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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 05:34 pm
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Daniel Beresford
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Howdy y'all!
Firstly, before I introduce myself, here's a picture of my last layout to hopefully catch your interest!

If you liked that, here's a link to a gallery of more photographs of the same layout:https://flic.kr/s/aHskRt1PTD
Right then, if you are still here, here's a bit about me. :cool:
My name is Dan and I live in Chesterfield, smack bang in the centre of England. No really, in Roman England, my town - known as Cesterfeld - was the central trading hub of this corner of the Empire. Cool, huh?
So I have been a model railroader since I was a kid, my dad introducing me to Thomas the Tank Engine on TV back in the early 1980's, and my interest just sort of grew from there.
I always wanted to build a layout based on what I saw in my youth - British Rail in the blue and grey era, and then on to Railfreight Sectorisation in the late 80's-early 90's.
I don't actually remember what steered me toward US railroad practice, but eventually I sold off my British N gauge collection and went full USA.
I've built two exhibition layouts to take to shows over here, one N scale set in the bayou of Louisiana, and one HO set in an urban industrial area of a fictional city in Kentucky - which you have seen above.
The N scale layout was dismantled and salvaged for parts, and the HO layout was recently sold to fund a new project to be built with a friend - an O scale exhibition layout based on Jack Trollope's "Box Street Yard" plan, though slightly modified.
That layout is still in the very early stages, with benchwork still not started yet.
In the interim, I've been building an N scale home layout based on the Model Railroader Virginian project, as well as building up a collection of structures and rolling stock ready for when I can build a permanent layout when I get my own house.
I've also started looking at building a few micro layouts, including an On30 layout from scraps I've got laying around. I'll start threads for all of these as a go, naturally! :)
So that's me, hope you enjoyed the photo gallery, and feel free to ask any questions you might have! :)
Thanks,Dan



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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 07:11 pm
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Howdy Dan, welcome to Freerails! You have a great looking layout and in the above photo, the red, white, & blue looks like home. I know that you will enjoy being here, we have a very lively and wise group. Have fun and run a train today.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 07:13 pm
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Thanks for the welcome Woodie!

I've now got a Kentucky State flag to go with the good ol' star spangled banner, and I think I'll be adding the Georgia State flag to my collection to go on my O scale project. :)



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Hi Dan :wave:


Great looking HO layout ! :)

Cool scene, looks like fun to operate. :thumb:


When I'm not modeling N.G. woodworm & dry-rot ... ;)

... a bit of Brit./U.S. 'Tri-ang Transcontinental' switching, is my other aim. :shocked:


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Hi Si,

It most certainly was fun to operate - before I sold it! :D

The single track staging yard and the total lack of a run around made switching a very interesting affair. :)



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'Evening Dan,

All that previous experience yet you STILL insist on modelling the U.S. of A. with all the import taxes and customs 'inspections' (shake it - if it don't rattle shake it again until it does rattle).

Cheers,    Michael  (part of my family is from the REAL Republic, South Yorks !)

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Hi Michael,

I do make the occasional foray into Sheffield, so I'm somewhat familiar with the "Republic" ;)

I get most if not all of my US kit from a local second hand trader - she sells DCC locos for cheaper than most brand new ready to run wagons cost these days!

So not as much importing as you'd expect. Though I did recently get one of the new Intermountain SD40-2's shipped in. Expensive, yes, but still cheaper than it costs over here by a good £100, and it was TOTALLY worth the cost. :D



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Hello Dan and welcome to another On30 Brit. Looking forward to seeing more of what you're up to, especially in the On30 field.



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Thanks Doug, I've been reading through your thread and it's truly superb work, sir!

I certainly wont be doing something quite so impressive - mine will likely just be Micro Layouts as I don't really have the space for something bigger.



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 Posted: Sat Sep 30th, 2017 12:36 pm
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You're too kind Dan but thanks for the encouragement. Looking at your previous efforts, you'll have no problem with making superb micro layouts - and it would be interesting to see if they can be joined to form a whole when completed, your own sort of Free-Mo set-up!



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