Nursery layout in G9

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Nursery layout in G9

Postby scott b » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:16 am

Having been sketching out ideas for a nursery layout in G9 for a few weeks Trevor C. posted this link http://www.poppletonrailwaynursery.co.u ... _past.html
I then threw out my ideas and came up with one I was happy with so I started laying track.
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I have cut most of the ties off some N flextrack and am using the remaining ties as guides/spacers until I tack all the track to the new wood ties then I will remove the original plastic ties.There will be a turntable (non working) and one storage line which will be between 2 greenhouses.
Here is the sketch of my rough plan for the layout. The track will run under a standard gauge passenger wagon that will be on cribbing and used as a store/storage building, everything will have an old and unkept appearance.
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Postby Glen A » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:02 pm

Hi Scott,

I like the way the track snakes around buildings and things, rather than being a simple oval.
Looks good so far!

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Postby mud magnet » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:14 pm

Interesting track plan, look forward to seeing how this develops.
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Postby scott b » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:53 pm

More work done, all the "spacers" pulled out and track tacked down.
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Mock up of basic layout red paper bits are where the green houses will be set, The one on the far right (out of frame) will have a special door for winter storage of the trains during seasonal shut down.
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A close up for testing heights of the passunder and how much I will have to build up the Ground for it all to be plausible.
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Postby Jes » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:30 pm

I like this scott! Definately a layout you won't see anywhere else :) Keep on thinking out of the box and enjoy building!

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Postby Glen A » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:01 am

:twisted: An interesting looking tunnel, what prototype is that based on? :lol:

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Postby JT Previa » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:01 am

Looking forward to see how you finish this off!
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Postby scott b » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:18 am

Little more work done, got the "cement "pads down for the 3 greenhouses and what will be the brick lower part of them put together.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:12 am

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:16 am

I really like the layout's concept Scott. The coach over the top makes for a dramatic and very interesting structure. It gives a sense of scale, and of how small the micro critters are. It's going to be a real adventure taking a spin around the nursery 8) I look forward to seeing this project progress further.
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Postby scott b » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:43 pm

It does`nt look like a lot of progress but much of my time was done doing the hidden stuff like wiring (not much :? ) and the landscape stuff like the riser the passenger car sits on and the cribbing the other end sits on. The controller is going to be in the large train with the one ends windows blocked out as in a storage area for the retail shop in the other end. I was thinking of cutting away the out of view shop end for the controller knobs and such, or perhaps putting magnets on the back so once it`s running putting the proper side back on. (always with the magnets).
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Postby michael » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:58 pm

very clever Scott, what are you using for the passenger car?
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Postby Glen A » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:05 pm

Looks like a G scale Bachmann carriage.

When I made that smart comment before I though you must have a G scale railway as well (as a few of us do) and just happened to put the carriage there when you were moving things around in your workshop.

I didn't realise it was actually intended to stay there :shock:
That’s a great way to demonstrate the scale proportions, and high light just how small the narrow gauge trains are!
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:42 pm

Scott,

Do you realise your concept is not unlike the 15 inch gauge Driving Creek Railway in NZ which has two full size railway carrages as accomadation buildings and n urban tram car stored on the site. In fact a disused section of the railway doesn't go under the tramway but it does go through a cutting right beside it.

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Postby Carlo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:19 pm

Scott -

I remember seeing a small pamphlet published by Brian Clark in England many years ago, with several sketches and plans for a "Nursery Railway", with greenhouses, interchanges, locos, rolling stock, etc.

Sorry, but I have no clue where you could find a copy now...
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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:41 pm

Carlo wrote:
I remember seeing a small pamphlet published by Brian Clark in England many years ago, with several sketches and plans for a "Nursery Railway"

Sorry, but I have no clue where you could find a copy now...



The 'Bedside Nurseries'. I have looked around the web for it before now, but have found no more than the odd mention.

However, I wonder if a certain Steve B knows more...


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Postby scott b » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:02 am

Well I found this layout in my basement so I thought I should do a bit more work on it.
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bit of solvent based spray paint to give the ground some texture and colour, have also done some work on the passenger wagon interior one end of which will hold the controller and have blacked out windows the other end will be the shop for the nursery, pots and trellises and outdoor decor stuff with a big letter sign on the roof
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Postby michael » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:01 am

Very gnice Scott, glad to see that you are back at it I like the look of the progress.
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Postby scott b » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:50 pm

A little more work done, painted the ground with a brush to get in all the splits from the spray paint and give texture to the base and built up a retaining wall from my handy supply of coffee stir sticks and match sticks
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I would love to get one of those static grass devices but the cost is a bit out these for the amount I would use it, I should come up with a rental system for one, or a group buy, that might work.
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the mound in front of the small loco is for the cribbing holding up the passenger wagon, and the small mound in front of that (beside the tweezers) is the base of a tree.
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Postby scott b » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:31 pm

Painted and added a fence
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another between the 2 greenhouses along the storage track with the shop in the background
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one shot of the wagon support and the wiring that will go to the controller mounted in the end of the wagon
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Postby joe gilmartin » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:57 pm

Scott...
Great job.....nice to se someone get back to a project
Very inspiring !! :idea:

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Postby scott b » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:22 am

Had some time in the few days to do some more work on the layout.
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Glued some ballast down, handy stones from some archeology toy one of my kids had a few years ago. Painted what will look like a 2 wagon turntable with some rust colours, I should have glued down a center pivot nut before painting and built a push bar first...Also shown is the wood deck for the train ride loading area behind the greenhouse pad on the left.
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Today I painted the cement pads that will be the greenhouse and workshop floors. I put a darker stain on the retaining wall, it was looking very orange. I also did some work on the buildings (unseen). I went on a drive the other day to an area with lots of greenhouses and noticed that most of them around here have plastic roofs so that`s the way I`m going with these 2. The pad on the right will be the workshop so the floor is a little darker and more damaged.
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Postby michael » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:05 pm

It is great to see the progress that you are making Scott
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Postby scott b » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:09 am

I`ve done a bit more work on the layout the last few days. Ordered some bits from http://www.vectorcut.com/accessoriesO.htm specifically the tool set to go on the workbench in the shop. I thought I should have some other tools to go with so I built these Image
Being power tools they needed electricity so I added this
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The little things take so much time and look as though you`ve done nothing.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:13 am

scott b wrote:Glued some ballast down, handy stones from some archeology toy one of my kids had a few years ago.
Ah, never know what one might find where.
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