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Hi from South Yorkshire
« on: April 02, 2019, 04:57:46 PM »
Another new member here. Previously just collected OO, but sold that on a few years ago now.Got back into the hobby last year, with the aim of actually building a layout. Have started off wiypth a 6 foot layout to learn the basics, whilst trying to learn fast with the aim of building a 3.8 x 1.2 m layout.

Would like to have a lower level with a large fiddle yard connected by 2 helixes, to the main level, with possibly a high level branch, will be dcc.

Just need to sort out the how to build and make it work bit now.

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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 05:05:03 PM »
Welcome on board. A convert to a beautiful scale. You will find plenty to helpful modellers, threads, ideas, resources to help from design, baseboards, electrics, track, scenics. Layouts, trains. Are you a steam era or modern image enthusiast
« Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 05:54:03 PM by crewearpley40 »

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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 05:26:05 PM »
Thanks for the welcome. I’m basing my layout on the 1960’s, so a mixture of steam and diesel. Have already built up a large fleet, which I’m sure will only grow with time.

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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 06:39:11 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 07:07:23 PM »
Hi Andy-S :wave: and welcome aboard! :wave:
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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 07:40:58 PM »
Hi Andy-S and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 08:49:49 PM »
Welcome to our friendly forum Andy, nice to have another convert on board.  I'm 50/60s to get the best of both worlds although do lean more heavily towards steam.
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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2019, 09:38:29 PM »
G'day from Australia, Andy, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2019, 09:50:29 PM »
Hi Andy, and welcome to the loonyhappy throng :laugh3: :wave:

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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2019, 07:37:09 PM »
Thank you all for the kind welcomes

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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2019, 05:58:16 PM »
Welcome @Andy-S- enjoy the Forum. What layout have you got planned? There’s some good info on Helixes here on several threads so take a look at those - search “Helix” “entire forum”.

The limiting factor will be the minimum radius curves for Dapol or GF steamers, (R3 is safe) probably not the diesels, they will work on tight curves just watch the clearances! Also in the threads there is advice on gradients.

Any sketches or track plans yet?


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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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2019, 11:54:10 PM »
Still working on the plans, know what I want to achieve just trying to work out how to use Rail modeller pro....
Had another session today but, now beginning to think drawing by hand to scale would be so much easier.
Then there is the small matter of future proofing the electrical control side for auto braking, signalling and detection etc.

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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2019, 07:11:36 AM »
If thinking along those lines then the advice I was given was to break the layout into sections for auto detection of train in section. And plan in the ability to switch the power to each of your lines between DC and DCC... To start easy then you can use DC at first but could switch to DCC later if you want automation of trains.

I’ve just joined MERG to find out more about their kits and plan a DC layout but want to have train detection and some automation of signals and routes, which van be done with their signalling kits. There’s lots on their website - a bit daunting at first, but if you’re interested in that side it’s a good place to go, plenty of articles and guides.
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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Re: Hi from South Yorkshire
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2019, 10:34:43 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  I look forward to seeing your future layout.  :)

 

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