Alex's Layout thread.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by alexbnfan, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. ocalicreek

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    Looks great, Alex! Thanks for sharing your progress!
  2. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Off Subject:

    Alex what world does your brother play in Runescape?
  3. alexbnfan

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    109 i think. I'll ask him later.

    EDIT: i know its one of the Australian worlds. 109, as i said, i think

    edit again: he plays on 109, and 32, pm me for his username
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    You got that right! I have two that I almost no end of problems with. In the end I replaced them.
  5. alexbnfan

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    and therein lies my problem, replacing things.
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    I know how it is. I was a teenager once myself. Money was short and difficult to come by, my father makes Scrooge look like a drunk sailor when it comes to spending money. I had to go out and earn my own. Not easy in a rural area.
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    You'll see, even when you start working, your money always goes to something else. Mine goes mostly to bording and lodging and the fiance.

    Perhaps you should look around for a club in your area, if I didn't have friends to help me out, I would never have started my layouts by now- friends both on the net and in real life can help greatly towards layouts and the building there of.

    Perhaps try: Sydney Model Railway Club, surely they have members in your part of the country. I am busy finding out from a friend about a few others.
  8. alexbnfan

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    I am part of the local club, and they are very helpful towards me.
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    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Glad to hear that. :thumb:

    Did they help you at all with your layouts?
  10. jeffrey-wimberl

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    I've had turnouts be bad right out of the pack, especially in the 80's when I was using Atlas track.
  11. alexbnfan

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    Not directly, but, indirectly, through the skills they have taught me, yes, they have.

    also, call me greedy, but i like to keep that part to myself, so i can say that its MY railroad.

    BTW, i just arrived in Sydney. I'm going to buy some kits to put on my layout
  12. MadHatter

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    That's what makes it all interesting.

    We have a member in our Club that hates people operating and touching on his stuff, so he doesn't really invite people to see what he calls His Scalectrix (his is a German layout basically in a figure eight).

    But he practices what he preaches- he won't come and operate on your layout, just sit and watch/ talk.

    I personally only want help with tricky stuff like benchwork and track over joints (especially with my portable layout), etc.

    The rest I also want to do, like you, on my own.
  13. alexbnfan

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    I'm not that extereme, but,i do like to do most of it myself (though others do help occasionally)

    EDIT: btw, happy 500th post!!!!
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    :eek: Thanks:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  15. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    I can't say i don't see where he is coming from. When i put hard work into my models and things, it freaks me out when other people touch them, because of what i invested into making my model. likewise, i'm also bad luck across the board. something totally random will happen if you hand me a DCC hand held, like the locomotive will just fall on its side going one inch an hour on the middle of a 3 foot section of flex track going straight.
  16. alexbnfan

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    OK, so i am sorry about my busyness (its that "S" word!!!!! (and no, its not that "S" word) has been keeping me busy.sign1sign1sign1

    but i'll try and keep posting a bit more frequently.
  17. jeffrey-wimberl

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    Yeah, I know all about that school thing. I had to go through it too. That stopped in '78.
  18. alexbnfan

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    yep. well i'll get some new pics soon, i promise
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    OK, so now may not be soon, but it'll have to do. Not many trains are running though, wiring and track issues
  20. alexbnfan

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