What If.....

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Stuart, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart New Member

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    HI..

    What if you had to start again from scratch. Would you model the same scale or do someting diffrent..

    I myself would do something diffrent and model some S-Scale, "Why" you ask.. In Australia this is a very rare and a small Exhibition switching layout would be great.

    Stuart
  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Stuart, I model in 3 scales in two different gauges (standard and narrow ) and would probly do it all again if I had to start over.
  3. msowsun

    msowsun Member

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    I have been in HO for about 20 years. The only thing I would do differently is not buy so many cheap engines and rolling stock.

    Anyone want to trade about 100 plastic locos for a few nice brass steam engines?
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I'd probably stick with HO since I like the size. I might consider modeling the Soo Line in the early 80's that I regularly saw operating near my home in the Twin Cities. Another possibility, and more challening, might be to try to accurately portray the steam era Ulster & Delaware, a small line in the Catskill Mountains that connected with NYC's West Shore line. I received an excellent book about this railroad as a gift.
    Ralph
  5. Alan Bickley

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    I would still stick with HO. After all, it has the biggest range of accessories available and as I model a lot of road transport, I find HO scale has to be the best catered for.
  6. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    I would and have started into On30. I'm currently doing a large area of a club layout in HO. I got into the On30 because small details in HO are getting hard to deal with. Some of you other senior folks can relate, I'm sure. Also I want to get back to modular layouts for home because thats what our HO club was originally. We suddenly found ourselves with a building and the modules became stationary.
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    I'd stay the same...HO...just can't beat the price and availability of inexpensive, sometimes free for the asking, castoffs that I come across. I was looking thru my latest Walthers mailer and realized the hobby has left me in the dirt budgetwise a long time ago. I'm as happy as a pig in slop when I find an HO junkbox at a fleamarket or yardsale. Check out my website and you'll see I don't hurt for it.:thumb:
  8. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    I am HO but if $$ was no problem and I had the space it would be O gauge (2 rail) But as it is I am satisfied with HO.
    Les
  9. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I went from HO to N because the lack of space. I am now in an apartment. I miss my basement!:cry: The G scale train will be under the tree again this year! :thumb:

    Andy:wave:
  10. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    S is a good choice and so is G.

    I have strated from scratch this year with HO and while being an O gauger for years lost it all to a flood.

    I picked up where I left off pretty much but with a lumber and coal theme.