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Old 13-10-2017, 04:29 AM   #1
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Hi folks,

Been having a browse as a non member for a few days so thought I would sign up and say hello .

My partner (best fiance ever in my opinion haha) recently bought me the Hornby Mixed Freight Set after I had been showing a lot of interest in model railways. I haven't set it up yet as I don't want to ruin it by doing it wrong but I have been having a wee look for ideas of where to go with my layout and scenery etc.

I'm sure I will have loads of questions and things going wrong but I enjoy modelling as a whole so I'm not unfamiliar to things not going to plan!!


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Old 13-10-2017, 07:21 AM   #2
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Hi Del and welcome to the site. The mixed freight set is a good intro to DCC. I have entered that way but have insulated my garage enroute so to speak. I will be interested to see what you come up with .
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Old 13-10-2017, 08:04 AM   #3
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Hi Del, welcome to the forum. Ask away, it's what the forum is for. R-
I'm not sure if I have loads of free time - or I've just forgotten to do something really important?
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Hi Del - Welcome to the forum. It's a great place with lots of information, help and fun.
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Old 13-10-2017, 01:55 PM   #5
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It is a lovely looking set. I think to start with you will need to work out what spaces you have spare to run it. There are many solutions if you are tight on space. Then the next stage is to start making a layout to run your train on.
There are many ways to make a layout. The two main designs are a basic board on a frame with legs, and the second is having an "Open frame" design where the contours of the scenery can be modelled to the best effect. Most of us will opt for the board on a frame as it is easier if one wants to change the trackplan as the open frame is not or less flexible in this way.

Wherever the hobby takes you, enjoy!
The best advice I can give s to keep an eye on the costs, and to get something running! There is something about watching the trains run that spurs you on to the other tasks like the scenery etc.
Is there a model railway club near you? This may be a good plan so you can get to run your loco while you are building yourself a layout. Also many helpful members can offer good advice.

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Old 13-10-2017, 02:43 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum Del your fiance does sound like a treasure. Might mention to SWMBO what she did for you to drop a subtle hint

Enjoy the hobby and ask away with questions, they're very helpful on here.
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Hi Del and welcome to our forum.
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Hi Del welcome aboard.
If and when you might need any guidance just post a question in the relevent forums topic area. Im sure you'll get the answer needed to help you.
Do please keep us updated with your progress.
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Old 13-10-2017, 08:07 PM   #10
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Hi, like you I knew nothing when I joined up
I didn't even have a train!
This lot will help you out no worries!
You're certainly in the right place.

Good luck, I like how you say, enjoy modelling and used to things not going to plan!
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