I'm a new guy

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Stithian, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Stithian

    Stithian New Member

    Hi im James Attwell. I live In South Africa and model HO and would love to start 12mm. I love trains, models and the real thing.
  2. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Hello Jamzie :wave:

    Fancy meeting you here! sign1

    Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I have. :thumb:
  3. Stithian

    Stithian New Member

    Yhank you so what do you model.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Glad you could join us James!
  5. Stithian

    Stithian New Member

  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    :wave:Hi James and Welcome to the Gauge!!!!

    Im in HO scale to and I model BNSF and UP/CNW (Chicago and North Western) and soon to become GBW (Green Bay and Westeren, which is also now owned by UP) also :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I also am in N scale, model the same road names but my N scale is all a Steel Mill and nothing more :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    You picked the right forum to join, everyone here is so incredibly nice that you will feel right at home so dont be affraid to ask any questions you might have about the hobby :mrgreen: :thumb: :cool:
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Glad you could join us.

  8. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Welcome aboard!

    12mm gauge, or 12mm scale?
  9. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    James means 12mm Gauge.

    Closest you can get to Cape Standard Gauge, i.e.: 3'6''. :thumb:

    Must say that large models look great with this more proper gauge. (S.A. stuff anyway).

    South African models come supplied 16mm, with a few exceptions.
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The gauge has grown considerably since it started, so trying to read everything posted here could become a lifelong task. We have a good search tool, that will help you find any, or all that has been posted here on any subject. We will also try to keep this a nice place to visit, hope to see you around here on a regular basis.
  11. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

    Welcome to The Gauge. Everyone here is great, I am sure you will enjoy your stay.
  12. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Wlcome aboard, James. I think I remember another member on here besides Mad Hatter from South Africa, but his name and user name escapes me at the moment. As has been mentioned this is probably the friendliest forum on the net.
  13. rhtastro

    rhtastro Member

    Hi James, welcome to the train forums. Enjoy. I'm new too. Bob
  14. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    what is 12 mm?
  15. rhtastro

    rhtastro Member

    12mm is 0.47 inches or about half an inch
  16. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    HOn3, I think
  17. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    HOn3 is 10.5mm gauge. 12mm gauge is HOm. It's the closest you can buy (in HO, anyway) to South Africa's 3'6" gauge.

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