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3Bird

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I recently (well a couple years ago) inherited my old LGBs from when I was kid c.1974. For the past couple years, they have come out just for Christmas. I've been wanting to 1) add a 2nd locomotive and some aesthetic details for the Christmas layout and, 2) design up a garden layout. I'm hoping these forums will both educate and inspire!
 
casey jones snr

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Welcome to G Scale Central, there is plenty to enjoy.
 
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Welcome to the slippery slope! You'll get all the help you need here, and hopefully you'll be able to contribute with your knowledge. And of course you'll need a sense of humour, the puns can be appalling
 
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And of course you'll need a sense of humour, the puns can be appalling
They are not that good:)
welcome, but more importantly what do we call you - 3bird
 
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Welcome indeed mr ? As Jimmy says nice to have a first name. But I sit ok with Dunny. Though below you can see I am a John (JonD).
 
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PhilP

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Welcome '3Bird'!

You may well think "You Brits!" about the jokes, but there are quite a few people who rock-up here from your side of the pond.. :):nod:

Have a look-see in the Media section(s) and browse a few of the galleries there..

Give us an idea of what/where you are heading with your rail(way)road, and we can offer advice.
Enjoy!

PhilP.
 
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WELCOME ABOARD
 
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maxi-model

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Welcome. Plenty of help available here. Doesn't matter how you style yourself. Max
 
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3Bird

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They are not that good:)
welcome, but more importantly what do we call you - 3bird
Three Bird Farm is the name of our farm, and the future location of the Three Bird Garden RR! :)
 
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Welcome '3Bird'!

You may well think "You Brits!" about the jokes, but there are quite a few people who rock-up here from your side of the pond.. :):nod:

Have a look-see in the Media section(s) and browse a few of the galleries there..

Give us an idea of what/where you are heading with your rail(way)road, and we can offer advice.
Enjoy!

PhilP.
I lived on your side of the bond for quite a few years (north of the border though), so I do enjoy the special brand of jokes and puns. :)

I was given an LGB set when I was 4 years old, and it was returned to me a couple years ago in my (and its) 40s. I sure wish I had taken better care of them when I was young, but they were the focal point of much of my childhood play.

For the past couple years, I've had them out at Christmas only with just a simple oval and siding. I have two immediate goals 1) add a car, some accessories (e.g., crossing, signal, building, etc.) and (maybe) a new locomotive for this Christmas, and 2) begin to repair and enhance (e.g., replace/add lights) the cars I have. The longer term goal is to begin to plan a garden railway and maybe get some track down this spring.

Associated with the first goal, I find catenary really appealing. I was thinking about having a longer straight track adjacent to my oval this year that would run a small engine (maybe an LGB 2030 Electric), streetcar or trolly on catenary so I could get a feel for it. That may, however, just be a pipe dream.

Anyway, those are my thoughts at the moment. Thanks for the warm welcome!
 
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Three Bird Farm is the name of our farm, and the future location of the Three Bird Garden RR! :)
'3Bird' it is then..

Will have to 'fish' for anything else! ;)

It will be interesting to see developments on the Railroad..
 
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You can call me Ret or 3Bird or "Hey You!" :)
 
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Welcome to the club. I lived in Maine for a couple years, I have to imagine that the garden railroading season is a bit short up there.
 
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Welcome. I have a Florida friend who lives in Maine and runs modern trains in his garden. I also communicate with Eric Schade, who volunteers on the WW&F and makes gorgeous models of Maine 2-footers [as we call them] using 7/8ths scale and live steam.

 
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Welcome to the club. I lived in Maine for a couple years, I have to imagine that the garden railroading season is a bit short up there.
Not if you run a railway wedge plow or rotary plow! ;-)
 
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Welcome '3Bird'!

...... there are quite a few people who rock-up here from your side of the pond.. :):nod:
Don't worry about them, it's those blasted Colonials t'other side of the Equator you have to worry about. Let's start on a friendly footing, shall we, ah, Giday!
 
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Don't worry about them, it's those blasted Colonials t'other side of the Equator you have to worry about. Let's start on a friendly footing, shall we, ah, Giday!
All very well you going on about them in the States, we have a few of em over here.
 
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Hello, and welcome