- Welcome Alan! Wow... from live steam to Z... how cool is that! Now don t be too passive. Ask lots of questions and I for one would like to hear some tales ofMessage 1 of 88 , Apr 2, 2008View SourceWelcome Alan!
Wow... from live steam to Z... how cool is that! Now don't be too passive. Ask lots of
questions and I for one would like to hear some tales of your experiences with "locos that
to too heavy to carry".
> Hi all, greetings from Norfolk in the UK.
> I'm completely new to Z scale. I come from the ranks of 5" ground level
> coal fired live steam but as I got older, the locos got too heavy for me to
> handle. I went to Gauge 1 as I had collected Marklin 1 for around 25 years
> and I am currently building a layout for it in the garden. I have the
> Märklin live steam radio controlled locos as well as some DCC stuff.
> However, in the winter, I decided to just have a look, (as you do,) at Z
> scale just for fun (yeah, right) and the next thing I knew, I'd bought a
> loco and wagons off Ebay! The price was right and I couldn't resist them.
> Of course, I was hooked. I looked too at the Z Scale group on Yahoo and
> followed a few links and was amazed at how much stuff there was available
> for Z. Since that first `nibble', I have bought lots of Z things off Ebay
> and had a whale of a time. Now all I have to do is to start building
> something .. and that's when I realised that I knew very little about Z
> scale. To listen to you blokes talking, I'm lost immediately. A lot of that
> is because you talk of American locos and stock of course and that's
> understandable, but the technicalities are far more complicated and advanced
> than I thought they would be.
> I don't even know where to get spares and things from as we haven't anybody
> near where I live that stocks Z scale. Being new, I need to see things
> rather than have them described. It'll come though. Right now, I'm looking
> for metal wheel sets for some wagons I have that had no wheels.
> So, I'll listen on the side for a while until I get used to the scale, if
> that's ok with you. I've bought a large magnifying glass too, <g>. If I
> can't learn off you lot, I don't know where I will.
> Best wishes,
> (Allan Wright, Norfolk, UK)
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- Greg, thanks very much for bringing this to my attention. This is my first experience with a Yahoo Group, and somehow I overlooked the distinction inMessage 88 of 88 , Jun 12, 2012View SourceGreg, thanks very much for bringing this to my attention. This is my first experience with a Yahoo Group, and somehow I overlooked the distinction in responding; I think I've got it now.
To the Group, I'm grateful for the large number of welcome messages I've received, and some very helpful tips and advice which I'll certainly take to heart.