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Returning to railway modelling - properly this time!

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:27 pm
by RobJ
Hi all!
I'm Rob, I am 29 and live in Somerset.
I was fanatical about railways in general from a young age and got my first Hornby train set for my 6th birthday, the OO gauge GWR Mixed Traffic set with a Pannier tank!
From there the set grew into a more advanced train set. When I was about 12 I decided to build my first "proper" model railway around my bedroom, and enjoyed this for a few years.
When I was a mid-late teenager I built a OO gauge railway in my parents garden, which took a lot of work and was short lived due to reliability problems, but enjoyable all the same.
Due to focusing on work and other activities during my twenties I put model railways on hold. However I am now returning to it due to having available space (managed to convince the missus to get a 3 bed house with a room just for the model railway...it didn't take much convincing, she's a gem), and having more time, funds, patience and planning skills.

I am sticking with OO gauge as I still have some stock left over from the garden layout which is in perfect working order.
Since moving in I have built the baseboard, well most of it, but I would like to share some pictures and ideas with you all to get some guidance on the final track plans.
Can anyone tell me which part of the forum is best to post this stuff?

Thanks! :)

Re: Returning to railway modelling - properly this time!

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:53 pm
by End2end
For your own layout thread perhaps start here in "Personal Layouts - Planning" moving onto "Personal Layouts - Under Construction" when you start to build.
viewforum.php?f=39
Hope it helps
Thanks
End2end

EDIT: Under this post you can click to see the 3 stages Of my layout in the 3 seperate threads "Welcome" "Planning" and "Building"

Re: Returning to railway modelling - properly this time!

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:21 pm
by Bufferstop
Hi Welcome to the forum, I too am blessed with a wife who not only tolerates but encourages me in my modelling, I suspect there are many others who never own up to the fact.
If you need any help to upload images have a look here.

John W
aka Bufferstop.

Re: Returning to railway modelling - properly this time!

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:56 am
by glencairn
Hi. Welcome to the Forum.

Glencairn

Re: Returning to railway modelling - properly this time!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:13 pm
by RobJ
Thanks folks. Yes it is great having a partner who supports this hobby.

Re: Returning to railway modelling - properly this time!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:44 pm
by Dad-1
Welcome aboard RobJ,

My wife will also tolerate some railway stuff around the house.
At this moment I have 6 ft 8 inches of layout boards resting on
trestles in the kitchen while I manage to get station lights working.
Much better than being in the shed or garage at this time of the year.

I'm certain you'll meet many like minded souls on here, enjoy !!

Geoff T.

Re: Returning to railway modelling - properly this time!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:05 pm
by RobJ
Many thanks Geoff