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  1. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    welcome to the forum.

    Your choice of username has got my brain working on overtime. :avatar:Put me out of my misery. :avatar:

    Anyway .... :welcome: Aboard and thanks for joining us. Come back and tell us a bit about what you are up to. Have a good look around and feel free to add your thoughts to the various threads that may catch your eye.

    Most of all ....... Enjoy your time with us.

    Cheers for now

    Toto
     
  2. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi 'AJS is a Red' :welcome: from sunny hot Spain mmm lets have a guess at the name .. AJS motorcycle? .. Red could be Liverpool? .. probably wrong on both counts .. but anyway grab your favourite tipple get settled and enjoy the forum.

    Ian vt
     
  3. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome AJS is a Red,
    I have my theories about your user name but as Sergent Schultz of Hogans Heroes fame used to say...
    " I know nothing "
    So I will sit patiently and wait until I know the full story.........which should be quite interesting..????
    Welcome aboard......:thumbs:
    :tophat:Gormo
     
  4. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome from the East Midlands. Not being a 'footie fan', and only ever having owned Honda motor cycles, I've no idea about your username, but enjoy the forum anyway.
    Keith.
     
  5. Ron

    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    :hismiley: and welcome to the forum :welcome:
    I owned a Matchless which were very similar to AJS's :avatar:
     
  6. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome AJS is a red, great to have you on board.
    Have a look at what we are about and then come back and let us know a bit about yourself and what you are modelling!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  7. AJS is a Red

    AJS is a Red Full Member

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    Thanks everyone.

    The reds in question are a certain football team from Manchester.... Anyway that’s enough about the football.

    I’m just getting back into modelling having Had a 00 gauge loft layout as a child that my Dad built but unfortunately didn’t complete before we moved house. I now have children of my own and my aim is to complete a small 00 gauge layout for them (as well as for me to run some of my old locos on!). The layout is a simple loop (approx. 6ft x 4ft) loosely based on a station from Thomas the Tank engine. It includes a goods siding and small engine shed. It’s an analogue set up, but I may upgrade to DCC in the future. The idea is to hone my modelling skills on this smaller project first then if circumstances allow move onto something bigger in the longer term.

    The project is quite well advanced so I’ll post some photos at some point soon. The buildings are mainly superquick card kits plus some scratch built efforts.

    The main reason for joining was to pick up tips and inspiration based on some of the fantastic projects on this forum.

    Best regards

    Andrew.
     
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  8. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Andrew,

    Sounds like a good starting place. I'll look forward to seeing where you are up to in your own time. There are plenty of ideas etc on here and card kits are high on the agenda. A lot of Scalescenes on the forum but there are superquick as well We are just fortunate to have Scalescenes as a Sponsor. I am sure I have a couple of superquick kits in my inventory. :avatar: All the card kits are really good these days whether building as intended or constructing them with your own slant. We have some excellent scratch builders here as well and have just recently set up a new feature on the forum called " Scratchin' The Surface " which is being headed up by Gary, one of the mods. I am sure that as it develops, you will pick up some great hints and tips from him. Meanwhile whilst it kicks off, there are plenty other sources that you will find peppered all over the forum.

    Great to see you jumping in with the post anyway and I look forward to seeing more of you as you find your feet on the forum.

    Again ........ welcome aboard

    toto
     
  9. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Good intro Andrew. When I first started I built a lot of Superquick kits, dead easy to build and looked good too.
    Now I have started using Scalescene products but blown up to O scale. Really good, accurate realistic looking models. A bit more work involved in making them as you have to download and print them off but highly recommended.

    Pete.
     
  10. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    G'day Andrew,

    Welcome aboard from Sydney. Nice intro about you and your modelling history. I will be looking forward to reading about your modelling and if there are any questions, fire away. Answers here are probably the easiest to come by ! Settle in, read up but most of all, enjoy the camaraderie and banter that is P1MRC.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  11. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to the forum Andrew.

    Also worth a look at is the Scalescene card kits you print out the pdf files and stick the prints on to card. A good project for the whole family, any mistakes and you just reprint the sheet again.

    Scalescenes do a couple of freebies for you to practice on to see if you like the system, here is a link to the Weigh bridge / Coal office kit

    https://scalescenes.com/product/r024-weighbridge-or-coal-office/

    As you are already familiar with the superquick kits the process will seem familiar.

    Paul
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    :hismiley:Andrew and a Warm sunny :welcome: from WA.
    Kim
     
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    AJS is a Red Full Member

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    Hi all.

    Sorry it's been a while, I haven't been able to get out the layout as it has been under the spare room bed. Up until recently it had been occupied by my brother in law, who was staying whilst he got him self sorted from a move down South. I promised when I first joined I would post some photos of the project...... Here you go, starting with some pictures of humble beginnings - essentially a Hornby Thomas the Tank Engine train set pinned onto a couple of sundela baseboards, fixed onto 2 inch batons.

     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Andrew and from me also :welcome: to the forum. We all like to share hints and tips on here and so you will always find someone willing to offer advice, your layout is a good promising start up to learn your skills and craft on, my first layout was way back in the early 1970's in the days when there was no internet forums to chat with like minded folk and if you wanted to know something you went to the library for a book on model railway building or your local model shop to chat with the proprietor. So do fire away any questions you need answering and someone will dip in with some info... oh and great to have you on board too. :thumbs:

    cheers York Paul
     
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    AJS is a Red Full Member

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    Thanks Paul. I've started a thread for my model railway in the members layout section. I'll upload photos & posts showing progress from the first track being laid in December 2012, a lot of progress catch up on!.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice one Andrew... I'll follow your layout build with interest:thumbs: it all sounds good stuff.
     
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    Hmm...

    I too am an AJS
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    Although I tend to have my initials on the side of a Lancaster (one of the Dambusters) as the first prototype bomb was dropped on what would become my birthday.

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    Sadly I’m no football fan, but the father in law follows the same team for his sins. We all have crossed to burn eh?
     
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  18. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    A few years ago now, I built a tail chaser layout for my son so he could run his Thomas and Friends. I first built him a 'time saver', but he wanted to let the locos stretch their legs. Funnily enough now, he loves to shunt/switch my layouts !


    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    AJS is a Red Full Member

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    Love the Lancaster, my 2nd favourite aircraft behind the Spitfire. My Wife's Grandad was an Engineer in the RAF during the 2nd World War and maintained the Lancaster. Did the decals come with the kit or did you buy them separately?

    Andrew.
     
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    AJS is a Red Full Member

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    Thanks Gary.... Looks like a great layout.
     

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