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very nice modeling there, wouldnt you get board with it though?, because it is very compact. Ive seen quite a few good sized portable G scale indoor layouts
 

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QUOTE (Trav @ 24 Dec 2006, 04:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>wouldnt you get board with it though?, because it is very compact.

The size was deliberate, I wanted to see just how small a G scale layout could be. I had originally intended to build just the quarry (loading) end with the unloading being done in a fiddleyard area but I realised half way through construction that it would be possible to empty the wagon in public view while still maintaining a hands-off operation. I never get bored with Green End Quarry, loading and unloading the train keeps me busy but is a simple enough operation to allow me to talk to the visitors at exhibitions without tipping a load of stone onto the track while the train is still at the mill end (well, not too often anyway).

See the layout in action at Porthmadog Model Railway Exhibition on the 5th & 6th of May 2007 and Telford (NG) Show on the 15th of July.

For COMPACT try this one, OO scale in 11¾ x 6½ inches (excluding fiddleyard) and I am building an On30 scene in the same size, the two micro layouts sharing the same fiddleyard.

Yes, the muddy 'water' in the harbour is wet. It's cold coffee, so the tide needs to go out before the layout can be transported!
 

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looks good, I supose it doesnt matter what your layout is like as long as you have a fun and like the look of it.
 

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Hi there, have you been looking at Carl Arendt's site by any chance.

I would like to move into Gn15/G at some stage but have an awful lot of 7mm stuff to finalise first.

Like the images - do you have a track plan?
 

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QUOTE (R T Fact @ 15 Feb 2007, 23:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi there, have you been looking at Carl Arendt's site by any chance.

I would like to move into Gn15/G at some stage but have an awful lot of 7mm stuff to finalise first.

Like the images - do you have a track plan?

Sorry for the delay in replying.

Yes I visit Carl's site regularly. A few of my models have appeared over the last year or so too. The trackplan for Green End is quite simple, as shown in the Bubbleshare album it is just a single track, slightly curved running under the quarry loading tipple and into the unloading shed. The overall size of the layout is 39 inches by 18, these dimensions were determined by the baseboard that I had available when I obtained the train.

A friend of mine who knows my predeliction for small layouts said he thought I'd need about 18 inches for a layout to run the loco and wagon on, he was not far wrong as each of the two scenes is only just bigger than that.

I was originally just going to have the loading scene and a fiddleyard but I realised during construction that I could unload the wagon in public view without intervention from a "big hand in the sky" so the mill scene was built instead of a fiddleyard.
 
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