(F) Something slightly different -- O14

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(F) Something slightly different -- O14

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:14 pm

I bought a layout :D

7mm scale, 2 foot (14mm) gauge, based upon rural French brickworks. It measures just under 1000mm long by 500mm wide.

The layout is basically complete, but there is enough details to add to make it "mine".

I also need to get some stock for it too, as all the stock I have is either O-9 or O-16.5.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:14 pm

That looks like a lot of work some one's put into that. Nice buy. Get a Roy Link Lister or Ruston Next?


Certainly did, he described it as "more of a diorama than intensive operation" and I must say that he has captured the feel of rural France very well indeed. He (the builder) didn't say how long it took him, but there is a lot of work in it.

I think a Ruston will be first as I built one many years ago in O9, but I think I will certainly get a Lister for it as well :D

I'm also looking into the feasibility of re-gauging some 9mm gauge loco chassis as a "Black Dog" 'Mordred' or 'Mite' might go well :D :D
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Postby Catweasel » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:00 am

I've taken the liberty of playing with photo No. 3 with the results shown. I think it looks a lot better
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:17 pm

Another question Steve, how easy is it to re-gauge the Gibson( :?: ) wheelsets in BD or AL 16.5mm gauge chassis?


Very simple is the answer to that one, the wheels dont need moving much as you probably guessed, I can even supply an aid to help :wink:

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:28 pm

OK, here are some more pictures of the Brickworks :D

First a couple of overall pictures

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The buildings with their roofs off

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The rear of the layout showing the storage area

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Could almost blend this one into the garden behind the layout

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:D :D :D :D
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:20 pm

The new Ruston LBT and wagons are in the process of construction :D

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