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Bergerac's small layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:21 am

Hello,
My first try to build a micro layout was not a complete success... :mrgreen: But I don't give up. I already buit a new baseboard (56cm x 90cm). I found all the stuff in my very well stored garage. It'll be a basic oval with two points and two sidings. I applie the well known KISS principle.
I started the topic #2000 in this subforum ! :D
As everybody knows, I'm not going for realism... :lol:

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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:52 pm

First track plan. I'm not very happy with it. I only have two ST-241 Peco points. All your comments are welcome. Thanks.

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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:06 pm

Chris,

I think that’s fine.

I’m a big believer in keeping it simple. You can have masses of fun shuffling things from one siding to another to make up a train of wagons in just the order you want. Then, when it’s ready or you want to relax, out it goes for a few circuits.

The next thing is to decide what sort of industry, which leads to what wagons and what loads. As another of our members likes to say, ‘hours of fun’. :D

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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:02 pm

Thanks Chris. :D I found this funny video. I think it's not Gn15 but it looks like. Anyway it's a very simple layout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI07WgIMNbk
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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:22 pm

I draw a better plan (hope so ! :roll: ):

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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:37 pm

Hi Chris,


Re video:

I know Barry (through the internet) whose layout that is. 16mm scale on 32mm track, all the track and points are hand made. Live steam and battery electric locos. Barry also works on a very tight budget.

The main difference between your first design and the latest one is that in the first one it is easier to hide (if you want to) the fact that it’s a circuit of track. You can use a back-scene, buildings, trees, fence etc. Whereas by splitting the location the two sidings it is probably more obvious that a train ‘chases its tail’.

But of course the choice is yours. If you like something ignore anything we say and enjoy it! :D

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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:55 pm

I couldn’t spell Barry’s surname right (I was using Lorraine, not Loraine) but having spotted my error I have found

https://www.nationalgardenrailwayshow.o ... le-layout/


If you are a Facebook user join this group


https://www.facebook.com/groups/16mmngm/

as there’s more about it in there. It even came to the National Garden Railway show (the biggest such show in the world) in April this year.

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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby Thorness » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:44 pm

Chris,

If you have a look through the Virtual Exhibition section on here ( near the top of the opening page) you will probably get a lot of ideas. I think some of the boards are about the same size as you are using.
I don't know how good you are with feet and inches measurements but as a guide 3 feet (or 3' or 3ft) is 91.44cm.

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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:45 am

Many thanks for all your replies Gentlemen. Very much appreciated. As I spent a lot of time in Northern Ontario (Canada), I can use the metric and the imperial systems without any problem. :D
I'm going to borrow the Barry's track plan. :mrgreen:
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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:01 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
As everybody knows, I'm not going for realism... :lol:

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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby PeterH » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:06 am

Well, I’m looking forward to whatever eventuates.

When I make a model it always turns out to be much more difficult than I expected.
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Re: Bergerac's small layout

Postby Chris Bergerac » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:20 am

PeterH wrote:When I make a model it always turns out to be much more difficult than I expected.
Welcome to the club ! :lol:
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