Hi all from the South coast near the City of Portsmouth.

Tinker

Tinker

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Hi all, planning in the next year to build a 16mm scale 45mm gauge layout.
Mostly from kits i.e IP Engineering, Dean Goods and anything else I can bash into shape ;)
John.
 
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Hi all, planning in the next year to build a 16mm scale 45mm gauge layout.
Mostly from kits i.e IP Engineering, Dean Goods and anything else I can bash into shape ;)
John.
Ooo, you little tinker you (do you see where I went with that),

David
 
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John

It's good that you can still solder on. Welcome to the Forum by the way. You have probably already sussed out that I am one of those who takes nothing on the Forum, and very little in life, too seriously. There are plenty of the Forum members who take the subject a bit more seriously and who will be able to impart a wealth of knowledge which will help you make more informed decisions about creating your railway.

David
 
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Rhinochugger

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John

It's good that you can still solder on. Welcome to the Forum by the way. You have probably already sussed out that I am one of those who takes nothing on the Forum, and very little in life, too seriously. There are plenty of the Forum members who take the subject a bit more seriously and who will be able to impart a wealth of knowledge which will help you make more informed decisions about creating you railway.

David
I'm with him :emo::emo::emo::emo:
 
Tinker

Tinker

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David, oh! we have a bunch of comedians here, I like it.:clap:
Here at tightwad towers I'm on a limited budget :D .
I will buy what ever second hand track I can get hold of.
It will be battery powered and wireless control.
The garden layout will have a random mix and styles of engines and rolling stock.
I even have plans of building a trestle bridge.
The grandchildren will love it.
John.
 
PhilP

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Welcome to the Forum! - Funny things happen here.. :)

Just for 'balance'..

"There is always track-power.." ;)
 
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45mm is a good choice for grandchildren as you have access to Playmobil trains and Bachmann Thomas range although they would be out of scale with your 16mm stuff. Not that that would bother them. I found my grandchildren were/are just as happy pushing things round the track by hand as having powered locos. Also 45mm code 332 brass track is virtually indestructible even by grandchildren.
 
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Welcome.....I'm not too far from you (the other side of Southampton).
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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.......................... The grandchildren will love it.
John.

It's a fantastic excuse - I mean, I haven't even got any grandchildren yet, and even though that may change in a day or two, predictions are for a girl ............... but that hasn't stopped me :devil::devil:
 
David1226

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If i'd known how great Grandchildren were, i'd have had them first.

David
 
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Buy/build the railway for yourself. If your children/grandchildren like them too, then you haven't wasted your time. If you only buy/build for the grandchildren/children, you will be sadly disappointed.
You can share YOUR hobby, but you can't give a hobby to anyone.
Welcome to the gang
 
PhilP

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Sage words from Fr. Fred..

Though, building for yourself is not a waste of time.. ;)

'For the Grandchildren..' Is a means to permission to build.. :);):lipssealed:
 
JimmyB

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Tinker, welcome, do you have a name, you would prefer us to use, or just go with tinker.

PhilP, not only permission to build, but to expand :)
 
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your trains, remember Rule 8
 
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I'm no a religious sort but agree with Paul's advice and kowtow to Rule 8 always. welcome to the forum.
 
dunnyrail

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Welcome to the Forum and Madhouse Tinker, have a search for some of the things that can be done with Playmobil. They are not only near indestructible to Grandees but can be worked up into different things. The Trains are now pretty difficult to find new but bargains can be had on EBay. Many of the PM Buildings are also underrated as are Sylvanian Families Ones. Always worth while looking for bargains at Boot Sales, Charity Shops etc rather than buying new which can at times be eye wateringly costly. Below is a long big link with plenty of options of what can be done with PM Trains Plus buildings.

 
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Enjoy! I used to live in Pompey (now in Scotland). We never had a garden big enough for a railway when I was there, unfortunately!
I'm busy changing my own layout from a single loop to one with passing places and sidings, when time and weather permit.
The nice thing with a garden layout is that scenery is easy, and you normally have very simple trackwork (also it's big and strong enough
to deal with clumsiness - you can even stand on the track if you like!).

Keep an eye out on the forum for second hand items to get you started. Obviously postage can be an issue (especially for heavy items like track).
I have some things that I've not had time to sort out properly yet (acquired from a friend) - basic but could be useful to you
and others. Will put them up when work madness subsides!