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« on: Yesterday at 06:06:17 pm »
Hi,
Just joined the forum to find out more and assist with challenges in building a layout.
I started in OO but used to visit a neighbour who had an N german layout when I was around 12. He told me how good Fleischmann were and the DB118s and silverfish he ran were faultless. He also had two minitrix class 27s which were like tanks.
I've been in OO British and continental mostly but tried British N a few years ago. I have a 9ft x 9ft board with centre well meaning. Its not small but to make a small station in OO restricted everything to 4 coaches max. I tried Swiss HOm and found it very expensive but, again, longer trains are prototypical and 4 - 6 short carriages was the maximum. So I thought of TT but the length of carriages is around 8.5 inches and again the advantage is only an extra coach. TT is cheaper but N seems more readily available at contikits.
So it's back to N but with a better plan that is not too complex but will allow twins of up to 7 carriages if needed.
I've chosen a border type station somewhere Austrian or German with a double track loop and 4 track station with three platforms, one through siding and two end roads. A single lead junction connects to a helix which takes the trains along a 6 inch upper section in the mountains which twists down through a circuit to a mid level before going down the helix to pickup the main line once more.
I'm using Peco concrete sleeper track which I find easy to work with as it keeps its shape well when making curves. It will be a diesel layout for the time being with the first loco a Siemens ER 20 from Fleischmann.
Plan to follow.

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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 06:18:43 pm »
Hi Nthusiast :wave: and welcome aboard. :wave:

I like the sound of your layout plan, especially the multiple levels. Looking forward to following your progress. :beers:
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 07:17:35 pm »
Welcome to the forum.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 08:43:59 pm »
Welcome

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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:53:25 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:18:49 pm »
Hi and welcome to the forum :wave:
There's a huge volume of knowledge here so please make sure you ask if you're not sure about anything. That's a good space for N. Are you going DC or DCC?

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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:26:04 pm »
Hi and welcome too.

The border station sounds good and will be nice to see some Austrian rolling stock.

Looking forward to your build.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 10:59:51 pm »
G'day from Australia, mate, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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