Newbie First Layout

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by z1178, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. z1178

    z1178 New Member

    Interested in Woodland Scenics River Pass layout as a first HO layout. Anyone with experience or comments about this product?
  2. LIRR

    LIRR Member

    Your better off jumping in head first and designing the whole show by yourself
  3. z1178

    z1178 New Member

    Well, my thoughts were that this layout would be easier for someone such as myself that is not really much of a DIY type person and with limited time to learn by trial and error. I guess I thought this layout would be somewhat easier to deal with because it has everything you need in a package form and step by step instructions and at the same time learning some good techniques.
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge. :wave: Woodland Scenics is a stable product with legions of fans, myself included. I've used it for 30+ years, I'd say go for it, especially as a beginning modeler and for the reasons you've stated already. :thumb:
  5. 77railer

    77railer Member

    I have limited use with woodland scenics so far but think that there stuff is some of the best around....for us new guys if you have the cash the kits are the way to go....I know I know they confine us to a certain extent but they also give us a sense of accomplishment. And know I didnt spell check,lol.

  6. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    the one I saw was lookin good

    I saw one set up by a newbie at the local hobby shop and he did a excelent job at it and from what they said did it all himself
  7. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    The Kit is great for new modelers. That's it's target market. It will teach you the basics step by step and is fine for modeling in a limited space. WELCOME TO THE GAUGE!!! Fred
  8. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

    Welcome to the gauge Z, I think it would be a good way to start out in the hobby, IF you have the cash to drop all at once vs buying a little as you go.
  9. z1178

    z1178 New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    I do not have the kit yet, tried a few stores today just to check it out, but they were closed due to the snowstorm. I have limited time during the week so it will have to wait till next weekend. I found the complete River Pass layout kits online at Manhattan Trains, they have a great price, are they reliable?

    On the kit, does it come with step by step instructions? Does it help you with wiring/power control--something that seems very confusing to someone such as myself never having done any model railroading before.

    I have always wanted to set up a layout and just never got a chance to really do one and when I saw the Woodland Scenics layout kit I thought this might be the time. Also, I really want to work on it with my 13 year old son and he seems very into it so I think we can really spend some great time together working on the layout and learning together.
  10. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    a good place to get info and see what the finished setup can be

    I am using this to get ideas as to what I wanna do with my layout good place to look at what it can be
    If you can let me know how it comes along and if ya want I love pictures as you go.
    have fun
  11. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    When you check with your local hobby shop about the Woodland Scenics kit, check on their book supplies. Atlas, Kalmbach(Model Railroader), and Carstens (Railroad Model Craftsman) all offer books on basic electrical wiring at reasonable prices.

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