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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by alexbnfan, Jun 27, 2007.
Looks great, Alex! Thanks for sharing your progress!
Alex what world does your brother play in Runescape?
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
You got that right! I have two that I almost no end of problems with. In the end I replaced them.
and therein lies my problem, replacing things.
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.
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.
I am part of the local club, and they are very helpful towards me.
Glad to hear that. :thumb:
Did they help you at all with your layouts?
I've had turnouts be bad right out of the pack, especially in the 80's when I was using Atlas track.
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
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
Yeah, I know all about that school thing. I had to go through it too. That stopped in '78.
yep. well i'll get some new pics soon, i promise
OK, so now may not be soon, but it'll have to do. Not many trains are running though, wiring and track issues
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i'll just post links to my photobucket site from now on.