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Discussion in 'New members' started by MarkG, 13 June 2018.

  1. MarkG

    MarkG New Member

    introducing myself.
    Just go into railway modelling and have just purchased the Minerva Pannier along with the Dapol Autocoach to go with it. Also putting a Parkside MOGO wagon together this being my first kit built.
     
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  2. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Welcome to WT Mark. Are you planning to build a layout to run your stuff on at some point? :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  3. MarkG

    MarkG New Member

    Hi Dan

    I’ve not that much room at the moment for a big layout so a small simple one for now. I love Branchlines and the GWR. However I want to get into kit building.
     
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  4. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Likewise, welcome on board.

    It’s been said before, but when you make or do something, post photos!

    Best
    Simon
     
  5. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Mark,

    welcome to WT, I look forward to seeing your progress on your kit builds.

    regards

    Mike
     
  6. MarkG

    MarkG New Member

    Well here is were I’m up to with this Parkside MOGO kit.
    This is the first model I’ve ever built and enjoying it. Not being familiar with the prototype I cannot for sure that everything is where it should be so any advice would be welcome?
    I will have to start getting myself some books on wagons used by the GW plus other companies.
     

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  7. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Welcome to WT, and congratulations on putting a build up so quickly.

    As a first build that's really good - in fact I shouldn't qualify that statement, it's a good build full stop. IMHO you've started the right way, with a buildable kit rather than a complex one. I'm sure you'll start to receive lots of advice about how to improve the basic material, but I'm not the person to do that. As you say, there are many books which you can use for reference, and if you look up Paul Bartlett's photos on line you'll find loads of photos which are invaluable.

    I hope you continue to enjoy your model building. I'm sure I speak for all members of WT when I say that you'll receive assistance when you need it, ask for it or (eventually) probably don't ask for it!

    Brian
     
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  8. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Slippery slope that is, last time I looked there were about 35 of the blighters on the bookshelf.
     
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  9. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Just about sums up WT, the best modelling forum by far.
     
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