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 Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2016 11:49 pm
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Rob K
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Gee, I've been allowed in!

My name is Rob Kievit.
I'm a Dutch O scale modeller residing in the beautiful city of Maastricht, focusing on narrow gauge and trams (trolleys).

Since 1996 I have been attending exhibitions with my layout The Isle of Waan, inspired by the Manx Electric Railway.
This has been dismantled and is being rebuilt.
This is what it looked like at its last outing:





At the same time I'm building a diorama of my native The Hague, Netherlands,
on which to display a couple of standard gauge trams I built.

Here's a work-in-progress picture:





Basically I'm a scratchbuilder, using whatever materials come to hand to create a convincing impression.
It does not have to be super fine scale - it takes too much time for my liking.

My modelling history begins with a Märklin H0 starter set which I was given in 1963,
and I continued playing H0 trains (and later, trams) until I discovered O-scale.

In 1980 I scratchbuilt my first O scale tram, taking the measurements off an H0 model.
It's in card, and I've still got it.


Meanwhile I'm also administering the Dutch gauge O forum at:

http://www.spoornul.nl


and the Dutch tramway preservation website

http://www.tramwegstichting.nl.


I learnt a lot from forums like this one, and am hoping to contribute every now and then.




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 Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2016 11:53 pm
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Howdy Rob & welcome to Freerails.
Your photos show some fine modeling, we would love to see more.
Keep us posted on your work.

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Hi Rob.

Welcome aboard !

I'm sure you know there's a TON of O-scale here.

I know Herb's eyes are gonna POP when he sees all your overhead-wiring !

Lots of interesting stuff in the Electrified & Traction forum as well.

:moose:

Si.

Nice work !



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Yes Rob, Belated greetings from the old Guy!

Trolleys, overhead wire, and scratchbuilding--my kind of person.

At one time in my life, I did some preservation work on both the East Broad Top RR,
and also the adjoining trolley line ''Railways to Yesterday'' AKA ''Rockhill Trolley Museum'',
but health and age prevent that anymore.

Hope to see more of your impressive work here!

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 Posted: Fri Sep 30th, 2016 09:38 am
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Hi Rob

Welkom

At last you found Freerails

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Welkom, zeer goed werk!



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Thank you for your warm welcome gentlemen.

I'm sure I'll like it here!





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Belated welcome, but I cannot see how anyone would not like this forum.

Experience, knowledge, positive support found here, also some amount of good humor.





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Rob, how are you getting along with The Isle of Waan?

I am also using the Bachman trams for my layout.

I would be interested to see what you have done with your tram conversions?

David



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