling the present-day railway - the natural choice, I think.

I look forward to hearing of developments with this great layout.

All the best.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

Offline port perran

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 11133
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2018, 03:17:01 PM »
Good to see things running Derek.
I too am confused by your comment. What’s changing - you, your layout or its fictional location?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2817
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2018, 08:48:07 PM »
 :hellosign: Good evening & thank you Chris, John & Martin first apologies for the abrupt end to last night's post.
       The plans for the layout are unchanged only the physical location will change, still very much West Cornwall in the mid sixties but I am definitely Rule One & find it difficult to choose just one era or even country so many superb trains.
   Future plans are waiting to be finalized on the location for the layout so just running trains, much thinking & planning & oh yes really enjoying my time on the forum. Thanks for looking
    regards Derek.

Offline weave

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3180
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2018, 09:47:33 PM »
So, clear as poor man's black velvet then  :D

Hi Derek,

Looking forward to your future plans.

Again, glad you're enjoying running trains.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Offline keithbythe sea

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1321
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2018, 07:41:01 AM »
Yep, still confused here too! Mrs keithbythe sea confirms that this is increasingly my natural state.  :uneasy:

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2817
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2018, 11:32:59 PM »
 :hellosign: Sorry for not explaining better, Steph (wife) & I are planning for our future & very unlikely staying in our large (4 bed ) house after retirement.
   Nothing is definite yet & if I go all the way I still have six years (unlikely) to work. Lots of  :hmmm: going on, but still going to enjoy running my trains & of course keeping up with everyones progress on the NGF , hope this makes things clearer
   regards Derek.   

Offline Innovationgame

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 26531
  • Posts: 3341
  • Country: gb
    • The innovationgame
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2018, 06:28:11 AM »
Thanks Derek.  That's much clearer.
With kind regards
Laurence
My personal website is a bit of a mish mash: www.innovationgame.com
Coventry Corporation Transport Society: www.cct-society.org.uk
Hessle: www.hessle.org.uk

Offline DaveGlew

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 28385
  • Posts: 318
  • Country: gb
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2018, 06:57:07 AM »
Good luck,..... and if you move, make sure there's a railway room (spare bedrooms only attract unwanted guests) or a suitable outbuilding - you can never have too many sheds
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

Offline Innovationgame

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 26531
  • Posts: 3341
  • Country: gb
    • The innovationgame
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2018, 07:21:52 AM »
Good luck,..... and if you move, make sure there's a railway room (spare bedrooms only attract unwanted guests) or a suitable outbuilding - you can never have too many sheds
I can thoroughly recommend a proper Train Shed.  If you're downsizing, there should be enough surplus for a genuine garden room with domestic grade windows, insulation, lighting and heating.
With kind regards
Laurence
My personal website is a bit of a mish mash: www.innovationgame.com
Coventry Corporation Transport Society: www.cct-society.org.uk
Hessle: www.hessle.org.uk

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2817
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #70 on: April 24, 2018, 08:21:13 PM »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Keith, Laurence & Dave. I am very lucky my wife thankfully  understands the need for a train room or shed :claphappy: .
     regards Derek.

Offline keithbythe sea

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1321
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2018, 07:49:24 AM »
Try for a garden room if you can. Like Laurence I have a fully insulated, heated building. Unlike Laurence, mine is dual purpose, half train, half garden room. (I keep applying for planning permission to extend the layout.....)  ;)

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2817
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #72 on: April 25, 2018, 09:58:49 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks Keith, we have a large garden, just too much house. Originally a large shed was planned, but as time goes by plans change
      regards Derek.

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2817
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2018, 10:04:13 PM »
 :hellosign: & Good Evening all. Still having lots of fun in the shed so if I may will share with you a picture of my first N Gauge train


and


This beauty made me seriously look at the real alternative to OO, I have a large collection of 1/76 scale Buses. The class 500 Shinkansen  7 car starter set is still a superb runner although being boxed for at least 5 years.
Next up a close up of the brilliant Revolution/ Rapido T tankers.


Thanks for looking more to follow soon
       regards Derek.

Offline cornish yorkie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2817
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: West Porthsea
« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2018, 10:47:52 PM »
 :hellosign: First off a quick edit to the previous post, the 500 has not run for at least 10 years, how time flies.
    Here is G/F 60052 although chosen for hauling the T tankers has developed a serious fault. Here also the three different liveries chosen.


    Many thanks for looking, back at that hideous.
 work thing tomorrow  :'(  but try for a video next time
       regards Derek.

 

Please Support Us!
February Goal: £60.00
Due Date: Feb 29
Total Receipts: £65.00
Above Goal: £5.00
Site Currency: GBP
108% 
February Donations


Advertise Here
anything
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal