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signalmanson

Hello from United Kingdom !

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signalmanson

I am indeed the son of a Signalman and have had a passion for railways for as long as I can remember.

 

My current interest is N scale Japanese Railways.

 

I'm just in the process of formulating ideas so I'm sure I'll have lots of questions.

 

Anyone else here from the UK ?

 

 

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Claude_Dreyfus

Yes, there are a fair few of us. Where in the UK are you?

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signalmanson

Yes, there are a fair few of us. Where in the UK are you?

Hi Claude_Dreyfus

I'm from the sunny south west.

I've been trying to find where I add to my profile ?

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ozman2009

"I've been trying to find where I add to my profile ?" Ha! You've failed the first test (lol).

 

Welcome to the forum anyway  :)

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signalmanson

Thanks ozman 2009

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railsquid

 

Anyone else here from the UK ?

 

From the UK, but haven't lived there since the latter days of British Rail.

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cteno4

Welcome Signalmanson,

 

Great heredity!

 

Look forward to you outings in n scale Japanese trains! Friendly group here and loads of info!

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

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westfalen

No, but planning a trip there later this year.

 

Mainly to Wales and western Scotland, places I didn't get to during my last visit in 2010.

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signalmanson

Thanks Jeff,westfalen and railsquid.

 

I'm hoping to make a start soon so I'll do my best to update my progress.

 

Does anyone have any news on Kato Soundbox ?

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railsquid

It's available in shops and there's a review in this month's N-Gauge Society Journal. Well worth the money, I just signed up: http://ngsjoin.com/

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signalmanson

Many thanks for the link. I'll have a look.

 

I wasn't sure from watching Kato's promotion video whether the soundbox would support more than one track.

 

Any ideas ?

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Claude_Dreyfus

Looks like you have managed to get your profile set up nicely. Are you a recent convert to N gauge?

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Lawrence

Hi signalmanson, another Brit here though I am a fair way from you as am in NE Scotland, I do know your are fairly well and my other half is a Wiltshire lass.  Look forward to seeing your progress

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railsquid

Many thanks for the link. I'll have a look.

 

I wasn't sure from watching Kato's promotion video whether the soundbox would support more than one track.

 

Any ideas ?

 

Judging by the description in the review, it sits between the controller and the track and reads EMF feedback to tell what sounds to generate, so I presume it will only support the one track.

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signalmanson

Looks like you have managed to get your profile set up nicely. Are you a recent convert to N gauge?

I started in N gauge North American about 5 or 6 years ago but the interest waned as the garage was cold, draughty and dusty !

 

3 Granddaughters later and finally news of a grandson - just the incentive I needed !

 

The locos and rolling stock are now up for sale and I've ordered my first emu !

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signalmanson

Hi signalmanson, another Brit here though I am a fair way from you as am in NE Scotland, I do know your are fairly well and my other half is a Wiltshire lass.  Look forward to seeing your progress

Hi Lawrence. The baseboards are dusted off so I should have some news to report soon.

 

John

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signalmanson

Judging by the description in the review, it sits between the controller and the track and reads EMF feedback to tell what sounds to generate, so I presume it will only support the one track.

Oh that doesn't sound too promising then.

I'll have a word with my nearest UK stockist.

 

John

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signalmanson

Welcome Signalmanson,

 

Great heredity!

 

Look forward to you outings in n scale Japanese trains! Friendly group here and loads of info!

 

Cheers

 

Jeff

Thanks Jeff. 

 

Having dusted off the baseboard I'm trying to formulate a plan of action that will hopefully solve issues before rather than after the event.

 

So rather than leave it until last I'm going to start with the backdrops first - it should keep me busy until the first emu arrives !

 

John

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Lawrence

Hi John, am also in to American railroads, I have constructed a duel level set up in the shed, the Japanese layout is in progress on the top level, the lower level will, eventually, see the reincarnation of a mainly B&O layout with some Pennsy stuff in there too

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signalmanson

Hi John, am also in to American railroads, I have constructed a duel level set up in the shed, the Japanese layout is in progress on the top level, the lower level will, eventually, see the reincarnation of a mainly B&O layout with some Pennsy stuff in there too

I was hoping  a fairly quick sale of the American stock would help finance the new venture but no takers as yet.

 

When I explored the online  Classifieds there was no activity on Gumtree and not very much on Trade it so I opted to advertise it on  Preloved.

 

Any thoughts of any where else that might be worth a punt - other than ebay ?

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Azumanga Davo

From the UK, but haven't lived there since the latter days of British Rail.

I lasted a little longer, but not much...

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Lawrence

I was hoping  a fairly quick sale of the American stock would help finance the new venture but no takers as yet.

 

When I explored the online  Classifieds there was no activity on Gumtree and not very much on Trade it so I opted to advertise it on  Preloved.

 

Any thoughts of any where else that might be worth a punt - other than ebay ?

 

There is no reason you couldn't advertise them on here John, also, at the risk of incurring the wrath of the bosses on here, have you discovered http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk you will find a number of us inhabit both forums and once you have sufficient posts (10 I think) you can advertise there too.

Please feel free to send me a list of what you are selling, I may not be buying but I may know others that are, drop me a PM for email details if you want.

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signalmanson

There is no reason you couldn't advertise them on here John, also, at the risk of incurring the wrath of the bosses on here, have you discovered http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk you will find a number of us inhabit both forums and once you have sufficient posts (10 I think) you can advertise there too.

Please feel free to send me a list of what you are selling, I may not be buying but I may know others that are, drop me a PM for email details if you want.

Thanks Lawrence.

 

I've added the items on here now :- http://www.jnsforum.com/community/topic/9717-kato-atlas-north-american-n-scale-items/

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