!!

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: Old photos of my layout  (Read 3957 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline poliss

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1647
  • Country: md
    • Awards
Old photos of my layout
« on: February 24, 2011, 02:08:26 AM »
The track plan has been altered since I took these, but you should get the general idea of the construction of the layout and cabinet I made for it.


Mainly 12mm MDF with clear non fade acrylic for the sliding doors. Door frames are the things you hang posters with. :-) The baseboard is untreated MDF and hasn't warped in the slightest in the 8 years it's been there.


Two piano hinges are used for the lid and drop down front.


The backscenes are Peco. I would go for the photographic backscenes now. The lid is covered in cloud wallpaper from Ebay.
I scrapped the Peco scissors crossing as the wiring is far too complicated. It takes 4 point motors, 16 wires and the associated switches to get it fully operational. The Kato scissors crossing has only two wires and the point motors are built in.

Offline Wingnut

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 56
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 07:50:59 AM »
Hi Poliss,

That is very neat indeed, I like it a lot  ;D

Regards David

Offline cupoftea

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 356
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 07:55:44 AM »
Nice one Poliss!

Online Tank

  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (+30)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7339
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 12:57:00 PM »
Lovely cabinet you've made Poliss.  I hope to add a lid to my layout too, and keep away all that dust that it seems to attract over the years!

Offline poliss

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1647
  • Country: md
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 01:12:25 PM »
I made the mistake of using 9mm MDF for the lid. Found out too late that it's not stiff enough. If I started again I'd use 12mm MDF.

Offline Dock Shunter

  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1762
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • YouTube
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 01:29:13 PM »
That's a fantastic cabinet you have made for your layout Poliss....everything in its place :thumbsup:
I wish i could be that tidy......i spend as much time looking for stuff as i do modelling ::)
Any up to date pics of the layout? :thumbsup:

Offline Wingnut

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 56
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 01:31:28 PM »
I'm going to have to have some sort of cover on mine also, but a wooden top will make it too heavy to carry. At 48" x 26" it only just goes through the 2 doors horizontally I have to negotiate between the spare room (storage) and the kitchen/dinner (operations/building) as it is. My wife, clever soul that she is, suggested a fitted cot sheet used like a car cover over the whole thing to keep the dust off. I'm hoping to secure a corner of the spare room for permanent placement, in which case a lid would be ideal, excepting I would have to clear the junk off it every time I wanted to use the layout  :-[

Regards David

Offline Bob(K)

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 10:18:04 AM »
Nice layout. What track did you use as it looks like a mixture of types?

Bob

Offline poliss

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1647
  • Country: md
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2011, 02:02:55 PM »
Mostly Kato and some Minitrix for the double slips and points. Now there are more Kato points, some Tomix points. The Minitrix double slips are still there as they are the only ones who make the 30 degree versions.

Offline Bob(K)

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 05:06:23 PM »
Mostly Kato and some Minitrix for the double slips and points. Now there are more Kato points, some Tomix points. The Minitrix double slips are still there as they are the only ones who make the 30 degree versions.

Do they all use the same type rail joiners, or did you have to do a bit of adapting? I know Kato do a special adaptor track.

Bob

Offline poliss

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1647
  • Country: md
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 05:15:20 PM »
The Unijoiners on Kato track are easily removable as they are a clip fit. Then the track can be joined to most other makes, such as Peco or Minitrix. The adaptor track is for joining Kato to Tomix and Atlas True track which have moulded on plastic clips as well as fishplates.

Online zwilnik

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 19730
  • Posts: 1870
  • Country: es
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2011, 06:30:59 PM »
If anything it's easier to connect Kato track to Peco/Minitrix without the adaptor track as the fishplate end of the adaptor track has an annoying sticky out on the non fishplated rail that makes it difficult to get a normal fishplate on with serious wrangling (ie metal filing).

Offline michael

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 22982
  • Posts: 530
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Ebay
    • Crewe Paint Shop
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2011, 06:31:49 PM »
nice ayout, what make is the turntable?

Offline poliss

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1647
  • Country: md
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 06:52:48 PM »
It's the Atlas motorised turntable.

Offline longbridge

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3676
  • Country: au
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Old photos of my layout
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 10:25:34 PM »
Looking good Poliss, Atlas motorised TT best value IMO.
Keep on Smiling
Dave.

 

Please Support Us!
November Goal: £60.00
Due Date: Nov 30
Total Receipts: £345.00
Above Goal: £285.00
Site Currency: GBP
575% 
November Donations


Advertise Here
anything