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Hey all,

Trying to get back into the hobby after almost 30 years of not model railroading:thumbsup:

I hope to learn much from this site. I haven't a clue about setting up layouts, or what I need, and I couldn't tell you one train from another...:confused:

Last fall, I bought a box full of old railroad stuff from a rummage sale. It had track, rolling stock, buildings, swithches etc, but no locomotive.

Like everyone these days, budgets are limited, so I'm hoping to locate a good starter locomotive (read..cheap:laugh:)so I can get setup.

Anyway, glad to be onboard

Cheers, Ian
 

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welcome Ian,

visit NMRA site for their beginner guide. good read
http://www.nmra.org/beginner/

i also started my hoby with box of old stuff. almost made me quit because of frustration. i say get a good locomotive, when stuff stops and derails fun is lost.

good old blue box athearn. should not be very expensive.


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to think of it i had 2 for sale some time ago.
shameless plug :rolleyes:
http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=1966
 

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I started with a box of old trains from a garage sale nearly 30 years ago. I've been learning stuff ever since.

Welcome to the hobby. Just go at your own pace and have fun.
 

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Welcome aboard Ian. Settle down enjoy and I'm sure that the folks here can help answer any questions to help you of to a great start in your renewed hobby.

Limited budget Bachmann or Blue Box come right to the forefront. Which scale are you modeling? Or did I miss

See ya soon & can't wait to see your collection:cool:
Hi Sub I would think he's starting HO. If you look under his handle it says.......,

Scales Modeled: 1/72nd, 1/48th, 1/32, 1/35th and now 1/87th

I guess the now 1/87 is the key?:confused:

I guess that some of the scales he mentioned are not for trains right?:rolleyes:
 

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Sub,

Yup, those two locomotives you sold a while back would have been perfect.;)

Sorry guys, I should have been more specific. I would like to get back into HO scale railroading.

My main hobby is building scale model aircraft and I used the 1/87th because thats the scale Roco make their aircraft models in.

It'll be a slow process for me. I have to go thru my stuff again, and see if I can have you guys help me identify the different track types I have. I'm not even sure if they are compatible.

I noticed last night that I have just standard looking track and also some with the roadbed already attatched to it.

I guess I won't know until I get everything spread out on a piece of plywood:laugh:

Cheers, Ian
 

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RR Man, if I can offer a friendly suggestion...if you look just above your name in your last post, you'll see you posted today at 12:14 pm. If you look at the post prior to yours, it was in January---apparently the question was answered to the satisfaction of those involved and discussion ended, then. It's one of the things you get used to, here.
 

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Yeah, I get caught on that every so often as well.:laugh:

I was quite surprised to see my newbie thread resurrected;)

Cheers, Ian
 
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