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Old 13-01-2018, 07:10 AM   #41
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I was not casting aspersions, but to scrub and re build totally, certainly at my age, is not an option, as crawling round the floor is painfull . Less so perhaps at 69, ish. On the other hand I have had great pleasure,sitting building Z gauge and 009 or narrow gauge would be just as rewarding.john
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Old 13-01-2018, 09:27 AM   #42
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Might take a look at Bachmanns narrow gauge WW1 products.
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Old 13-01-2018, 09:38 AM   #43
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Is this 009, i get lost with HOE, narrow gauge, 009. I quite like the idea of a rack and pinion. john
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Yes itís 009 but that doesnít really mean much to me. They do look nice though.
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Old 13-01-2018, 11:02 AM   #45
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I only have a small end to end layout but if I can collect enough brownie points I may be able to make it into an L shape. However, I seem to lose brownie points quicker than I can earn them. Saying that, the construction of my layout really is bringing me great pleasure - to be able to stand back and say "I did that." A very addictive hobby! Best thing I ever did!
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Thatís great Michael. Not just rewarding but expensive as well
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Old 13-01-2018, 11:18 AM   #47
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I think you have stated the thing that has pleased most of us in this hobby. The "I built that" feeling.
I used to get it with 00 and a little with a small layout in N gauge (Never did get a layout made with H0e).
I get it by the bucket loads with building a small 0-16.5 layout as everything has been made except the controller and a few small things. The more involved you are in what you make, the greater the rewards are to this personal feeling.
I used to look at exhibitions and mainly watch the 00 gauge layouts as it is what I could relate to the most when in 00 gauge,which is understandable. However, since I've done a lot more kit and scratchbuilding (And what I make is relatively simple as modelling goes), I give much respect on any layout that I've seen where most is scratch and or kit built. It seems the satisfaction of a job well done spurts one into more ideas for more projects, untill one day ones layout is complete!
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when you think you are pleased with yourself, and how the layout looks, knell down, look underneath at the wiring, and weep. john
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Iíve covered the underside of my layout with some old roller blind material. Wiring started out neat but then as bits were added.......aarrgghh.
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