Modular Layout - Ideas Poll on "Modelling Matters"

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Modular Layout - Ideas Poll on "Modelling Matters"

Postby Blackcloud Railways » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:42 am

Elsewhere in GnATTERbox there is a topic on building a joint layout. Would any GnOrtherners be interested in a trial run as an area group project?

AndyA wrote:What might work for me would be a group of people all tackling aspects of one industry - salt, coal, timber and so on; or each taking one location on a mixed-traffic line[1] but all set in England, Maine, Yucatan or elsewhere. Constraning the type of layout might make it easier to establish standards.


We would need to decide on a few standards and, as Andy says, a theme. If we do build a set of modules we could take them to a show somewhere cold and rainy that we could all get to easily - does anybody know a friendly exhibition manager that we could put the idea to? I know the crews at Rainhill and Glossop but they are not really central to our area, perhaps somewhere in Yorkshire would be more convenient?

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Re: Modular Layout - Ideas Poll on "Modelling Matters&q

Postby Racing Hippo » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:58 am

bobblackcloud wrote:We would need to decide on a few standards and, as Andy says, a theme.

Absolutely. I also think it'd make a lot of sense to stay with whatever is decided for the group as a whole so that whatever we create locally can be used in the Big Layout.

bobblackcloud wrote:does anybody know a friendly exhibition manager that we could put the idea to?

I'm afraid I'm a complete gnovice in both Gn15 and railway modelling in general, so I don't gnow gnobody :(

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:06 am

Racing Hippo wrote:Absolutely. I also think it'd make a lot of sense to stay with whatever is decided for the group as a whole so that whatever we create locally can be used in the Big Layout.


Of course! What I a suggesting is just a trial run as an area group thing, hopefully to create GnATTERbox-wide interest. :wink:

It'll probably be a while before we get organised enough to commit to plywood so we can watch the on-going message traffic for emerging standards, chucking in our own twopennyworth along the way. :lol:

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Postby Racing Hippo » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:17 am

Ahh, indeed.
It's a cunning plan and it might just work.... ;)
I'm right in the middle of a long reply to the "main" thread. Watch this... um, that space!


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