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gwrman88
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Hello from across the pond!

Postby gwrman88 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:45 am

I just signed up for NRMF and I thought I would say hi. I live in the great US of A (or not so great these days).

I am a relatively new modeller, I have a temporary layout but it's in boxes right now because my current flat doesn't have the space. I'll be honest; my temporary layout, when it was set up, was nothing more than a tailchaser on a piece of sheet plywood. No scenery, no real design other than the standard oval and my dad did the soldering/wiring for it.

In preparation for when the proper layout gets started, I want to learn the basics first so I can do things by myself. That's why I've come here.

Oh by the way, I think my username is obvious what I like :lol:

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Dave
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Re: Hello from across the pond!

Postby Dave » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:51 am

Welcome aboard.

There is nothing wrong with "a tailchaser on a piece of sheet plywood" I suspect that is where the majority of us start.

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Re: Hello from across the pond!

Postby dan8400 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:39 am

Hello and welcome,

I agree with Dave. Nothing wrong with the traditional 'train set'. It's what is going to get your juices flowing for your next project

There is a wealth of information on here, don't be afraid to ask

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Dan
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Re: Hello from across the pond!

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:42 am

Welcome on board. A GWR layout in the USA. Interesting!

As for a tailchaser - as others have said, there is nothing wrong with that. I can run my Grandchildrens' (and mine) models as a tailchaser. It gets them 'involved' shall we say. :D
Looking forward to see you get started.

Glencairn
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Re: Hello from across the pond!

Postby End2end » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:14 am

Hi gwrman88 and welcome to the forum. :)
Tailchaser you say?
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My running-in GWR tailchaser! Almost arriving before it's left. :lol:
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Re: Hello from across the pond!

Postby InFullSteam » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:45 am

glencairn wrote:Welcome on board. A GWR layout in the USA. Interesting!

As for a tailchaser - as others have said, there is nothing wrong with that. I can run my Grandchildrens' (and mine) models as a tailchaser. It gets them 'involved' shall we say. :D
Looking forward to see you get started.

Glencairn


Agreed, welcome!
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Re: Hello from across the pond!

Postby InFullSteam » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:46 am

End2end wrote:Hi gwrman88 and welcome to the forum. :)
Tailchaser you say?
DoubleLoopLayout3.JPG
My running-in GWR tailchaser! Almost arriving before it's left. :lol:
Thanks
End2end


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Re: Hello from across the pond!

Postby timbologist » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:10 am

Nothing wrong with a tail chaser and no scenery, some of us just get lots of pleasure just watching the trains go around, it is very relaxing :)

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Re: Hello from across the pond!

Postby Hornchurch » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:20 pm

gwrman88 wrote:
I just signed up for NRMF and I thought I would say hi. I live in the great US of A (or not so great these days).

I want to learn the basics first so I can do things by myself. That's why I've come here.

Oh by the way, I think my username is obvious what I like :lol:
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Greetings fella & welcome to this wonderful board.

Good luck with all your future endeavours & time spent in this hobby.

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