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Author Topic: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.  (Read 71616 times)

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Offline honestjudge

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #390 on: August 19, 2019, 01:09:45 PM »
For me it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. At the time I was a regular at a shop in North London, past, present toys in Palmer's Green.
The owner was trying to get rid of a job lot of n gauge stuff that someone had brought into his shop. I got the 2 large boxes for 40.
It was all Fleischman. 2x motorized turntables, 20 x flexible lengths, boxes of straights and curves, lots of points with motors and lots of various other accessories which I still haven't got around to using. It was a mother of a bargain. But it all started with that.

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #391 on: August 19, 2019, 01:18:26 PM »
That really was a bargain. The Fleischmann motorized turntables alone were worth far more and are excellent.

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Re: Why Did You Choose to Model N Gauge?.
« Reply #392 on: August 19, 2019, 08:58:23 PM »
For me it was the Peco jubilee in 1971, with two minitrix BR(S) green coaches and six wagons by Peco and Grafar. I knew then what was quality N gauge and when I found a track plan in the RM in 1971 for a dumbbell layout which I combined with a track plan by Cyril J Freezer called In Disguise in the Peco Track Plans book from 1970 I was away. 96 x 2 in N and I still like track EVERYWHERE. Urban is my preference and I now have a pastiche of Ramsgate, Fratton, Eastleigh, and Southampton plus other SR/WR snippets.
But only now do I feel confident to sell inappropriate locos to be loyal to my region. And I have only kept the jubilee from my early acquisitions.
I was good and never did Lima apart from the CCT and Siphon G. Oh and BGs for my minitrix rakes.

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