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The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:56 pm
by Kerluk
Hello Happy taxpayers,
My Gnew Gnine layout project, The Little Big Oak RR, is now on the track...for better or worst !
As usual several rules apply:
#1: 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 hate ballasting. That's the reason why I choose Kato track,
#5: I'm not going for realism...but you already know that :lol:
And now, the big question: should I build a round (Ø 12") or a square (12"x12") baseboard ?
If I make it square I can put a backdrop on the backside.
I ordered two packs of N scale Kato curved track with a very tight radius (117 mm !),
one oak tree and two Bachmann Branch-Line railroad workers.
See you soon !

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Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:26 pm
by chris stockdale
There's no rule to say you can't have a backdrop on a circular (or any shape) layout. It may even be better. :D

Cheers,

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:10 am
by Kerluk
Thanks. Another good idea. I keep it in mind for the future. :D

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:45 pm
by Kerluk
Infortunately I'll never get my crew. Hatton's made a mistake with my order :roll: :
"I'm really sorry to say that while we believed that 22-176 Locomotive Crew was in stock at the time of ordering, when we have come to pick your order we have discovered that there were none on the shelf."
So I must work on a plan B...

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:50 pm
by Kerluk
Today I worked a little bit. I still have a lot of work. You could watch the result (I am very happy with it) below:

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Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:52 pm
by Kerluk
By popular request, a short video. Have fun ! First video

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:13 pm
by docnjoj
That thing runs nice and slow. About the same speed as my Mallet chassis. Cool.
otherDoc

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:08 am
by Kerluk
To be honest, I found this idea in this wonderful and amazing video: A Rural Railway in Old France

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:32 pm
by Kerluk
I'm thinking of using a few Lemax figures. I will need a new driver because the figures of Lemax and Bachmann are not really at the same scale. But is it really a good idea ? :?:
I'm waiting for all your advices. Thanks.

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:10 am
by Kerluk
I'm looking for these figures :D :

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Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:46 am
by Kerluk
Two new videos for the same price. The critter pulls a very long string of three wagons. It runs fine. Have fun ! :D

Three wagons (part #1)

Three wagons (part #2)

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:42 pm
by Kerluk
I bought all these Lemax figures from alles-mini.de:

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Now I'm waiting for my very sexy Postwoman (no photo at all !). :lol:

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:48 pm
by Kerluk
And now, by popular demand, the video of the day: Business as usual: The Monsters Express !

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:31 am
by Kerluk
Just for fun: a G scale box car and my very small Gnine layout:

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Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:45 pm
by Kerluk
As usual, a short video: Another busy day

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:16 pm
by PeterH
Nice. I suggest putting your camera down low and close to the track for a different look.

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:32 am
by Kerluk
PeterH wrote:Nice.
Thanks.
PeterH wrote:I suggest putting your camera down low and close to the track for a different look.
Very good idea !

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:21 pm
by Kerluk
PeterH wrote:I suggest putting your camera down low and close to the track for a different look.
Done ! Business as usual: a few oversized loads...
And yes, I need a biggest backdrop !

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:49 pm
by Kerluk
I got all my Lemax figures today but I'm very disappointed by the extremely low quality: one scale by figure so you cant' use them together, very bad paint, cheap plastic or resin.
So I put all that junk in the trash bin and I'll never buy these figures anymore. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:35 pm
by KEG
You forgot to mention, they do not cost very much. So what do you expect.

They scale out to about 1 : 27 - 1 : 29. Your stiff Bachmann driver figure comes in 1 : 20,3, so it is very much larger. Gn15 is modelled in 1 : 24 most of the time. Plenty of figures in that scale are available on the market.

Lemax resin can be carved easyly with a sharp knive or an electric drill bit. Repainting sometimes is nessessary.

Don´t blame Lemax or try to make their products down in this forum. Try be be positive.

Have Fun

Juergen

Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:11 pm
by Kerluk
I'm very positive but I'm still very disappointed. I give them a second chance: Hope that works... :mrgreen:

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Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:15 pm
by Kerluk
If someone needs the dimensions of these figures...Hope that helps.

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Re: The Little Big Oak RR

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:07 am
by Kerluk
Oops ! I forgot the measurement of the conductor height. It's 63 mm.
And now, let's roll ! Have fun ! First try with the Lemax figures
Well, that's all Happy Members. Thanks for reading this thread. :D