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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #600 on: December 06, 2017, 08:29:19 pm »
I'm hoping that the N Gauge Forum will be a place I can visit for sage advice, inspiration and hopefully some laughs along the way.

Hi Chuffed2bits, and welcome to the forum :wave:
You'll get plenty of the above here. Who knows? Amidst the sage there may also be some turmeric and coriander.
I note the 'plan' is going to be based on Taff Vale c.1900 but what do you intend to run on the plan?
I, too, have my mancave in the conservatory but I live alone so have no 'authorites' to have to consult/put thumbprints into my head.

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #601 on: April 29, 2018, 06:34:48 pm »
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Hi
I have just joined the Forum. Iíve modelled in N for years, as a boy then left then come back to it in last few years, building a tail chaser for my three boys. Trouble is it is taking me AGES as I keep thinking of new things to add! The oldest has no left home but I still have the other two sort of interested!

Itís also a bit of a test bd for me to get my skills back and build up some long forgotten experience. My layout is analogue DC, Iíve bought some old Minitrix locos second hand (plus my old set was Minitrix). I also bought a second hand A4 Dalpol steamer and some new Grafar locos. The layout is 4ftx6ft and designed to fit on top of a mini pool table but can be lifted off and store away- this means limited wires/fittings under the baseboard. It has a few hidden sidings at the rear and the split levels for interest with a disguised double helix to get up there! I tried to keep the curves down to minimum No 2 = 263mm, 10 3/8 inch set track but I think a few of my flexi curves are borderline! This is bugging me with some of the GF locos and the Dalpol A4 but the Minitrix are fine.

I am keen to try DCC in the future but for now will stick with analogue until I learn more. Iíve got plenty of old school dead sections and 2x double H&M controllers. Iíve got 95% of the track don and my youngest son and I are going to start ballast in soon and putting up scenery. Iíll try and load some photos soon when I figure out how to do that on the Forum.

In the meantime nice to meet you all!

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #602 on: April 29, 2018, 07:12:53 pm »
Welcome aboard Darrwest.
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #603 on: April 29, 2018, 07:28:13 pm »
Welcome to the forum Darrwest.
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #604 on: April 29, 2018, 07:53:05 pm »
Welcome aboard, Darrwest.

Your electrical arrangements sound a bit like mine (which work fine).

All the best.

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #605 on: April 29, 2018, 09:30:51 pm »
Hi Darrwest, and welcome to the forum :wave:

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #606 on: April 29, 2018, 09:38:33 pm »
Hi Darrwest, :wave: welcome aboard. :wave:
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« Reply #607 on: July 09, 2018, 11:04:31 am »
Hello all. I've been around for a short time and I thought it was right and proper to introduce myself.

An oval of Lima track on the kitchen table, an Italian diesel and a few wagons was my early 70s introduction to N. Membership of the NGS and 2mm Society and 3 small layouts followed in the 90s, but only 1 layout got past the ballasting stage. Redundancy last year allowed me to make a start on another small layout, reusing the points I had saved from back in the 90s. No ballast so far on this one either, but, like the others, it's a test track (and I like to run trains!). I've made a few different DC controllers to try and have settled on an LM317 design, published by a chap in Canada. I've included a piccie of the board, although the curved point has now been replaced by a point in the rear straight, diverging to 2 curves, one for a run into the terminus and the other a continuation of the oval. So, I have most of the bad things, like parallel tracks on the edge, tight curves (I used setrack for the 9" as I wasn't confident to lay that one smoothly) and no scenery. On the plus side, I have a continuous run, a terminus and an inglenook for a goods yard.
Although I have an interest in the GCR and it's various joint lines, the layout took inspiration from an article by Giles Barnabe in RM June2004 about Staines West which has a compact terminus, a link to the SR (the oval) and a fuel depot (the inglenook). I like compact layouts because they are not too expensive, can be cleaned and maintained easily and can be put together quickly. The track is a mix of setrack and code55, with all the points code 55. The track divergences might look a bit strange, but I used what points I had to hand.

Nice to meet you all,

Mark


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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #608 on: July 09, 2018, 11:10:18 am »
Welcome to the forum Mike. I like the layout and it leaves plenty of room for scenery etc. I can not really comment on your track, as I have gone over to Kato Unitrack, but someone will no doubt pass on some information.  :)
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #609 on: July 09, 2018, 12:32:56 pm »
Hi and welcome aboard Mark. :wave:
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #610 on: July 09, 2018, 01:39:46 pm »
Hello Mark, and welcome to the forum (officially) :wave:

I'm now going to bore the whotsits off several members* by asking you to put some edging round the board to avoid anything plummeting to the floor in case of derailment (locos are expensive)

* It seems I'm well known for saying this :sleep:

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #611 on: July 09, 2018, 01:40:46 pm »
Hi Mark,
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You will find us a friendly and helpful lot. Any questions, no matter what, feel free to fire away. Someone will assist you as soon as possible.
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #612 on: July 09, 2018, 02:19:18 pm »
Welcome aboard, Mark.

Best wishes.

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #613 on: July 09, 2018, 04:27:54 pm »
Welcome aboard Platy767.
The layout looks fine to me but I would reiterate Newport Nobbyís remark about the track being mighty close to the edge.
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #614 on: July 09, 2018, 08:44:45 pm »
Welcome to our friendly forum Mark and I would third what has been said about the track being very close to the edge, could get costly.
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