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First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:14 pm

Hello,
I built my first 00 gauge / Gn15 micro layout. The dimensions are: 41cm x 65cm. I used Piko flexi-track because I found it in my local toy shop. The radius for these very tight curves is only 175mm. I cut the rail with my standard side cutting pliers...and it works well for me. I cleaned the end of the rails with a small file before fitting the fishplates.
Photos talk better than words. Have fun !
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. My smartphone is not as smart as it is supposed to be. :mrgreen:

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Re: First micro layout

Postby chris stockdale » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:31 am

The loco seems to ride those curves no problem.

My smart phone isn't that smart either. Mind you, I have a nasty suspicion it’s smarter than me.

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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:03 am

chris stockdale wrote:I have a nasty suspicion it’s smart than me.
Me too in fact ! :lol:
A photo of the rails joiners (I cut the rail with a standard side cutting pliers):

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Re: First micro layout

Postby PeterH » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 am

I’m looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 pm

Thanks.
Unfortunately on another forum a wise guy told me that my layout is going nowhere. He's right. So I carefully dismantled it and I put all that stuff in a box. :oops:
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Re: First micro layout (now dismantled)

Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:04 pm

Hi Chris,

Who says its going no where? It could be taking items from a factory to a dock, raw materials from a dock to a factory or lots of other things only limited by your imagination. What I'm trying to say is building any model railway is sometimes tough, but the most important things is to get trains running on a track. The rest should follow naturally, and is only limited by your imagination.
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Re: First micro layout (now dismantled)

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 pm

Chris,

Some of the most innovative and beautifully detailed creations have been the so called ‘pizza’ layouts. In once sense just a circle of track but in reality so much more.

To hopefully make it easier here’s a selection of those that have ‘pizza’ in their title.

search.php?keywords=Pizza&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

Click the link and enjoy.

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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:28 am

Many thanks for your kind comments and your friendly support. :D
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Re: First micro layout (now dismantled)

Postby PeterH » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:00 am

Chris,

I’m sorry you’ve dismantled your layout. I had a look at your thread on ngrm and that person said ‘those ties are certainly not going anywhere!’. I take this as him saying that the ties look well fastened down and aren’t going to move. Also, he is probably making a joke about your track plan being circular, and therefore the line of ties leads back to where it started.

I’m sure he wasn’t meaning that it was no use continuing with building the layout.
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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:49 am

Hello Peter,
I didn't take these words as a joke. :evil: I also left the NGRM forum for this reason. I'll build another small layout asap. Maybe a pizza layout...Who knows ? :D
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Re: First micro layout (now dismantled)

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:59 am

Chris Bergerac wrote:I didn't take these words as a joke. :evil: I also left the NGRM forum for this reason. I


Alas, humour doesn't always travel well. Please don't give up on NGRM, there's lots in there.

In the mean time, something very different from pizzas and also with a surprising amount of operating potential, take a look at one of the more famous creations in the Gnatterbox:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4419

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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:29 am

chris stockdale wrote:Alas, humour doesn't always travel well.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
chris stockdale wrote:Please don't give up on NGRM, there's lots in there.
Unfortunately, it's too late... :oops:
chris stockdale wrote:In the mean time, something very different from pizzas and also with a surprising amount of operating potential, take a look at one of the more famous creations in the Gnatterbox:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4419

Thanks for the link. Very interesting. I don't give up. I already built a new baseboard (49cm x 77cm). A new story beginns !
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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:37 pm

After a few glasses of a fabulous Pécharmant red wine (In vino veritas) I changed my mind.
First of all, it's my layout and I do what I want ! Nobody can tell me to dismantle my layout. :mrgreen:
So I rebuilt my micro layout and I'm very happy with it. :D :D :D
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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:27 pm

I ordered one Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco for building a Gn15 critter. I also need a few short wheelbase wagon chassis.
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Re: First micro layout

Postby Thorness » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 pm

Chris Bergerac wrote:After a few glasses of a fabulous Pécharmant red wine (In vino veritas) I changed my mind.
First of all, it's my layout and I do what I want ! Nobody can tell me to dismantle my layout. :mrgreen:
So I rebuilt my micro layout and I'm very happy with it. :D :D :D


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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:53 pm

First wagon built (just a try in fact :oops: ). I shortened a Hornby wagon chassis. Due to the very tight curves, I removed a hook on this wagon. Dimensions: 40mm x 70mm. Hope it works. :mrgreen:

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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:46 am

Ready to run ! I built this little critter on Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco chassis. I used cereal boxes (empty of course !). I'm very happy with the result. :D :D :D

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Re: First micro layout

Postby PeterH » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:37 pm

Fast modelling. Looks the part too. Card is great to use isn’t it.
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Re: First micro layout

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:21 am

Chris,

As Peter says, card is great for modelling.

Your loco reminds me of some of the models in this album

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ferds-pic ... 6450232489

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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:22 pm

Thanks for your answers. The link is very interesting. I also built two new wagons:

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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:00 pm

A new load ! :mrgreen:

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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:57 pm

An extremely dangerous load ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:34 pm

:oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: First micro layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:05 am

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Re: First micro layout

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:27 am

Hi Chris,


I’m not quite sure if the ‘passengers’ are dinosaurs or dragons, but it seems to me that you next piece of rolling stock should be some sort of wagon lined with straw with a bunch of eggs nestling in it.

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