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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #660 on: January 03, 2019, 12:19:03 AM »
NN,

There will be a few "guests" passing through on the mainline, including Farish 2715 (Agecroft), Farish 5041 (Kentish Town), Peco/Rivarossi 5690 (Crewe {North}) and Langley 6243 (Camden), but most of the locally based stock will have to be 3D printed bodies on S/H motions. I'll need 2 LMS Fowler 2-6-2T, 6 LMS Fowler 2-6-4T, 4 LNER GC/C13 4-4-2T, 1 LNER GC/N5 0-6-2T and 1 LNER GC/O4-1 2-8-0. I've been working with Simon at Rue d'…tropal to produce a prototype for the larger (4P) Fowler tank and the early print looks extremely promising. None of the available chassis units is perfectly to scale for wheelbase, with Bachmann's Fairburn 2691 being marginally the closer but at twice the price of an old Farish Riddles 80064.

Edit: Whitehouse and StJ-Thomas' excellent LMS150 has a complete list of allocations dated 10 November 1945. I know there will have been a few rearrangements over the preceeding four years, but that's close enough for me to work with.


Darrwest,

Many thanks for the kind offer, but the basic track plan was set out in 1989 and I have recently had the chance to resize a 1930 map to 1:150 scale for precise work (once I get on with track laying on the new baseboards).


Everyone else,

Thanks for the warm welcomes.  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 12:26:22 AM by 9C »
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #661 on: January 03, 2019, 02:01:32 PM »
'Eyup, David, and welcome to the forum (from another Lancastrian - there are several of us) :wave:
According to my Ian Allan books of the time 9C was Reddish depot, although no doubt that changed.
I look forward to hearing more about your plans in N such as space available, era/location, DC/DCC etc
NN,

That must be post-war. The plan is for an analogue layout set at the junction of the (old) LNW, NS & GC territories in Macclesfield on 30 May 1941; which provides a main and branch, two stations, two loco/goods yards and appropriate scenic breaks within a club sized modular layout, but also the ability to put fiddles onto the ends of a 6' 6" by 3' 6" core module and run that alone.

Welcome to the forum David,

Being from Macclesfield (actually born in Bollington) I am very interested to see your workings for a Macc-based layout.

Of course, in my day it was blue 86s, 304s and 310s, and Hibel Road station, the gasworks and the Bollington line were memories.

Cheers Jon  :)

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #662 on: Yesterday at 03:04:46 PM »
Good afternoon folks. I hope Iím posting this in the correct place.
Iíve just joined the forum and I must say that Iím rather impressed with it.
Iíve recently got back into N Gauge, particularly trams and I intend to build a 10ft x 6ft city centre tram layout.
Thank you for reading my post.
Paul

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #663 on: Yesterday at 03:12:22 PM »
Hi Redcap. I have just posted a reply in the tram post, but, again, welcome to the forum. Some very knowledgeable and talented people here.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #664 on: Yesterday at 03:50:49 PM »
Hello Redcap, and welcome aboard :wave:
Which country is your proposed city likely to be based in, please?

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #665 on: Yesterday at 04:49:13 PM »
Iíve not decided yet, but most probably Japan.

Thanks for the welcome.
Thank you for reading my post.
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