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Tony Galiani

Got it - great.  Thanks.

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marknewton
On 10/2/2020 at 7:11 PM, Grant_T said:

Thanks Mark, this is amazing and so generous of your time. (And what a great collection!) I can see several things there that fit my intentions for this layout.


You're welcome Grant. If you need further help or advice, I'm always happy to help.

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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On 10/3/2020 at 4:26 AM, Tony Galiani said:

Mark - really like your photo setting - it looks great.


Thank you Tony. As a first attempt at proper scenery it turned out better than I expected. But I've noticed recently that the foam I used for the basic landforms seems to have shrunk a little, causing some gaps to appear between the foam and the fascia. I don't know whether I'll attempt to repair it or not, as it's served its purpose.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Grant_T

What's on the back of that layout, I hear you say. Well, bugger all. There are just a couple of short storage tracks for the limited stock for this layout, but a bit of space to expand these in the future. The glue is still drying on this. The track is a mix of Peco code 80 and the Fleischmann I began the layout with.

 

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And some additional scenic material to bed in the buildings. The tree will probably be put by the platform. Note the crazy NZ prices.


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Grant_T

I'll also build a little shelf for the controller, and maybe a space for a tablet and a note book.

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Grant_T

A quick video of some train spotting on Hamamachi Station!

 

 

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TimWay4

That's a beautiful layout and a fantastic video 🙂

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marknewton

Grant,

 

Tramway have just released their RTR model of the KiHa40-100 series, which are typical branchline diesel cars. They're available in powered and unpowered versions and various liveries. I think they're a very nice model.

 

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Cheers,

 

Mark.

 

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Grant_T
On 10/22/2020 at 3:43 AM, marknewton said:

Tramway have just released their RTR model of the KiHa40-100 series, which are typical branchline diesel cars.

 

That's a very attractive model. My HO plans are probably long term and may only happen once we have the chance to get back to Japan and do some shopping. (But when will that be? 😬)

 

I've done some more work on the layout so I'll have an update soon. 

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Grant_T

I have had a sneaky glimpse at what the wife will get me for Christmas (I actually gave her a wishlist) and it looks like the layout will be a Kato unitrack set up. 😀 Now for the planning.

 

Someone else posted this in another thread. A couple of these layouts look very tempting.

 

 https://www.katomodels.com/unitrackplan/plan_p3

 

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Kiha66

The kato example layouts are very nice, you can fit quite a lot into a small space and still have interesting operations.  

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Grant_T

I'm tempted by this one (or even the very small one at the top of that page). These layouts are quite toy-like but they are a genre unto themselves which I quite like. And the simplicity provides a constraint to keep you focused.

 

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/520306563204812033/

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On 11/23/2020 at 3:50 PM, Grant_T said:

I have had a sneaky glimpse at what the wife will get me for Christmas (I actually gave her a wishlist) and it looks like the layout will be a Kato unitrack set up. 😀 Now for the planning

Having Unitrack myself I've found it to be reasonably good, if a little hard to get hold of at times. I brought enough to make a basic oval when in Popondetta Hakata last year when I first started dabbling in N-gauge, then added to it later that year through Acorn Models when I got back home to New Zealand. Nowadays I understand Geoff at Toottoot in Invercargill stocks some track components... since he also does Marklin and I'm a Marklin enthusiast as well, I think I know where I'll be getting any future track from.

 

Also love your layout Grant! As always projects like this give me food for thought for when I finally upgrade to more permanent setups for my H0- and N-gauge collections.

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