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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #750 on: March 06, 2020, 09:11:40 AM »
Hi @Von , one question - any reason why the two loops go single track for that short stretch? I can thoroughly recommend Kato Unitrack, (and their locomotives!)  :thumbsup:. My layout 'Averingcliffe' starts here-
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=44061.msg547551#msg547551
There is a fair bit to read, but as you get nearer the end, you can see how the Unitrack all blends in. (I hope).  :beers:
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« Reply #751 on: March 06, 2020, 10:00:52 AM »
Hi Danny and Corbie..
Im not sure if Ive attached the photo correctly but im just at the stage of trying out track layouts  within the space ive got .. which is a inch and a bit  under 6ft x 3ft  off the top of my head ...Ive decided on Kato Unitrack and to model USA 1950

but also may want to put British  diesel  and maybe a guest Steam loco on  at a later date ..so want to keep landscape  a bit neutral... ... its ALL MONEY ... as you know!!

Corbie what does pre grouping steam mean ?  any photos of your  layouts guys ?

see ya


@Von pre-grouping refers to everything before January 1923 in British steam railways. After the first world war many small railway companies (there were lots of them) were in a bad way and parliament passed a law causing them to amalgamate into 4 much larger companies. The smallest, my "home" company the GNSR, was amalgamated with others up and down the east coast to form LNER.
6' x 3' is the same size as my current layout. I'm only 4 months into it but I've posted a few pics and progress reports in the layouts section, under Great North of Scotland Railway or Pitlurg Station & Glen Sharnie.
Pre-grouping steam / LNER / early BR.

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #752 on: March 28, 2020, 05:40:46 PM »
Thanks for letting me join I hope to gain knowledge as a newby :thankyousign:

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #753 on: March 28, 2020, 05:48:01 PM »
Welcome CB. Use your cursor mouse in ngf links. A beginners guide to model railways. If experienced, dcc, analogue, steam, diesel we have people who try their best to answer queries

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« Reply #754 on: March 28, 2020, 06:36:43 PM »
Hi CB and welcome to the forum. Plenty of talented and knowledgeable people on the forum so any questions, ask away.
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« Reply #755 on: March 28, 2020, 08:30:58 PM »
Hi CB, and welcome aboard :wave:
Don't be tempted to go for that 'mighty Wurlitzer' straight away. Go for something smallish you can get results with pretty quickly, and don't be afraid to ask questions. We all started out as newbies.

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« Reply #756 on: March 28, 2020, 10:02:10 PM »
G'day from Australia, CB, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #757 on: March 28, 2020, 10:39:18 PM »
Welcome aboard CB! :wave:
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« Reply #758 on: March 29, 2020, 01:59:47 PM »
Welcome CB. What era and type of modelling interest you?  Happy to help. Feel free to start a thread under layout planning or layout building sections of the Forum or just post up questions...
Hogwarts to King's Cross - My layout under construction: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43358.msg536504#msg536504

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« Reply #759 on: March 29, 2020, 02:26:38 PM »
Welcome aboard CB
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« Reply #760 on: April 22, 2020, 08:20:14 AM »
Thanks for having me on board. I'm really enjoying the forum and gathering great inspiration

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« Reply #761 on: April 22, 2020, 08:27:38 AM »
Hi Jo and welcome to the forum.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #762 on: April 22, 2020, 08:31:12 AM »
G'day from Australia, Jo, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #763 on: April 28, 2020, 03:01:01 PM »
Well Hello to you all,

Having just joined, I'm currently planning my first foray into creating a layout, ultimately I have an elaborate scheme in mind, but have decided that an essay might be more sensible than a novel. So I'm basing it on our local station from when I was growing up and my first interest in railways, so Ash Station mid 1970's forwards; using some of the premises I came up with for my larger scheme there will be increased rail usage, especially for freight - local oil wells developed in the early 80's, limestone quarrying near the A31, and coal from Kent to a fictitious 1920's power station near Southampton, I could go on . . . Anyway Ash is on a nice straight stretch of twin track with a few sidings and a loco shed, what can go wrong? 
Must go the drawing board beckons!

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Re: Welcome to the NGF!
« Reply #764 on: April 28, 2020, 04:52:41 PM »
I would really advise asking questions as this forum can and will save you time, money and allow you to keep some hair! (providing it was there in the first place)

 

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