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bonneville
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Hello from somerset!

Postby bonneville » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:48 pm

Hello everone, My name is Alex, and I'm fairly Gnew to this narrow gauge lark, so be gentle!

I have been railway modelling for about 20 years, with standard gauge US, European and British outlines, I also have a passion for military and Farm modelling in 1:32 and 1:35 scales, and have Two modelmaking businesses, One for military and one for custom railway models.

I stumbled across this forum whilst researching some narrow gauge equipment, and I have to say that I'm now completely hooked on estate and industrial narrow gauge, thanks to mssrs Bennett and Broadoak.
I have also sucessfully lured a close friend into modelling the larger scales in narrow gauge and both of us are enjoying this more relaxed style of railway modelling immensely. The standard of modelling on this forum is fantastic, and the fine folks here seem to be having lots more fun in what they're doing, which to me, is what this hobby is all about.

My main interest seems to lie in 1:32 scratchbuilding, but I am also dabbling in 1:24 as well, as I enjoy the detailing part of the hobby, and these larger scales do leave the door open wide to all sorts of detailing and weathering projects.

I'm also a total rust junkie, and have always been fascinated by industrial and horticultural machinery, and how to model convincingly.

Thankyou for letting be a part of your community, and I look forward to chatting with you all soon.

Alex :D
Alex Housego.

In Rust, I Trust.

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Postby Broadoak » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:02 pm

Hi Alex welcome to the forum. :)

I am delighted you have found my ramblings of some interest.
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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:50 pm

Hi Alex,

Plenty of rusty old stuff in here (and there's some models too :D )

Beware, estate railways are addictive - but great fun.

bestest,

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Postby Tomo » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:39 pm

Hello, and welcome to the forum!

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Postby bonneville » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:23 pm

Hello gents, thankyou for the welcome.

Broadoak, your layout and scratchbuilt locos in 1:32 scale have been instrumental in me starting narrow gauge modelling. The photos of your layout link together three of my most favourite things: Tractors, crusty narrow gauge locos and military vehicles. Genius.

I showed my wife the photos you posted on here, and although impressed, she gave me that " here comes another project" look . Oops. :wink:

Like I needed more distractions........
Alex Housego.



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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:17 pm

Welcome to the gNuthouse.
You will find quite a few of us also dabble in 1/32 or 1/35 . Certainly some recognisable names on the FS32 forum.
For Gn15 there is a possible military modelling project, as 40cm gauge was used in French trenches during WW1. Unfortunately only hand worked so not a lot of potential, except as a diorama. There is also less available for military modeller in 1/24, which is why I am shifting sideways to 1/35 for current project.
Simon Dawson
(Simon D.),
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.
http://www.rue-d-etropal.com

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Postby FairlieCrazee » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:36 am

I'm new here too ! they all seem lovley though ! xx
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Nikki xx

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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:10 am

Welcome Alex :)
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