ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
I had a fairly sizeable model railroad in an upstairs room . . . HO scale. A hodge podge of locomotives, cars, buildings, etc. That was 35 years ago (+/-). I remember the room was rather large and the railroad took up the entire room.
Since my Father was in the railroad business (along with Gramps) it seemed only natural.
Willo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1054 times:
When I was a lad, my Dad had a sizeable shed in the garden that was bought specifically for his model railway. Sadly, although the trackwork was completed and we ran trains, he became seriously ill and never did got to finish the scenery and buildings. When he died and we moved, the railway was dismantled and the shed was taken apart to come with us. The rolling stock is still is my mothers loft and I intend to reclaim it (and the enormous Scalextric layout) one day soon.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12254 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1017 times:
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Quoting David L (Reply 8): Until then I make do with a virtual railway on my PC
Speaking of. How does MS Train Simulator work? Can't be the most exciting thing in the world, it's not like Flight Sim where you can fly wherever you want. Unless there are other aspects to it I don't know?
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1012 times:
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 9): How does MS Train Simulator work? Can't be the most exciting thing in the world, it's not like Flight Sim where you can fly wherever you want.
Ah, I didn't mean MS Train Simulator... but I have that, too! It is limited in that respect but it doesn't do a bad job. There are add-on routes but obviously only a tiny proportion of what really exists. It makes a change.
The one I meant is called Virtual Railroad, I think. I haven't looked at it for a while... since I got my first PMDG aircraft, actually! You build your own landscape then place your track and stations, roads, rivers, lakes, bridges, buildings, etc. Then you can plonk a locomotive and some carriages on it and control it the way you would a model railway.
You bet. We had that large flake board that we would put up on trestles (if that is the word) and build our little railroad "landscape" on it. Houses, cars, people, animals, you name it... in fact the first true major purchase I made in my life was this:
a retro set of "Rheingold" cars, bought a steam loco along with it. It had LED table lamps, complete interiors and delicate deco on the outside... now it's stored in the attic.
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PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11668 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 922 times:
Yeap, for about 7 or 8 years now I have been into model railways and am a member of my local club here in Plymouth. Sadly I don't have the room to put up my own layout, but at the clubrooms we have several test tracks which allow me to run full length HST's and decent sized block freight trains.
The club also has three exhibition layouts which are taken around the country, some having appeared at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, anyone who reads the UK Model Railway press may know the names;
Seawall N Gauge model of the Dawlish Sea Wall in Devon.
Friary New OO Gauge interpretation of a new station in Plymouth.
Great Snoring OO Gauge model set in East Anglia.(might not have appeared in the mags yet).
I have a couple of layouts; a 3ft x 12ft end to end OO depot layout which is awaiting the electronics to be finished before it goes to another exhibition and an ultra small 6ft by 1ft 009 layout based on a Dartmoor quarry, this has yet to be finished though and is still cluttering up my bedroom much to the annoyance of everybody else in the house. Stock wise all of the 009 is either scratch build or kit built, but my collection is pretty small of this gauge. Most of my stock is 00, I have about 70 locomotives, just about all of them post privatisation Diesels such as classes 08, 09, 31, 37, 47, 56, 57, 58, 60, 66, 67, 158, 159 and 170.
Its a great hobby to have, but can get highly addictive!
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