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 Posted: Mon Nov 16th, 2015 08:34 pm
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Rob P
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Hello,
The instructions suggested I introduce myself, so here goes.......
Although I'm not new to model railroading, I'm new to this forum and I'm just returning to the hobby after just over a year away. A LOT can change in that time.
I've been building my first ever layout, in N scale, for about 6 years now, in between other distractions such as grandchildren, vintage cars, grandchildren, vintage farm engines, grandchildren, etc, etc.
The layout I'm building is a 10'6" x 14'6" around the walls (with a duck-under). Its based loosely on WP's Feather River Route in the transitional era. I've laid most of the track which consists of a double mainline, a scenic line, and a still unfinished logging line. I have a yard under construction too. Although I've invested in NCE DCC I still havent used it, but I have the wiring in place through 3 separate power districts.
I've been using Atlas code 55 flextrack with much success and when they had their recent problems, I desperately needed some turnouts, so I resorted to ME. They're good, but I still prefer the Atlas product though.
Because I don't belong to a club and live more than 200kms from the nearest hobby supply store I've named it the "Lone Wolf Railroad" . I've relied on the interweb and model railroad magazines to get to the stage I'm at now.
Anyway, by joining here I hope to be able to draw on the knowledge that you folk possess and you never know, I just might be able to contribute something too.
I'm looking forward to it.
Cheers,
Rob


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 Posted: Mon Nov 16th, 2015 09:40 pm
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Hello Rob, join the Mob !

"Ah, distractions - I had a few"  to misquote Mr Sinatra; sounds very familiar !
Yes, no club & miles from any liquor store, I mean model shop, also familiar. But every sleeper/tie laid I regard as a little victory. Happy resumption of modelling to you.

Cheers,   Michael

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 Posted: Mon Nov 16th, 2015 10:59 pm
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Rob P
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Thanks Michael,
You certainly have a way with words......
Cheers,
Rob

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 Posted: Wed Nov 18th, 2015 05:06 am
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Maybe but hey you do live at Moruya. You know what a lot of us would give to live there??? You really dont need a model shop close by these days there is this thing called the internet where you can get just about anything...
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 Posted: Mon Nov 23rd, 2015 10:31 pm
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There's a very active Eurobodalla group just to the north of you, with members either side of Bateman's Bay Rob. They have wide variety of interests including US.
A mate of mine sends me their regular newsletter to read.
Used to go fishing down that way when I lived in Canberra.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 24th, 2015 09:16 am
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G'day Rob,
were you with the vintage machinery group when they visited the Illawarra Light Railway Museum a few years ago? If so I was involved on the train side of things.

As a welcome present may I offer

It's surprising what you might find lurking in a shed...



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