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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 09:33 am
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Hi there everyone,
My name is Richard,I live in southeastern Bulgaria,but I am British,from York to be precise,I have lived here for 10 years and love it. I have a large garden area,something I could never have afforded in the UK.
I am embarking on a new adventure,I am modelling 15" gauge in 1/6 scale. I am using gauge 3 track standards, the track gauge is 2 1/2 inches. I have a lot of Heywood stock drawings and have 3d printed masters for wheels and couplers and will soon be making silicone moulds so I can start casting parts. As an example I am starting to build a 4 wheel diesel loco, it is 20" long, 8" wide,and 12" tall.My workshop is almost finished,I just need to fit a few more shelves for storage. I will post pictures soon.
Best wishes,
Richard.



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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 02:19 pm
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That sounds like some interesting modeling you have going on there in Bulgaria. I hope you'll share some photos of your modeling with all of us here. Nobody can be involved in every aspect of this hobby but we certainly enjoy seeing the other aspects and reading about them.

Welcome!

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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 02:57 pm
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Yes Richard, please send photos of your progress as it occurs.

Takes a lot of effort and discipline to make every piece of a model, we scratch builders take the easy way out and buy trucks, couplers, brake wheels, etc all too often.

We look forward to pictures.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 02:58 pm
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That sounds interesting, especially to us Americans in the U.S. Definitely a gauge I'm not used to seeing. Can't wait to see this railway get built, sounds like it'll be fun.:wave:

James:java:



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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2013 05:01 am
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Welcome aboard! I too am looking forward to photos of your work.



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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2013 11:43 pm
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Richard, welcome to the best section of Freerails... LARGE SCALE. :P



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 Posted: Sat Feb 2nd, 2013 01:03 am
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Well, I've just gotta ask ... was it the "backwards" episode of Red Dwarf that made you move to Bulgaria? ??? :)



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 Posted: Sat Feb 2nd, 2013 02:52 am
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Goodness, I don't know if I am large scale, small scale, or something in between! Welcome to Freerails, Richard. Large or small, we all have the same aim-to have fun.

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