• Hi All I think many of you are not aware of the user profile options, if you hover over the small round icon top right of the screen, it may be black, have 2 letters or even your avatar, it will bring up a menu with lots of options for you to play with. One that we like to see used is the setting of an avatar (little picture) you can now also upgrade your account to remove adverts. Paul

Hello from Australia

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idlemarvel

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Welcome, you have plenty of fun times ahead. Ii hope it gives your partner some pleasure too, IMO any garden is improved by having a railway running through it! :)
 
korm kormsen

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you didn't mention, in which age group you are.
but let me be direct: sooner or later comes the time, when getting down on your knees may be no problem - only the getting up again will be.

if you can touch the rails, without bending down, you will get about five more years, to enjoy your trains.

building hip-high track, will be more expensive and more work right now, it will impact the look of your garden, but...
 
Gavin Sowry

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Garden Railroader and Raconteur
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you didn't mention, in which age group you are.
A 'young' 54...... it's on his profile.

Yes, we welcome Aussies (Colonials is one term) here. Hope you're not a Carlton supporter, I support any team playing against Carlton.
 
royale

royale

G scale and driving my Royale Sabre kit car
26 Oct 2009
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    royale

Welcome aboard - hope you're a good swimmer!
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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    dunnyrail

Looks like an LGB Catalogue, but then that is what a shop would have. Great selection, those Railcars are great runners and the big Green Mallett is another object of desire. Smashing.
 
PhilP

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Must admit I hanker after one of those sets with a Mallet, and a couple of coaches in. ;)
Still can't decide whether I would go brown, or blue, though? :think::(

To OP..
Did you get any track, and something to control / power this lot?
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
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    dunnyrail

Must admit I hanker after one of those sets with a Mallet, and a couple of coaches in. ;)
Still can't decide whether I would go brown, or blue, though? :think::(

To OP..
Did you get any track, and something to control / power this lot?
In the pictures there looked to be a couple of smaller LGB Control Boxes. Wonder if he will luck out and find a Jumbo or two?
 
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Welcome, you lucky thing! I hope you've a good wet suit as that's not the deep end, it's more of the Marianas Trench!
 
AussieGscaler

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Thank you all for your welcomes

More to come as I do a "stocktake" on it this week
 
stevedenver

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Welcome!
You have a casche of lgb from its golden age, some of my favorites.

Now......
Its time to envision a layout and lay track....the harder part of the train hobby.
 
Gizzy

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Railways, Aviation, Computers, DIY....
26 Oct 2009
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    Gizzy

Welcome to the forum cobber....
 
Bill Barnwell

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    Bill Barnwell

Hello ( G'day ) from Victoria, Australia

I have just become the owner of the LGB / Pola stock from a shop that closed in the late 1980's

What better way is there to get into a hobby than "dive in the deep end" ... there was quite a lot ! ( see pic )

I am looking forward to setting up track at my partners place ( she has MS and loves her garden ) as well as my own place.

More to come as I wade through my boxes ... ( p.s. the rest of the stash was put in my stationwagon )
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