n scale boats, barges, lock gates.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by lucakiki, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. lucakiki

    lucakiki Member

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    I am looking for information on N scale boat and barges, plus a lock gate system, to include in my layout. Could anyone please give some suggestions?
    I have received a kit from Langley, but it really looks out of proportion to me.
  2. lucakiki

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    please...

    Please, could some one direct me to a link where to read about the waterways issues in a train layout?
    I am sure someone already did something like that on his layout.
    Thank you.
  3. Denyons

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    I have a dockside scene on my layout that you can find under the thread "My Layout Progress" I have some phots in this thread.
    Hope it helps.
    Dennis
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    Lucakiki
    If you can't get to "My Layout Progress" type "Denyons" into the search area and it is there.
    Dennis
  5. lucakiki

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    Thank you Dennis. I went there and had more than just a look. Amazing!
    The visit however triggered more questions.
    I have a European layout, and I am planning on a second american layout.
    On my European layout, I used a channel, such as those in France, as a way to mask the joint between the existing layout and a stripe that I have added as a second thought. The channel enters in the layout through a tunnel ( something as actually visible in France) in the narrow side of the rectangle and goes to an end similar to yours. I would have liked to add locks. I have a couple of barges manufactured by Noch.
    On the american layout, I am still in the planning stage, so I can do what I want. Sure, I would like some water, as I like the interaction train/ ships/harbour.
    Questions are: Any model of locks available anywhere?
    N scale ships: what is available? Or one has to scratch build them?
    Thank you for any suggestion.
  6. Denyons

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    Lock Gates

    You may find what you are looking for in the Langley models web site.
    It is in the UK and they have canal boats and lock gates.
    I have a few canal barges myself. They are moulded and have to be painted.
    My own ship were made for me by a friend.
    Dennis
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  8. lucakiki

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    Dennis, thanks, but as mentioned in my initial post, I found Langley models pretty useless, given that their canal boats are as narrow as my N tracks.I do have one of their kits, and I could have spared the hassle to get it.
    I am not lucky enough to have a boat modelling friend, so I hoped some decent kit in N scale might be available.

    I will likely try SYLVAN scale model ( thank you!), and any additional suggestion.
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    Langley's models or of the British style narrow boats and they are narrow to fit in English canals.
    Hornby makes a canal system in OO/HO in their Skaledale range, again modelled on the narrow canals. I don't know if it's duplicated in their N range (Lyddle End).