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Kerluk's layout

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:02 pm
by Kerluk
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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Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:27 pm
by docnjoj
Sounds like my kind of layout.
otherDoc

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:51 am
by Kerluk
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

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:57 am
by PeterH
Hey, I like your rules. Have fun, not be too serious. The way to live.

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:38 am
by Kerluk
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.

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
by docnjoj
That is pretty darned good running for those tiny chassis. great!
otherDoc

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:10 am
by Kerluk
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

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:41 am
by chris stockdale
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:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7315

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

Cheers,

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:09 am
by Kerluk
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.

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:18 pm
by Kerluk
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

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:35 pm
by Kerluk
As always, a short video. Have fun !

First run of the new Gnine critter.

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:09 am
by PeterH
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.

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:32 am
by Kerluk
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.

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:04 am
by Kerluk
My Gnew Gnine critter a little bit more colorful:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:07 am
by Kerluk
The little big town is now under construction. A few houses have been built:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:09 am
by Kerluk
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

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:48 am
by Kerluk
As always, a short video. Have fun !

A Gnew town is born !

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:51 am
by docnjoj
Card is the way to go for getting buildings up in a hurry. Looks good!
otherDoc

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:09 pm
by Kerluk
docnjoj wrote: Looks good! otherDoc
Thanks ! Another short video just for fun:

The first working day !

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:49 pm
by Kerluk
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

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:00 pm
by PeterH
Wow, you work fast - buildings, videos. Looks great too.

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:25 am
by Kerluk
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 !

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:16 pm
by Kerluk
And now, it's time for another short video... :lol:

Seen from space...

Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:19 pm
by Kerluk
I built my very first Gnine wagon. I added a little weight with a big nut.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:33 pm
by Kerluk
There is two Gnew wagons on the track. :D

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