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Hello from Essex
« on: Yesterday at 10:13:36 pm »
Hello everyone

Having just been medically retired from driving London's buses for the last 22 years. I thought i would come over to the dark side of N gauge.

I had a OO layout many years ago but sold it all and went over to model aircraft. I've spent the last few weeks going round gathering information about my new hobby choice.

I'm really looking forward to my little journey. I'll apologise now because i think there are going to be lots of questions.

Gary

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:15:55 pm »
 :hellosign: :hellosign: :welcomesign:
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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 10:38:56 pm »
 :NGaugersRule: welcome Gary, ask away, there are plenty of knowledgeable folk on here  :)

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:45:07 pm »
Hi Gary,

Welcome aboard. What era/location are you thinking of modelling?

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. You were in the dark side, you have now joined the light!

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 11:18:28 pm »
Welcome aboard Gary! :wave:
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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 11:49:26 pm »
G'day from Australia, Gary, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #6 on: Today at 02:04:26 am »
Hi Gary and welcome to the forum. As has been said, there are plenty of knowledgeable, (and talented), people on the forum, so get asking your questions.
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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #7 on: Today at 07:56:56 am »
Welcome aboard
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: Hello from Essex
« Reply #8 on: Today at 08:54:55 am »
Hi Gary, moved from OO to N several years ago and do not regret it at all  :welcomesign:
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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #9 on: Today at 09:07:31 am »
Welcome to the 'proper' gauge, Gary :wave:
Can we ask what era, location, etc you're planning on, what size space you have, whether DCC/DC etc 'cos we like details?

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #10 on: Today at 09:16:23 am »
 :welcomesign: Gary.
You will find the forum members very helpful as you build your chosen project.
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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:05:00 pm »
 :welcomesign:

Welcome indeed from another Essex "lad" interested to know what your planning to do.

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #12 on: Today at 06:36:37 pm »
Thanks for the warm welcome.

As for my ideas, it's going to be a 5ft x 3ft 9mm plywood base. Nothing fancy so I'm not going with DCC on this layout but i wouldn't rule that out for any further projects. It will be a simple design of 2 ovals a couple of crossovers with a station at the bottom of the board. There will be a road bridge at the top right of the board with a road leading down behind the station and a bus terminus next to the station buildings.

As for the era, if i could it would be slam door AC EMU's ( think of Stratford late 1980's to early 1990's). So I am just going round buying loco's that I like at the moment. I have never been into steam loco's but I'm pretty sure some will be making an appearance. I have no location in mind. I'm thinking of running it as a preserved railway somewhere that runs predominantly diesel. That will also help with the buses that will running into the terminus. I have already purchased some of the buses , 2 of them I have actually driven.

As for the track I'm going with Peco, but i still have a lot to read up on this. The controller I'm not sure about at the moment so i will be looking for some advice in that area. I have had my orders from my family, so it must contain buildings and animals. To be honest, the modeller in me is looking forward to making some of these kit buildings.

Regards
Gary

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #13 on: Today at 06:53:02 pm »
 :hellosign: :welcomesign:

Don't think of it as going over to the dark side, think of it as seeing the light  :idea: .

As others have said, ask as many questions as you like - there are no stupid questions! As for controllers, you will find plenty of advocates on here for either Morley (including me) and Gaugemaster.

If you haven't already thought of it, I would also recommend covering your plywood base with cork sheet which will help to deaden the sound.

Happy modelling!

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #14 on: Today at 07:47:18 pm »
Yes I have seen the Morley controllers and I like the look of them.

Gary

 

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