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Offline Mr. Germanman

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One more retirement project.
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:31:20 PM »
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Since the 1st of April i said goodbye to the Berlin Fire Brigade.
Now, time for my hobbys, the garden, travelling, photograph and my Modelrailway.
But there is a little problem, the to do list from my wife, anyway.  :hmmm:

Now today i show you one of my plans for a small Modelrailwaylayout.

Let me explain some local circumstances :
I am under the rooftop, here is my little Kingdom,  from this room i can went out, to the roofterrace or over the circlestair downstairs  into our flat, so you can imagine that the room is very small, there is not so much space for a layout.
Here are my desk, my computer, and my Toys, and in the wintertime some plants and flowers from the roofterrace.
But I found a little space behind me in the corner of my room, here it is possible to build a 120cm x 60cm ( 2 x 4 ) layout, better a little bit smaller, because here i have two small „Lack“ IKEA tables 55cm x 55cm which i want to use as the basictable of the layout.

I planned a lightwight flat baseboard made from 10mm poplar plywood which is measured 110cm X  55cm  ( 3,6 x  1,8 ).

The Project Name is St. Mary Mead
Where the devil is St. Mary Mead  ?  you don´t know ?  remember,  its easy, Mrs. Marple is living there.
It is a fictionel village with a Branchline Railway Station.

Some more details:
Planned with Any Rail 5
Track should be Peco code 55 all radii 220mm
Using DCC for drivin the Locos
Era 4 & 5 ( mostly Steam some small Diesel and DMU )
Buildings from Hornby Lyddle End, Graham Farish, Ratio and Metcalfe
And here ist the plan, tomorrow i will print it in 1:1 scale.
Good night.
Michael

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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 04:12:18 AM »
Hi,

Oh yes, the 'to do' list from the wife. Mine is never ending but that's because I seem to have a never ending excuse list for not doing it  :D.

Looking forward to your layout build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 06:25:24 AM »
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Small layouts are very popular as you will see from some of the marvellous examples on this forum. Good luck with yours and don't forget to "lose" the list from the hausfrau  :beers:
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 07:41:04 AM »
Good luck with your project.
Looking forward to developments
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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 08:22:40 AM »
Good Luck with your project. :thumbsup:
Diane Tape



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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 09:50:02 AM »
I very much like your track plan, especially as you have no track parallel to the baseboard edges :thumbsup:
Small diesels should be OK with 220mm radius but some steam locos may not so I suggest you seek opinions from the forum before making a purchase. Every loco is different as they are hand built but even just 10 opinions may help you decide.
Good luck, especially with sneaking your purchases past your good lady! ;D

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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 10:32:02 PM »
Hello ,
first, thank you all for your interest about my planning.

Today i printed the AnyRail plan in 1:1, cut it and glue it all together.
I put some of my Hornby Lyddle End collection for  inspiration on it also some goods wagon
and my newest Train, so we have a nice overview.

Too much buildings in the village i think or they are to close together.
The goods shed seems to big for the little station, i take a look for a smaller one.

I like old gasworks but it can be replaced by the Grafar Brewery ( like beer much more than gas )  :beers:
Anyway, it is the first test, nothing is fix.

The Village will be located on a small hill ( 5cm high ) not on the track as shown, so i need a Tunnel  under  the village.

On the photos you can see the small space in the corner for this layout.

Let me know what you think about my planning and what you prefer, beer or gas.

Good night.
Meickel








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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 10:57:30 PM »
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what you prefer, beer or gas
Beer, if you drinks enough of it youll get gas anyway,but drinking gas wont get you beer.

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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 11:55:21 PM »

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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 08:33:51 AM »
Looks pretty good to me.
If anything, avoid straight lines for village roads, a gentle curve will, I think, work better on the eye.
Not sure about the house astride the track though  :D
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 10:52:55 AM »
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what you prefer, beer or gas
Beer, if you drinks enough of it youll get gas anyway,but drinking gas wont get you beer.

Beat me to it!

I like the Lyddle End buildings and have several to put on my main layout. A great shame they were discontinued :'(

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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 11:16:18 AM »
Beer. :thumbsup:

Beer requires more ingredients than gas, so with beer you have more diverse deliveries inbound.

Beer is distributed out from the brewery to be consumed, so there's the opportunity for goods trains outbound. Town gas was consumed directly from the works.
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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 12:10:18 PM »
A town gas plant also manufactures large amounts of coke which also would have to  be removed by roador rail

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Re: One more retirement project.
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2018, 01:35:58 PM »
A town gas plant also manufactures large amounts of coke which also would have to  be removed by roador rail

Yes, thank you and also tar and ammonia.

For all beerdrinkers i build a village Pub ! OK ?

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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2018, 01:48:39 PM »
i could take you to a few pubs that distribute coke to the wider population,although the distribution method seems to be small plastic bags so no trains involved

 

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