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My first (and probably last(!) attempt at making a shoebox shunting layout failed dramatically. It was not long until i found a length of sundeala board in the garage. It was decided on tge spot that i woukd have another crack at making a layout only this time it has a proper baseboard!

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43 minutes ago, JamesGWR101 said:

My first (and probably last(!) attempt at making a shoebox shunting layout failed dramatically.

Welcome to the club ! Don't give up. 

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22 minutes ago, Mattawa said:

Welcome to the club ! Don't give up. 

Thanks for the support. Maybe i might do another shoebox layout after i have finished this one!

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Ok. Work on the layout has started. The sundeala board has been glued to a block of wood with PVA. It has been clamped and is now drying in the conservatory 

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While that dries, i'm going to cheat a bit and look at other modeller's micro layouts for inspiration. Then i'll either copy one and tweak it a bit or make my own up.

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The layout is only two R601s (Hornby double straight) long with a bit of room to spare. The block of wood near the blue bin lid is going to be sawn off. The other block of wood nearest the camera on the right hand side, (which might be pine), is going to be the fiddle yard.

It is the same thickness as the sundeala board so is ideal.

 

 

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James this sound good. Look forward to seeing your layout develop. I find getting inspiration from other members layouts is great way to start.

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Just now, OOman said:

James this sound good. Look forward to seeing your layout develop. I find getting inspiration from other members layouts is great way to start.

Thanks. When planning new layouts, and i always do research first. That way i get some ideas what i want the layout to look like. If i don't like it, i rearrange things.

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I am going to have another browse and look at other layouts again so i get a rough idea what i want.

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Iv'e had a look at them and i rather like some of them. I think the Kenwards Colliery boxfile layout by Kevo looks good as well as some others. 

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I have a loading gauge which came with a train set i got so i will be probably using that on the layout. I also have signals and watercranes: one of Hornby origin (black with red tube), a maroon one and two PECO ones. 

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I am still working on the baseboard. I will probably show some photos when i get round to it.

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This sounds good, I think we all look to other layouts in magazines or on the net etc and it's a great way to get inspired.

 

look forward to your next update.

 

Jerry.

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Even though the baseboard isn't complete yet, i have several accessories to put on the layout. 

This includes:

 

Water crane

Coal merchant's building

2 signals (one junction, one single)

Telegraph poles

Trees

People (loco drivers\firemen, goods yard workers etc)

Vehicles of period

Station halt

Signal box

 

 

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