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New layout, new to the forum.
« on: February 03, 2020, 05:05:31 PM »
Hi all,

New to the forum and somewhat new to the hobby. Had various trainsets growing up and tried my hand at a few layouts but never saw anything through to completion. Having just moved out of london finally have some space and have been given the permission for a permenant layout. Don't have much space to work with, about 140x 90cm so decided  to go with N gauge.

Have a few pictures below detailing how things are coming along, first is a mock up on a cardboard box about the same size as the alcove the layout is going into with bits of cardboard to test the desired gradient. Unfortunatley didn't take any photos showing the track laying but the next one shows the begining of doing some scenci work.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 05:07:29 PM »
Ooops, one of the photos doesn't seem to have worked. Anyway, heres the mockup and another photo from a few weeks back.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 05:10:07 PM »
Some more progress photos here, i'm guessing theres a way to post more than two pics at a time but I can't seem to figure it out.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 05:11:32 PM »
A few more pics here showing the view in a couple of directions from the platform.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 05:13:42 PM »
Welcome. If you read the ngf code of conduct
 And mick ' s A beginners Guide to Model railwaYs  may saVe a lot in pitfalls and help. Simply hover in ngf links at the top. Please do ask questions, plenty of knowledgeable people here to help.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 05:13:57 PM »
And finally an pic I took this morning after filling the riverbed with "water". Pleased with how it's turning out, just need to add some buildings, ballast the track and add a few finishing touches and i'm hoping it should look pretty good.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 05:15:38 PM »
Cheers, will have a look at that now.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 05:19:13 PM »
Code of condu ct can be found in the part labelled welcome and introduction. Ngf links has the beginners guide
« Last Edit: February 03, 2020, 05:20:22 PM by crewearpley40 »

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2020, 06:36:30 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum. Your layout is looking pretty good.  :thumbsup:
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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2020, 06:47:01 PM »
Welcome aboard.
Looks like you are making great progress.
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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2020, 07:13:02 PM »
Thanks both, hopefully will have plenty to update with over the coming weeks.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2020, 08:26:34 PM »
Hi synojack, and welcome to the forum :wave:
You're certainly no slouch when it comes to scenics - nice job

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2020, 10:50:49 PM »
G'day from Australia, synojack, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Interesting layout.... terminus to reversing loop. Surprising choice, as most newbies tend to go for a simple oval.

The scenery looks very good.  :beers:
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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2020, 12:57:41 PM »
Hi synojack, and welcome to the forum :wave:
You're certainly no slouch when it comes to scenics - nice job

Thanks for the compliments, Yeah I'm a big fan of having loads of green stuff for the train to travel through, beauty of N I suppose, can fit alot of scenery into a relitivley small space.

G'day from Australia, synojack, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Interesting layout.... terminus to reversing loop. Surprising choice, as most newbies tend to go for a simple oval.

The scenery looks very good.  :beers:

Cheers, In my head I knew I wanted trains to pass on the hill behind the station and would have had some trouble getting them back down from the hill in the space given. The reversing loop caused me a bit of an issue to begin with, hadn't accounted for the polarity and was really puzzled as to why everything was stopping dead as it entered the loop, figured it out in the end though.

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Re: New layout, new to the forum.
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2020, 01:10:08 PM »
Welcome aboard synojack! :wave:
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