Page 1 of 2

Hi from Australia

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:53 pm
by rainynight65
Hi, I'm new here and to model railways in general. Well, not really, I had a TT-scale train set when I was a teenager, but I never did much with it.

Right now, I am dabbling with H0 gauge (technically 00, but I'll get rid of those locos and switch to H0) on a small-ish table (6x4ft). Just want to get a nice layout going on it . that can entertain me and my daughter for a bit. Somewhere down the line we'll find or create a bigger space for the model railway stuff.

On the technical side, I've opted for DCC and went with an NCE PowerCab for my controller. Also playing around with JMRI via the NCE USB interface.

Hope to learn a few things here :)

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:34 am
by Mountain
Welcome. Lots of talented people on here. I'm sure you'll find good advice when you need it. :)

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:25 pm
by End2end
Hi and welcome to the forum. :)
Thanks
End2end

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 pm
by glencairn
Hi rainynight65. Welcome to the Forum.

Glencairn

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:47 am
by Bigglesof266
Hi! :)

PowerCab was a good controller choice to kick off with in DCC regardless the scale. Welcome to the NewRailwayModellers forums.

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:11 am
by Ironduke
rainynight65 wrote:I had a TT-scale train set when I was a teenager

Very niche! Where did you find that?

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:35 pm
by rainynight65
Bigglesof266 wrote:Hi! :)

PowerCab was a good controller choice to kick off with in DCC regardless the scale. Welcome to the NewRailwayModellers forums.


Well, there weren't too many choices, unless I was willing to import a system and deal with an overseas supplier in case of a defect or warranty claim :) I was eyeballing the Z21 but there was absolutely no local supplier for that.

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:36 pm
by rainynight65
Ironduke wrote:
rainynight65 wrote:I had a TT-scale train set when I was a teenager

Very niche! Where did you find that?


I grew up in East Germany, where TT was one of the prevalent scales.

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:23 am
by Bufferstop
rainynight65 wrote:I grew up in East Germany, where TT was one of the prevalent scales.


As in proper TT not the weird Triang version with track gauge scaling at four feet nothing.

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:50 pm
by rainynight65
Bufferstop wrote:
rainynight65 wrote:I grew up in East Germany, where TT was one of the prevalent scales.


As in proper TT not the weird Triang version with track gauge scaling at four feet nothing.


(East) German TT is 1:120 scale with a track gauge of 12mm. The Brits were doing their own weird stuff there. But funny enough, TT in Russia was apparently 1:130.

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:02 pm
by Bufferstop
The only thing they got right about UK TT was the scale 1:100. Such an obvious choice, It now has its own band of supporters using 14.2mm gauge track.

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:39 am
by Mountain
Its a very practical size for those who have limited space. I've noticed Elaine's Trains has a stock of TT gauge items as she is a Triang specialist, so anyone looking to expand their TT collection, it is worth a look!

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:28 am
by Electraman
Hi From Australia too!

I'm an ex Brit (Pom) tho I've only been here 12 years. I'm in Post code 2710 ( Mathoura), and based about 45K north of Echuca Moama. It's not sunny now, it's winter.

I've been into G scale, 1:20.3--1:22.5. I'm just about to start selling it all on Flea Bay. I got diagnosed with a Brain Aneurysm, deep joy and totally ****. So I'm switching to ON30. I'm on Lenz DCC so I'll be doing that. My Mum still lives in the UK, Basingstoke ( yes someone lives there) She doesn't know it yet, but I'm going to ask her to buy and send me stuff from the UK. Australia is a great country, but sometimes it can take a while for things in the UK to get here ie. Peco Smart switch.

My real name is Pete, Electraman because I play Microsoft Flight sim SE. My favourite plane I fly alot is a Lockheed L188 Electra.

Pete

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:17 am
by TimberSurf
Electraman wrote:My Mum still lives in the UK, Basingstoke ( yes someone lives there) She doesn't know it yet, but I'm going to ask her to buy and send me stuff from the UK. Australia is a great country, but sometimes it can take a while for things in the UK to get here ie. Peco Smart switch.


Hi Pete and welcome to the forum
I doubt "mum" can compete with the box shifters like Hattons for postage cost!
Hattons £11.10 Royal Mail. Non western Europe. Air Mail "Signed for". Weighs between 0501g and 800g when packed. Avg 5 working day transit time.
And of course there are cheaper/other options for Servo point motors like MERG, Megapoints, Arduino, etc

Re: Hi from Australia

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:04 pm
by Peterm
Also, if you can get in before the end of June, you'll knock 10% off the price.

And Hi Pete, I'm not sure why it's called New Railway Modellers as there are so many who know plenty. :)