N scaler in south central Oklahoma

Donnie Loveday Nov 11, 2022

  1. Donnie Loveday

    Donnie Loveday New Member

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    Good morning all, I am a new N scale modeler with lots of questions and looking for advice and inspiration. I am working to model the Union Pacific and to a lesser amount, the BNSF as we see them rolling across Oklahoma and North Texas. I am basically modeling the types of traffic and industries in our area such as grain, oil and gas industries, and gravel / sand quarrying operations.

    I started an 8' x 10' table layout in February of 2020 and have been working on it slowly ever since. I am now at a point of running trains and the joy and frustrations that come with that. I am currently controlling with DC multi-cab wiring as it is much, much cheaper and seems easier than DCC.

    Looking forward to knowing more of you.
     
  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Donnie, welcome. I too prefer DC, and have since 1947. DCC appears to be more fun and versatile, but much too expensive to change now.
    Please show us photos of what have.
     
  3. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Donnie!
     
  4. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard. Lots of expert help on this forum. I read about FarmRail(?) in Model Railroader. I liked the color scheme and operations.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    I model RR in N scale and HOn30, using DC. I have operated on a couple of DCC layouts. It is nice. Costs of DCC have come down through the years. However, I just do not have the budget, nor any real need to go back and re-equip my accumulation.
     
  6. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

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    you can build a cheap dcc++ex system for well under $100 bucks. welcome and as soon as you can post pics post them we all love to see pics good ,bad or ugly it dont matter .............
     
  7. Pfunk

    Pfunk TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to Trainboard! I'm working on building up a layout using DC myself. If you do have an interest in DCC, there are many, many knowledgeable people here to answer questions - the idea used to scare me but honestly it's not bad at all. I just have a strong dislike for dealing with anything software-based so coped out and am building DC :whistle:

    As long as you're having fun, you're doing it the right way!
     
  8. Donnie Loveday

    Donnie Loveday New Member

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    Yes Sir, there are a few cool shortline railroads in Oklahoma. Farmrail is a cool little railroad that serves Western Oklahoma and connects our rural grain industry to BNSF and UP which are the two major railroads serving Oklahoma. At one time I believe they ran a passenger excursion train across the plains but I haven't seen anything about that in several years. I have found a single covered hopper in the Farmrail scheme on Ebay so of course I grabbed it up. There doesn't seem to be too much for N scale for Farmrail, but I have seen some locomotives and rolling stock in HO Scale.
     
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  9. Donnie Loveday

    Donnie Loveday New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome. How do I post pictures? is there a particular board for posting pics of projects or such?
     
  10. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    If I may respond, There is a "gadget" (button) at the bottom of the post that will help you. I normally post in the Monday or Friday (Weekly and Special) thread along with a number of members with a comment and maybe a picture (or two or three, plus).
     
  11. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

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    donnie it takes a few post before you can post pics
     
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