Hi all, after looking at this site for a couple of years, I have finally taken the plunge and joined
I have been a model railroader most of my adult life (59+) and a member of a local HO Model Railroad Club here in Western Australia for 20something years. Most of my family have been involved with trains (real or otherwise) in their lives. I have been building a 4' x 3' On30 mini layout over the last couple of years and hope to share some pics here once I figure out how to do so !! I am looking forward to getting to know you all and your creations etc.
Cheers Trev G
Hello Trev,welcome to this great forum where there are plenty of ideas ,pics and knowledge.What outline are you modelling and what type of rolling stock are you running?If you have any questions ,just ask and you will get an intelligent answer(well most times)....Peter in south east oz.
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Hi Peter, thanks for the warm welcome. Sounds like you guys a helpful and creative bunch.
My little project is a small US mining operation set in the late 50's and run by a man who doesn't believe in "New fangled diesels and the like". Hence it runs Porters, Shays, Heislers etc. P.S. He's also a bit of a Cheapskate! I call it 'Cussalot Creek". It's about 75% complete. No weathering yet. I have weathered lots of HO rolling stock and diesels but not tackled any steam engines so at some point I may need a little guidance! Anyway, thanks for the welcome.
My little layout started out as a simple oval of used track (and a couple of old points from the junk box) fitted to a basic 4' x 3' plywood base board. It was originally built to test HO loco DCC/sound installations. I started using it to try out different scenery techniques about the same time I purchased my first On30 loco - probably the only On30 Bachmann Shay to NOT be plagued by the dreaded broken gears syndrome! And it just sort of 'evolved' into Kussalot Springs from there. I managed to post a couple of pics to The Gallery if anyone is interested.
( Hi Trev ... I pasted your photos from the 'Members Gallery' in here )
"I think I will fit right in as I tend to think 'outside the box' at times."
Due to Si and Woodie's influence I turned to 35n2 BPRC (battery powered remote control). Right now I'm building my layout under a covered patio out in the backyard. As soon as I reclaim some real estate from Mother Nature (trimming back bushes and trees) this layout will get moved to the great outdoors.
Boxes? None here. Walls? Got rid of those too.
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