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WilliamC
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Newb from South Africa

Postby WilliamC » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:39 pm

Hi everybody. Although I've admired model railroads from childhood, I have only recently decided to get involved in the hobby. As a total newbie, I will be relying on you guys' input quite often. So far, I can tell you the following:
1. I have 260 x 130cm space.
2. I have decided on a South African setting as that's where I am from.
3. I will be using HO scale with Lima being my choice of brand for rolling stock and locos.
4. I have a very limited budget, so will be using used/scratch-built items for now.

Having budgetary restraints, I decided to buy bits and pieces as they come up.
I have kicked off by acquiring track, small shunter and a few goods wagons, all S.A.Raiways from Lima.
I still have a long way to go before thinking of a layout, although I have some ideas on that.
Thank you for accepting me and I am looking forward to learning from you guys.

WilliamC
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Re: Newb from South Africa

Postby WilliamC » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:42 pm

Ek wil ook net aan die lede van Nederland se, ek praat ook Afrikaans. :D

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Re: Newb from South Africa

Postby Ironduke » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:55 pm

Hello William, welcome to NRM.

have you seen this sight http://trains4africa.co.za/ ?
Regards
Rob

WilliamC
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Re: Newb from South Africa

Postby WilliamC » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:53 pm

Hi Rob. I havent, and it seems to be down at the moment, but I will definitely check it out again later. Thanks!

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Re: Newb from South Africa

Postby ChrisGreaves » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:33 pm

WilliamC wrote:Hi Rob. I havent, and it seems to be down at the moment, but I will definitely check it out again later. Thanks!
My experience too.
"Layouts Operational" fails to load (two tries on separate days), but "Automation, Automation Basics" does load.
Cheers
Chris

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Re: Newb from South Africa

Postby glencairn » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:43 pm

Hi WilliamC. Welcome on board.

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Re: Newb from South Africa

Postby Daniel » Sun May 09, 2021 4:28 pm

Hi William
Welcome!

Lack of budget and space made a scratchbuilder of me.
Now, at seventy, I thank for that and would not choose anything else even if I win the lottery.
I met several Southafrican fellows and was astonished by how they were able to see plenty of posibilities in every piece of the most simple material such a discarded plastic bag, a broken glass and so on. Delightful and very inspiring.
Can't wait to see what you build.

Daniel


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