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Hi All,
Only joined today so I am still finding my way around but I hope to get involved soon.
I was into OO as a kid (Triang and Hornby Dublo) but all my adult modelling has been in N Gauge. I built a couple of British layouts in the 70's and 80's but for the last 18 years or so I have been modelling Swiss standard gauge in N. I am currently working (slowly) on my second Swiss layout.
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Welcome to the Forum swisstrains

There's more than a few members who are interested in Swiss trains and have models of them too. I have a couple of galleries of Swiss prototypes and there's a couple of photos of our HO scale IC2000 stock in there too.

Search out a couple of threads by PaulRhb. He has posted some photos of his Rhb layout which are well worth looking for.

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QUOTE (swisstrains @ 8 Apr 2008, 22:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi All,
Only joined today so I am still finding my way around but I hope to get involved soon.
I was into OO as a kid (Triang and Hornby Dublo) but all my adult modelling has been in N Gauge. I built a couple of British layouts in the 70's and 80's but for the last 18 years or so I have been modelling Swiss standard gauge in N. I am currently working (slowly) on my second Swiss layout.
John (swisstrains)
Hello John!

Welcome to the forum, there is a strong European modelling section here which is great and plenty of interest in European N scale. I believe we've talked on the Euro-N forum (which is a bit more like a glorified email list if truth be told in comparison to a real forum) in the past; it's great to have you here! I remember being inspired by your first layout and am enjoying reading about progress on your new one!

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Hi John and welcome.

Always nice to welcome a continental modeller and from Goedels point of view an N one. It will keep him happy.

Along with my colleague dbclass50 we run Belgian HO.

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Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
There are some photos of my old Swiss layout and the new one under construction at http://www.swisstrains.net%20" target="_blank"> http://www.swisstrains.net </a> Apologies for some of the web pages.....the site's getting a bit long in the tooth now and could do with a makeover.

QUOTE (Goedel)Hello John!

Welcome to the forum, there is a strong European modelling section here which is great and plenty of interest in European N scale. I believe we've talked on the Euro-N forum (which is a bit more like a glorified email list if truth be told in comparison to a real forum) in the past; it's great to have you here! I remember being inspired by your first layout and am enjoying reading about progress on your new one!

Goedel (aka Rupert)

Hello Rupert,
It was reading your "Mozart" thread that got me interested in the forum in the first place.

QUOTE (dwb)...........Search out a couple of threads by PaulRhb. He has posted some photos of his Rhb layout which are well worth looking for.

Thanks David. I have already done that............It's a beautiful layout. I wish I had Paul's skills.

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Welcome to the fotum John. I have a small collection of Swiss N scale loco's myself. Actually I have one. :) The Ce6/8 in green. I can't find any info on the coaches she hauled though. :-(
 

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QUOTE (swisstrains @ 9 Apr 2008, 21:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks David. I have already done that............It's a beautiful layout. I wish I had Paul's skills.
John your old layout looks good and the new one seems to be coming on well. I had help from a couple of mates too and as construction lasted about 8 years there was plenty of ripping out and re-doing as the skills improved!
Never be afraid to say I can now do better than that.
 

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QUOTE (poliss @ 9 Apr 2008, 22:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Welcome to the fotum John. I have a small collection of Swiss N scale loco's myself. Actually I have one. :) The Ce6/8 in green. I can't find any info on the coaches she hauled though. :-(

Hello poliss and thanks for the welcome.
You might be having trouble finding info about the coaches because the Ce6/8 "Crocodiles" were normally used to haul freight trains. A specialist firm such as Wabu in Zürich has probably produced passenger coaches from the era of the Crocodiles but they will be very expensive.
When I use my Crocodile on a special passenger working I team it up with some of the old style SBB coaches from Fleischmann. They do a baggage coach (8130), a 1st/2nd class coach (8138) and a 2nd class coach (8139)
The coach behind the Ae3/6 in this photo is an example of one:

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Hi John,

I am also a Swiss N Scale modeller; DCC layout under construction (with professional help). I've seen your site via the SRS. I'm sure we will have lots to discuss or exchange thoughts on.

Welcome aboard!

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Hi John and welcome to the MRF though our paths have, I believe, already crossed on another thread.

Although I am not "into" swiss trains I am modelling in N Gauge so we do at least have something in common.

In this regard I picked up on Poliss's comment re. Peco turnouts which has obviously come from another thread. Is there something I should know ??

Nice looking layout by the way. Almost, repeat 'almost' makes me think of going European.

Cheers,

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I read about the Peco points on John's website, the February 2004 entry, where he notes that the tabs underneath the track, that hold the blades in position, haven't been bent over.
 

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QUOTE (swisstrains @ 21 Apr 2008, 21:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>To avoid having to wade through my website here is the direct link.
Faulty Peco points.

Thanks John,

I've just checked a random sample of my Peco points, including 3 No. Large Radius Right Handers and found nothing untoward. I'm hoping this problem has been resolved in the intervening years but will do a full check of all 46 of my points in the near future just to be sure.

Thanks for the heads up.

Expat.
 
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