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RossDensha

Can't believe I forgot to say hello. Hello

 

My name's not Ross. I found JNS while looking for info on the East i e and I found it here. But there wasn't just that either, there was plenty more to look at, and better yet, a place to ask QUESTIONS! Brilliant! So far, this forum has been brilliant, even for a 'non-modeller.'

 

I was already interested in trains, but there isn't much to look at around the Perth network. Then a couple years ago I went on a trip to Tokyo with my family and was frustrated and subsequently fascinated by the fact that there is both a subway network and an equally large overground network. Then we rode a subway, either Hibiya or Hanzomon from the back, can't remember, and I watched the conductors do their thing, and I was hooked.

 

So, thank you for this place.

 

 

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chadbag

Hi!  And welcome!

 

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gavino200

Welcome, not Ross!

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cteno4

Ross,

 

glad you found the looney bin here! We have the whole spectrum here and all are welcome!

 

you’ll probably get infected with the modeling bug at some point, most do. As the borg say, Resistance is futile.
 

enjoy!

 

jeff

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railsquid

I too joined up as a non-modeller...

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RossDensha

I'd be interested in modelling, but it looks expensive and complicated.

The bug may bite one day...

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chadbag
2 hours ago, RossDensha said:

I'd be interested in modelling, but it looks expensive and complicated.

The bug may bite one day...

 

You can always just get the trains and run them.  No "modeling" is required to have fun!

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cteno4
7 hours ago, railsquid said:

I too joined up as a non-modeller...


OMG if that’s the case mrs squid must hate us!

 

jeff

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JR 500系

Hi there! 

 

If you're already a lover for trains, then I believe the bug wouldn't be far off to inflict that 1st bite~  🙂

 

Perhaps consider getting a nice little starter set first to see how much you like the trains and how much you like running them before committing into building a layout?  😈

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RossDensha

As a member of the uninitiated, I didn't really think of a difference between 'running' and 'modelling'.

 

Yes, running trains might happen...

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cteno4

It’s a slippery slope! I’ll never do that, I’ll never do that, I’ll never do that,mor crap I have a layout!

 

jeff

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Martijn Meerts

Running fairly quickly evolves into modelling, usually starts with adding a couple of buildings to a temporary layout, or adding one of those pre-built tunnels 😉

 

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cteno4

Yeah slippery slope man, slippery slope... you plop down one of those foam tunnels with your first train set and a days later you wake up with trains running past your bed and throughout the house; buildings, vehicles and open train sets everywhere; ground foam in your hair; backdrop mural painted across the living room wall, a 6’ plaster cloth mountain in the dining room, messages on the answering machine your gone over your limit on your credit cards; and the past week is a blur... Not pretty man, not pretty...

 

jeff

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chadbag

Not sure putting down a foam tunnel and some pre-made (say, KATO or Tomytech) buildings is considered "modeling".  I consider that "running".   🙂  🙂

 

Modeling is sticking on the grab bars and destination bits, or weathering, or building Sankei buildings, or modding a pre-made building, or creating actual terrain for the buildings to sit on (instead of just a table or green cloth), or bothering with the catenary, etc 🙂

 

 

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cteno4

Modeling is a really wide spectrum and permutation of things and different for each of us. But commonly is started with that stupid prefab tunnel and saying “you know that would look better if I... or now I need a...”! 😜
 

jeff

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chadbag

Yes, "running" can definitely move to "modeling"...

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gavino200
4 hours ago, chadbag said:

 

Modeling is sticking on the grab bars and destination bits, or weathering, or building Sankei buildings, or modding a pre-made building, or creating actual terrain for the buildings to sit on (instead of just a table or green cloth), or bothering with the catenary, etc 🙂

 

 

 

If that's the definition, I'm sure I won't have to wait long until you're a modeler, Chad 🤣

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chadbag
28 minutes ago, gavino200 said:

 

If that's the definition, I'm sure I won't have to wait long until you're a modeler, Chad 🤣

 

It will be a long time.  I just stick a few buildings on and run.  I do fiddle with the electronics and wiring a bit too much...  (I have not forgotten about the DIY lights project -- just busy trying to get ready for permits and construction loan on the house)

 

I'll transition over one of these days.

 

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Martijn Meerts

You’re going pro-modeller, building a 1:1 scale house ... once you’ve built a Sankei kit, a 1:1 scale house shouldn’t be a challenge anymore at least 😉

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