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« on: July 27, 2020, 01:32:53 PM »
Hi there,

  New here, as I am trying to actually get started building a layout... I had a layout as a teenager, then after many years wanted to build another one. Started off with Grafar, then moved to Fleischman - mainly for the dcc, but also the memories of seeing the trains in Hamleys when I was young. However, I never did build a layout for them, but spent a lot of time planning and buying stuff on ebay! However, the Mrs has said she would like to build a layout together - as she also had one when she was a teenager - which she built with her Dad! So I have been planning again, but am still undecided on direction. Or Continent even! I do actually want to make a start, but need to at least decide on a track plan!

I'll put a post in the relevant section, when I can articulate what I think we want - or at least our opposing wants/needs!

Thanks,

Pete

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 01:34:20 PM »
Hello Pete,  :welcomesign:

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 02:20:54 PM »
Hi Pete (and Mrs), and welcome aboard.
What sort of space do you have available to playmodel in please?

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 02:37:15 PM »
Welcome aboard Mr and Mrs Pete.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 02:39:32 PM »
Thanks for the welcome!

Size wise, I have a number of options...

Currently I have a desk that is 24"x48" that I am using to try things out on, but could add another 12" width and 6" depth, also an 18"x80" plank, that I was going to use for O gauge shunting.

Ideally I would use some Ikea floating shelves I have, which are 10" x 43" (but could extend by an inch or tow) to which I would attach a cassette. Each one could be a different, but related scene...

However, the Mrs would like continuous running, bridges and tunnels, and buildings (not industrial :-( )...
I enjoy shunting and industrial settings - something with operational purpose and interest. So polar opposites really!

What I do want to do though is start small, and get something completed, including scenery, even if it is not used in the final layout.

I've been playing with the idea of helixes, dog bones, modular parts I could fit together, or out and back if I could get 'enough' running.

Thanks,

Pete

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 02:49:13 PM »
Pete. Have you seen  this layout ?    https://youtu.be/Xt4tmjVG598    google lymebrook yard. Pretty small layout here in a coffee table    https://www.feldspar.online/

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 03:52:38 PM »
 :hellosign: :welcomesign:
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 07:49:38 PM »
Hi Mr and Mrs Pete and welcome to the forum. A 24" x 48" layout is a good size to start with and practice honing your skills. This was my first layout - in effect it is inside a coffee table I built, but it was not quite finished when this photograph was taken. About the only thing that will restrict you is your imaginations, (oh and that other thing - money  ;)).

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 08:52:19 PM »
Hi Pete and Mrs Pete,

Welcome to the Forum, plenty of help and bad jokes can be found on here.
Any questions or advice you just need to ask

Stay safe

Mike H  8)

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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 09:28:16 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 12:33:18 AM »
G'day from Australia, Mr & Mrs Pete, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 06:54:58 AM »
Hi Pete,

Welcome aboard and good luck with your plans and build. Whatever you do, I hope you go down the Continental route. There's a few of us on here so would be great to have another Continental layout to see progressing.

Cheers, weave  :beers:


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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2020, 12:51:13 PM »
Welcome to the forum Pete. :thumbsup:

 

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