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Noobie to railway modelling

Postby Sooty » Mon May 02, 2016 6:33 pm

A quick hello from an ex-r/c aircraft modeller from the midlands UK.
I built a small garden railway last year using peco nickel silver code 100 track, it is just a double track around the edge of my small lawn. It is my first foray into railway modelling and I have bought a few items from Smallbrook in the Emmett style which I am hoping will trundle around the garden on the occasional dry sunny day.
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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby Bilco » Mon May 02, 2016 6:42 pm

Hi Paul - welcome to the Gnuthouse! There are plenty of threads that are worth a read - try the Virtual Exhibition section at the top. We're always happy to help out with advice and ideas - even if you don't want them. Do post pictures of what you are doing.
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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby chris stockdale » Mon May 02, 2016 9:00 pm

Hi Paul and welcome.

Good advice from Bill as to where to dive in; relax, look around, ask anything you like.

Like the signature line too :D

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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby Sooty » Tue May 03, 2016 10:15 am

Thanks for the friendly welcome guys. Lots brilliant work on here. I think I will use the excuse that I will not aspire to such high standards as I will only be using the garden railway and things get damaged very easily. :D
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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby docnjoj » Tue May 03, 2016 11:15 am

Welcome! I used to fly electric gliders until I couldn't see them anymore and started crashing them. Got too dangerous so trains proved a safer bet. You are in the right place.
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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby Jon Randall » Tue May 03, 2016 6:38 pm

Welcome Paul
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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby Nevadablue » Wed May 04, 2016 4:01 am

Welcome! The place has been a bit slow, but with new folks like you joining the fun, we should build up steam again.
I like your models that you have shown us. Keep it up please. :)
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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed May 04, 2016 9:34 am

welcome to the Gnuthouse. It has been a bit quiet round here, but new people are finding us. Even the new Facebook page has generated some interest.
R/C is starting to get more interest in smaller gauged railway modelling, outside its traditional live steam garden railway home, so an r/c background would have many advantages, especially if you intend to run trains outside.
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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby docnjoj » Wed May 04, 2016 11:58 am

It (R/C) also works inside, particularly if you hate wiring like I do.
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Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Postby KEG » Thu May 05, 2016 7:13 am

It (R/C) also works inside, particularly if you hate wiring like I do.


RC works (most of the time), even if you like or love wiring. There is not too much wiring on little Gn15 layouts.
The main advantage is, you don´t have to spent your time with track cleaning anymore, if you have batteries on board.

For live steam in the garden RC makes sense. You have to be on the throttle all of the time to run them through curves or up and downhill. Still most live steamers run much too fast.

A Smallbrook Nellie propbably needs a tender for batteries and receiver. The resin castings are very solid.

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