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Offline keithbythe sea

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« on: January 15, 2016, 03:24:43 pm »
Hi,
after buying various bits and pieces over the past 20 years I am now semi-retired with time (and space) on my hands. :)

Looking to build a 1.8m by 0.65m layout with plenty of geology. I will start searching for tips on everything from baseboard construction up.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2016, 10:58:24 pm by Bealman »

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 04:18:06 pm »
Hi Keith, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Don't be afraid to ask questions as there is a plethora of knowledge to be found here.
Using the 'Search' button on the main toolbar is a good way to start.

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 04:28:27 pm »
Hi Keith and  :welcomesign:

You will get lots of help here to get you up and running. We have a very generous membership who are always willing to help.

Cheers John.

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 05:54:25 pm »
Welcome, Keith. I waited well over 30 years inbetween N Gauge layouts so, don't worry about the long wait! I'm sure it will be well worth it. 8-)

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 06:10:44 pm »
Hi,
after buying various bits and pieces over the past 20 years I am now semi-retired with time (and space) on my hands. :)

Looking to build a 1.8m by 0.65m layout with plenty of geology. I will start searching for tips on everything from baseboard construction up.
Hi Keith
Like you I spent 20+ years accumulating kits and stock for a, wait for it, 4mm scale EM gauge layout when I retired.
Come retirement decided I couldn't get my EM gauge layout of Kings Cross station into my small spare bedroom and decided to go for N gauge instead. Still couldn't get a full layout of Kings Cross station in my spare bedroom but decided I could get loads more N gauge than EM gauge and thats where I am now.
Will never look back to EM gauge mostly cos of the incredible support from this forum.
You won't find any shortage of help, advice and assistance here.
Good luck.
 :NGaugersRule: :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 06:17:41 pm »
Welcome aboard Keith.
As others have said, there is plenty of friendly help and advice available on here so just ask away.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 05:29:46 pm »
Thanks guys,
been searching the forum and downloaded anyrail as a starter. I had already done some designs using rule, compasses and pencil. Put these designs into anyrail after watching a couple of the online tutorials - fantastic. I want a layout with various levels. It is has been simple to put gradients in and check out levels etc. Looks like I need to cut back on the more crazy ideas and get real in a few places.
Wish I could see a 3D visualisation!! (Just being greedy, great piece of free software)  ;)

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 06:46:34 pm »

Wish I could see a 3D visualisation!!

Welcome Keith. As has been said, there is no shortage of help and advice here. Regarding the 3D - SCARM is another free design programme, that does give you the 3D view. David.
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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2016, 08:18:38 pm »

after buying various bits and pieces over the past 20 years I am now semi-retired with time (and space) on my hands. :)


Greetings from another 20-year-wait man and  :welcomesign:

You're lucky you're only semi-retired... Wait till you're fully retired - you'll have no spare time at all then...  :( I haven't touched my layout since the summer.  :'(

Anyway, have fun!

Cheers,

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2016, 02:27:02 pm »

Wish I could see a 3D visualisation!!

Welcome Keith. As has been said, there is no shortage of help and advice here. Regarding the 3D - SCARM is another free design programme, that does give you the 3D view. David.

Thanks David,

when I work out how to attach a file here :confused1: I will post my latest 3D model in SCARM

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2016, 03:27:13 pm »
 :hellosign: keith, :welcomesign:  I am still in planning thinking the best things come to those that wait
regards Derek.

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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2016, 08:44:51 pm »
G'day from Australia, Keith, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2016, 03:35:59 pm »
I will be more than slightly amazed if this works.  :worried:



If it does work, then thanks to Tank for the video!

If not then blame me!!


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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2016, 04:30:00 pm »
 :welcomesign:  Peter
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Re: Just starting after 20 year wait
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2016, 04:32:43 pm »
 :hellosign:  :welcomesign:
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