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North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:02 pm

the north avenue line used too be g gauge running LGB loco and rolling stock.the track was layed around the garden I made quite a few buildings from wood.this worked and was all good fun .some of the buildings didn't survive that well .the railway took up a lot of the garden then my wife had a baby.time for a change I dismantled the railway and changed the garden around in preparation for a little one plodding around the garden.with most of the buildings needing major maintenance and some being beyond repair .I decided to change everything and change the railway too 7/8th scale and make most of the buildings from plastic .

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Post by jim@NAL » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:24 pm

so put the buildings out today and some track to have a look how im going to start to arrange things
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:27 pm

as you can see its going to be a very industrial line
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:28 pm

iv put a g gauge figure in one of the pictures so you can see how much bigger 7/8ths is

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:37 pm

Great start there Jim I admire your tenacity to carry on with your railway.

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Post by Peter Butler » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:47 pm

That's a great collection of structures you have there Jim, you have been busy. They all look good together and you will have no regrets about using materials which need less maintenance.
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Post by jim@NAL » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:10 pm

Thanks for the comments sorry about the pics seam to of unloaded the same pic a few times .

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by DG » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:51 am

Jim your line has certainly started to get that Industrial atmosphere. The chap on the fence in the gasworks photo, is he an ex employee? Love the moggy minor van too.

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Post by FWLR » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:37 am

Looks like it is going to be a very interesting line Jim, I love the crane, it’s brilliant… :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by ge_rik » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:57 am

Very Compton Down-ish. Your line is going to have real industrial atmosphere - can almost smell the smoke and engine oil.

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:10 am

ge_rik wrote:
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Very Compton Down-ish. Your line is going to have real industrial atmosphere -

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Agreed Rik.... Jim has created an individual look, just as Compton Down had its own 'style' N.A.L. is one of a kind. Looks great!
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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by bazzer42 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:15 am

Nice industrial look there Jim, I have to confess my favourite trains are short but with real purpose. It's nice to see the little one getting involved, never too young.

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:46 pm

Thank you very much for the kind comments Peter Jones books have been a bit of the inspiration behind the North avenue line

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Post by jim@NAL » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:48 pm

Update iv got track down and a few of the biildings in there permanent place .iv also managed to ballast some of the track with a rolands mix type .Clement small stones i sweept up from the car park at work a bit of peate and some paving mix that goes in the joints I had left over from another job. Hopefully It will dry tonight and Il get some pics

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Re: North Avenue Line

Post by jim@NAL » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:17 pm

its all starting to come together the mix iv used to ballast the track has set well and gives the line a very old used and tired look that im after
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