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Offline Mike62mech

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« on: December 14, 2018, 12:00:37 PM »
Good morning chaps,
Well after many years of planning, thinking, admiring I have finally taken the step into N gauge. I enjoy everything N gauge but I have always had a thing for American railways. Just love the look of the diesels my two favourite lines being Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific. Mind you steam locos just look phenomenal in N gauge now. So my first steps is with the NCE Power Cab starter DCC set, four Kato American Diesels an assortment of rolling stock and an initial purchase of Kato unitrack. Electrics is, of my own admission, my main weak point so the simpler the better and it suits me right down to the ground.

Dead chuft to have found this forum and hope to catch up with yu chaps along the way.

Mike


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Re: New Model Railroader
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 12:15:54 PM »
Hello, Mike and welcome aboard.

Kato 'N' scale models are really excellent and I'm sure that they will give you lots of fun.  US diesels certainly have a tremendous presence!

If you are new to building model railways, you might find this to be useful - I know that I did.  Here's the link to where it is on the Forum.

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35556.msg416493#msg416493

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Re: New Model Railroader
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 01:02:30 PM »
Hi Mike and welcome aboard! :wave:

I don't think you'll regret choosing to kick off with Kato. Though I only have one Kato loco - which never gets run, due to no permanent layout - I have lots of Unitrack which is simplicity itself and has never let me down. Five minutes after Christmas lunch is finished, trains will be running around the dining table! :beers:
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Re: New Model Railroader
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 01:54:30 PM »
That's terrific many thanks John, Im busy using scarm to plan a layout in an L shape configuration. Once done I'll see if I can attach it to a post here in the right topic folder for you chaps to comment on. Roughly along the lines of a 8 x4 base with a 6 x 4 board joined to make an L shape in our detached garage. This winter looking at scrubbing the walls down and painting with white emulsion and adding more lighting. May even go plasterboarding to warm it up a bit.
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Re: New Model Railroader
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 08:24:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum. :thumbsup:  Glad to have you here.

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Re: New Model Railroader
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 09:31:48 PM »
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Re: New Model Railroader
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 09:32:21 PM »
G'day from Australia, Mike, and welcome to the NGF!  :thumbsup:
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