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Modelling in N gauge or 00 gauge

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Thu 12th Sep 2013, 7:28pm
Modelling in N gauge or 00 gauge

Hi Guy/Girls

Just out of interest and now we are coming into the winter months was wondering if there was any member that also had an interest in any of the above scale and do you follow an era/years (say 1960 for example) or do you just collect for fun. Look forward to seeing who's interested

Thanks
Alan
 

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georgecoles

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Posted: Thu 12th Sep 2013, 8:12pm

Alan
We run a collection of 00 from the 1980s and earlier, both UK and Tri-ang Transcontinental stock (not usually at the same time!)
I know from conversations with other members that we are not alone.
George
 

frankcooper

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Posted: Thu 12th Sep 2013, 8:29pm

I have a good collection of HO9 stock and a layout that is nearly finished (again!)
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Thu 12th Sep 2013, 8:54pm

George do you's have anything in intercity blue or did Tri - ang stop training buy then. Frank is that the long term project again as I have one of them and the Mrs is gettin fed up of me changing it lol
 

frankcooper

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Posted: Thu 12th Sep 2013, 8:58pm

No - I build a layout run it and after a couple of years decide I want something different! A turntable was acquired which started the change this time.
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Thu 12th Sep 2013, 9:27pm

Sounds like my kined of project although I seem to get fed up way running it after a couple of weeks then I read a modelling mag way a bit that I can add in although I don't think I'll be able to add a turntable.
 

georgecoles

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 5:39am

Much of the stock is intercity blue. I don't only have Tri-ang; some is Lima, and some is Wrenn. I didn't think a model railway was ever finished? Mine just keeps expanding, or re-aligning as traffic flow develops (or time allows.)
 

Xz

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 9:44am

N and 00 are not the only different (not 7 1/4") scales that some of our members use. Many run 16mm scale and G gauge. Model railways is a very broad church.
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 10:19am

Xz what one of the 4 do you do? Sadly the 2 you have mentioned is not really common for the indoor or at lest where I live in Scotland however I do know a couple that do use G in the garden can't think of anyone way 16mm that I know generally speaking though and again thinking of the clubs around me it's common to have 3 gauge's N,00 and of course 0 gauge are the more common gauge scales around me. And I would not be surprised if that's the same in most clubs in the UK maybe different in you club though.
 

Xz

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 4:39pm

Alan, I have 00 and G (45mm), though ATM the G is in the garden, I am contemplating and working toward G scale in the roof so I can run regardless of the weather. Sometimes it would be nice to have an inside test track at least, to try out alterations and mods without waiting for skies to clear.

Bob G.
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 5:33pm

That's some jump in scale Bob and here was me thinking I was the only one that did the big jumps in scale. My interests are N gauge 00/HO and 7 1/4 inch gauge however I am more into railways so would be happy way any scale or gauge. It's just a shame public transport from where I live to the track side is not there
 

georgecoles

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 6:37pm

Alan, going the other way up the scales, we also have Tri-ang in 10 1/4" gauge in our garden.
George
Alan, going the other way up the scales, we also have Tri-ang in 10 1/4" gauge in our garden.
George
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 7:10pm

George

That loco must be a few years old I think they made that around 1980s if my memory is correct it meant to be a class 33 I think. Society's always seem to get a few members interested in a selected scales/gauges I guess the 7 1/4 society is no different from loco clubs
 

Xz

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 7:35pm

Before I became Xz I put an article on that Tri-ang set up in issue 127 of the magazine (page 10). Makes interesting reading.
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Fri 13th Sep 2013, 7:38pm

Got the issue I need to read that after listening to the game tonight.

Sorry edited again lol
 

Vulcan

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Posted: Sun 15th Sep 2013, 8:02am

I am going back to my roots with an N gauge layout circa 1955 - 1960. 3 years ago started in 009 but found the lack of RTR models a problem and also the lack of PECO set track for 009 - everything had to be in flexible which is hard to work with on small layouts with tight radii. Went back to std N
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Sun 15th Sep 2013, 11:20am

Vulcan are you using the graham farish/Bachmann stuff as I have a couple of there stuff and found the steam loco's to be as bad as the old Farish stock the diesel loco's however are superb way all the detail got a class 60 witch I think is the best one I have
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Tue 17th Sep 2013, 5:54pm

I snapped up this cracking model would love to see a layout way this era on it.
I snapped up this cracking model would love to see a layout way this era on it.
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Fri 15th Nov 2013, 11:33pm

I have started building a 00 gauge model railway/train set and you can follow the progress on Facebook if you look up Alan's Model Railway UK if your interested.
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Fri 27th Jun 2014, 10:16pm

Hi Guy

I thought I'd put this in here got a bit board at the start of the summer and started building this sorry not good with camera http://youtu.be/2gb8dTlKS4U

Thanks
Alan
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Mon 4th Aug 2014, 1:19pm

Hi Guys

Since it's quiet at the moment I thought of sharing this with you http://youtu.be/gb79vZY5OQ8

Thanks
Alan
 

Alan Pollock

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Posted: Sat 31st Jan 2015, 11:56pm

Hi Guys,

For those that aren't following my progress on other sites and don't know what's happening I am getting ride of the home broadband and landline so there will no longer be regular updates on the layouts yes I know have been building 2 one in N gauge and the other my main layout is 00 here is the latest videos for both

First is the N gauge with the latest snowplough http://youtu.be/bcPSQssR-uc

The second is of my Pannier tanks part one witch I don't know when part 2 will be know sorry http://youtu.be/3JBIZVpa0XA

If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I'll try and answer

Thanks
Alan Pollock
 
 
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