Ld & Lv Rr

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Xaniel, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member


    Here's my first photo of my layout. EHHE. :D I'm sorry about the bad quality, but it was taken with a web cam.

    About the track, I'm a student, so I don't have money to buy track very often.

    Thank you for your time. :)

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  2. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    It's a start, and thats more than most ever accomplish. As for track, try going to e-bay and looking through the auctions there. you can pick-up slightly used track for about twentyfive cents on the dollar. Brand new stuff is about half as much as retail. Be careful though, its easy to find "once in a lifetime deals" that you can't afford, even though you can't afford to pass them up.:eek:
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Luis,I see a layout getting started no need to apolgize for that.Not much need to apologize for the picture qaulity either.Looks to me like your off to a good start.

    Please keep us updated on your progress.
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Luis I'm not a student and I still know what you mean about the money thing :D . You are off to a good start and the picture came thru just fine. Please keep us posted! :)
  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Every layout starts with the first length of track being laid.
    You are beyond that point and time is not all that important.

    Give me your address and I'll ship you a couple of Atlas N turnouts and a few odds and ends of track that might help you along. They are new/unused and surplus to any future plans I have for N gauge.

    Gotta keep you interested in this here great hobby :D .

  6. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    Thanks a lot guys. Thanks for your support. I'll try to keep you posted on everything new I add to my layout.

    Kettlestack, I am interested in this hobby, but I don't have the money to pay for that. Thanks anyway. :D

    Next monday, perhaps, I'll have some more new track to add to this layout. EHHE! :) :D
  7. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    looking good there luis you're on or way there :D rich
  8. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member


    heres a new pic. now with some rolling stock (I already have american rolling stock from Walthers, Model Power and Con-cor)

    ehehhe! i won't buy any loco because i want first to have all the track necessary. :)

    By the way, what do you guys think about life-like?

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  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Hi Luis, good to see your making progress! :) If you are talking locos, lifelike makes a SW9/1200 switcher that is excellent. For road engines I would recommend Atlas or Kato. They cost a little more but are about the best out there. I would probably stick with 4 axle units if your radius is 15" or less.
  10. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    i'm also thinking about that to! I have 11" and 9 3/4" radius. What kind of locos are you thinking about? I mean, gp-38 for example? gp-9? i don't know what kind of locos have only 4 axles...
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Luis GP 7 thru GP 38's are all 4 axle as well as RS 3's and there are others too of course. Most online or regular catologs will have pictures of the locos in them.
  12. jmhewitt

    jmhewitt New Member

    in general I echo your comments about only 4 axle diesels with 9 3/4 curves, except the Atlas Trainmaster works great on these curves. if you want steam, both the Bachman and especially the MDC 2-8-0s work ok on these curves.

    Michael Hewitt
    Wilmington, NC
  13. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    The Lifelike range

    Lifelike makes pretty good locos. One or two of them are particularly good, especially the SW9/1200.
    The GP 18 is a high nose 4-axle beast which looks and runs well, and the GP38 (low nose and also 4-axle) is in the same class of looks/performance. They are excellent value for money considering other manufacturers are hiking their prices. This I presume will put more business to Lifelike and therefore their models are likely to get even better.
    I would hazard a guess and say that Lifelike is the N gauge equivelant of the HO Athearn.
    If funds are real tight for you, I would suggest your first loco be a Lifelike SW9/1200. I doubt you will ever regret getting it.

  14. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I think you should have a loco of some sort, just to test track and wiring. (unless you have some others that you're not showing us because they're not Norte Americano)
  15. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member


    Thanks guys. I'll try to have trains according to your advices.

    60103: I already have two locos. But european ones. I have a tank loco from Fleischmann (2. axles) and a BR V200(4 axles) from Arnold Rapido. They are oth from the Deustche Bundesbahn.
  16. nmtexman

    nmtexman Member

    Those are the best WebCam shots I've ever seen! Good work & keep it up.

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