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Making a return

Postby Nick Ellingworth » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:55 pm

Hi all, no idea if any of you remember me but reading the forum this evening I see plenty of familiar names are still around. Bar the occasional random post I've been away for a few years now thanks to a combination of (in order) university, unemployment, getting into wargaming, eventually finding employment and finally moving house twice within two years.

However things have settled down since I bought and moved into a rather nice two bedroom house late last year. As a result I'm starting to seriously consider getting back into model railways. It'll have to be a fresh start as all of my old stuff was in such a bad state of repair after being stored for a couple of years that all I could really do is bin it all. Although looking back at some of my old models that's not really a bad thing, my painting was absolutely dreadful. Since I've starting wargaming and had to learn to paint much smaller models to a higher level of detail I like to think my painting has improved quite a bit.

I don't have the space to get a permanent layout built (the second bedroom is my wargaming room or atleast it will be) but I do have the space to store a couple of reasonably sized layouts provided I remember not to glue all the scenery down. No idea when I'll get started as my budget will be very limited for the next few months as I continue to buy furniture for the house. I might be able to scrape together enough cash to buy a small amount of track and a loco in the next few weeks but that's about it. Still it's nice to be energised about model railways again.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:02 pm

Welcome back Nick. Look forward, in due course, to the Gnew start. :wink:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:21 pm

Welcome back Nick :-)
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:32 am

Thanks chaps.
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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:23 am

I'll add my welcome too.

Although, as I commented in a similar thread the other day, no one ever really gets away from us once we've got you.... :wink:

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Re: Making a return

Postby Nick Ellingworth » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:02 pm

Urgh, has is really been nearly a year and a half since I posted this thread? How time flies when you're having fun, or in my case furnishing a house and for the past couple of months completely redoing your garden. Well better late than never I guess. :roll:

Truth be told I did actually do some model railway related stuff in the time between now and then. I bought some kits from Steve (Dragonfly and a couple of wagons) which remain unbuilt and bought my dad some stuff for his still being planned HO Austrian Tram layout. However I've worked out that contrary to what I said previously that I do have space for a permanent layout in my house. So with that in mind and given that it's payday on Friday I'm going to be starting to order some bits and pieces so I can get started again (finally!). I reckon I've got about 4' by 1 1/4' to play with which is plenty for Gn15. :mrgreen:
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Re: Making a return

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:09 pm

Grand to see things are getting settled enough to build a layout Nick :D
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Re: Making a return

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:24 pm

Hi again Nick!

That sounds a nice size for a useful layout. I'm looking forward to seeing more as things develop.

Cheers,

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Re: Making a return

Postby docnjoj » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:04 pm

Hi Nick and welcome again. I vaguely remember that your model building was to a high standard. Glad that you are back.
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Re: Making a return

Postby Jon Randall » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:50 am

Hiya Nick, goodd to hear things are going well 8)
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