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Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:02 pm

This is my very first Gnine project.
I'm certainly not the only one making roundy round layouts here, but I couldn't resist trying my hand at such a layout.
It will be built with Kato 183mm curves laying on a 18" chipboard baseboard (found in my personal organized chaos). I also ordered in Japan one Kato 11-103 motorized chassis for building a critter. The engineer is ready to drive it. It's just the beginning.
As it is my very first Gnine layout, a few rules:
1) Rule #1 applies (it's my layout and I do what I want ! :mrgreen: )
2) I just want to have fun,
3) I like roundy roundy layouts as I like watching trains go past,
4) I absolutely don't like ballasting. That's the reason why I choosed Kato track,
5) I'm not going for realism and I'm not a rivet counter.
See you soon ! :D

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Postby docnjoj » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:27 pm

Sounds like my kind of layout.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:51 am

The baseboard is built:

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I laid the track and make a try with a Kato 11-103:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby PeterH » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:57 am

Hey, I like your rules. Have fun, not be too serious. The way to live.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:38 am

A few updates:
I ordered two Dapol 2A-000-019 for building two wagons later.
A short video: The first run ! A Kato 11-103 runs perfectly on this Gnine layout.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby docnjoj » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am

That is pretty darned good running for those tiny chassis. great!
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:10 am

Thank you. I plan to build my critter (diesel or electric? I don't know yet) with empty cereal boxes. No guarantee of results... :lol:
And now, a little bit of scenery: I'm trying to build three different houses and put them in the middle of my layout. I have two ideas. What's the best solution ?

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:41 am

I think the lower photo is more realistic without the central gap.

Dieselwater did plenty of loco and other modelling with little more than old cereal packets and paint. Here's one of his threads to get you started:

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Most of his work is 1/12 scale so have a look around in Size doesn't matter for more threads started by him.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:09 am

chris stockdale wrote:I think the lower photo is more realistic without the central gap.
Me too ! Thanks for the link. It's very helpful.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:18 pm

This is my new critter. I bought it from ACME. I guess it's a nuclear engine Inside. I'm not really sure because I don't have the owner manual. It also needs some painting work.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:35 pm

As always, a short video. Have fun !

First run of the new Gnine critter.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby PeterH » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:09 am

Your new critter runs well, congratulations.

I like the second of your two layout arrangements. If it was me, I'd extend a building or wall right to the edge of the layout, to give more variety. There's a layout I like called Potter and Klayman, see here 3/4 of the way down, http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/page79/index.html, that has interesting areas round the track.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:32 am

PeterH wrote:Your new critter runs well, congratulations.
Thanks.
PeterH wrote:I like the second of your two layout arrangements. If it was me, I'd extend a building or wall right to the edge of the layout, to give more variety.
Very good idea. I keep it in mind.
PeterH wrote:There's a layout I like called Potter and Klayman, see here 3/4 of the way down, http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/page79/index.html, that has interesting areas round the track.
Thanks for this link. A lot of good ideas.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:04 am

My Gnew Gnine critter a little bit more colorful:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:07 am

The little big town is now under construction. A few houses have been built:

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Postby Kerluk » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:09 am

A Gnew town is born ! You know what ? I'm very happy with all that stuff ! :D

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:48 am

As always, a short video. Have fun !

A Gnew town is born !
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby docnjoj » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:51 am

Card is the way to go for getting buildings up in a hurry. Looks good!
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:09 pm

docnjoj wrote: Looks good! otherDoc
Thanks ! Another short video just for fun:

The first working day !
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:49 pm

Please stay cool. Everything's under control (in fact I hope it's true). This critter is powered by nuclear energy.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby PeterH » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:00 pm

Wow, you work fast - buildings, videos. Looks great too.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:25 am

Thanks. I have a lot of fun to build this layout. Anyway, photo of the day:

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These N scale wagons are a little bit too small for Gnine. I know that !
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:16 pm

And now, it's time for another short video... :lol:

Seen from space...
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:19 pm

I built my very first Gnine wagon. I added a little weight with a big nut.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:33 pm

There is two Gnew wagons on the track. :D

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