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I am new to this site and am looking forward to seeking help and offering my suggestions. I have yet to set up a train but have made arrangements to receive three cars and an engine, and about thirty some odd feet of track. Well, if anyone has any comments this is the time to ask questions and offer suggestions. I plan to do a test installation initially , then install some track on the upper walls of our garage. Cheers!
Larry
 

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Welcome to the Forum, Larry..
I am not very hot on my Canadian geography, so had to look Kamloops up. Looks like you are a ways over there.

Please ask any questions, and when you make a start, we like pictures..

PhilP.
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Larry welcome to the forum, you don’t say if you are DC, DCC, Battery power, and I assume this is LGB. it sounds as if your railway is going to be permanently installed inside the the garage, with no outside running. So lots more questions than answers.
P.S. watch out for the humour, and we love photos.
 

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Welcome to the forum Larry, PhiLp has answered my first question! We have several Canadian folk on the forum, but knowing Canada, you're probably closer to us here in the British Isles than you are to them! :giggle:
 

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Welcome to the forum Latty, lots of things to do. Have a look at my build and vid linked below to see a little more of what is possible.
 

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Welcome to the forum Larry....
 

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Yes, to start are you in Canada? If so you may want to change your "flag" so when people make recommendations, they know not to tell you to go over to your local dealer in Kent, UK to buy something, i.e. can make recommendations that are "regional".

Also what is the train, is it Bachmann or what? If Bachmann, is it the steel track?

Greg
 

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Welcome to the Forum, Larry..
I am not very hot on my Canadian geography, so had to look Kamloops up. Looks like you are a ways over there.

Please ask any questions, and when you make a start, we like pictures..

PhilP.
(From the tiny island of Great Britain).
Thank you PhilP. I am still waiting for all my parts so it will be a while. Initially I will set it up on the floor , to make sure every thing works.; After that, I will be attaching the tracks to supported shelving on the walls. It should be a lot of fun, and to be sure the train doesn’t fall off on to the floor on corners, I will be putting up short walls on the shelving.
 

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Larry welcome to the forum, you don’t say if you are DC, DCC, Battery power, and I assume this is LGB. it sounds as if your railway is going to be permanently installed inside the the garage, with no outside running. So lots more questions than answers.
P.S. watch out for the humour, and we love photos.
My power will be DC from a power supply. What is DCC? and what is LGB? My train is G scale . I only have two cars so far , and there is an engine and two more cars on the way.
 

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Welcome to the forum Larry, PhiLp has answered my first question! We have several Canadian folk on the forum, but knowing Canada, you're probably closer to us here in the British Isles than you are to them! :giggle:
Well, my father was British, and was born in Pinner. He came to Canada and met my mother in Saskatchewan, then they came to British Columbia to settle in 1935.
 

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As soon as I get some set up done , I will be attaching photos, etc. I said I have only four units but there will actually be four cars and an engine. All White Pass train size G. Cheers!
Larry
 

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Yes, to start are you in Canada? If so you may want to change your "flag" so when people make recommendations, they know not to tell you to go over to your local dealer in Kent, UK to buy something, i.e. can make recommendations that are "regional".

Also what is the train, is it Bachmann or what? If Bachmann, is it the steel track?

Greg
Hi Greg, yes it is Bachmann; and the track is Brass. Does that sound like it is ok?
 

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Hi Greg , yes I thought brass would withstand moisture better than steel, and be stronger than plastic. So , thankfully I made the right choice. I am still wondering what LGB is? is it a brand?
Larry
 

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Thank you for that info Greg. Well I will be educated after I get through with this hobby for sure.
Larry
 

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Thank you for that info Greg. Well I will be educated after I get through with this hobby for sure.
Larry
Hi Larry, welcome, and it's alway nice to find someone new joining us large G scale hobbyists. LGB trains company, Ernst Paul Leymann Patentwerk, Germany, starting producing the large scale trains suitable for the garden in 1968 with their famous LGB 2010 Stainz German locomotive. Then in 1985 they additionally starting producing American style locomotives, the first one being the LGB 2018D Mogul. From 1968 to 2006, they produced hundreds of European and American style locomotives in G scale and associated rolling stock. Unfortunatrely, at the end of 2006 they filed for bankrupcy and in 2007 Marklin Germany bought the rights to their patents, engineering drawings, molds, etc, and starting producing LGB products again. You can Google LGB Trains to find lots of information about this world-famous brand of large G scale model trains. I also have some good information about LGB trains on my Website, including links to two YouTube Videos touring the former LGB factory in Nurember, Germany. Marklin is headquartered in Germany but operates their LGB factory in Hungry.
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