British N-Scale layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by swissjohn, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. swissjohn

    swissjohn Member

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    When Gavin (Miller) recently showed us his excellent balsa wood bridge project it made me think of a British N-scale layout that I once built.
    On my layout I too had a balsa wood bridge but it was much smaller and I modelled it as being “under construction” with cranes and building workers.
    The layout was built around 3 walls of a tiny storeroom and measured about 5 x 5 x 6 feet. It consisted of a mainline terminus station with the tracks disappearing into a tunnel and descending to a lower level where there were staging sidings and a return loop.
    Rolling stock was from the 1980’s and early 90’s but so that I could run my earlier steam and diesel locos I also incorporated a short “end to end” museum railway with its own station and loco depot.
    I have recently found some old photos of the layout that I dismantled about 12 years ago to make space for the first of my Swiss layouts. Hope you enjoy them.

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    The motive power depot. Most of the locos and rolling stock have been hand painted to represent my favourite prototypes.

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    Another shot of the M.P.D. The ruined castle in the background is intended for use in an aquarium.

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    The main station with Royal Mail sorting depot.

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    The railway museum and station in the foreground.

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    Terraced houses with roadworks in progress.

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  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    To think that this layout no longer exists. I know we all go through that at one time or another but this shows your fine workmanship John. I am pleased to see that I am not the only one that has a castle on my layout.
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    A excellent layout John! A real shame that it is no more. :(
  9. Drew1125

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    That looks like one fine layout, John!
    I love the castle! What a great idea that was!
    Hope you don't mind, but I played around with the color levels in that 2nd photo...

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    No problems Charlie. That looks much better and has really compensated for the mixed flourescent/tungsten lighting.
    You did what I was too lazy to do :D :D :D
    John.
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    Hi John!
    The level of detail on that layout is super!
    Thanks for sharing those!:cool: :cool: :cool:
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    Hi John. I've been busy lately and haven't visited these pages for a while, but it was good to come back and see such quality workmanship. You are indeed a master craftsman.

    Loved the bridge "under construction". Might try something like that myself one day. We always seem to have everything in its "completed" state on our layouts but in life something is always under construction or being demolished.

    Other ideas:-
    Building under construction (with cranes etc)
    Disused railroad (with or without tracks) I've done this one.

    Gavin
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    Pictures

    Thanks for posting the photos. It is especially nice to see a UK based layout. When do we get to see your current work?

    Jim