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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2018, 10:14:13 AM »
Have you a specific county and era in mind?
A halfway decent rule is 'a train should not occupy more than 1/3rd of a scenic section' as this gives the idea of a train running through scenery which, of course, is how the prototype worked.
Needless to say I failed that rule as I designed a track plan which gave me all I wanted and now I have to build the scenery around it :-[

Welcome aboard mick, look forward to seeing what you do with the space .....  each of us have differnt things we like to see incorporated, i.e. Newport Nobby loves tracks that are really close to the baseboard edge and lots of complicated wiring pics  :no:

Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me :'(

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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2018, 10:23:50 AM »
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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2018, 11:49:27 AM »
I don't know how much you have/want to spend, or what type of loco's you want, but I have a mixture of GF/Dapol and Kato loco's - to me, Kato wins every time when it comes down to pure running. Having said that, everybody has their own favourite!
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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2018, 01:18:00 PM »
Want to base my layout on GWR.... 50's/60's. Penryn harbour perhaps and St Austell station at the far end with an interim halt at Perranwell. Lots of hills, farms and trees.......

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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2018, 02:54:48 PM »
Then these chaps @port perran @Chris in Prague  can probably help with choice of locos and stock

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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2018, 03:12:51 PM »
Want to base my layout on GWR.... 50's/60's. Penryn harbour perhaps and St Austell station at the far end with an interim halt at Perranwell. Lots of hills, farms and trees.......
Great idea. Penryn and Perranwell are just down the road from me.
I assume this will be partly fictitious as Penryn has no rail connected harbour but it sounds like a good “what might have been” scenario.

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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2018, 04:30:25 PM »
I suppose I could use Falmouth?

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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2018, 04:56:22 PM »
I suppose I could use Falmouth?
You could indeed. Falmouth docks at one time had a fairly extensive rail network. Alas, all gone now except for Falmouth Docks station.
If you are keen to use actual port locations in Cornwall then the options are Falmouth (general), Fowey (largely china clay), Penzance (though the actual harbour sidings were very limited), Newquay (again limited) and Hayle Wharves - all ex GWR or BR (Western Region).
We also have Bude and Padstow ex LSWR or BR (Southern).
I do like the idea of a fictitious arrangement at Penryn. Remember it’s your layout so it’s very much your call.
Give a shout out if you need help or advice - there’s plenty of able, knowledgeable people around on here.
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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2018, 06:24:54 PM »
Think I will need a LOT of help with the dcc stuff!  My last set was the Flying Scotsman, Hornby OO, in 1966....................... simple controller and an oval track.

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Re: My new hobby
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2018, 06:40:40 PM »
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