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Hi everyone

I thought this might be the place to get advice and inspiration. I haven't dabbled in model railways for the past fifteen years since I got married (and subsequently divorced)! I've now bought a cheap Lima class 37 as I like diesels and the EE's were always my favourite. Problem is though, I've nowhere to run it (yet). The flat's a bit small for a decent sized layout so I think I'd better start in a small way. Looking forward to participating in the site.

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Colin
 

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Hi Colin welcome to the forum


I too live in a flat and am restricted for space especially in OO you could do an end to end layout so it could be added possibly at a later date to a bigger set up if you get the chance.
 

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Hi Colin and welcome to the MRF. May i say what a great choice for your first Diesel.
If you ever need any advice then this really is the website for you and i hope you enjoy yourself on hear.

What sort of room have you got to play with? Would for instance 6 feet or so fit in your flat?.
Do let us know and if you havn't thought of a track plan then let us know the size you are playing with and i will certainly have a go at giving you a trackplan if you like.

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Paul
 

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Hi Colin and welcome to the MRF.

Although space may be a limitation on the size of any layout it's amazing just how much can be done in a small space. You could start with a small terminus or goods yard that could later be incorporated into a larger scheme and really go to town on the detailing.

Good luck anyway. Glad to see another returnee to the hobby.
 

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Welcome back to the hobby and to the Forum Colin. I am a returnee too and find it an exciting time with DCC and sound etc developing by the hour. The forum has helped me considerably; there is so much knowledge out there and everyone seems so helpful.
A small end to end layout is obviously a good way to go but do not overlook the facilities available at your local model railway club. MR magazines often list them or many have web pages and can be found that way.
Enjoy the hobby and start posting those questions.
 

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Hi Colin and welcome to MRF.

Like you, and by the sounds of it several others, I too live in a flat (OK it is rather larger than most) I did at one point have a dedicated railway room but someone who shall remain nameless (see above post) decided it would make a much better storeroom!

There is a lot that can be done in a small area even in OO, so I would suggest a visit to a couple of shows to get the feel of things.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 8 Dec 2008, 17:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I did at one point have a dedicated railway room but someone who shall remain nameless (see above post) decided it would make a much better storeroom!

You don't need a dedicated railway room - you can play with S.L. if you behave yourself !
 
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