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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2019, 02:18:41 PM »
Hello John, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Here's a taster of a well known layout. I'll leave you to choose what length vid you want to watch....

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=n+gauge+railway+loch+tat

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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2019, 02:30:43 PM »
thanks @Newportnobby .this is helpful to have a selection of scottish themed layouts, especially stations on the west highland
line where island platforms exist
« Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 02:34:40 PM by crewearpley40 »

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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2019, 04:24:35 AM »
Jump in, the water is great!

Welcome from LA - there are experts in all fields on this forum. I'm an expert in asking for help :) You've got a great space to work with. We're a curious bunch, so please keep us updated on plans, abandoned plans, progress, regress and the rest of your journey!

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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2019, 02:07:52 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  :)

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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2019, 02:16:33 PM »
Hi John,

Another welcome aboard message - good to get more people on here - especially if they are modelling Scotland's railway scene.

Some thing to think on...

There are loads of options for what you want to do - don't make a quick decision and then try to make it work.

Take time to work out exactly what you want to model.

Think of the period and area you want to create a model of.

Don't be worried about asking questions!

Join the N Gauge Society and not just because of the shop!

We have a Forth and Clyde Area Group that goes round the exhibitions providing face to face contact and discussion opportunities.

Thanks
Phil H

ps - Make sure you enjoy what you decide to model!

Thanks
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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2019, 02:40:02 PM »
Thanks Phil H.

Nothing is going happen quickly. I've priced the wood I would like for my ambitious plans and the budget won't stretch in a single go. So lots of time to plan and research.

Basics are fictional Scottish highlands with scenery somewhere between Pitlochry and Inverness set in the 50s/60s to allow for both steam and diesel.

There is going to be a definite Swiss influence to things. I love that their trains round mountains and pop in and out of tunnels.

Pure fantasy  - but I'm looking forward to it.

John.
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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2019, 06:59:51 PM »

Basics are fictional Scottish highlands with scenery somewhere between Pitlochry and Inverness set in the 50s/60s to allow for both steam and diesel.

There is going to be a definite Swiss influence to things. I love that their trains round mountains and pop in and out of tunnels.

Pure fantasy  - but I'm looking forward to it.

John.

Pitlochry, Calvine, Dalwhinnie might be worth exploring John, you have the distillery at Dalwhinnie to add extra interest, chuck in the mountains and rivers and you have the lot  :D

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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2019, 08:51:02 PM »
Thanks Lawrence.

I like the idea of Dalwhinnie. I might have to sample their products to truly get the feel of it.

John
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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2019, 08:59:09 PM »
Hi Lawrence missed your first post. Sorry.

I'm in the posh end of the Kingdom - just outside Cupar. My available space is the result of rejigging my workshop. As you say a lot of planning and thought needed so that I don't waste it.

John
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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2019, 09:14:41 PM »
Thanks Lawrence.

I like the idea of Dalwhinnie. I might have to sample their products to truly get the feel of it.

John

If it's the 'Swiss-look' that you like, probably the best location on the Highland main line is Killiecrankie; single line, viaduct leading to a tunnel and a nice little station.  And fairly dramatic scenery close by the line.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8561/15893741790_5c76de514b_b.jpg

Best wishes.

John
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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2019, 09:24:09 PM »
Never mind the single line/tunnel etc., get the Dalwhinnie tried first.  :beers:
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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2019, 10:12:37 PM »
 :beers:   :angel:
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Re: Newbie from wet Scotland
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2019, 11:18:28 AM »
@Johndra sent you a PM John
Cupar - posh  ???  :o :worried:

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