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At well over 100 feet long i think my N Gauge layout 'The Long Line' fits the bill of a' large layout' even though its only 11 inches wide..

 

 

I shall add some occasional pics and updates of the 'exhibition managers info' here alongside the schedule of events it will be attending when it re-emerges from its penultimate chop-shopping session in 2014..

 

cheers Mark

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Hi Mark

 

Large is different things to different people. I see a lot of layouts in the 20ft scenic range so I picked 35 feet as a figure (had to pick something).

 

Thus long line is more than welcome.

 

Thinking about it perhaps 1/2 a scale mile would be better (thinking of other scales) but then half a scale mile of t gauge isn't a large layout and doesn't have the problems in building, transporting and operating that a big layout does. So perhaps stick with 35 feet, regardless of the scale.

 

Cheers

 

Jim

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As much as I had built to an exhibit-able standard back in 2010 and when the layout was still a straight line..

75ft at Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway Swindon.

Keith Ware's on the Down end (in foreground) assisted by Robin fox at the Up end.

Cheers Mark

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Information for EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS or those more interested in the particulars...

 

Persons now wishing to make specific requests for information regarding their exhibition should contact me directly at [email protected]

 

 

cheers Mark

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Dart Head Viaduct, or baseboard (O1) as its known as on LL.

To the right is the UP direction heading towards the line summit and then down through the Teign Valley into Exeter. This bridge is the first of three which dominate the UP end of the project.

The pic' below shows the mixed auto Goods, which is representative of a service which occasionally worked between Tiverton and Tiverton junction and is my personal favorite. Seen here running 'wrong line' whilst bypassing a failure.

The second shows Keith Ware's 1986-94 stock crossing the same spot, taken at Steam Museum Swindon in 2011, below the viaduct can be seen another occasional visitor to The Long Line...'the who house'.

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Links to videos about or featuring The Long Line, in varying states of development

The first four videos were all done at LL's first outing at steam in 2009, this was at a very early stage of the construction.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZnxA7d7R4c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8WKR8rbw_8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_JZCrVVdG8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC8wwa-9AuE
This lad approached us asking if we could give his new train a test, I don't think he envisaged one as long as this though?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmYW2YMCn2k
Taken at Wigan in 2010, LL features at 4mins 4 sec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXG06rosK98&feature=player_embedded
Taken at Ally Pally in 2012, LL features at 6mins 33sec

BRM's Ally Pally movie, LL features at 12mins 46sec

Many thanks go to those who have posted LL films on you-tube.

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1st outing of THE LONG LINE over 100ft long

After a 2 year forced absence from the exhibition circuit whilst major surgery was undertaken.. we will be exhibiting the now much larger and bendy!..model for the first time on 23rd and 24th November 2014 at the Warley Model railway exhibition at the NEC Birmingham. 

 

Our stand Number is E24

 

Cheers Mark.

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Forthcoming appearances of The Long Line:

 

2014

October 25/26th - Crewe Heritage Centre -  Layout under construction demo and static display

NB. LAYOUT CHANGED TO ASTON MAGNA DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS - ASTON WILL BE RUNNING ALL WEEKEND..

 

November 23/24th- NEC Warley MRC exhibition.- Layout operating (confirmed)

 

December 6/7th The Model Show Poynton, Cheshire -moors head viaduct No.2 on static display (Confirmed)

 

2015

March 2015- BRM Allexander Palace - Layout operating (Confirmed)

 

 

2016

September ?/? - Steam, Museum of the GWR, Swindon CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SPACE AT SHOW UNTIL 2017

 

2017

September ?/? - Steam, Museum of the GWR, Swindon -  layout operating (Confirmed / awaiting show dates - prob 2nd weekend Sept?)

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Warley Nec 2014

LL's 1st outing over 100ft and with the bends added for stability and realism.

Pic by Keith Ware looking from the Up end, Down towards Brent/Plymouth

The layout runs the length of the barrier in view.

cheers Mark

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