- 12 Apr 2016
Looking for a first steam loco but would preferably r/c maybe all the bells and whistles etc. What is out on offering currently. Live in south Essex but working in south London if this helps.
Good advice, you may even luck out with someone in a group who has something good for sale at a good price. Plus of course they will have demonstrated it for you even let you have a go.If you are going the live steam route - 7/8ths, 16/15 mm and 1:22.5/1:24 scales - then look to joining the Association of 16 mm Narrow Gauge Modelers (16 mm NGM). You don't need to be a modeler or into 16 mm scale (see above) but it does help to be (as)sociable. Take a look here https://www.16mm.org.uk/
Get hooked up with one of their very active local groups and look and learn. Max
Nordmij. Without a doubt you're in for exciting times! A small word of caution though. If you are thinking about live steam in G or 16mm Scale, you'd be better trying a gas fired loco to start with. Coal fired engines are obviously brilliant, but they can be difficult to get the hang off and aren't the easiest of things to "test"! Try going to a local club and have a look see whats aroundWell a long road later have had simple garden analogue out and up again as house move on the cards. Still only 3 things excite me like this, one is garden railway but now leaning towards the coal or gas areas, guitars and my other half. Lets see what wins out my fingers are crossed with steam i can say!