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Planning and budgeting

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After looking into modelling and picking my layout location and period I now have a dilemma. What projects in making my layout do I do first and how do I budget the buying of items I need. Bare in mind my bigger shed cannot be built till the end of the month. My projects will be:

Building the layout.

Modifying locos 

Creating a coach/ carriage fleet 

Modifying wagons or kit building.

Kit building a GNR loco or 2

 

 

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Build the layout first, Sam, and get any old pair of Hornby coaches and any medium sized locomotive to test the track and curves. Bear in mind not to have curves to sharp for an 0.6.0.

The absolute minimum radius is 2ft, but if space permits it looks better less sharp. For ease of operation use as large radius points as you can get away with.

Think about wiring. Will you use DCC, fir example?

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Thanks John. I plan to use DC initially with possible conversions later to DCC.  Most areas in my layout won't need multiple locos wjere points won't separate them so hoping the wiring is going to be simple enough. And over the next few months I'll learn from the UMRC layout and see how it's wired up

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