Hello everyone, i'm back!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by trainsteve2435, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    Hello everyone, boy, it sure is good to be back into model railroading once again, and hopefully this time for good. It seems a lot has changed since i last visited about a year ago. I sure was saddened by the news of Robin's passing, he was truly a master at what he done and will surely be missed. I noticed the new MR download station has a section for downloading track plans to fit different size rooms, which brings me to my question..... I have recently bought a new house with a big (24' x 22') garage and im looking for a nice track plan to fill it with. For anyone that has downloaded any of these plans, is there any one paticular download that may have a plan to fit my garage? I was just wondering before i paid $8.95 to download one of them, just to find out the plans were too small or too big. Thanks for any input and like i said, it sure is good to be back amongst all of you people!
    steve:wave:
  2. hooknlad

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    Welcome Back Steve !!!!!!!!! I have not used any of these plans, but i wanted to wish you good luck in your new home. Great to have you back..
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I am not a big fan of the Download Station (nor of any of the "reprint" books by Kalmbach). There is a lot of information available in back issues (that you may already have), on the internet, or even in your head! :eek: ;)

    I think that you will be happier if you go through the planning process yourself, rather than paying for a plan that you likely will modify anyway. Check out the Givens & Druthers form (link in my signature), and let's get started! :D

    Andrew

    PS - Congrats on your new home! I just gave up my 26x26 garage workshop for a finished basement in our new house... Grass is always greener... !:rolleyes:
  4. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    I have no idea about the downloadable plans... I'll just say that most people are more satisfied with layouts not built exactly according to a published plan. I'm not saying that published plans aren't good - but they are made by and for people who don't necessarily share your interests.

    What scale are you in?
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    great to have you back :D Best of Luck!!!!! :D
  6. trainsteve2435

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    Hey everyone, thanks for the warm welcome, and the opinions. Im still modelling HO scale, so i will keep on planning and see what happens! Thanks again!
    steve:wave: