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Title: new to model railway
Post by: daytona on May 19, 2019, 02:35:07 PM
Hi from Houston Texas started my 1st railway a few months ago , track laid but making a few alterations but coming along, ordered from Hattons , all the locomotive I like are all on order from Graham Farish but do have a class 101 2 car dmu from the model center weathered and sound 
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: Ditape on May 19, 2019, 02:37:04 PM
 :hellosign: :welcomesign:
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 19, 2019, 02:45:26 PM
Wellcome to our friendly forum. Plenty of knowledgeable people with skills on track, trains, boards, electrics happy to help. What do you plan to model please? Town? Station? Rule one fictitious or a particular interest. Welcome
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: dannyboy on May 19, 2019, 03:06:17 PM
Hi daytona and welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: Train Waiting on May 19, 2019, 04:47:40 PM
Welcome aboard.

Best wishes.

John
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: Newportnobby on May 19, 2019, 05:17:33 PM
Hi Daytona, and welcome to the forum :wave:
What size space do you have for your layout?
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: port perran on May 19, 2019, 05:46:11 PM
Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: jamespetts on May 19, 2019, 05:47:00 PM
Welcome! May there be much railway joy to come.

You might note that, unless my information is out of date, there is a dispute between Hatton's and Bachmann (who own Graham Farish) with the result that Hatton's is not being supplied with new Graham Farish products, so items out of stock at Hatton's you might find in stock elsewhere. Also, there is much to recommend sourcing rolling stock secondhand.
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: Philip. on May 19, 2019, 05:53:23 PM
Welcome Daytona, hope you have deep pockets, this hobby is seriously addictive  ;)
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: LASteve on May 19, 2019, 06:07:50 PM
Welcome to the forum, the friendliest place around. I've had a ton of advice, help and encouragement from the folks on here.

Like me, you're going to be mostly sourcing your locos and rolling stock online. I've had nothing but good experiences with www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk (http://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk)

If you're looking at sound decoders, John Gaymer at www.youchoos.co.uk (http://www.youchoos.co.uk) is a rock star.

www.crsignals.com (http://www.crsignals.com) do great ready-to-run sound locos. eBay can be pretty good too, I just bought a GF Deltic DP1 for a song on there.
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: daytona on May 20, 2019, 04:22:07 AM
Thank you to you all , 1 question you may ask living in Texas but building a British style layout well born in Salford . The layout is on a 8 X 4 board with 2 main tracks and an elevated section for a coal mine track , I did get the coal mine buildings from ebay uk .
The biggest problem is when buying what I need just looking online there are no shops here that stock what I need and of course the internet as been a great help 
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: Bealman on May 20, 2019, 04:49:51 AM
G'day from Australia, daytona, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 20, 2019, 05:49:58 AM
Are you modelling a modern colliery eg 80s, industrial steam era or pure fictitious?
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: daytona on May 20, 2019, 10:20:43 AM
I am trying to model in the 60's , my grandfather worked 50 years in the coal mines , there was a colliery close to where he lived Brackley pit in Little Hulton I do remember it just , I am trying to track down a Lancashire utd bus of the late 60's but no luck yet it was the #82 Bolton to leigh later renumbered to 582 that was the bus we used to go to school
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: jpendle on May 20, 2019, 01:49:18 PM
The biggest problem is when buying what I need just looking online there are no shops here that stock what I need and of course the internet as been a great help

Ironically I find that it is cheaper to buy almost everything I need from UK vendors such as Hattons, etc.

Obviously I buy all my rolling stock from the UK, but it is also cheaper to buy Peco track and Zimo Decoders (if you are doing DCC) in the UK than it is in the US.

Regards,

John P
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: daytona on May 20, 2019, 05:14:54 PM
Yes John I found out that too everything came from Hattons
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 20, 2019, 06:26:01 PM
im not a bus expert,maybe worth looking at a certain retailler from widnes / liverpool ,

that website plus :

http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=35 (http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=35)


http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=35 (http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=35)

https://showbus.com/efe/lut.htm (https://showbus.com/efe/lut.htm)


maybe worth researching the pit.....private owner /5 / 7 plank wagons, gunpoweder va, brake van.
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: daytona on May 21, 2019, 12:08:01 AM
thanks but no luck with 1/148 scale
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: Newportnobby on May 21, 2019, 10:28:58 AM
I have no idea what type of bus you require but have you checked out............

www.pdmarshmodels.com (http://www.pdmarshmodels.com)

Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: jpendle on May 21, 2019, 02:03:32 PM
I have no idea what type of bus you require but have you checked out............

[url=http://www.pdmarshmodels.com]www.pdmarshmodels.com[/url] ([url]http://www.pdmarshmodels.com[/url])


He's talking about a big red Guy Arab IV, stairs and boarding platform at the back, half cab for the driver. Red Rose emblem and LUT on it somewhere.
Scroll down on this link and you'll find a number 38 with Westhoughton as its destination, although I remember the 38 going all the way from Manchester to Wigan, and as a bonus the Manchester Terminus was under the railway arches of the defunct Exchange station (so strictly speaking Salford).

http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=154 (http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/?cat=154)

They didn't get much further north than Bolton, so up in Preston you wouldn't have seen them, it was all Ribble up there wasn't it?

Regards,

John P
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: Newportnobby on May 21, 2019, 02:30:34 PM
I would have no clue, John, as I only 'blew in' to th'area in 2007.
Maybe this is the closest match which could be 'doctored' to the correct markings?

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/1-148/products/guy-arab-ribble-nut006 (https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/1-148/products/guy-arab-ribble-nut006)
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: daytona on May 21, 2019, 02:32:30 PM
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lancashire_United_bus_27_(122_JTD),_2009_MMT_Bolton_event_(4).jpg
there where only a few of these left on the route used them for busy times
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: Newportnobby on May 21, 2019, 02:40:19 PM
Far too many differences, methinks :hmmm:
Sorry, but I reckon you're really going to struggle sourcing that unless you know someone who could do you a one off 3D print.
Title: Re: new to model railway
Post by: crewearpley40 on May 21, 2019, 02:53:10 PM
would agree with mick. to my untrained eye on buses that looks like a modified routemaster, but hope you succeed in finding the bus !!!!