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What did you do on your layout today? (N scale)

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Socimi
3 hours ago, AhmadKane said:

It flickers so much tho. Cleaned the wheels, cleaned the track. Even so, it still flickers in corners and uphills. 

 

Try adding a capacitor to the circuit. It should reduce flickering.

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Pauljag900

This afternoon I wired in the controllers,power feeds and point motors,

 

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ground cover and track ballast almost finished but I ve run out of ballast but should be here sat morning.

 

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cteno4

Why does that wiring look like it’s out an airbus?! 😜

 

jeff

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serotta1972

I was just watching an A350 Documentary and it did look similar.  Paul, when travel restriction are lifted please visit San Francisco and I will provide room and board in exchange for working on my T-Trak modules. I can even pay you with more trains. 🙂

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Pauljag900

It ll be my pleasure buddy👍😂

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Pauljag900

I just had to re position 4 piers,

 

Station wo nt need to much kitbashing,just need to make a staircase to bring station passage  floor up to platform height.

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I cut the side away from one piece of the viaduct track then glued to the platform and mounted the platform on to piers.

need to tidy the end of the platform then add some fencing to the outer edge,worked out better than I thought,

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Cat

Nice adaptation of the station!

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cteno4

Yeah fun use of the platform Paul, never seen one used like that! Just make sure to put a back wall on it so your passengers don’t tumble off to a 20’ drop!

 

looking nice, lots in a small space but not feeling uber crowded.

 

cheers,

 

jeff

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Pauljag900
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I had a bit of a play with the elevated platform and moved it to the opposite side of the track.I put a piece of cardboard over the end until I find something better,it’s better than just an exposed end.

 

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not wanting to buy from abroad at the moment I d settled on faller street lights at £5 each.This morning I was looking to see if I had any bulbs to illuminate the buildings and found a container with 6 yard lights and 10 double street lights all unused,result!!!😂😂👍

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bill937ca
31 minutes ago, Pauljag900 said:

I had a bit of a play with the elevated platform and moved it to the opposite side of the track.I put a piece of cardboard over the end until I find something better,it’s better than just an exposed end.

 

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I like this. You can see the trains across the platform.   Looks a bit like Chicago.

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AhmadKane
1 hour ago, Pauljag900 said:

 

 

 

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This is actually something I saw from an old Faller set. The Faller Bahnhof Lindenthal Stellwerk. Normally the station would extend, but some guy in our forum got the used set and got rid of the concrete plate below the clock part of the station. With it gone, he rolled out some track underneath it. So normally the protruding area that had a restaurant looking to the other end of the station became a restaurant overlooking trains that pass through underneath it.

 

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Similarly, with your setup, what normally would be a large waiting area in that station could instead be a restaurant overlooking trains that pass through and underneath the station. 

 

If you're going with that, you'd have the blue pillars left right? I wonder what you could construct with it 😜

 

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Pauljag900
2 hours ago, AhmadKane said:

 

This is actually something I saw from an old Faller set. The Faller Bahnhof Lindenthal Stellwerk. Normally the station would extend, but some guy in our forum got the used set and got rid of the concrete plate below the clock part of the station. With it gone, he rolled out some track underneath it. So normally the protruding area that had a restaurant looking to the other end of the station became a restaurant overlooking trains that pass through underneath it.

 

https://i.imgur.com/PCrEvDJ.jpg 

 

Similarly, with your setup, what normally would be a large waiting area in that station could instead be a restaurant overlooking trains that pass through and underneath the station. 

 

If you're going with that, you'd have the blue pillars left right? I wonder what you could construct with it 😜

 


cheers for the comments buddy 👍😀

A restaurant/cafe is exactly what I m going for.This grassed area is going to be a theme park of some description tho not sure what just yet,and the train was to be a part of that,being an attraction ride rather than a train line.👍👍😀

 

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gavino200
14 minutes ago, Pauljag900 said:


cheers for the comments buddy 👍😀

A restaurant/cafe is exactly what I m going for.This grassed area is going to be a theme park of some description tho not sure what just yet,and the train was to be a part of that,being an attraction ride rather than a train line.👍👍😀

 

 

Is it for the grand kids? Why not make it a zoo or a safari? Or even a Jurassic Park? Just a thought.

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cteno4

I have 3 theme parks I’ve assembled items for for Ttrak modules first. One is godzilla land with 1/8 scale godzilla scenes using the Carleton ornaments that light up and make noise. Have an old battered 16” goji model that will use the full scale foot to have the scene where folks can take pictures of them about to be stepped on and maybe park entrance is gojis head and you walk thru the mouth (and/or as a photo op)

 

second is a Jurassic park with life sized Dino models and third is a 1\16 scale ultra man battles with him in scenes with various monsters.

 

other little fun ones can be a Pokémon park with those little 1/2” Pokémon’s you can get on ebay. Or the full size exhibit of a rx 78 gundam that was in Tokyo in the park grass area. 1/144 models are pretty cheap and easy to build

 

 

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Pauljag900
42 minutes ago, gavino200 said:

 

Is it for the grand kids? Why not make it a zoo or a safari? Or even a Jurassic Park? Just a thought.


of course it’s for the grandkids!! 😜😜😂😂

good ideas tho mate,I like the Jurassic idea👍👍😀no need to worry about scale either👍

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Pauljag900
28 minutes ago, cteno4 said:

I have 3 theme parks I’ve assembled items for for Ttrak modules first. One is godzilla land with 1/8 scale godzilla scenes using the Carleton ornaments that light up and make noise. Have an old battered 16” goji model that will use the full scale foot to have the scene where folks can take pictures of them about to be stepped on and maybe park entrance is gojis head and you walk thru the mouth (and/or as a photo op)

 

second is a Jurassic park with life sized Dino models and third is a 1\16 scale ultra man battles with him in scenes with various monsters.

 

other little fun ones can be a Pokémon park with those little 1/2” Pokémon’s you can get on ebay. Or the full size exhibit of a rx 78 gundam that was in Tokyo in the park grass area. 1/144 models are pretty cheap and easy to build

 

 

jeff


cheers Jeff,I m going to look now👍😀

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Cat

There are a lot of 1/144 Gundam High Grade on HLJ at good prices.

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Pauljag900

Today I turned the layout around then spent 6 hours rewiring  everything but that included the lights I found that I did nt know I had.😂😂

obviously the layout is nt big enough for enclosures like a zoo so the idea is a theme park with ice cream parlour,snack bars,fair rides etc. And of course the train ride.

it will be enclosed with brick walling and hedging.

 

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Cat

Might fit a mini golf course in the park!

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cteno4

Ohh put put, yes! There is one in japan that even has like 15’ dinosaurs in them. Can’t remember exactly where it was but we saw large Dino heads sticking up above a 7’ wall and couldn’t see what was there until we rounded the block and found the entrance! Quite fun! Some were animated like get it in the Brontosaurus mouth and it raised its head up and the golf ball was pooped out the rear near the hole! I completely had forgotten all this until the mention of put put and dinosaur park! Ok now it’s on the list to model that someday. One of the grand nephews left a pile of tiny, well painted Dino’s here for me a couple of years ago, I’ll have to go find them.

 

mini golf, put put, driving ranges you see is the strangest places in japan and dome in some odd ways.

 

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Cat

Jurassic Park Minigolf up in Salisbury Mass is quite a fun course, with many fun dinos.  Sadly, the superb Rte 1 Minigolf course with it's iconic orange T-Rex closed a few years ago.
 

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cteno4

Wow! Very much like the one I saw in japan!

 

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Pauljag900
7 hours ago, Cat said:

Might fit a mini golf course in the park!

Now you got me thinking,  AGAIN!😂😂

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AhmadKane
6 hours ago, Cat said:

 

did that pink dino on the right lose its head?

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Cat
6 hours ago, AhmadKane said:

did that pink dino on the right lose its head?

 

Nope, it's turned looking over it's left shoulder

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