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Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again! 6975

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Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« on: February 06, 2014, 08:16:01 PM »
I've been kicking around the idea of making a Miniture model railway for a few years now.

The idea was planted by an issue of Model Rail magazine,where a guy build a layout in a box file. This led me to the late Carl Arendt's website http://www.carendt.com/microplans/index.html

To say I've mulled this over time and time again is an undestatement! But I stumbled over an advet for Kato track,and,last Sunday,I pulled the trigger on this set
http://www.traintrax.co.uk/20890-compact-oval-p-678.html

It arrived today,and,if your all interested, I'll post updates and pictures during construction of what for the moment is being called 'Gordon's Folly '.

Here's the first pic

« Last Edit: February 06, 2014, 08:18:00 PM by kirk13 »

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Re: Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 08:19:26 PM »
 I look forward to updates john  :tu: i cant see the pic  :think:

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Re: Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 09:25:12 PM »
I always wanted to set up a giant track that went from room to room, floor to floor and all over the house.  You know, like you start the train and don't see it again for an hour or so!  :D

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Re: Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 09:58:17 PM »
That looks great! What scale is it? And what do you plan to build: A landscape, a town, a village, an industrial setting?
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 10:00:03 PM »
I always wanted to set up a giant track that went from room to room, floor to floor and all over the house.  You know, like you start the train and don't see it again for an hour or so!  :D

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 10:00:47 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 10:05:10 PM »
This could get interesting. :2tu:
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 10:13:45 PM »
need cars holding SAKs  CHOO CHOO!!!  :whistle:

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 10:20:43 PM »
need cars holding SAKs  CHOO CHOO!!!  :whistle:

Given that I'm working in N Scale(roughly 1/148), it'll have to be a Classic,but damn good idea!

That looks great! What scale is it? And what do you plan to build: A landscape, a town, a village, an industrial setting?

N Scale,and it'll be scenic,just a watch the train go by layout :D . Only thing I'm certain of is there will be a scenic folly,and lots of trees! I Haven't yet decided if there will be a station,and or a pub  :drink: .

I'm also considering some sort of Neolithic monument  :think:


This could get interesting. :2tu:


Or it could help with your sleeping :angel:

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 10:23:52 PM »
The other underlying motives to 'Gordon's Folly' where that it should be easily portable, that I should be able to set it up,and play,I mean,operate it in front of the tv,and simply that I need something creative to do in the evenings after work!

Building a railway uses all my model building skills,and gives me something to play with when it's finished too! Its a chance to capture a perfect moment in time  :dd:

I've re painted and weathered a lot of my locomotives,and am looking forward to doing more.

The other big question nobodies asked yet is steam or diesel?

The answer is steam,with the odd guest appearance of a diesel :D
« Last Edit: February 06, 2014, 10:29:16 PM by kirk13 »

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014, 10:29:03 PM »
This could get interesting. :2tu:


Or it could help with your sleeping :angel:


What's this sleeping you talk of? :think:

:D

Well I think you might know of a place where you could get more parts to make the model grow if you decided to do so. ;) I like Grant's idea. >:D


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Re: Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2014, 10:39:00 PM »
...must...ignore...this...thread...too.   can't...afford...another...tempting...hobby.

But building a layout inside a glass top coffee table like the one I made would be cool  :think:

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014, 10:39:15 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2014, 10:40:49 PM »


Well I think you might know of a place where you could get more parts to make the model grow if you decided to do so. ;)

Funny enough,not really. We don't do N Guage :rant:

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Re: Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014, 12:23:37 AM »
I built a very nice N scale rail a few years ago. I have a few photos on here somewhere...I think circa 2010. Can't wait to see your layout.

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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2014, 02:53:21 AM »
I built a very nice N scale rail a few years ago. I have a few photos on here somewhere...I think circa 2010. Can't wait to see your layout.

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2014, 03:11:24 AM »
^^ that ^^

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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2014, 03:18:39 AM »
I built a very nice N scale rail a few years ago. I have a few photos on here somewhere...I think circa 2010. Can't wait to see your layout.

Congrats on 10000 posts, Chako! :cheers:

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Re: Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2014, 07:17:26 AM »
This takes me back to my childhood. My father started my brother and I off one Christmas and the whole setup eventually moved into the loft. Many happy hours, thanks for reminding me Kirky  :)

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Re: Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2014, 11:15:32 AM »
Very tempting. My wife would kill me though. Or, worse, deny sex.
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2014, 11:16:52 AM »
"Blamesville Express"  :pok: :P

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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2014, 11:43:55 AM »
Oops sorry, I guess it was back in 2011. Here is my thread on my N Scale train build from a kit.

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=26554.0

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Re: Oh dear,Kirks started building a railway....again!
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2014, 12:51:03 PM »
Ohhh....model railroading. Very nice. I loved doing this when I was growing up. Just never really had enough cash to get into to it big time. I always loved the steam locomotives.

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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2014, 12:52:22 PM »
I always wanted to set up a giant track that went from room to room, floor to floor and all over the house.  You know, like you start the train and don't see it again for an hour or so!  :D

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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2014, 01:22:01 PM »
I really like model trains.  I live watching the work that goes into them and seeing how it worked out.  I watch people work every day and there's just a real difference when you see someone crafting versus doing.

I am really looking forward tov watching this develop.

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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2014, 08:43:56 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2014, 01:53:22 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2014, 02:01:56 AM »
I can see I'm going have to build a couple of interesting flatbeds for Gordon's Folly!

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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2014, 02:44:35 AM »
Very cool.  :tu:  When I was younger I had a 4'x8' HO-scale layout.  I keep thinking about building a small N-scale layout, but just haven't gotten around to it.  I get enough of trains in real life.  I'm on one twice a day, six days a week going to and coming from work.....  :)

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« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2014, 02:47:16 AM »
But Tom,yours will run on time!


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