Model Railway Forum

Go Back   Model Railway Forum > Model Railway Forum Information > The Welcome Forum

The Welcome Forum Just joined, say hello in here!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2017, 05:23 PM   #11
Mountain Goat
Senior Member
 
Mountain Goat's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,284
Mountain Goat is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

You could hinge it half way in width so you can move the trains on the fixed bit of the line before folding. Be aware the hinges need to be raised to make the board fold and not get caught on the rails, or raised further still if buildings etc need to be cleared (Depending how you construct it).

Scale and gauge... I'd choose 00 gauge or larger if you have grandkiddies. If they are young then consider buying the cheap Hornby trainsets or consider older models like Triang etc which are more durable. Old Lima models seem OK as other then buffers and the odd bit of detail, they are not too bad. Some modern locos have so much intricate detailed bits that even I have to look to where best to hold them without breaking the things.

Last edited by Mountain Goat; 09-10-2017 at 05:29 PM.
Mountain Goat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2017, 08:29 PM   #12
Michael P
Junior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 26
Michael P is on a distinguished road
Default Hello

Hello Extrema and welcome. I don't have grandchildren yet so I told my wife the layout was for me. She just looked at me the way that wives do. Enjoy.
Michael P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2017, 09:53 PM   #13
Footplate1947
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: County Durham
Posts: 1,395
Footplate1947 is on a distinguished road
Default

I must be lucky Micheal when I told my wife 2 years ago I was going to build a layout she bought me a Train set.
I think she had good idea I was quite interested though. As I had a room full of my Hornby collection.
__________________
I may be wrong as I very often am. John
Footplate1947 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.