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Hello from Milton Keynes
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:32:10 PM »
Hello all

Just returning to N gauge, I had a layout in my parents loft when I was a lot younger than I am now and I have a little one of my own (still a bit too little to help but a great excuse to get back into modelling and he loves watching/operating) I thought it time to introduce him into real modelling.  We currently have a simple tail chaser OO gauge but we are finally ready to start the loft layout. There's not enough room in there to do 4mm justice so I have returned to my routes with N Gauge, we are selling the over sized stock to fund the new layout.

We are making another simple layout on a board for now while the loft layout is being built, so we have something to run our new shiny locos round.

The plan for the loft is a modern preservation line on the English wales boarder.  That means GWR for most of the furniture but allows us to run some of the prettier locos from other lines and new build locos.  It will be a largish loop with a section of single track and a big station.  There will also be a branch line up an incline to a mining museum (a stretch of reality I know but its hard to justify a shutting yard on a preservation line).

The idea is to have all my stock DCC sound which will be fun.

I look forward to learning and sharing with you guys along the way.

Mel


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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 02:36:25 PM »
welcome on board mel
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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 02:44:15 PM »
Welcome aboard! We spoke earlier.

I grew up in Milton Keynes (Bletchley), although to be more precise, Milton Keynes grew up around me. I can just about remember when everything between Bletchley and Wolverton was green fields. Scary!

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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 02:56:45 PM »
I'm sorry to disappoint that my layout will be GWR.... I grew up near the Severn valley though and my brother lives in Bewdley so it had to be Great Western even if the locos aren't

As a relative newcomer to MK I'm still shocked at how many developments ave sprung up since I arrived.

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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 03:12:35 PM »
Hi Mel, and welcome to the forum :wave:

I can just about remember when everything between Bletchley and Wolverton was green fields.

I was raised in Wolverton and definitely know there were only green fields between Bletchley and the 'Blue Bridge' at Wolverton :D
I did most of my spotting on the WR so my main layout is loosely based in Oxfordshire.

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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 04:03:08 PM »
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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 04:07:34 PM »
Welcome to the forum, keep us posted on your layout exploits.

I spent part of my youth growing up in Newport Pagnell, rode the red way from NP to Wolverton many times to watch the trains sweeping through the curves, and having a look into the works to see what was parked outside, still remember the old platforms being in place on the red-way which was the line for Newport Nobby.
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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 05:03:19 PM »
Hi Mel :wave: and welcome aboard! :wave:
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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 06:18:09 PM »
Welcome aboard.

Modelling a preserved line is a great idea.

Peco has just published a book on this which is a good read and full of ideas.  I got mine in WH Smith last week.

Best wishes.

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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2019, 11:25:43 PM »
G'day from Australia, Mel, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2019, 11:42:02 PM »

Hi Mel

Welcome to the forum. 

I don't know if you have considered joining the N Gauge Society, but the NGS runs a number of area groups including the Northants and Cambs group, of which I am a member, and which has other members from the Milton Keynes area... like the NGF, you'd be more than welcome to come along if you feel like it.  We have a couple of exhibition layouts under construction (having sold Horseley Fields, our previous layout, see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24332.0

cheers

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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2019, 06:56:54 PM »
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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2019, 10:42:03 PM »
@Melchi  how far are you from Woburn Sands id bet its a stroll.... thats where we base Beckton and CLM Colliery from...



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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2019, 11:06:08 PM »
3 stops on the train, catch the bedford and hope your well
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Re: Hello from Milton Keynes
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2019, 12:10:15 AM »
Hi Mel and welcome to the forum.

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