“Mikes place is anywhere you want it to be. I am using a 6ft by 10ft table top board. I am starting my last set. I am now 70 and this is it. I haven’t done any scenery yet just lay ed the track. I use code 80 N-Gage track and have double slip switches from Kato industries.
I have found that they will go well with the code 80 rails with a little riser on the code 80 side of the rail. I am also using Tomy Tec 22inch bridges. You can see the river and some of the rocks in the river area.
As you can see it is a “major” work in progress will all of the parts still laying around. This is only two tracks running with two more starting with the inclines. (the long white things in backround).The bridges are a tommy tec units and are 22 inches long. Real long for N gage. I wanted a large area for the river and falls. I hope you can see the falls in the background.
The tomy tec bridges are made only in Japan. All of the info on the box is only in japanees, and since I only read and speak US English I have no Idea what kind of info might be available. The picture shows the end of the bridges and to use them with atlas code 80 rail you have to cut them off. I also had to trim off the base of both ends because they are so tall and cant put that many shims under the track.
The track on the bridge works well with code 80 atlas N gage track.
You can find this item on the walthers web site under bridges, n gage.
It comes in two colors, red and blue. I have painted the bridges a lite steel color and let the red show through in parts to make it look like its is rusted. Hope you enjoy this start of Mikes Place N gage rail road.
As I said I am not even close to start the scenery yet. I am not a Pro at this but I do the best I can. Hope you find this interesting.
Well I’ve started to do my scenery this is part of the work yard and coal yard more to follow as I complete it, I’ve used sand and Earth to make the track which will go around toward the station.
The pine trees are twisted wire and hemp from hemp rope and then shaped and painted cost per tree 0.10p, the layout is not of any specific place or site it my own design.
Do you know what I love about these two layouts? It shows in spades two really important points, that the Hall of Fame members are always saying:
Firstly – just start. It’s that simple – but so many shy away from taking the very first step.
And secondly, don’t worry about what your layout looks like when it’s being built. A God awful mess is absolutely fine – that’s pretty much how they all take shape…
A big thanks to Andrew and Mike for sharing. If they’ve got you chomping at the bit to start, don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here.
That’s all this time folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still going strong!