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Blueberry's micro layout

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Blueberry's micro layout

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Thanks for adding me as a new member of this great community.
This is my first 00 gauge micro layout. The dimensions are: 41cm x 65cm. The radius for these very tight curves is only...175mm ! :o I cut the rail with my standard side cutting pliers...and it works well for me. I cleaned the end of the rails with a small file before fitting the fishplates. Just one Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco with three short wheelbase wagons. And that's all ! No DCC needed, so it's only a very basic DC controller. I'm very happy with the result.

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Welcome - a friendly bunch of people here, most of whom are helpful too :)

It is amazing what you can do with these small locos if you put your mind to it!
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Welcome to the forum Blueberry
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Thanks for posting, BB. Micro layouts are of great interest to myself, and
how our British Cousins work with small areas is frequently remarkable.
I would very much like to see what you end up doing with this fine
little layout.
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Thanks for your kind comments Gentlemen. In fact i'm not a "British cousin" but a European cousin. :D
Anyway, I really like all these small Hornby steam locos.
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Chops wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:26 pm I would very much like to see what you end up doing with this fine little layout.
I'm going to borrow a lot of ideas in these three topics:
Diesels to Glenburnie Station
Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
The Return of Henley
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Blueberry wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:42 pm I'm going to borrow a lot of ideas in these topics:
Diesels to Glenburnie Station
Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Welcome on board Blueberry.

I hope there are some ideas that suit your layout.

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Thanks. Another loco arrived yesterday: :D

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The Blueberry Railway is very proud to present its huge fleet of steam locomotives.

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