Model Railway Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just found this forum, having been ducking and diving through websites on the tinternet.

Having been bitten by the Railway bug again at Christmas (2005), I have been researching and learning about the hobby. I started by purchasing some items off ebay, and decided to build my own layout in the spare room in March. (In other words planning permission was granted by the missus after several failed applications
)

I have currently build the baseboards and laid the track and, I am now starting to look into the wiring. I have decided to go dcc as it is a new layout, so I can build it in this format from the start. I have decided to base it in BR steam 50's 60's ish at the moment, but I have yet to settle on a name and also whether it will be set in the countryside or in a large town.

Currently I'm thoroughly enjoying it, and finding a great stress reliever from work. I live and work in Mansfield and run my own graphic design business.

I also have a son who will be 2 in August, who also enjoys trains (or woo-woo's, as he calls them), and this helped in the planning application.


It would be great to hear from any else in the vicinity.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
370 Posts
Welcome Dave.
Funny how the kids help us to get our own way re. modelling isn't it. In my case one 7 year old and one 3 year old grandson did the trick, on the basis that the layout will be "ready for them" by the time they are both old enough. Having said that, I can't stop the 3 year old from getting to the controller - trouble is he's a better driver than me!
Anyway, best of luck. The motto is "if you are not sure of anything - post it".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
QUOTE (37197 @ 13 Jul 2006, 22:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi DD

Welcome aboard, made up your mind NCE Power Cab or Hornby Elite


At the moment no. As I'm rapidly approching the need for a system, but I don't know hent he Hornby one is availalbe and will it do the job? It sounds good on paper, but its bound to - that's marketing.

Any one have any comments on the systems?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Hi, thanks for the positive comments.

The wiring diagram was drawn using Adobe Illustrator. As a graphic designer, this is a program I use day in day out, so it was easier for me to draw it using this program.

Also just as an update I decided to go for the NCE PowerCab and what a good choice it has been.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top