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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #630 on: October 20, 2018, 10:38:05 am »
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Thank you for accepting my application. As a complete beginner to N gauge and railway modelling I am looking forward to getting some great and helpful advice to, I am sure, the many questions and queries I will have in the future.

Best regards,
Greg
Best regards
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #631 on: October 20, 2018, 11:06:50 am »
Welcome aboard Greg.
Good to see another member from the South West.
Can I ask what area and era you might be thinking of modelling?
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #632 on: October 20, 2018, 12:26:33 pm »
Welcome aboard Greg.
Good to see another member from the South West.
Can I ask what area and era you might be thinking of modelling?

Thank you for the welcome. As a complete beginner with limited space in my studio/office for my first layout I am going to build an end to end layout measuring 4ft x 15 or 18 inches. I live in the old station masterís house which situated on the edge of the platform of Newton Saint Cyres railway station on the Tarka line (Exeter to Barnstaple line). The house was constructed at the time the Brunel line was built but unfortunately the line is a shadow of its former self since the days of the Beeching cuts and closures. What I aim to build is a GWR steam layout that is a bit fact and fiction. In other words I want to reproduce the station at Newton Saint Cyres as it was original was but have sidings, engine shed, goods yard with a loop for manoeuvring which mostly where not in this area. These are my initial ideas formulated over the past week so they are subject to change.:) I found online a suitable end to end plan that I can adapt to my needs and I am using the AnyRail track planning software to plan the layout. Being a pensioner I am on a budget so I want get it just right so I donít waste money on buying track and accessories that I wonít initially use.

So as a novice I am after lots of advice! :)

Best regards,
Greg
Best regards
Greg

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #633 on: October 20, 2018, 01:21:40 pm »
Hi Greg, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Have a read of this which may help you avoid some of the more basic pitfalls I ran into early in my N gauge history...........
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35556.msg416493#msg416493

I really do suggest you ask questions of the experts here before you spend your money as this forum will save you not just money but angst too!

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #634 on: October 20, 2018, 02:02:35 pm »
Hi Greg and welcome. There are a lot of talented and knowledgeable people on the forum so ask away.
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #635 on: October 20, 2018, 03:24:34 pm »
 :thankyousign:

Best regards,
Greg
Best regards
Greg

 

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