Hello fello modelling enthusiasts
been wanting to build a large "network" style layout for sometime and t gauge seems the ideal way of doing it, as well it allows models of huge prototypes in a small space so a large space would allow.... a [insert profanity here] HUGE prototype to be modeld without so much compression.
this would be a very long, slow project as funds are low and same with skill, but we have friends and family with modeling skills [mostly tanks planes dioramas etc but skills i can call on which is handy cos i have very little skill but i love railway history etc]
I am planning a layout in the ex g/f [still close mates] loft so would have a fair space to model at least 100ft+ of main line + branches and small off scene storage [ie small fiddle yards] and personaly im more into modern image uk outline stuff.
im in bournemouth/poole down in dorset and have big thorn in my side. Namely the closure of the s&d, so naturaly a what if based on the current south west mainline namely the section from christchurch to hamworthy section [but actualy a ficticious location taking hints from that network and a what if modelers license type thing as if the s&d hadnt closed just been stripped back]
any way just wanted to say hi more than anything.
this is going to require me annoying elektra to reissue their t gauge vinyls for a start and hopefully some class 444 159/158 and 450 etc along with some modern freight locos and maybe even some class 220 etc.
how do i go about this? the layout would be based in blandford and im thinking of adding a second layer, ie a shelf above the main line shelf representing the line to bath green park as if the s&d had survived in a cut down form so i might include a blandford station as if it had survived but been cut down
any advice here would be apreciated.
also is there any way of modeling 3rd rail in tgauge? or have we just got to imagine this?