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Tangmere
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:06:40 PM »
Following on from my topic in layout planning, I have made a start on the construction of Tangmere. Have decided to not have a river as feel as my first layout I need to start small and learn as I go. So will have hills and a town scene and a fairly simple track plan, still based on the picture I purchased. Here is a picture to start things off. I still need to allow for a small 3 line fiddle yard in the top right of board and one of the sidings (the left hand one as you look) needs to curve a little more to the left. Hope to update as much as i can.

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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 01:38:04 PM »
Good luck Dave!

Looks like a nice sensible plan for a first layout, but the jaunty angle and curviness will stop it looking too much like a train set and add some charm.

Have you considered point actuation?  It looks like a good candidate for Wire-in-Tube (WiT) and now would be a great time to run the tubes!

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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 06:49:26 PM »
Forgot to say in original post, will be using DCC and electrofrog points.

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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 06:55:34 PM »
Looks a nice plan.
Good luck with your build.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 02:13:29 PM »
So things have hit a little block, as when I measured the woodland scenic track bed it is 32mm wide which seems to suit settrack spacing better, but as I will be using flexi I think the cork stuff by gaugemaster at 28mm will be better. I could try and cut off 4mm or the woodland stuff but not sure I can do it accurately. But if anyone has any other thoughts that would be great.
Have attached a plan with a rough idea of what will be where. Need to find plans and pics for a southern region station and signal box from the 40's if possible. Again if anyone has any links would be most grateful.

Dave




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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 03:47:11 PM »
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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 04:03:01 PM »
I used this and found it very good

https://modelrailwaysolutions.co.uk/shop/n-gauge-straight%20-one-metre-length?search=cork%20underlay

I see it is only 20mm wide. There are instructions how to lay but cant see them until purchased. my main thought is how it creates the ballast shoulder. Do you know how it is done?

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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 04:49:14 PM »
I used Noch Profi Ballast (N-Gauge / TT Gauge) with Ballast Magic (about 6:1) and brushed it into shoulders, then pressed it down with my finger tip.  After spraying with water it sets just as you laid it.  Generally, for double track, I allow it to fill the gap between the tracks.
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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 09:10:52 PM »
After some research today, it seems the buildings on the bluebell railway are exactly what I am looking for. I have contacted the railway to see if they have any dimensions etc, but wondering if anyone might have them on the forums?

Thanks

Dave

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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 10:02:04 PM »
I think some of them are available as ready to put models by Graham Farish or possibly Hornby.

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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 02:25:17 PM »
I think some of them are available as ready to put models by Graham Farish or possibly Hornby.

Hi

The only item I can find is a waiting room, but think I might be able to scratch build them as seems quite a few pictures. Just need to work out size and go from there.

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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2018, 04:13:07 PM »
Things have been going slower than I wanted but finally finished laying the cork trackbed today. Trying to get the bed at the points looking of was a struggle but think I have managed it. Will post pictures over weekend once I have started track laying.

Found lots of pictures for the station building, the ones at the Bluebell railway look the right way to go. Only slight problem is getting the dimensions although I think the scalescenes station dimensions could come in handy. But any other thoughts most welcome.

Dave

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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 02:28:10 PM »
So done a little work on layout, just decided to try and plan a little with were the backscene will be and were the village scene might fit in. Also done a rough idea station and signal box.

A little slow going but will get there sometime.








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Re: Tangmere
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 09:43:57 AM »
A little slow going but will get there sometime.

You're racing ahead compared to me, mate  :-[

Keep it up!

 

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