Transitioning from HO to N Scale and very new here.

tayder Jul 24, 2014

  1. tayder

    tayder TrainBoard Supporter

    Following several strokes as well as brain surgery, I have been forced to retire (which, it turns out, I'm pretty good at. My illnesses and a sock - full of other issues also resulted in the failure and disolution of my marriage. The upshot of all this is (in part) that a year ago I gave ALL of my HO collection to my adult son. I don't regret that. In my new home I have limited space in which to work (I have a space of about 5' X 7.5' into which I can build an N Scale layout and I have purchased a bunch of stuff to facilitate that. Through my illnesses I ended up with some brain damage, this is mostly manifested in becoming easily confused about things, as well as a repetitive leaning towards losing anything I touch within about 10 seconds, but hey, we all love a challenge :)
    I bought a Bachmann Empire builder starter set as well as their EZ Command dcc system along with an Atlas GP38 w/ dcc. My Woodland scenics Scenic Ridgew layout kit arrived today... I am still waffling over which track plan to use - I am wide open to recommendations! I named My old HO layout, "Ajax & Imperial" and I'll probably keep- that for the new layout. I plan to model with both steam and diesel, probably whichever is most economical. I don't recall what the various 'eras" are called, help, please? I picked up a new airbrush outfit recently as well as a smattering of structure kits, I haven't decided which to tackle first though. The WS scenic ridge building kit set is enroute as well. Last night I comitted to building a fairly good sized wooden, curved trestle. I hope to get at that project this weekend. Onwards and upwards!
  2. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

    Tayder, I'm sorry to hear of your health problems, but encouraged to see your attitude about starting over in a new scale. Welcome to Trainboard, and hopefully there will be a wealth of helpful info here for you.
  3. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman April, 2018 Staff Member In Memoriam

    Welcome aboard, Tayder! Be sure to take a gander at the track plan forum! :)
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Do you mean such as steam, transition and diesel 1st generation, diesel 2nd generation?

    Welcome to TrainBoard!

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