Newbie Allert!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by The Royal Blue, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. The Royal Blue

    The Royal Blue New Member

    Hi Guy's my name is Paul. I reside in the glorious country you guys call Downunder. I have been interested in model railroading for some years (30), but I have never been able to get things happening because of where I have lived. But now thanks to my wife and I buying our first home and the modern marvels of the internet and things like ebay and on line shopping I don't have to worry about trying to get to the model store to pick up supplies to build my railroad. I have called myself after the Royal Blue because it was my first locomotive as a child.
    I won't babble on any longer, I just wanted to say Hi and let you know that you have an absolutely brilliant forum here for all to see. Keep up the great work.:wave: Look forward to chatting to you all.
    Cheers Paul
  2. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Hello and welcome to our little nuthouse.
    Don't forget to ask a lot of questions here as you build. Some of us even know what we are talking about [or at least we think so LOL :D]
    Anyhow, welcome. :)
  3. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Hello and Welcome. Enjoy the hobby.
  4. The Royal Blue

    The Royal Blue New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome, I will just be floating around for the next twelve months picking up ideas, as I have to finish another project first. I am building a camper trailer which takes up a great deak of time, click on the link below if you are interested.
    Cheers Paul
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Glad you found us... Welcome aboard, mate :) :D :)
  6. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Hi and welcome most of the guys on here can be a great help, I'm beginning to think of some as my crutch!

  7. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    Welcome Aboard!!
  8. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Welcome to the Gauge. I looked at your camper thread, I've never seen a suspension set up like that here in the U.S. It looks like it has quit a bit of travel. Is it intended for off road use?
  9. sidetracked

    sidetracked Member

    Hi blue,,, I only beat you here by a few days,,,, think I already call it home,,,,,, and welcome from another newbie,,,, ,,,,,,, ,,,,, st
  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge, Paul:wave:
  11. Wulfmann

    Wulfmann New Member

    Will you be modeling the "Royal Blue" and if so, what Royal Blue will it be. I don't remember what type of trains you have down there. :wave:

    Hope yur nut gona modal un doz furrener like tans now ar'ya?sign1

    BTW, if I give you any advise and you follow it without checking with some of the real "experten" here, don't blame me. I have not looked at a train for 20 plus years until last week:rolleyes:

    Well, there is one thing I could advise that you can do:
    "The right way is the way you enjoy it"
    Do it like that!:thumb:

  12. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Welcome Paul! Glad you could join us! With your skills building the trailer, model railroading will come easy! :)
  13. The Royal Blue

    The Royal Blue New Member

    Thanks for that, I designed the suspension my-self. The travel is great on it yeah it is intended for off road use.
    One thing I am glad of here is that this forum is a V-bulletin type board and I am a moderator on the Downunder one. As soon as i saw it I went "Whoo Hoo". I don't have to learn how post pictures and I can navigate my way around the User CP realy easily.
    Cheers Paul.
  14. The Royal Blue

    The Royal Blue New Member

    Thanks Wulfmann,
    I have just purchased my first steamer from the US actually It the tyco Royal Blue 2-8-0 (683) with smoke and lights. I paid $41.00 US for it. cheers Paul.

  15. Amrap1

    Amrap1 Member


    Welcome to The Gauge.

    I've always wanted to ask someone from the south side of the equater, Do your toilets and drains really flow anti-clockwise? If things south of the equater flow opposite, then do your car races have all right turns?

    Just having fun.....Merry Christmas!

  16. Illus

    Illus Member

    Thats one serious camper you have there!
    Welcome to the forum!
  17. The Royal Blue

    The Royal Blue New Member

    Hello Ed. Yes our toilet's and drains do flow in the opposite direction to the northern hemisphere which leads me to another question what happens at the equator do they have problems getting the water to flush at all :eek: on to our car races they are run in both directions (mainly anti-clockwise) and the tracks consist of left and right turns :eek:
    Figure that one out :he he:

    PS all good love having fun.
  18. The Royal Blue

    The Royal Blue New Member

    Thanks Dominic, I hope to return the compliments one day.

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