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    Hello everyone. This is my first post. I just purchased a Kato Amtrak kit and Railmodeller Pro. So I am reading up on as much as I can. Any first time advice?

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    Gmorn and welcome!

    Lay down that Kato track and play! Then read up as much as you can here and try everything that appeals to you. There is a lot of experience available on this site and you will probably get overwhelmed with it all. Just soldier on and enjoy running the trains.

    I am unfamiliar with the Railmodelr, but do know Kato makes good stuff!

    Welcome aboard!
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    Welcome to the Forums and to the Hobby. As @badlandnp said, there is lots of experience and information here so don't be affraid to ask questions and enjoy the hobby.
    Cheers Tony

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    Welcome to the group! You chose the right brand for your first train. Cant go wrong with Kato.
    My build thread: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...t-do-you-think


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    Moose bid you hearty welcome to the greatest wee n-scale forum on the interweb!

    Please feel free to introduce yerself on this thread as well...

    P.S. Post photos (after the Moderators see fit to allow yer newbie-self the privilege) and post often!
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    Welcome to the Forum

    You have chosen well with Kato . Everything they make is pretty much decent or better .

    Give us some ideas of what kind of layout you would like to build . What era , what regoin of operation , what Railroad , freight or passenger .... those kind of things , and we can help with that .

    There is many options of track , locos , cars ect , don't be overwhelmed .

    I always have 2 suggestions , don't cram in too much track (leave room for scenery) in your design , and buy the best stuff that your budget allows . Until you get really familiar with fixing up broken bargin locos and cars , avoid them and go slow and learn . And ask here what's a decent loco , there are a lot of problems out there .

    It's a great hobby , take your time and enjoy it


    And lastly , get to know this site , it's the bible of locomotive reviews http://spookshow.net

    Mark the proprietor is a regular member here , and well respected

    Steve

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    Just remember KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid. Going too big right off the bat usually proves to be more fustrating than it's worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    Welcome to the Forum

    You have chosen well with Kato . Everything they make is pretty much decent or better .

    Give us some ideas of what kind of layout you would like to build . What era , what regoin of operation , what Railroad , freight or passenger .... those kind of things , and we can help with that .

    There is many options of track , locos , cars ect , don't be overwhelmed .

    I always have 2 suggestions , don't cram in too much track (leave room for scenery) in your design , and buy the best stuff that your budget allows . Until you get really familiar with fixing up broken bargin locos and cars , avoid them and go slow and learn . And ask here what's a decent loco , there are a lot of problems out there .

    It's a great hobby , take your time and enjoy it


    And lastly , get to know this site , it's the bible of locomotive reviews http://spookshow.net

    Mark the proprietor is a regular member here , and well respected

    Steve
    Thanks everyone,

    I would like a modern railroad, my wife an I traveled to California from DC on the California Zephyr so I love passenger trains. And I would like to later get a freight train set with some of the cars I remember seeing when I was little. Size is a concern so I want stay at 2x4 or 3x5 at the most. I will start reading up.

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