Ni-Hao Line

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Ni-Hao Line

Post by mjenderby » 14 Jun 2009, 18:42

Though I'd add my layout!

The layout is fictional and loosely based on a rural mixed traffic terminus. The only such real location I've been to is Nanpiao but until a BJ becomes available, even the stock won't be common :)

The line runs from Ni Hai to Hao Du :lol:

The board is 8ft x 30in and comes in 2 parts. All track is down an operable (good old analogue with electric points) The line end board (illustrated) is nearly done - though there's plenty of detailing to be done - any suggestions for suitable loco servicing point kits welcome. The station end is still bare.

I'll update as progress is made :D
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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by mjenderby » 12 Aug 2009, 19:42

Progress on 2nd board ... Ni Hai station area
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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by babyblue » 22 Aug 2009, 18:47

haha the platform sign doesn't make sense... :D

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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by mjenderby » 23 Aug 2009, 11:37

OK - was pure guess work so not surprised. Probably not helped by Google translate!

The idea was based around the word Ni Hao so the line runs from Ni Hai (or Knee High) to Hao Du (How Do). The station name is an attempt at a literal translation of Knee High.

Can someone come up with a better translation?

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Mark

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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by vjm » 23 Aug 2009, 15:45

Oh... so that's what you were trying to say. I did see the sign and it didn't make sense but I didn't say anything. Put a "ru" [ 如 ] in front of it may make it a bit better, but it isn't great.

May I suggest 泥海 or something like that?

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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by mjenderby » 24 Aug 2009, 09:58

I'm clearly trying to be too clever here :(

According to Google 泥海= "sea mud". No wonder it's so difficult to understand the Bachmann China site :D

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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by mjenderby » 30 Aug 2009, 17:28

Managed to get the layout up and running for a few hours - still much work to do :(
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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by mjenderby » 28 Nov 2009, 14:58

More work-in progress ...

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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by mjenderby » 14 Feb 2010, 18:13

First board now complete (except for on-going cluttering). Pictures at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/mjenderby/2010_02_14#. Some compromises - water cranes are "cheap and cheerful" PECO until someone produces the real article or I can DIY. Coal loader and crane are Faller kits. Diesel fuel tank from Knightwing. Expect to see some "rice field workers" appearing soon!

Some pictures of the other board at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/mjenderby/2010_01_22# which still needs some work doing.

UPDATE : First full board tests with pictures at http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/mjenderby/2010_03_02#. As expected, quite a few issues with track (especially due to ballast snagging pizza cutters) and some electrical. Then it's further cluttering, weathering and "sinofication".

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Mark Enderby

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Re: Ni-Hao Line

Post by mjenderby » 19 Jun 2011, 14:24

Last year's flown by and it doesn't seem much progress has happened :-( However, there has been a lot of work sorting electrics and replacing couplers with Kadees so, operationally, I'm nearly there.

There still some scenics to be done (does it ever stop).

On the stock front a new QJ and JS have appeared along with more coaches and wagons. More interestingly, is the Bachmann speedster which seem to fit in and is great fun :-) Just need to "Chinesify" it!

Latest pictures at https://picasaweb.google.com/mjenderby/NiHao2011#.

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Mark

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