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  1. martinf

    martinf New Member

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    Hi my name is martinf. Just joined yesterday. I am in the first stages of building my 1st N Scale layout 6x2. It will be USA Freelance. Hope to have 3 levels. I am open to all advice, maybe I will hear from some of you guys in the near future.
    regards,
    Martinf
  2. rogerw

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    Welcome Martin
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    Welcome aboard, Martin.

    Loren
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Glad you could join us at the Gauge Martin :thumb: :mrgreen:
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    Welcome aboard!
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    Hello Martin and welcome.
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    Welcome Martin , We all hope to see pictures of all the progress!! :thumb:
    Mike
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    Welcome aboard,Martin. Steve Church Milwaukee Road Iowa Divivision
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    :welcome1: Martin....
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    welcome
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    Welcome Martin
    I am sure you will get some good advice but you will need to give some more info.
    6x2 is not large enough to do 3 levels if I am reading you right.
    For 3 levels you would need helixes and the grades would be way too steep on a small layout.
    Dennis
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    Welcome to from one Nscaler to another! This is the place to get some great information - learn a lot - and generally have a good time talkin' trains.
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    Many beginning modellers use the term "levels" to refer not to decks, but simply to track at different elevations on one deck. The term isn't accurate when you realize that, especially on a small layout, tracks crossing over each other necessitates most of the track being graded.
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    Welcome, good luck and post some pics if you can. :mrgreen:
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    Good Afternoon, Martin, and all:

    I am looking for more than bits and bytes
    of marketing information by the product
    manufacturers. For instance, I started out
    this morning with a curiosity question: Some
    cars roll well, with little friction; some cars
    don't roll well at all.

    What lubricant? How applied? How often?
    ...etc.

    Following leads to this inquiry on Google,
    I discovered Zealot. So far, so good.

    F. Richard Burt

    Brazos Valley Railway
    ...through the Heart of Texas

    This is what I call my first model train
    layout since I first became interested in
    the hobby about 60 years ago. <grins>

    The Brazos Valley is a shelf railway in my
    storage shed. Imagination caught the
    possibilities when I saw that I had a 38-foot
    length of shelving on the 3-foot above the
    floor level. Bingo!!! Now, I have trains running
    on a loop that is 2-scale miles long. Not bad.
    Added a set of tracks for sidings, and will build
    a 3-track yard next.

    Experimented with some scenery, printed
    pictures of the Texas plains and hills to use
    as backdrop, and a lot of other things.

    Track laid is mostly N-scale Kato UniTrack with
    some Atlas Flextrack in the yard.

    I like the 1920 to 1949 era for prototye
    equipment, and have two steam locomotives
    and four diesel locos. Hope to add two more
    steam locomotives.

    I don't honor fast clocks, but try to run the trains
    at scale speeds. Look good, and run well.

    More, later. This is my first, introductory, shot at
    posting to the whole Zealot group. Will see what
    happens next.

    F. Richard Burt
    3111 Duck Creek Parkway
    Garland, TX 75044

    972-530-7601 (desk phone-early mornings)

    effarbee@verizon.net I answer all E-mail
    sent directly to me.

    Brazos Valley Railway
    ...through the Heart of Texas


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