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Old 17-04-2018, 09:39 PM   #1
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My phone rang as I was on my way home from work...."I'm going to the local model railway shop to get some building sheets, fancy meeting me there?"

15 minutes later my good friend and I were browsing the shelves.

We had been discussing building an O gauge lay out, which I had resisted but now I seemed to be surrounded by gorgeous looking wagons and tankers........I cracked!


I have the track I need, 2 medium radius turn outs, a double slip and 8 pieces of flexi track, all by Peco.
I also bought 4 wagons.
This has taken a good chunk out of the money I got for four oo sound engines!!!!
Still a good sum left though.

Good news is, the lay out will be going into a spare room and not my train room so I now have 11 feet running length so lay out will be 11 x 2.
The other good bit of news is the guy who owns the model railway shop, that I bought this O gauge stuff from, is very interested in my painted railway figures so this could well lead to some commission work.

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Old 17-04-2018, 11:08 PM   #2
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Those look lovely. I presume that O gauge is twice as big as OO gauge. I presume also that you will be having a base board or will you run it on the floor/what ever? It's funny how an impulse buy can just take over from your sensible self .
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"Run it on the floor" aaaarrrgggghhh. Never run model railways on the floor.
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Not on the floor Jim. It will be on a proper scenic base, well my type of scenic base which is not great but still better than the sitting room carpet

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Iím pretty sure your scenic base is very good. Donít think youíd settle for anything less.
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Lovely things! No doubt you will find the scale so much easier to work in. Yes, my NG thingies fit in a small space where those things need a bit more room! I find that 7mm scale is kinda designed for making things.
One thing which is worth a look at. Take a look at Smallbrook Studios as they now rather attractive looking wagon kits in 0 gauge. I mention it as I know you enjoy making things like that.
What you could do is a small indoor layout, and then also do a nice outdoor line to give them a decent run.
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Iím not sure why but there is something very special about handling O gauge locos and wagons.
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MG and WTD, I think it is all that easy to see wonderful detail.

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Thatís incredible. Will look great with your lovely Pannier Tank.
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Here is something I think you should see.

https://youtu.be/NPqPpRJEkOA
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