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Author Topic: Greetings from the isle of Wight  (Read 115 times)

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Greetings from the isle of Wight
« on: December 08, 2018, 03:07:43 PM »
Hello to all, 64 year old starting first layout, looking at a  4 x 2 due to room constraints.

will post progress and/or cries for help.


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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 04:26:58 PM »
Hi @welshman26 and welcome aboard! :wave:
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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 02:11:22 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  Apologies that you joined when we've had loads of work was going on.

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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 03:30:12 PM »
Hi welshman26, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Any chance you could negotiate the width to 2ft 6in (always helps with the curve radii)

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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 03:36:14 PM »
 :hellosign: :welcomesign:
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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 03:39:20 PM »
Welcome aboard
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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 06:42:27 PM »
Yes indeed welcome, I was born in Lake don't ask why but for my sins I now live in Essex!

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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 07:02:55 PM »
Welcome to the friendly forum, we’ve just moved to the island.

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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 08:04:02 PM »
Welcome aboard!

This comment below is absolutely spot on.  My layout is 4' x 2'6" and is (to me) pretty much the optimum size.

If you are new-ish to model railways please think about looking under 'NGF Links' for 'A Beginner's Guide to Model Railways' which is fantastic.

Best wishes.

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Hi welshman26, and welcome to the forum :wave:
Any chance you could negotiate the width to 2ft 6in (always helps with the curve radii)
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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 08:45:19 PM »
Hi welshman26 and welcome to the forum. My first layout was a 4' x 2' coffee table, so it can be done, but bigger is definitely better,
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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 09:38:25 PM »
G'day from Australia, mate, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Greetings from the isle of Wight
« Reply #11 on: Today at 01:53:21 PM »
Been looking and your right 4 x 2ft 6" is best size.

thanks for help.

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