Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by Giz » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:49 pm

Yes, definitely armored trains. A few partisans hiding in some trees. A burnt out village.

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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by shuize » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:37 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:56 am
Not bad, Witness, not bad at all.

I think this NBL overslept and missed her train.

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This is acceptable. She's probably wearing glasses.

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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:50 am

ed wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:14 am
So, AC, what exactly is your plan and what are the impediments to success? Money, I get that. But what are you going to use it for? Miles of track? Tiny people? Serfs? Villeins? Poltroons? Scalawags? Are you buying more locos? Rolling stock? Will there be gun emplacements? Invading Masai Hoards? Will you have a little Stanley Baker and Michael Caine? Will there be a rift across your tiny landscape? Will the tiny people be falling in? Will you station a little drone with a camera to provide a 24/7 live feed?

Please address these things in order.

Thank you.

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It's all just a whim, really, ed; a passing fancy secondary to the primary purpose of converting our loft into a usable area, although I'll bear all your suggestions in mind. After a couple of setbacks this weekend and eviscerating a finger, putting my back out of joint and generally being pissed off, I've decided that my eyesight and vertebrae are no longer up to the task of working with N gauge stuff, (probably as well, given the cost), so I plan to have a 00 gauge layout featuring steam locos from the Big Four era of UK railways, prior to nationalisation and British Rail. :)
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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by ceptimus » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:15 am

You should get some Z gauge stuff. Work on that for a while and then N gauge seems enormous. N gauge is much more suited to building a nice layout without requiring acres of space, IMO. I used to play with a friend's N gauge and he had a complex layout with multiple loops, tunnels, a marshalling yard, three stations etc. all in a shed about twelve feet by ten. It was a bit awkward to get into the shed though - you had to crawl under part of the layout to get to the operating position in the middle.

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Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:30 am

I thought about Z gauge, ceptimus but it's all continental, USA and Japanese stuff and way too small for a cack-handed, boss-eyed old camel to handle. It's pretty pricey, too and there's not much of a second-hand market. I'll have enough space in the loft for a fair-sized 00 gauge layout, possibly on two levels and I already have a lot of the stuff I'll need, plus, as it's the most popular format, used gear is readily available at a reasonable price. N gauge is lovely but it's just too small for me to work with.
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Post by ed » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:02 am

Why not HO?
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Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:02 pm

OO has always been the most popular in the UK and there's loads of used gear on the market. HO will run on the same track and it's more realistic but it's a bit hard to find over here.
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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by sparks » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:03 am

The little shits have made their mark on the world. May they pay for it for the rest of their lives from behind bars. Cocksuckers.
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Re: Asthmatic Camel's Nerdy Modelling Thread.

Post by ed » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:51 am

asthmatic camel wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:30 am
a cack-handed, boss-eyed old camel
Got yer back, mate

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Post by Witness » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:26 pm

AC could reenact the classics:



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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:42 am

↑ Chlamydia, but only a mild case.

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Post by sparks » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:01 pm

Rob, please please please wear a condom. Stop spreading 'the love', Umkay? :)
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