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Hi from SW Scotland
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:08:00 PM »
Portpatrick to be exact.
Now that I'm retired I decided it was time to get back into n gauge modelling, so dug all the bits and pieces out of the attic and now repairing, improving and extending the old layout.
Regards Ron

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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 02:08:51 PM »
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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 02:10:23 PM »
Welcome aboard
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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 02:11:46 PM »
Hi Ron and welcome aboard! :wave:
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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 02:26:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum Ron. :thumbsup:

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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 02:35:23 PM »
 :welcomesign: if you ever need any help you’ve come to the right place ,We have members here who are real experts in all fields of the hobby ,so don’t be worried about asking anything at all .
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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 02:45:28 PM »
Welcome aboard.  I visited Portpatrick in 2003 to have a good look around.  Delightful place - I guess as long as Sou Westerlies don't blow too hard.   My transition era layout, Portpatrick Town in based on the "just supposing" principle that Portpatrick did become the port for passenger and mail traffic as once planned.  Some local trains terminate in the town bays where there are loco turning facilities but boat traffic has to drop down the incline to the harbour (2nd fiddle yard).  The layout has been on the circuit for 12 years and is a but tired.  I am toying with overhauling the worst bit - the sector plate of the harbour fiddle yard has warped which can be an issue these days.  But no invites in the offing so I have been concentrating on my more contemporary layout which went to its first real show on Jan 5th.   Allanbrae, a supposed small town on the shores of Loch Lomond, perhaps roughly where Balloch is.  Reason for a Sassenach interest?  My father's mother was Scottish - born and bred in Bathgate.

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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 04:31:06 PM »
Greetings fellow Gallovidian and welcome from another relative newbie. I know the area quite well, I was born and brought up in the Machars, Newton Stewart/Kirkinner to be exact and I still have a house in Whauphill.

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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 06:20:13 PM »
Welcome aboard Ron, lots of good show up and down the West coast for you to visit should you require inspiration. Nice part of the country you are in, we have been down to Castle Douglas which is nice and Stranraer, which isn't, the things you do for football eh!
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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 06:37:42 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum Ron.
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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2019, 09:27:17 PM »
G'day from Australia, Ron, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2019, 10:13:49 PM »
Hello Ron, and welcome aboard :wave:
We'd like to hear more about your plans such as space available, DC/DCC, era and location and then, when you have mastered pics, some photos please :camera:

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Re: Hi from SW Scotland
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2019, 09:12:00 AM »
Welcome aboard, Ron.

Although I have been in SE Scotland for years, I'm from the South West - Ayrshire, rather than Wigtownshire.

I look forward to hearing about your layout plans.

All the very best.

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