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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #540 on: September 16, 2016, 10:27:21 am »
Welcome to the forum Al.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #541 on: September 16, 2016, 10:57:28 am »
Thanks Newportnobby for the good advice I will definitely be using code 55 is it possible to mix code 55 and code 80 set track ?


It's possible but code 80 sits higher than code 55 so there is a 'step' at the joint which rolling stock hates. Some folks put packing under the code 55 and I have heard others file the code 80 down :o
Neither is satisfactory to me so I stick with the one gauge.

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #542 on: September 16, 2016, 12:04:36 pm »
Thanks Newportnobby

I thought that might be the case at the moment I am working on the layout plan using Anyrail and i found using set track was easier to use but seeing something on the forum about Anyrail helped as he used set track and then bent the flextrack over the set track and then deleted the set track.

Many Thanks
AL

 

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #543 on: September 16, 2016, 12:09:23 pm »
Thanks for the welcome Port Perren

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #544 on: September 16, 2016, 12:20:38 pm »
Thanks Newportnobby

I thought that might be the case at the moment I am working on the layout plan using Anyrail and i found using set track was easier to use but seeing something on the forum about Anyrail helped as he used set track and then bent the flextrack over the set track and then deleted the set track.

Many Thanks
AL

I use the SCARM free track planning system but am so rubbish at it I plan in set track knowing I'll use code 55 to create the plan in reality :-[

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #545 on: September 16, 2016, 12:34:55 pm »


I use the SCARM free track planning system but am so rubbish at it I plan in set track knowing I'll use code 55 to create the plan in reality :-[
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That's the way forward then  plan in Set track but lay code 55, You should have a look at Anyrail I find easy to use , you are limited to 50 pieces of track but all you do when you reach 50 just save it open it up again and delete all the track except for the end ones and add the new track on and save that as a new file name.

AL

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #546 on: January 10, 2017, 02:16:29 pm »
Just joined this Forum and have modelled in N for what must be getting on for 40 years now, starting with a Wrenn/Lima set which, from memory, consisted of a Class 86, a couple of wagons and a brake van!

Disposed of nearly all the UK outline items (apart from a Merchant Navy & J69) by the early 1990's and have been modelling US outline ever since.

Currently reconstructing a layout based on railroads in New England with mainline (some steam, though mainly diesel & electric) and urban/interurban tram operation as well.

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #547 on: January 10, 2017, 02:48:15 pm »
Thanks for that. This album may be of interest to you........

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=1221;u=264

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #548 on: January 10, 2017, 09:08:17 pm »
G'day from Australia, 70000, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #549 on: January 10, 2017, 11:41:18 pm »
Hi 70000, welcome aboard!

Best wishes,

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #550 on: March 05, 2017, 04:15:41 pm »
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Hi, I am starting to plan my very first model railway and have chosen N gauge due to the lack of space I currently have. Everything is new and confusing at the moment so I am hoping to get some useful info from this site !!. Thanks.

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #551 on: March 05, 2017, 04:19:41 pm »
Hi pmr5346, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Have a squint at this as it may help you avoid some pitfalls....................
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35556.msg416494#msg416494

Don't be afraid to ask questions as the forum is here to help

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #552 on: March 05, 2017, 04:20:25 pm »
Welcome to the forum. Ask away, someone will have an answer....
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #553 on: March 05, 2017, 04:38:57 pm »
Welcome aboard.
Any idea as to what area and era you want to model?
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Trepol Bay :
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1392
Port Perran :
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=1004

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #554 on: March 05, 2017, 07:24:30 pm »

Hi and welcome pmr5346 -

 Everything is new and confusing at the moment so I am hoping to get some useful info from this site !!.

We all thought that at one stage, (some of us still do, certainly the confusing bit  :)). Just ask away, it is surprising the wealth of knowledge and experience that is available on this 'ere forum.
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.

 

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