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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #660 on: January 03, 2019, 12:19:03 AM »
NN,

There will be a few "guests" passing through on the mainline, including Farish 2715 (Agecroft), Farish 5041 (Kentish Town), Peco/Rivarossi 5690 (Crewe {North}) and Langley 6243 (Camden), but most of the locally based stock will have to be 3D printed bodies on S/H motions. I'll need 2 LMS Fowler 2-6-2T, 6 LMS Fowler 2-6-4T, 4 LNER GC/C13 4-4-2T, 1 LNER GC/N5 0-6-2T and 1 LNER GC/O4-1 2-8-0. I've been working with Simon at Rue d'…tropal to produce a prototype for the larger (4P) Fowler tank and the early print looks extremely promising. None of the available chassis units is perfectly to scale for wheelbase, with Bachmann's Fairburn 2691 being marginally the closer but at twice the price of an old Farish Riddles 80064.

Edit: Whitehouse and StJ-Thomas' excellent LMS150 has a complete list of allocations dated 10 November 1945. I know there will have been a few rearrangements over the preceeding four years, but that's close enough for me to work with.


Darrwest,

Many thanks for the kind offer, but the basic track plan was set out in 1989 and I have recently had the chance to resize a 1930 map to 1:150 scale for precise work (once I get on with track laying on the new baseboards).


Everyone else,

Thanks for the warm welcomes.  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 12:26:22 AM by 9C »
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #661 on: January 03, 2019, 02:01:32 PM »
'Eyup, David, and welcome to the forum (from another Lancastrian - there are several of us) :wave:
According to my Ian Allan books of the time 9C was Reddish depot, although no doubt that changed.
I look forward to hearing more about your plans in N such as space available, era/location, DC/DCC etc
NN,

That must be post-war. The plan is for an analogue layout set at the junction of the (old) LNW, NS & GC territories in Macclesfield on 30 May 1941; which provides a main and branch, two stations, two loco/goods yards and appropriate scenic breaks within a club sized modular layout, but also the ability to put fiddles onto the ends of a 6' 6" by 3' 6" core module and run that alone.

Welcome to the forum David,

Being from Macclesfield (actually born in Bollington) I am very interested to see your workings for a Macc-based layout.

Of course, in my day it was blue 86s, 304s and 310s, and Hibel Road station, the gasworks and the Bollington line were memories.

Cheers Jon  :)

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #662 on: January 16, 2019, 03:04:46 PM »
Good afternoon folks. I hope Iím posting this in the correct place.
Iíve just joined the forum and I must say that Iím rather impressed with it.
Iíve recently got back into N Gauge, particularly trams and I intend to build a 10ft x 6ft city centre tram layout.
Thank you for reading my post.
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #663 on: January 16, 2019, 03:12:22 PM »
Hi Redcap. I have just posted a reply in the tram post, but, again, welcome to the forum. Some very knowledgeable and talented people here.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #664 on: January 16, 2019, 03:50:49 PM »
Hello Redcap, and welcome aboard :wave:
Which country is your proposed city likely to be based in, please?

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #665 on: January 16, 2019, 04:49:13 PM »
Iíve not decided yet, but most probably Japan.

Thanks for the welcome.
Thank you for reading my post.
Paul

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #666 on: January 25, 2019, 08:40:55 AM »
Hi There Tank,

At last. Somewhere I can talk N Gauge.

I am returning to Railway Modelling after thirty years and need to catch up a bit :smiley-laughing:. I may not post a lot to start but hope I may be able to help out occasionally, but I think I'll be needing the help...Ö..

Hope this is in the right place and I'm gettin off on the right foot.

I have just started building a small (8 feet x 1 foot) shelf layout based somewhere in Cornwall. Nice to get time to come back to the hobby.


Thanks

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #667 on: January 25, 2019, 08:45:23 AM »
Hi Stuart and welcome to the forum. There are plenty of knowledgeable and talented people here, so, when you are ready, ask your questions.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #668 on: January 25, 2019, 09:01:31 AM »
G'day from Australia, Stuart, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #669 on: January 25, 2019, 10:05:34 AM »
Hello Stuart, and welcome aboard :wave:

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #670 on: January 25, 2019, 10:20:27 AM »
 :welcomesign: Stuart Well you have made the second best decision .
The first was to go to N Gauge .
The second was joining this fantastic Forum .
Here you will find all the help you need to get back into our fascinating hobby .We are a real friendly bunch of guys and gals and we do have a laugh now and then which brightens up the day .
You will soon find out the names of the experts in each field of the hobby and the jokers like me ,but we all get along well , I consider myself very lucky since joining I have friends all over the world ,but unfortunately non in High Wycombe ,where I live ,the nearest being Crewearply in Tring and the bunch of guys from the Berkshire N Gauge Group based in Sindlesham near Reading .Hailstone picks me up for their club running days and we do have a smashing time .
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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #671 on: January 25, 2019, 10:38:02 AM »
Welcome aboard Stuart.
Always good to see another Cornish based layout on here - there are several of us either living here or modelling various places.
Can I ask what era you intend to model please?
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #672 on: January 25, 2019, 12:23:49 PM »
Welcome to the forum Stuart.  I hope you enjoy it.  :)

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #673 on: January 27, 2019, 05:37:46 PM »
Hello Tank. Pleased to be part of the Forum

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #674 on: February 07, 2019, 01:13:51 PM »
I have just joined and am looking forward to finding out what is on offer here. So far it looks really good but I need more time to fully appreciate the benefits of membership. All thanks go to those volunteers whom give their time to make such things a success. A personal thanks from me.
Kind regards
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