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Offline aksieman  
#1 Posted : 03 January 2011 10:12:52(UTC)
aksieman


Joined: 03/01/2011(UTC)
Posts: 2
Location: South Africa
Good Day.

I'm an new new new user to model trains and need all the help i can get.

I'm trying to use flexi track but do not know what angle my turns must be.


I'm also going to use HO scale.
Just got my first train set so need to do everything from scratch.
Is there any sites I can use for proper help?

Thank you
Online river6109  
#2 Posted : 03 January 2011 10:25:48(UTC)
river6109

Australia   
Joined: 22/01/2009(UTC)
Posts: 12,445
Location: On 1965 Märklin Boulevard just around from Roco Square
Rudi,

Welcome to the forum.

With some patience you'll get there.

You've chosen the right forum and any help needed needs more information.

I'll help you along and ask some of question needed for us to be as comprehensive in our answers as possible.

a.) I've noticed you've got your first train set. (congratulation)

b.) Happy New Year

c.) Ho scale. digital or analog ? 2 or 3 rail.

d.) an age indication would also be helpful how much money you are going to prepared to outlay and are your funds coming in as a steady income.

There are several website:

http://www.maerklin.de/de/index.html

http://www.roco.cc/index.php?id=614&L=0

http://www.brawa.de/

http://www.brawa.de/

these are a few manufacturers and orders usually go through your local dealer, ebay or german dealers, these are to some extend cheaper than the rest.

I think this will give you enough to think about it and let us us know what your intentions are.

John

P.S.
You will see your avatar face will change for the better in a few month time.BigGrin


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Offline Ranjit  
#3 Posted : 03 January 2011 10:27:57(UTC)
Ranjit

Malaysia   
Joined: 18/06/2003(UTC)
Posts: 2,877
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Welcome to the forum, Rudi!

I am sure you are going to get all the help that you need here to begin your journey through the wonderful world of model railroading. Fire away with all your questions. Good Luck!

Cheers,
Ranjit
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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#4 Posted : 03 January 2011 10:29:34(UTC)
Jeremy Palmer

Barbados   
Joined: 15/04/2005(UTC)
Posts: 2,464
Location: St. Michael, Barbados
Hi Rudi,

Welcome to forum. You have come to the right place for help and information. Some of that help and information
may be closer than you think, some teriffic modellers and enthusiasts from your homeland reguularly post here.

Jeremy.
Jeremy.

1). If at first you don't succeed, bungee jumping mightn't be for you.
2). The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second rat that gets the cheese.
Offline nevw  
#5 Posted : 03 January 2011 10:36:07(UTC)
nevw

Australia   
Joined: 27/08/2005(UTC)
Posts: 11,002
Location: Murrumba Downs QLD
Hi Rudi,
another welcome from OZ. there are quite a few members from SA in hte forum and no doubt they will be of good assistance to you as well as other members of the forum

NN
wearing the Pink Pinny, which is hard to see and now have 2 new shiny tin Hips that is badly in Need of Repair matching tin shoulders
and a hose pipe on the aorta
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Offline Ian555  
#6 Posted : 03 January 2011 11:00:03(UTC)
Ian555

Scotland   
Joined: 04/06/2009(UTC)
Posts: 19,931
Location: Scotland
Hi Rudi,

Welcome to the forum. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Johnvr  
#7 Posted : 03 January 2011 11:03:50(UTC)
Johnvr

South Africa   
Joined: 03/10/2010(UTC)
Posts: 1,142
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Hi Rudi,

Congratulations on joining an amazing hobby.
There are a few Cape Town members in this forum.
Where are you located in RSA ?

Regards,Cool
John

PS >> I hope you will be at the Model Railway Convention in Cape Town in April 2011.
Offline Renato  
#8 Posted : 04 January 2011 20:30:58(UTC)
Renato

Italy   
Joined: 19/03/2004(UTC)
Posts: 976
Location: Gorizia, Italy
Hi Rudy,

A warm welcome from Italy too.

Cheers

Renato
Offline charles Sharpe  
#9 Posted : 04 January 2011 21:13:31(UTC)
charles Sharpe


Joined: 21/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 1,421
Hello Rudi.

A warm welcome to the best forum.ThumpUp

Charles.
CHARLES SHARPE
Offline kevwill  
#10 Posted : 04 January 2011 21:22:27(UTC)
kevwill


Joined: 17/05/2008(UTC)
Posts: 153
Location: Norfolk, England
Welcome Rudi

Don't worry as all your questions will be accurately answered on this forum.It's a fantastic hobby to get into and it will grow into an all consuming passion.
It may seem a bit complicating at the moment, but with help on here you will soon learn.No-one will ask more basic questions than me, as everything seems to get complicated.

Good luck, from a wet and freezing western France

Kevin Confused
My wife, children, and all my friends, think as i'm into Model trains, i'm very boring and should grow up. NEVER NEVER!!!
Offline Joseph Meiring  
#11 Posted : 04 January 2011 22:23:18(UTC)
Joseph Meiring

South Africa   
Joined: 27/12/2009(UTC)
Posts: 1,157
Location: Western Cape Cape Town
kevwill wrote:
Welcome Rudi

Don't worry as all your questions will be accurately answered on this forum.It's a fantastic hobby to get into and it will grow into an all consuming passion.
It may seem a bit complicating at the moment, but with help on here you will soon learn.No-one will ask more basic questions than me, as everything seems to get complicated.

Good luck, from a wet and freezing western France

Kevin Confused

Welcome Rudi...Hi Kevin....and here its been 38 degrees today in Cape Town; one of those glorious beach days; lucky me,I can just walk down to the sea!
You are so right, this is the most amazing forum ever, and its been a huge help for me this past year! I LOVE Marklin!!
regards, M track Joe
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#12 Posted : 04 January 2011 22:30:29(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

New Zealand   
Joined: 17/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 16,560
Location: New Zealand
Hi Rudi, welcome to the forum from New Zealand.
Online steventrain  
#13 Posted : 04 January 2011 23:13:11(UTC)
steventrain

United Kingdom   
Joined: 21/10/2004(UTC)
Posts: 32,645
Location: Northern Ireland
Hi aksieman,

Welcome to the forum.
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