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Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:33 pm
by Sooty
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.
Paul

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:42 pm
by Bilco
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.

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 9:00 pm
by chris stockdale
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

Cheers,

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 10:15 am
by Sooty
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

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:15 am
by docnjoj
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.
otherDoc

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 6:38 pm
by Jon Randall
Welcome Paul

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:01 am
by Nevadablue
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. :)

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 9:34 am
by rue_d_etropal
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.

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 11:58 am
by docnjoj
It (R/C) also works inside, particularly if you hate wiring like I do.
otherDoc

Re: Noobie to railway modelling

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:13 am
by KEG
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 donĀ“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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Have Fun

Juergen