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    Hallo und Willkommen Torsten,

    Quote Originally Posted by TorstenB View Post
    (or Canadian?)
    CP yes yes yes

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    Era 1950's/early 1960s
    Just tell us, that means steam with a few 'funky' early diesels chucked in for good measure ?

    Have fun and remember there is a golden rule on this forum............................................. ..........................................
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    Great to have you aboard!

    edit: found this on the net

    https://www.google.com/search?q=n+sc...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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    Thanks for all the welcome messages.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    Just tell us, that means steam with a few 'funky' early diesels chucked in for good measure ?
    At the moment it's more about searching for trackplans, which system to start with etc

    I am absolute bloody beginner!
    Thinking about starting with a small diorama like plate of about 20" x 10" to learn the basics of laying the tracks, modelling the scenic, wiring and so on

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorstenB View Post
    Thinking about starting with a small diorama like plate of about 20" x 10" to learn the basics of laying the tracks, modelling the scenic, wiring and so on
    That's a very good plan. Don't forget to start a thread under: Layouts, Design, & Planning.And let us know ALL the details and post LOTS of photos when you're allowed
    Thanks, Tom

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    Just a few words, New again at N scale, its been over 30+ years, wow getting old. They call Me Dave, I am here to try to learn more, get more ideals and hopefully have fun doing it. Thanks
    Dave Hudson

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    Hello Dave and Welcome. I take it we can call you Dave too ?

    Now, you are going to have to tell us a little about what you plan to get up to, layout size, road name, era and most importantly (to me) Steam ???

    Somebody will hopefully be along shortly to explain an unwritten rule or two

    Have fun
    Thanks, Tom

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    Welcome Dave!
    Yours,

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    Hi all,

    I am new to the hobby and am mainly getting into it for my stress relief and the grandchildren. I want to start with a small single train layout for a corner of my office and go from there. I had an HO set (just an oval from pieces gathered from everywhere) when I was young but haven't done anything for too many years. I want to do a steam passenger PRR train first because that was what my dad really liked; he worked on the railroad at one point in his life.
    ​Brian

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    Welcome, Brian! That sounds like a good way to start. A small layout is a great way to learn modeling techniques, have some buildings and scenery, and relax.

    How big do you want this corner layout to be?
    Cheers!
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    Hello Brian, Welcom. Sounds like a perfect way to start. I do like the bit about Steam
    Thanks, Tom

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    Welcome Brian!

    there are a number of small layout plans available on this site -- check out this https://www.nscale.net/forums/downloads.php?do=cat&id=2
    just for starters
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    @Anveo

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

    There be rules here ... One, don't poke the bear, the moose, the sasquach, the Reach Police - oh, definitely don't poke them, the wombat, the Schmidt, and a whole pack a badgers ... Okay, Moose really needs to get more sleep...

    Any way, post photos and post often ... ... ... Unless you're into disease'els, then don't bother with photos...
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    Yes, welcome to the forum, and don't be shy about asking questions. Lots of experience here and there are no dumb questions.

    That being said there is no implied guarantee about the quality of the answers.

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    the wombat
    I've still not heard from our Australian colleague. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I've still not heard from our Australian colleague. ...
    Moose worried about that boy... Wonder what happened.
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    There are a wide variety of interests, knowledge and viewpoints here, but the important thing is that you are among friends. And as friends, we try to help each other out.
    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    There are a wide variety of interests, knowledge and viewpoints here, but the important thing is that you are among friends. And as friends, we try to help each other out.
    ...And post photos. Lots and lots of photos...
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    And I thought you were a moose, not a nag. My mistake.
    Cheers!
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    @Anveo, seems someone forgot to tell you one little thing -- important, to be sure -- but little. Well, sorta little.

    See, @Moose2013 likes pictures in posts. He likes pictures of most things train-related, except diseasels, but even he's been known to post a photo or two of those infernal (please note the spelling) combustion machines. N scale models only, of course.

    A lack of photos can rile Moose, and he's been known to sorta express his displeasure. In person. On hooves. In a Stampede.

    Do you recall the scene from "Rogue One" where the Death Star fires and the planet starts to break apart? Well, that 'taint nuthin' compared to a Moose Stampede. And there aren't any Jedi to help you. Obi-Wan Kenobi could come to life and he's not stopping a Moose Stampede.

    So please post photos.

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm in my mid 50's and I started back into model railroading after I started having kids ten years ago. I had some O scale stuff from when I was a kid so I jumped into O at that time. I am in Japan, and I liked the fact that doing O scale was very un-Japanese. Since then, I moved from the mountains to a city and although I have some space for an O layout, I discovered a hobby shop, literally down the street, that specializes in N scale. I am amazed by the quality, cost and practicality of Tomix and Kato stuff. The owners of the shop are very nice and my kids are friends with their kids. I also want a Broadway Limited T1. For the price of a single, high-end O scale locomotive, I can build a nice double-track layout with a turntable, yard and several complete trains, which will not consume my whole house or freak out my wife. I must admit I do enjoy running noisy, smokey, toy looking O scale stuff, but n is a refreshing change. I can do without the noise and smoke as I get into more realistic modeling. Perhaps the best thing is being able to walk down to the hobby shop with my kids and buy stuff.

    Coming from O scale, I am familiar with various train/layout control systems, but I have been using conventional block control for old stuff and various RC for newer stuff that is equipped with it. I have not done any conversions. Japan seems to be averse to DCC. Equipment with DCC preinstalled is not readily available. Tomix TNOS digital block control looks promising, but not ideal. I would prefer individual control of trains, although automation using blocks would be fun (at least for an hour anyway.)

    My primary modeling interest is the Pittsburgh area from the 20's until the 50's, particularly Federal Street station and the Northside and places along the way out to the Conway yard. The Shikoku steam transition(which took place in the 60's and 70's) as well as current Shikoku operations interest me too. I see no reason not to mix them up. Hence the name of my yet to be built railroad, Pittsburgh & Far West. I look forward to being a part of this community and learning from your advice.

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    Welcome aboard David.
    Lots of nice folk on here and most are willing to answer any questions.
    But beware of the Moose if you don't post pictures when you tell us about your modeling.
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