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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#1 Posted : 11 February 2019 21:14:39(UTC)
LongHairedDavid


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Location: England, Ipswich
I have been around model railways since 1955 (Tri-ang transcontinental train set) and DCC since around 2007. I have been writing a blog about my efforts for the last 9 years. This follows my path through US HO, US N, UK OO, UK N, UK NG and so on. Back and forth and never feeling safe doing any of them. It culminated in my writing a US freight car routing app for a mobile phone as part of the final project course for my Open University B.Sc.

Having then messed about with UK N gauge - again, I have finally got rid of it all and taken up with Marklin. Basically, because I have always wanted to just watch trains go by - something that I haven't achieved in years with my other avenues.

Panoram - Pennstadt/Valdorf

Anyway, I would like to introduce you all to my Blog - Gentle Model Railways - which records all of this activity in some depth - the nice bits and the bad bits.

Comments are welcome - both on the blog and here. I will post any new activity here for everyone to savour.

Long Haired David
AKA David Pennington
A mystified Maerklin Newbie
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Offline Danlake  
#2 Posted : 11 February 2019 21:20:04(UTC)
Danlake

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Hi David,

It looks good and thanks for sharing your blogThumpUp

Best Regards
Lasse
Digital 11m2 layout / C (M&K) tracks / Era IV / CS3 60226 / Train Controller Gold 9 with 4D sound. Mainly Danish and German Locomotives.
Offline LongHairedDavid  
#3 Posted : 19 February 2019 22:38:16(UTC)
LongHairedDavid


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Moving on with Pennstadt-Valdorf, I have now completed work on the tunnel at one end.

Pennstadt

For more detail, check out the blog at Gentle Model Railways

Sorry about the trees and the plaster castings left in front.
Long Haired David
AKA David Pennington
A mystified Maerklin Newbie
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Offline Ove Malmström  
#4 Posted : 20 February 2019 06:19:54(UTC)
Ove Malmström

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Thanks, I looking forward to read about your progress!
Offline rrf  
#5 Posted : 20 February 2019 17:11:57(UTC)
rrf

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Location: Silver Spring, Maryland USA
Hello David,

I like what you have done with the left side of your oval. I hope all of your early challenges are long past and that you are now getting maximum enjoyment from your layout.

Regards,
Rob
Mackenrode Wende Bahn
Offline DaleSchultz  
#6 Posted : 20 February 2019 17:34:45(UTC)
DaleSchultz


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is that a Gustav Becker clock peeping out at the left of the picture?
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
Offline LongHairedDavid  
#7 Posted : 21 February 2019 11:08:24(UTC)
LongHairedDavid


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Originally Posted by: DaleSchultz Go to Quoted Post
is that a Gustav Becker clock peeping out at the left of the picture?


No, back in 2001 - 2004 I made furniture for a living and that is one of the clocks that I made.

Clock 1

This is another that I made - Shaker style.

Clock 1
Long Haired David
AKA David Pennington
A mystified Maerklin Newbie
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Offline dickinsonj  
#8 Posted : 25 February 2019 01:44:53(UTC)
dickinsonj

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Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post


This is another that I made - Shaker style.

Clock 1


I made an almost identical clock a few years back - but mine has glass in the lower door.
Regards,
Jim

I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
Offline LongHairedDavid  
#9 Posted : 25 February 2019 11:04:00(UTC)
LongHairedDavid


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Originally Posted by: dickinsonj Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post


This is another that I made - Shaker style.

Clock 1


I made an almost identical clock a few years back - but mine has glass in the lower door.


Made to a plan by Norm Abrams - New Yankee Workshop - my hero!
Long Haired David
AKA David Pennington
A mystified Maerklin Newbie
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Offline Jimmy Thompson  
#10 Posted : 13 April 2019 14:41:15(UTC)
Jimmy Thompson

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David,

Love the tunnel!

Also like the use of mirrored doors! Makes the layout look twice as big! BigGrin Might use that idea for mine!

Jimmy
(micro-layout)
Offline LongHairedDavid  
#11 Posted : 01 May 2019 18:46:49(UTC)
LongHairedDavid


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Originally Posted by: Jimmy Thompson Go to Quoted Post
David,

Love the tunnel!

Also like the use of mirrored doors! Makes the layout look twice as big! BigGrin Might use that idea for mine!

Jimmy
(micro-layout)


The wardrobes just happened to be there!

Anyway, I have moved on with the layout. Further details are on my blog at Gentle Model Railways. This covers more scenery, a wiring update and details about my Arduino activity.

Pennstadt Scenery
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AKA David Pennington
A mystified Maerklin Newbie
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