All Change!

Alan Feb 15, 2004

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    With an upcoming house move (hopefully), I did some serious thinking about my stalled rebuild of the Andersley Western railroad.

    As I work all day in n scale, it was difficult to spend evenings building an N scale model railroad with any enthusiasm. What I needed was something completely different to do in my spare time (when I can find any)!

    No, I didn't think about a different hobby, just a different section of model railroading. Having recently been hankering after backdating my era, I realised I would be particularly happy with much more steam, plus a few early diesels. Also things like short tank cars, 40ft boxcars, etc appeal to me. (Maybe as an antidote to the more modern items I produce) ;)

    So having made these decisions, a more fundamental one was made........to change to HO scale :eek: The original AWRR was HO, so I will have come full circle, via Swiss HO, Belgian HO, British O and #1, and US N scale.

    Many more steam locomotives and steam era items are available in HO, and as I want a small mainly switching layout, it is feasible in the larger scale. I will have much less equipment, but will try to super detail it all (blame Paul Templar and son Matt for inspiring me)!

    I know less about HO then N so will be no doubt asking questions in the appropriate forums.

    Edit: Yes, I will still continue producing N scale items :rolleyes: :D
     
  2. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome back to the HO Scale band wagon, Alan. I've alwasy done HO but dabbled around in N a couple years ago. Just wasn't patient with N scale I guess. I'm sure you are more than busy as you are with ACM, but are you planning to eventually release some HO scale equipment?
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good thing this was added! You'd have a lot of folks very worried!

    Anyhow, I can understand your thoughts. Nonetheless, sorry to see you switching.

    [​IMG]

    Boxcab E50

    [ 15. February 2004, 05:17: Message edited by: BoxcabE50 ]
     
  4. tehachapifan

    tehachapifan TrainBoard Member

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    ".....So having made these decisions, a more fundamental one was made........to change to HO scale....."

    <big><big>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo</big>ooooooooo</big>oooooooo!!!!! :eek: :eek: [​IMG] [​IMG] :( :( ;) :D

    Russ
     
  5. LarryMc

    LarryMc TrainBoard Member

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    :( :( :( :( That's for the loss! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] for the new venture!
     
  6. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I always thought HO meant Horribly Oversized. Good luck on the move and the new layout (BTW, I've had a little experience with moves)
     
  7. SLR 393

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    Alan, we are thankful you will keep doing N models, especially since I almost have a package ready to send you!

    Perhaps you should try the new Atlas shay before you jump ship to the big stuff....
     
  8. BrianS

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    Does this mean we can now acquire some N scale Andersley Western rolling stock? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. HemiAdda2d

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    Alan,
    Sorry to hear you are going to the Dark Side... [​IMG] [​IMG]
    But if you quit doing ACM products in N, we'd have to shoot ya! Just kidding! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Catt

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    What Brian said. :D :D :D
     
  11. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Don't worry Jerry, if Alan does quit the ACM N line, I'll personally head up 'narf' to Spalding and draw and quarter the devil myself! :D
     
  12. dave n

    dave n TrainBoard Supporter

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    Alan - sorry to hear of your leaving the brotherhood. . . but glad to hear that you will continue to supply us with AWESOME rolling stock that no-one else is capable of doing.

    PLEEEAAASE don't forget us 'n' scalers!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Dave
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    NOOOOO this is a tragedy lol hmmmm I do like those AW Alcos lol
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As I do not want to risk being shot, or drawn and quartered, I will of course continue producing N scale kits :D (But I also will be producing a kit for HO fairly soon) ;)

    Yes Paul, I like the AW Alcos, so will duplicate some in HO [​IMG]

    I will be selling most of my N scale stock, just keeping a locomotive or two. I will probably put stuff on ebay, and a notice in the yellow forum here.

    Changing to HO will enable me to seperate my work and play [​IMG]
     
  15. Martyn Read

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    Alan, Welcome (back) to HO! [​IMG]

    With some nice affordable small steam from the likes of Spectrum, and some great freightcar kits around, sounds like a good choice.

    Waiting with bated breath on what the HO kit will be... ;)
     
  16. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks Martyn [​IMG] I did a bit more work on the masters for the HO kit yesterday ;)
     
  17. rsn48

    rsn48 TrainBoard Member

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    Allan,
    I think we're fairly mature here [​IMG] and would not be upset with your change [​IMG]

    I am of course wishing you good luck [​IMG] [​IMG] and expect the same mature response from everyone else here. :mad: :( [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, here is proof [​IMG]

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    Just need to paint the big one the same as the little one :cool:
     
  19. rsn48

    rsn48 TrainBoard Member

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    The secret Alan is to have N in your home and run HO at other friends place, that way you have the best of both worlds. Its what we do here, except now Dane belongs to an HO modular club, while I proceed with the N scale layout.
     
  20. up mike

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    Alan: Are you Sure you want to do this??????
    If so Good luck with your New hobby :(
    Ps. I could use some TTX 89' flats
     

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