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Hello from England

Post by Allegheny1600 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:23 am

Hello Everyone,
My name is John Edge, I am married to Bev who does appreciate my hobby but it’s not for her, daddy to Peanut the cat!
I am mainly a H0 modeller but I’m very fond of TT, I do have one Auhagen signal box kit to build as a trial and I’m very excited by the British company, Peco announcing their 1/120th scale track with potentially, a range of British models.
I simply love diesel hydraulic locos which is one reason why I model some German stuff but the British diesel hydraulics are my first love. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed for something along those lines!
Whatever happens, I’m definitely trying something small in TT.

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Re: Hello from England

Post by RodTT » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:30 am

Hi John,
I'm also in England. I know your username from the RMWeb forum. Good to hear you're thinking of giving TT a try. I may well build another layout soon and try out the new Peco track.
I agree, a British diesel of some kind in 1:120 would be great.
If you can make it to GlobalRail in Didcot this coming Saturday you'll be able to see some TT layouts including my current American layout, Naples Street.

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Re: Hello from England

Post by TheKnighTT » Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:35 am

Welcome John,

I am a German modelling transition era western Canada, I did some HO era III in my youth, later some prewar Deutsche Reichsbahn in TT.
At some time you'll find a treasure of knowledge here, sometimes we don't know jack. Feel free to ask anything.

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Re: Hello from England

Post by AstroGoat760 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:24 am


I am a Yankee that does model with older Tri-Ang British TT3. With the recent news that Peco is going to make British TT, you just may be in luck.

Welcome aboard,

Life is short, play with TT Scale Trains!

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Re: Hello from England

Post by Marquette » Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:57 am


My main interests are Hungarian and British Columbia, but I've got a soft spot for British as well; I've been dallying about whether to get something in 3mm scale, perhaps a Warship, but with this announcement from Peco and Gaugemaster talking about a possible Class 66, maybe I'll hold off on the 3mm and wait for a proper BR diesel in 1:120...
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Re: Hello from England

Post by Allegheny1600 » Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:59 am

Hello everyone,
What a lovely warm welcome, thank you all very much!
Rod, nice to see you here, I recognise you too. Sadly, I won’t be able to make Global Rail much to my own disgust, family time comes first I’m told.
All - it’s really good to see such wide and varied interests, that’s right up my street.

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Re: Hello from England

Post by Keith Addenbrooke » Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:35 pm

Hi all, having taken the same prompt to sign up as John (Allegheny1600), I hope it’s OK to add my own “Hello!” from England here rather than start another new thread. Peco’s announcement of TT:120 followed by the announcement of a British outline r-t-r diesel locomotive by Heljan has generated some considerable interest in TT on our side of the Pond, for lots of reasons.

(If clarification is needed: Peco are using “TT:120” to avoid confusion with the classic Triang range, and Heljan are an established European manufacturer with a specialism in British diesels, and in developments in different scales).

Personally, one of the attractions for me of TT is having a common scale with correct gauge for British, European and US prototypes. Many of you will know that the commercially supported scales in the UK have had a historical gauge compromise because of our smaller loading gauge - not with TT. It’s exciting being part of something new, which is what British TT:120 is, even if it’s long established in the US (where TT began) and Europe. We may be late to the party, but hopefully we’ll have something to add to the fun. Good to be on board, Keith.

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Re: Hello from England

Post by Allegheny1600 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:10 am

Welcome Keith!
It’s good to see you here, friend, let’s hope we do indeed, get to see plenty more stock being produced.
All in good time, I’m sue.

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Re: Hello from England

Post by ConducTTor » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:34 pm

Welcome Keith! You guys are about to surpass the US very quickly. We're starved for RTR models since none of the manufacturers are interested in North American TT. Fortunately there are a few cottage/hobbyists manufacturers. It will be very interesting to see how it goes over there. Cheers mate.

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Re: Hello from England

Post by MacG » Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:36 pm

Welcome aboard, you two!

TT:120 is a little late, but it will overtake the North American TT model market. Happy model railroading!
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