Where it all starts

Discussion in 'Baseboards' started by Toto, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. York Paul

    York Paul Full Member

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    Glad to be of service Pete.
     
  2. Chris Hardy

    Chris Hardy Full Member

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    Hello first time poster here. I've returned to model railways after a 30 year break. Here is a small layout I've constructed on an IKEA Lack shelf unit 43" x 10.5".
     

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  3. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Chris,

    welcome aboard good Sir. Straight into posting ...... excellent. :thumbs: Now ...... is that a lima class 33 I see there ? that is a fantastic compact layout your have there. the back scene is very effective as well. great work.

    toto
     
  4. Chris Hardy

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    Thanks for the welcome and the complements Toto. The Class 33 is a Heljan Sultan, I also have layout4.jpg an ex-Lima Hornby Railroad body on a Heljan chassis. It has been detailed with flush glazing and also AI models roof fan & grill and windscreen wipers since the photos were taken. Still lots more work to do on the layout.
     
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  5. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Great start and a nice job done on the Lima. Heljan chassis ...... that will run forever. :tophat:I'll look forward to following what you do on the layout.

    cheers

    toto
     
  6. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Chris

    Nice compact layout, I wonder, on returning to the hobby after a 30 year break, did you like me notice so much has changed, RTR are hardly recognizable from before.

    Paul
     
  7. Chris Hardy

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    Hi Paul, Yes the whole RTR thing has been a complete shock to me. in the 1980's I was a Beaties customer, buying Airfix, Lima and Mainline locos and rolling stock at very cheap prices. The prices have gone up but detailing on the modern RTR models like Bachmann and Heljan is absolutely astounding.
    All the model shops in my local area that I frequented back then have all closed, I have been using the internet traders to buy stock.
    I've still to get my head round DCC and sound units
     

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