I am an old newbie,I think?I believe I could have being a member a long time back? and if i was, I have now forgotton the details,So for clarity I will introduce myself a new to fellow members.
I am English 56,Living in Norway,11 years,married to a Viking!
I have to admit to an Obsession where Model railways!are concerned, which is all the more remarkable as I have never built anything let alone a layout! there are very good, if frustarting reasons for this?I have endured seriouse illness for well over 25 years,I have not worked for many years, add to this a greater desire to play trains,rather than the creation of same,afraid it is impossible for me to build anything,but I could potter about on pre built layout.
I can honestly say that the thought of model railway`s as to a very large extent kept me going through some very bleak times.And the life long goal of running a first class layout as become almost obsession,and my dear wife deserves a medal for tollerating my passion in good stead.
I had almost given up on ever owning a layout, but the desire is deep and I thought I would make one last concerted effort to make it a reality.
I was reminded of the of merrits of Gn15
so this is why I am back,and I sincerely hope I will get to know a few of you guys.
I am as I write in negotiation with the owner of the notable Gn15 Diorama"Slate Creek Mining"
by Dirk & featured on Carl Arendt`s superb site!I showed interest when it first appeared for sale on Ebay,but the price + the shipping + the import VAT 35% inc,Fees (Norway is not in the EU!) so it became very expensive Dirk is kindly making further enquieries to see if we can work something out?IE shipping quotes, but regrettably I have my doubts?
I am in the Market for a layout and Gn25
would be an option for me,either a pre loved layout or possibly someone could build me a DCC Mine related Diorama or similar.. I have lots of Pics which I use as examples for the ideal layout features e.t.c.
Anyway if anyone can help directly or indirectly,I would be eternally grateful
best wishes Steve