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Old 4th November 2007, 06:45
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New Member says Hello.

So Hello, my name is Dave, I am 64 years old, Married and live in Queensland the hot part of Australia.

I have been interested in trains all my life with many childhood visits to New Street Station Birmingham, of course to collect train numbers, ahh still dreaming about those Jubilee, Scot and Patriot engines, it never leaves me, fifty years later and still wondering why Mum and Dad came over here.

My first layout was based on a Hornby 3 rail Dutchess of Atholl loco, aged 12, I have built a few layouts since mainly HO and N Gauge but never got very far with them, mainly due to family commitments.

My current layout which I have called Boulder Valley is what I call a Hotch Potch Layout, freelance all the way, set sometime in the 60s at an unknown location that came straight out of my head.

I think my problem is I like so much model railway equipment that I did not want to get tied into any particular thing, this of course gives me the freedom to do and run what I please, I find that enhances the fun aspect of the hobby for me.

Anyone wishing to take a look at the layout the link is bellow, lovely to be on a forum where there seems to be a lot British stuff to look at.


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Old 4th November 2007, 08:56
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Hi Dave welcome to the forum, I'm not really into model railways but yours looks good.
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Hello Dave and welcome to the forum. It's good to have another modeller onboard.
Hope you don't mind but I have moved your post to the "Say Hello" forum where I think more members will see it.
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Old 4th November 2007, 10:33
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Hello Dave and welcome to the Forum.

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Old 4th November 2007, 11:04
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Hi Dave, welcome to the forum
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Old 4th November 2007, 15:27
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Welcome Dave,
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Old 4th November 2007, 16:00
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Welcome Dave.

For me, I like seeing the variety of non-British stuff on model layouts like yours, and photos of trains around the world.
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Old 4th November 2007, 21:18
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Thank you all for the welcome, its nice to be here.
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Hi Dave,

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Welcome to the forum Dave.

Nice layout. I've always liked the idea of a purely fictional model railway. It's your world and you're free to do your own thing!
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