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Postby Dawdawes » Sat May 04, 2013 5:34 pm

Hi all
I was thinking of starting a local Gn15 group in and around Reading and the Thames Valley, looking at building a layout for shows in module form to suit any size exhibition.
Any interest let me know at trains@dawdawes.com
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat May 04, 2013 7:20 pm

I would suggest adopting the APA box as unit of modular construction, then you can join up with others already building modules.
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Postby Dawdawes » Sat May 04, 2013 9:16 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:I would suggest adopting the APA box as unit of modular construction, then you can join up with others already building modules.

More info required on APA please this scale is new to me
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat May 04, 2013 9:26 pm

Have a look at the threads under the GnAtterBoxes section of the forum, I think you should see the info you need regarding the APA boxes available from Ikea.
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Postby Dawdawes » Sun May 05, 2013 10:17 am

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:Have a look at the threads under the GnAtterBoxes section of the forum, I think you should see the info you need regarding the APA boxes available from Ikea.


Had a look and yes they are good but it's just not my thing, I prefer to have a full layout that can be split to suit different shows. The SPAs are well done though.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun May 05, 2013 6:09 pm

Dave,
I wish you luck with setting up a local group. Most of us work on our own. I think Gerry has been the most successful introducing Gn15 to his local club. I have worked with Bob using our combined APA modules, well received but still no-one else has joined our very little group. I have shown that you can pack quite a lot of track into the box, and this hopefully is still going to France in October. I might be taking all my Gn15 to my house there, as it is just sitting here doing very little, and I hate getting rid of layouts. I have enough ideas to fill my house several times.
When you do find anyone else interested please make sure they join this forum. :wink:
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http://www.rue-d-etropal.com

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Postby Booga » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:10 pm

Hello Dave,

I work in Reading and live near Wallingford at the moment but sadly don't have the time/money/space for much Gn15 right now. Once I survive a wedding and a house move I might be interested in getting involved.

Keep us informed of how it goes.

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Postby Heywood Fan » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:34 pm

You can do it! I've survived a very hectic time, wedding, house move, another house move [don't ask], family death, father's stroke and move to nursing care home and prospect of redundancy - which explains me joining the forum in 2011 and not posting much between then and now!
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