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Old 10-11-2017, 12:50 PM   #1
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Having registered a little while back, I thought I'd say hello.

Due to my asthma, I often find it difficult to persue my outdoor activities in the summer months, so I have decided to put together a small model rail layout, to keep me busy, mostly, in the summer months.

I'm developing a smallish 8 feet x 5 feet OO DCC layout, in a spare room, based loosely around 1958ish.

The internet provides a wealth of advice but, no doubt, I'll pop in here from time to benefit from some of you much more experienced modellers.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hi Hawk -welcome to the forum. You are in good company in that there are many folk on here who have layouts based "loosely" on something or other (me included). Ask away with anything you need to know and we'll do our best. R-
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Hi Chris (hawk1911).
Welcome to the forum.
Do keep us updated with your layout build progress.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:38 PM   #4
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Hi Chris nice to meet you lots more than advice goes on here you can even have fun sometimes. Nice place to get information and nice place to have a chat too.
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Hello Hawk, welcome to the forum. Do keep us up to date with how it's going. Pictures, if you can, are specially welcomed .
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:55 PM   #6
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Hi Chris and welcome to our forum.
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Thank you for all the welcome messages.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:39 PM   #8
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Welcome Chris. Good idea to base your layout loosley on a period. Helps prevent you buying too many locos. Well it is supposed to.
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Welcome. 8'x5' is a nice size. The extra foot width really increases the possibilities. Enjoy. Probably the best advice I can give is to resist the temptation to fill the board with track. Yes, I've been there and done that more then once. The problem is that scenery takes up space as well. Space is a luxury. We would all like to have an extra few feet, even if we are blessed with a large room! There is always something we would like to squeeze in...
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Hi Chris - Welcome to the forum - a great place with lots of help, information and fun.
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