New to large scale in Cornwall

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Andy Cox

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As per title really. I'm new to the large scale model railway scene but have decided to build an outdoor 45 mm layout to run 16 mm narrow gauge light industrial type stock. I also like the North American G scale type stock and anticipate running that as well.

I have the intended basic layout sketched out and have been collecting track for some time and feel it's time to start building. I'm very much looking forward to this and am sure I'll be asking plenty of questions, some probably silly, on here.
Cheers
Andy
 
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Andy, welcome to the forum, friendly bunch really, however be aware of the humour ;)
 
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Welcome to the forum Andy.

I assume you are using 16mm running on 45mm gauge track, as opposed to 32mm?

Plenty of modellers here running US stock too....
 
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Rhinochugger

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Ah, did someone say US?

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however be aware of the humour ;)
I think that should read:
..however beware of the humour.. :giggle:

Welcome Andy!

Get some track down, before the really bad weather.. - Though, other than 'wet' you probably have a longer season, than the rest of the country?
 
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Welcome Andy. From another with a foot in both the 16 mm scale and US outline 45 mm gauge camp. That was a mouthfull :) Max

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I almost thought we had a close-by new neighbour...but then realized you are not in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada...too bad...but still...you are most welcome here, even if you might be a slight bit "Corny"....!!!
 
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Welcome to GSC, Andy!

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Welcome Andy. I'm a newbie myself with much the same interests. Just started building my line.

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I almost thought we had a close-by new neighbour...but then realized you are not in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada...too bad...but still...you are most welcome here, even if you might be a slight bit "Corny"....!!!
There is a Cornwall in England, Fred (well just) :devil: :devil: although it can be difficult to find - it's an island, the other side of the Tamar :p:p
 
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Welcome to the forum. As well as the G Gauge Society, you may want to have a look at the 16mm Association, both have a good following. Any pictures of your progress will be welcomed
 
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There is a Cornwall in England, Fred (well just) :devil: :devil: although it can be difficult to find - it's an island, the other side of the Tamar :p:p
Careful Rhinochugger, Cornwall in England? Depends on where you live!
 
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Welcome, I have a Cornish Surname and most of my ancestors are from Cornwall, there again, I'm not from Australia but I'm big down under.

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dunnyrail

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Welcome to the Forum Andy, though my line is mostly based on East German Narrow Gauge on occasion some US stuff gets a look in to the action.
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Thank you very much for all your welcoming replies.
I'm hoping to get started in the next couple of weeks with the ground work required to start sorting out levels etc. Due to the nature of the area I have available to me, well, more accurately, it's been allocated to me by SWMBO, my proposed layout will be sighted on top of a retaining wall, be set on an elevated track base and at ground level so it's going to test my limited knowledge to the limit and I'm afraid you'll be getting plenty of very basic questions from me.
The forum looks like a fantastic resource and I'm really looking forward to learning as much as I can from here.
Andy
 
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Welcome Andy.. good to see another US outline fan... there are not too many of us on the forum!

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The strange thing about garden railways is the way most people run a right old mixture of whatever they want. On my indoor N gauge layouts every train is strictly correct for the era and location modelled. Out in the garden however its a different story.....
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Welcome Andy. I am a relative newcomer to the forum and can say that you will be well looked-after by the folk who are regulars. Without meaning anything other than praise, I can say that they like their layouts, are a right mixture who share a passion for this wonderful hobby. Just ask away.
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