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Minimum space 0 gauge

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:29 am

It's a few weeks since I found this:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... ge-layout/

and I can't quite remember what led me to it. :oops:

I suspect I was having a 'Hymek' moment. It was a Hymek, you see, that first trundled before my delighted eyes as a Christmas present when eleven years old. I received a Hornby 00 gauge Freightliner set and some additional track. The loco only had one power bogie and thus frequently stalled on the points at the low speeds I liked to run at even then. Frustrating. Equally frustrating was only having the dining room floor to run on. Ah, how hard done by I was!

Still, Hymeks have held a certain fascination for me ever since. And I really like the great modelling on the layout linked to.

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Postby fatmac » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:21 pm

RMWeb is my first 'home' (0 gauge micros)

Gn15 is second because I've still to build my 0 gauge layout, but is very likely to happen as I bought some 00 stock when I returned to the hobby, before realizing it's just too small.

I'm still getting my head around the size of Gn15, & the space that I will need for it, but must concentrate on the 0 gauge layout first.

Edit: If you like the micro idea take a look at this :-
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... challenge/
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:53 pm

Nowt wrong with minimum space gauge O...
http://c-r-m.webs.com/layouts.htm#897366209
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:57 am

For me O gauge is too small, I would prefer to try something similar in Gauge 1, or 1/35 if I could work out how to motorize the diesel kit I have easily. A Bachmann G1 Austerity tank and 2-3 ex BR vans would make a nice small layout, set in France of course 8)
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http://www.rue-d-etropal.com

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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:20 am

rue_d_etropal wrote:For me O gauge is too small


I did actually check to see if there were any diesels for Gauge 3....

But I wasn't being overly serious :wink:

Cheers,

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Postby fatmac » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:45 am

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Postby Cross Kitter » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:43 pm

You can get lots of 1:32 German railway items - just costs the same as your average car for a loco and an arm and a leg for a coach :shock:

http://www.kiss-modellbahnen.de/bym.html

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