Ribblehead T gauge layout

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barneyadi
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Ribblehead T gauge layout

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Thought i would start a layout topic although progress will be relatively slow at first. The first problem was choosing where to model. Browsing thru some track plan books and magazines I came across the Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle and Carlisle line would I think would make a great area to model.

The layout will be up to 9ft by 3ft in size, which should comfortably fit the Ribblehead viaduct. My first thought is how to construct the baseboards, do I start with a flat board and start from there or drop part of the baseboard to incorporate the viaduct. My carpentry skills are lacking but sure I can sort it out.

Have a book on order which should help with scenery and buildings so some 3d printing will be on the cards. Fortunately my computer skills are better than my carpentry skills.

Dave

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In a larger scale you would almost certainly have to use an open plan or dropped baseboard, but it is simpler in T. The Ribblehead viaduct is about 32m high and 400m long, or just 2.5" by 31" in T Gauge, so you have lots of options.

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I thought I had posted this stuff to "where is T at?" in the general discussion section but maybe it didn't get through (?) I tried posting a reply to your private message but I was unable to include the photos of the stuff I got from tamvalleydepot.com>>>>I'm using cheap servos mounted so they can be removed without disturbing the switches
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Re: Ribblehead T gauge layout

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martink wrote:In a larger scale you would almost certainly have to use an open plan or dropped baseboard, but it is simpler in T. The Ribblehead viaduct is about 32m high and 400m long, or just 2.5" by 31" in T Gauge, so you have lots of options.
I think a flat baseboard and working from there will be the way I go, as seems most straightforward. Could always purchase a baseboard if really struggling.
mattinair wrote:I thought I had posted this stuff to "where is T at?" in the general discussion section but maybe it didn't get through (?) I tried posting a reply to your private message but I was unable to include the photos of the stuff I got from tamvalleydepot.com>>>>I'm using cheap servos mounted so they can be removed without disturbing the switches
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Electrics scare the hell out of me. Got 2 PWM controllers, not sure how easy a different controller might be, see others have created their own. If anyone has simple points control instead of hand of god, please let me know.

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Can't post full details as using my phone but the old method of wire in tube is another option. You would still have to modify the points at Matt has .
Flat baseboard is the way to go and then make the scenery out of foam/papier mache/what ever else takes your fancy.
It also means that the viaduct can be built level and you only have to blend the ends into the landscape.
Mike
DON'T knock it at least I am trying to do something, with only one good hand.

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barneyadi wrote:I think a flat baseboard and working from there will be the way I go, as seems most straightforward. Could always purchase a baseboard if really struggling.
That is how I did it with Sarum Bridge. That viaduct is the same height and about 80% of the length of Ribblehead, so here's a very early constructional pic of the fit-check phase with the ply trackbed pieces loosely sitting on props on top of a traditional flat baseboard.

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Another option for a baseboard is expanded foam from the likes of B+Q (or similar) with wooden surrounds and supports for rigidity.

This is where I got the idea from (ignore the fact it's N gauge :lol: ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suFF8wRdriE

This way you can have 2 layers for "ground level" and then carve away at what you don't need to create embankments and the higher level for the viaduct.

The original Tgauge.com layout had a viaduct based on glenfiddich and this video shows how the entire thing was created so may be of some use! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jIdBa1qLeY

Best of luck with it all, will be following intently!

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There's also the way I did Robins Run, which is documented here:
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The bottom line is that there's lots of different ways to achieve the same results. The trick is to find the method you think you'll feel the most comfortable in using......and that's a decision only you can make!
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It was only just over a week ago that I was driving past the Ribblehead viaduct, and predictably thinking what a good T scale model it would make.

The are several way you could construct the board, as per all the above replies. However, depending on how much scenery you are surrounding it with, the land around does rise away from the viaduct. If you are modelling this, and due to the limited actual height in T, a flat board with the surrounding scenery raised would seem like the easiest. This raised scenery could be easily made from expanded or extruded polystyrene (expanded being cheaper, but very messy whilst shaping!)
Neil

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Well received a book I was waiting on about the Settle and Carlisle line which is very interesting. Didn't realise how many parts of it could be modelled so considering making a few changes but the viaduct is still in my plans.

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Hi there
Here is a layout plan of the Ribblehead Viaduct and area .This is nearly 12 foot accross and it has got Ribblehead Station ,Ribblehead Viaduct, Blea Moor Sidings,Dent Viaduct, and Dent Station.

The layout was planned on the SCARM software.

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Hi All

Apologies for no updates. Decided to move house and put everything on hold. Now I have a converted garage to use was going to change gauges but think I can fit in a T gauge layout and a N gauge one so will start planning making use of the viaduct Doug produced for me. Also the added excitement of the powered points is of great interest.

Dave

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This is good news. I'm looking forward to seeing how the viaduct looks...
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dkightley wrote:This is good news. I'm looking forward to seeing how the viaduct looks...
Well have got a 8ft by 2ft baseboard all ready to go. Need to look in boxes to find where i put the viaduct. Then need a track plan but might just lay some track loosely and then play around with it.

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Well here are a couple of pics of the viaduct on the board. It might of got slightly damaged between the middle 2 pieces but will take a closer look.

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My bad, this was the dummy viaduct, actual one below.

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Wow! This looks like an extremely interesting layout is developing here! I whish you great success and much time for the project!
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Well received my order from T Gauge.com with track and ballast. The 750mm track seems to bend ok. Also got some polystyrene so will start laying out scenic area roughly. Have got a Silhouette Cameo machine so hoping to use this to print out buildings etc, initial experiment looks promising.

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Hi, probably this is too late, but I tried ballast from Koemo for Z scale and it looks better than the t gauge ballast because the stones are not so round. Anyway, from 50 cm viewing distance there is no difference :)

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hi there
I thought that I would send some pics on here to show how far I have done the viaducts.
I have used n gauge stone brick work and reduced this down in scale then glued the paper sheets onto the viaduct ,but I might re do this again now that I can nearly get the model look like stone.

Hope you enjoy the pics of Ribblehead and Dent Viaducts.









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