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Hello from Fenland
« on: April 07, 2019, 03:27:03 PM »
 :hellosign: Hi, not only a newbie to N Gauge, but also to railway modelling.  I've recently cleaned out and insulated an outside workshop ready to start my layout.  Starting small, (6'x2' layout)  with the intention of learning the ropes and the look at extending the layout.  Look forward to picking up tips and skills from the forum.  Beware!  Lots of questions coming your way. Thanks Edwin Jones, Ivors driver.

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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 03:34:53 PM »
Welcome aboard Edwin.
You’ll find plenty of help and advice on here so please do ask away with any questions.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 03:55:28 PM »
Welcome aboard.

You might find this helpful as you commence your adventure in 'N' gauge.

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35556.msg416493#msg416493

I know I did.

The author posts regularly on the Forum and is a very helpful chap.

Best wishes.

John
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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 04:07:11 PM »
Hello Edwin, and welcome to the forum :wave:
If you are considering twin ovals I would just ask if you can manage, beg or negotiate an extra 6" of width/depth i.e. 30" as opposed to 24". Belief me, you'll be glad of the difference.

Edit: Sorry @Train Waiting - I meant to say thank you, John

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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 04:35:45 PM »
Hi Edwin :wave: and welcome aboard! :wave:
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 04:37:48 PM »
 :thankyousign: Thanks for the above suggestions and links.

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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 05:04:33 PM »
 :hellosign: :welcomesign:
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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2019, 05:05:23 PM »
Hi Edwin and welcome to the forum. There are plenty of talented and knowledgeable people here so when you are ready, ask away.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2019, 08:13:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum Edwin! :wave:

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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2019, 09:18:38 PM »
Welcome to our friendly forum Edwin, great to have another rmember on board.
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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2019, 09:51:27 PM »
Hello Edwin, and welcome to the forum :wave:
If you are considering twin ovals I would just ask if you can manage, beg or negotiate an extra 6" of width/depth i.e. 30" as opposed to 24". Belief me, you'll be glad of the difference.

This is an example of what NPN means about 30" width/depth.  Peco 'Setrack' second and third radii on the main line and space for a couple of 'outside' sidings on the Up (outer) line and a platform at the station.  A nice compromise for my purposes.  By the way, the layout is 48" x 30".



Best wishes.

John
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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2019, 11:33:39 PM »
Now I wonder what layout that could be?  ;D

G'day from Australia, Edwin, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:

Your mission, Edwin, should you choose to accept it, is to zoom in on the above photo, and locate Flossie the sheep  ;)
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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2019, 05:46:08 PM »
Thanks again for the replies, really helpful. :thumbsup: Gave up looking for Flossie! :D

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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 06:19:12 PM »
Welcome from a Fenland exile!

We may be eccentric on this wonderful forum, but we are harmless and whatever you ask, someone will know the answer.

Happy modelling!

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Re: Hello from Fenland
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2019, 07:12:05 PM »
Thanks again for the replies, really helpful. :thumbsup: Gave up looking for Flossie! :D

Yan, tan - yes; both present and correct.

Flossie is on the Bobbington Road embankment, just above the buffer stop for the short siding serving the goods wharf.

Her 'friend', Herdy, is on the grass between my house and Mr and Mrs Hall's little cottage.

Best wishes.

John

'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1920s to the 1950s.

 

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