New here, interested in electric powered German themed garden railroad

Discussion in 'New members' started by kaybee6, 5 May 2018.

  1. kaybee6

    kaybee6 New Member


    I have been interested in having a nice railroad since I was small. I lucked out and found a nice Marklin Maxi set at a thrift store and have expanded on it by buying some other items. I like my Maxi a lot and also have a lot of track to go with it. The problem is that it is no longer produced and it is often very expensive.
    I would like to try and build some items to go along with what I have and use as much the same method and materials possible.

    I was thinking to maybe do some aluminum cast parts making some patterns from 3-d printed parts and trying hydroforming some sheet metal eventually.
  2. phileakins

    phileakins Western Thunderer

    Hi there KB.

    You've come to the right place for advice on your ambitions.

    Someone with more knowledge that I will be along shortly, but in the meantime how about posting some pictures of your collection/layout?