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An introduction from Oz
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 Posted: Mon Nov 16th, 2015 07:23 pm
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Rob P
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Hi,
I've introduced myself on the "General Talk" page but since I'll be spending most of my time on the N scale pages, I figured I should do the same here.
I've been building an N scale layout for around 6 or 7 years now, but due to many distractions, I still haven't run trains. Its an around the walls layout measuring roughly 14'6"x10'6". I've invested in NCE DCC and I've built 3 power districts into the layout. Its a freelanced version of WP's Feather River Route in the transitional era. There is a double track mainline looping right around and its criss-crossed with a scenic line. All of this track, bar one trestle bridge I need to build, is already laid. I still need to lay the logging track I have planned, though.
Because I live about 200kms from the nearest hobby store and because I don't belong to any club, I've named the layout "Lone Wolf Railroad". Everything I've achieved so far has come from inspirations from the interweb and magazines.
I look forward to draining you all of that wealth of information I know you possess and you never know, I just might be able to contribute something too.
Cheers,
Rob



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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2015 12:09 am
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Welcome Rob, N scale is to fine for my eyes, so I have gone to ON30.
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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2015 12:58 am
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Thanks Andrew.
I was once a resident and rate payer of Bomaderry and I was there just 4 days ago.
Its a really NICE part of the world. I'm ex-FAA and I've retired to Moruya now.
I understand exactly your comment regarding N and eyes. However, its my belief that you don't need to "detail" to the Nth degree to have a nice, eye pleasing layout.
I'm certainly not a rivet counter, but I'll use a magnifier if I have too.
Thanks again for the welcome.
Cheers,
Rob

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2015 12:53 pm
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Rob, glad to have you on board!

We have a great bunch of folks here that are Aussies, also some folks from NZ--so ''down under'' is well represented here by some fine people.

How about posting some photos of what you have built?

Enjoy yourself, Mate!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2015 04:16 pm
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Thanks Herb,
I do have several pics of my layout whilst its been under construction and I'd love to post them here.
I tried to do that earlier, but it seems they're too big and I need to re-size them first.
So, as they say in the classics....."watch this space".
Cheers,
Rob



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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2015 05:27 pm
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[user=5920]Rob PHowever, its my belief that you don't need to "detail" to the Nth degree to have a nice, eye pleasing layout.

Rob

No you dont need to hyper detail, there is a trick to creating just enough detail to get the human brain to fill in the remainder. I use the old "lots of detail that draw the eye" trick. the eyes lock onto that and somehow the brain fills in the remainder that is actually not there...



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Welcome aboard , Rob from another N scaler



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