WILL IT LOOK RIGHT /

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peterg
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WILL IT LOOK RIGHT /

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As a newbie looking at building my first layout i have had some interesting comments from some of you already.
My latest thoughts.... actually my decision, is to build a 48" x 18" layout with no houses/roads etc. It will be rural and hilly with 2 main levels, a couple of tunnels, 2/3 truss bridges and 2 simple low level bridges. It will be a convoluted loop of 5m track length without switches or turn outs. I hope to have a lake/tarn. There will be plenty of rocky terrain with cuttings/gorges. I will use a single PWM controller.
I do not want an urban landscape but i am worried that the well thought of 125 HST 4 car set will look wrong in this kind of set up!

Ideally i would like a freight train set but they are not available in T.
Jesse has said that i could build an EMD FP9 based on something from Shapeways but that it might be too complicated for me? then i would need a ruck of freight/boxcars...some of them motorised.
Should i consider the Deltic body kit and if so what do i do about freight cars both motorised and unmotorised.

In some ways the easy answer is staring me in the face....get the 125 HST....BUT WILL IT LOOK RIGHT ?
Your comments, advice & opinions will be welcome.

Cheers
Pete

scottmitchell74
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Post by scottmitchell74 »

I think it will look awesome and that's almost exactly what I'm considering. I want a bridge span, and I would have a small little village, but basically all those rolling hills and trees...that's my thought as well.

peterg
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Just to clarify.....i think the actual layout will look great but i am not sure if the 125 HST will look right in that layout.

Ozrail
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What's wrong about a HST running in a countryside setting?
Sounds normal to me.

Anyway if you want freight wagons there are plenty around.
Alan on tgauge.com sells containers of different lengths which look great on the adjustable chassis bogey sets.
And Jesse mades diesels and boxcars and lots of other neat stuff.

I made some simple ones which should look alright to. (the cattle[ish] wagon on the left is designed to have a motor fitted)
http://www.shapeways.com/model/686718/b ... erialId=61

And some diesels to go with them. (These are designed for simple motor installation both do require minor [but very easy] modifications to the motor units)
http://www.shapeways.com/model/250042/b ... erialId=61
http://www.shapeways.com/model/686712/b ... erialId=61

Instructions shown here.
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture ... 732398.jpg

So really it's sort of depends what your looking for.
Check out my Shapeways store for T-gauge stuff.
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http://www.shapeways.com/shops/everythingtgauge?s=0

peterg
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Ozrail wrote:What's wrong about a HST running in a countryside setting?
Sounds normal to me.

Anyway if you want freight wagons there are plenty around.
Alan on tgauge.com sells containers of different lengths which look great on the adjustable chassis bogey sets.
And Jesse mades diesels and boxcars and lots of other neat stuff.

I made some simple ones which should look alright to. (the cattle[ish] wagon on the left is designed to have a motor fitted)
http://www.shapeways.com/model/686718/b ... erialId=61

And some diesels to go with them. (These are designed for simple motor installation both do require minor [but very easy] modifications to the motor units)
http://www.shapeways.com/model/250042/b ... erialId=61
http://www.shapeways.com/model/686712/b ... erialId=61

Instructions shown here.
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture ... 732398.jpg

So really it's sort of depends what your looking for.
Thanks Ozrail
Got to be honest i didn't realise just how much alternative stock was out there.
Love the freight car set, maybe that is something for the future.
I know that Shapeways is an online business but where are they based...just curious.

Cheers
Pete

Ozrail
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I could be wrong, but I'm sure they were located in the Netherlands.
Check out my Shapeways store for T-gauge stuff.
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http://www.shapeways.com/shops/everythingtgauge?s=0

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dkightley
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They're in the Netherlands...and they also have a New York base as well.
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scottmitchell74
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That's great stuff Ozrail. Man, it's making T Gauge more and more tempting/plausible.

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Post by jesse6669 »

dkightley wrote:They're in the Netherlands...and they also have a New York base as well.
Yep, they have had a New York "office" for some time now.. Anytime I order (I'm in Ohio, USA) it always ships from NYC.

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