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 Posted: Thu Dec 17th, 2009 07:50 pm
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I have been messing around with some bits and pieces for a new narrow gauge line that I'll probably be building early next year. The rolling stock is a mixture of Tri-ang Big Big Trains, 16mm scale and regauged G scale but it looks fairly good together. The loco in the photo was in the course of being rebuilt from a Gn15 model but I've since made a motor-wagon which can be seen in this video.

Gn30? G scale on O gauge track to get a scale 2'6" gauge railway.



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 Posted: Sat Dec 19th, 2009 05:43 pm
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I Have A Plan

I really want to use this yellow Gn15 trammer on the layout so a plan has evolved as shown below.

The Gn15 track from the mine to the tipples is at a higher level than the Gn30 tracks in the yard. There is access from the rear of the layout to the mine for loading Gn15 skips (shown on the plan as secondary fiddleyard) and to the tipples for emptying them into the Gn30 wagons below.

No.1 tipple is for spoil, No.2 for ore.



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 Posted: Sun Dec 20th, 2009 03:10 pm
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Bob, you have the start of what can be a great little operation.

Could even be an outdoor line, if you desired, and had the space, since the equipment even though of a very narrow gauge, is large enough to not get "lost" in the outside world.

Please keep us informed, and send pictures of your progress.


Herb  :old dude:



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 Posted: Sun Dec 20th, 2009 03:47 pm
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Cheers Herb.

Not sure about leaving it outside but, as it is totally independent of electrical power, it could certainly be taken outdoors for photo sessions and fair weather operating. We've not had a village fete this year because the active members of the committee have been a bit too busy with other matters but this layout could definitely be used at such an event in the future. All it needs is a table to sit on.

The plan above is too linear and I didn't like the idea of using a tipple as the scenic break because it would mean that the 30 inch gauge locos would spend too much time out of sight. So, to solve both issues, the Gn15 line has been given a sharp curve taking it onto a trestle as the scenic break.

Obviously the fishing line will not go around this bend so the 15 inch gauge train will stop short of the trestle during operations, but attaching the line to the rear wagon instead of the loco will enable the train to enter the curve, and the trestle is assumed to lead to a spoil tip so it won't see such a frequent service as the tipple does.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 15th, 2010 04:45 pm
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Bob,

I'm very near to you, modelling in 1:22,5 on 32mm track.
And as I'm looking not so absolut serious on the scale - it's just important for me to achieve a good illusion - I'm using things in 1:24 in my model world as well
(like the plastic veneer sheets from http://www.appliedimaginationinc.com/precision_products/index.html or some figures)

Very interesting shunting layout you are creating there. Could you achieve some progress up to now?

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Bob,

I'm very near to you, modelling in 1:22,5 on 32mm track.
And as I'm looking not so absolut serious on the scale - it's just important for me to achieve a good illusion - I'm using things in 1:24 in my model world as well
(like the plastic veneer sheets from http://www.appliedimaginationinc.com/precision_products/index.html or some figures)

Very interesting shunting layout you are creating there. Could you achieve some progress up to now?

Juergen




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No progress to report sorry Juergen. Being a bit of a rubbergauger I usually have more than one idea on the go at once and I'm currently working on an American HO scale switching layout. The Gn30 layout will definitely get built, I may start on it once the US layout has got to the stage where it is purely scenic work to do but this will be some time off as I've just laid the track and not got the wiring in yet.



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